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  • Ambassador Bauer at at the Ardennes American Cemetery on Memorial Day. May 23, 2015.

    Memorial Day in Belgium

    Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer paid her respects to American fallen heroes interred in Belgium soil at commemorations at Ardennes, Henri-Chapelle and Flanders Field American Cemeteries. The Ambassador also participated in memorials at the isolated graves of other American soldiers buried throughout Belgium.

  • President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., May 20, 2015. During his comments, Obama discussed the impact of climate change on national security.

    Climate change: a serious threat to global security

    Climate change will impact every country on the planet. No nation is immune. So I’m here today to say that climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security. And make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country. And so we need to act — and we need to act now.

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech focused on U.S. and Pacific regional trade policy at the Boeing Co.'s 737 Airplane Factory in Renton, Washington, on May 19, 2015. [State Department Photo/Public Domain]

    The World Wants What America Makes

    Secretary Kerry (May 19): "We can’t just expect our economies to grow if all we do is buy and sell to ourselves. .... Trade supports jobs and it builds prosperity – period."

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  • Chargé d'Affaires Mark C. Storella at the Wereth 11 Ceremony, May 16 2015.

    Honoring the Wereth 11

    On May 16, Chargé d'Affaires Mark C. Storella honored the 11 African-American soldiers of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion who were brutally executed during WWII by SS troops. Read his remarks. At the ceremony, Chargé Storella delivered a letter from President Obama to the people of Wereth.

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John addresses an international press corps after attending a NATO Ministerial Meeting in Antalya, Turkey, on May 13, 2015. [State Department Photo/Public Domain]

    Working With NATO To Address Global Challenges

    "The United States stands very firmly behind the Wales commitments, with respect to NATO. We believe very strongly in NATO’s role, particularly on the southern flank in dealing with Libya, in dealing with some of the problems of migrants."

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  • U.S. Ambassador Bauer visited the University of Louvain on May 12, 2015.

    Ambassador's Visit to the University of Louvain

    Ambassador Denise Bauer visited the University of Louvain, the largest francophone university of Belgium on May 12, 2015. She met with Rector Vincent Blondel and other academics to hear about their programs and leading academic achievements.

More News from the Embassy

  • Kingdom of Belgium Reduces Threat Level to 2

    On March 9, the Kingdom of Belgium reduced its national 1-4 Threat Level to Level 2 (heightened concern). However, the Belgian government did extend its Level 3 (probable attack) assessment for specific locations, to include the American Embassy- among other foreign embassies and missions - and several Belgian government buildings and institutions.

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  • New ESTA Data Required for Visa Waiver Travelers

    Effective Nov. 3 2014, those seeking to travel to the U.S. from countries in our Visa Waiver Program (VWP) will be required to provide additional data fields of information in the travel application submitted via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). The new information sought includes additional passport data, contact information, and other potential names or aliases. Read more.

Embassy Events

  • Ambassador Bauer speech at KULeuven on US Perspectives on Renewable Energy and the Road to Paris, April 22, 2015.
    Ambassador Bauer on Renewable Energy

    Ambassador Bauer: "I want to talk with you about one of the solutions to climate change: renewable energy. This presents you and your generation with the opportunity to participate in what may be the greatest economic revolution in history." 

  • Youth Empowerment and Positive Change
    Youth Empowerment and Positive Change

    Ambassador Bauer hosted a roundtable on the value of youth empowerment to bring about positive change with Mbadika CEO Netia McCray, Let’s Go Urban’s Sihame El Kaouakibi, Talented Youth Network’s Ihsane Haouach and moderated by ULB Prof. Dirk Jacobs. 

  • Ambassador Bauer invited Belgian political and civil society leaders to meet with Boston NGO "Empower Peace" and discuss youth empowerment initiatives.
    Empowering Women and Girls

    Ambassador Bauer invited Belgian political and civil society leaders to meet with Boston NGO "Empower Peace" and discuss youth empowerment initiatives that focus on giving a voice to young women. 

  • Remarks by Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer Management Committee – Federation of Belgian Enterprises Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    US-Belgian relations from the perspective of T-TIP

    Ambassador Bauer: I want to stress that, on standards, we do not seek the lowest common denominator. Instead, we want a race to the top, to the best standards. In fact, this is something President Obama highlighted when he was here in March. 

  • Ambassador Bauer visit to Bastogne to give a set of sheets to the Bastogne War Museum and the Bastogne Barracks, Jan. 27, 2015.
    The Sheets of Bastogne

    Ambassador Bauer: "I think that is perhaps one of the great lessons of Bastogne, how so many seemingly ordinary things and people rose to the occasion in most extraordinary ways."  

  • On Dec. 11, 2014, Ambassador Bauer was honored to welcome to the Residence a group of WWII Veterans who had fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
    Hosting WWII Battle of the Bulge Veterans

    On Dec. 11, 2014, Ambassador Bauer was honored to welcome to the Residence a group of WWII Veterans who had fought in the Battle of the Bulge.  

  • Ambassador Bauer at Battle of the Bulge Commemorations in Malmedy
    Battle of the Bulge Commemorations in Malmedy

    Ambassador Bauer: "What this generation did has earned them the title as the “Greatest Generation” in the U.S. for how they helped win the war and secured peace and prosperity for so many people around the world." 

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