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Joint U.S.-EU Statement on U.S. Participation in the EULEX Mission in Kosovo
Date: 10/22/2008 Location: Brussels, Belgium Description: Assistant Secretary Fried signs the Agreement on the participation of the United States in the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, EULEX KOSOVO, on October 22 in Brussels, Belgium.     © Council of the EU PhotoU.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Dan Fried signed an agreement October 22 that will allow the U.S. to participate in the EULEX mission in Kosovo. This will be the first time the U.S. has participated in a European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) mission with the EU. In remarks after the signing ceremony in the EU Council building in Brussels, Assistant Secretary Fried said the U.S. would contribute 80 police officers and up to eight judges and prosecutors to the mission. Full Text | Joint U.S.-EU Statement | More on Kosovo

2008 U.S.-EU Summit
President George W. Bush walks through an honor cordon with Prime Minister Janez Jansa of Slovenia after arriving Monday, June 9, 2008, at Ljubljana International Airport. [White House photo]The President and Mrs. Bush traveled to Europe from June 9 to June 16, 2008, to strengthen the trans-Atlantic partnership and to celebrate the enduring friendship between our nations based on shared democratic values. The President and Mrs. Bush's visit also commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Marshall Plan and the Berlin Airlift, underscoring the historic and continuing U.S. role in supporting a Europe increasingly whole, free, and at peace. The President began his trip by participating in the annual U.S.-European Union (EU) Summit in Slovenia. Following the Summit, the President and Mrs. Bush visited Germany, Italy, the Holy See, France, and the United Kingdom. More

50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Treaties of Rome
Deputy Secretary Negroponte speaks at ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Treaties of Rome. State Dept. photo "As the European Union celebrates the half century mark, we in the United States are honored to applaud its immense accomplishments. For five decades now, the EU has been a force for positive change not only in Europe but around the world." -- Remarks and Video of Deputy Secretary Negroponte, March 26, 2007; Also: Remarks by European officials; Remarks by Under Secretary Burns at the Center for European Policy Studies in Brussels


The United States and the European Union: A Renewed Partnership Delivering Results
"...the European Union and the United States are working together as never before. And this strategic partnership is producing results worldwide, in support of freedom and democracy, advancing prosperity, and building global security." -- Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Kurt Volker, Remarks at the Conference on "New Instruments of International Governance: Transatlantic and Global Perspectives," Vienna, Austria, May 11, 2006

  
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