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  • On July 30, U.S. Ambassador Denise Bauer visited Koksijde and Oostduinkerke where she met with city officials. She also met with the horse fishermen of Oostduinkerke and members of their society

    Ambassador Visit to the West Coast

    On July 30, Ambassador Bauer visited Koksijde & Vleteren where she met with city officials. She also met with the horse fishermen of Oostduinkerke & visited Saint Sixtus Abbey, home of the world famous Westvleteren beer.

  • President Obama delivers a statement updating the public on the situation in Ukraine.

    Obama on Further Sanctions on Russia

    President Obama: "Russia Is Once Again Isolating Itself from the International Community." President Obama spoke about the situation in Ukraine, in the wake of the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly two weeks ago.

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin hold a joint press conference at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on July 29, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Supporting our Ukrainian partners

    Secretary Kerry (July 29): "It's well past time for the violence to stop and for the people of Ukraine to begin the process of rebuilding their country and rebuilding it in a way that can have a relationship with Russia, with the West."

  • Report Cover: The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change

    Delaying Action on Climate Change Will Increase Costs

    Delaying action to reduce the effects of climate change will increase the costs and decrease the likely success of such action, according to a report issued by the White House Council of Economic Advisors.

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at the Rollout of the 2013 Report on International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on July 28, 2014. The Secretary is joined by Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski and Rabbi David Saperstein, President Obama’s nominee to serve as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. You can read the Secretary's remarks here: go.usa.gov/5eRY. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Kerry on Release of 2013 Religious Freedom Report

    "The release of this report here today is a demonstration of the abiding commitment of the American people and the entire U.S. Government to the advancement of freedom of religion worldwide."

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  • The Situation in Gaza

    The Situation in Gaza

    Secretary Kerry (July 25): "Specifically, here is what we’ve been working to try to bring about. At this moment, we are working toward a brief seven days of peace – seven days of a humanitarian cease-fire in honor of Eid

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  • Alert: World Wide Passport and Visa Delays

    The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers. We are doing everything possible to return passports with visas as soon as we are able to complete processing. We regret that we are currently unable to predict how long the delay will be. For further information, please click here.

  • Secretary Kerry on Belgium’s National Day

    On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, Secretary Kerry congratulates the people of Belgium on their national day and King Philippe on the first anniversary of his reign on July 21.

  • 2014 Investment Climate Statement - Belgium

    Investment Climate Statements provide U.S. firms with country/region and economy-specific information and assessments prepared by the State Department’s posts abroad on investment laws, measures, and other factors that may be useful to them in making business decisions.

Embassy Events

  • Remarks at the Independence Day event By Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer - U.S. Embassy, Brussels, July 2, 2014.
    Ambassador Bauer at July 4th Reception

    I am delighted to welcome you to our Independence Day celebration. I’m also delighted to be back in Belgium – just in time for the World Cup. Congratulations to both teams for a terrific game last night. I’m looking forward to watching the Red Devils win again on Saturday! 

  • Ambassador Bauer Remarks to the Antwerp Chapter of AmCham Belgium
    Ambassador Bauer Remarks to the Antwerp Chapter of AmCham Belgium

    Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer Remarks to the Antwerp Chapter of AmCham Belgium at the Rockoxhuis Museum on Thursday, June 24, 2014.  

  • U.S. Ambassador Bauer Returns to Post
    U.S. Ambassador Bauer Returns to Post

    "During my time away, I maintained close contact with the Embassy leadership team as they worked to advance our common objectives with Belgium and twice welcomed President Obama here."  

  • Memorial Day Weekend in Belgium
    Memorial Day Weekend in Belgium

    Check out our pictures of the various events held for Memorial Day this weekend in Belgium. 

  • The Yale Alley Cats perform for a group of Alumni at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Brussels on Thursday May 15, 2014.
    Yale Alley Cats

    The Yale Alley Cats perform for a group of Alumni at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Brussels on Thursday May 15, 2014. 

  • Opening of restored WWI American Relief House at Passchendaele Memorial Museum in Zonnebeke on April 27 2014
    WWI American Relief House

    Opening of restored WWI American Relief House at Passchendaele Memorial Museum in Zonnebeke on April 27 2014. 

  • Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Mark Storella of the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium and Belgian Finance Minister Koen Geens signed a tax information exchange agreement that will improve international tax compliance and implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
    U.S. & Belgium Sign Agreement to Improve International Tax Compliance

    Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Mark Storella of the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium and Belgian Finance Minister Koen Geens signed a tax information exchange agreement that will improve international tax compliance and implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).  

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