On this first night of Hanukkah, we wish a warm and joyous Festival of Lights to all who celebrate! 🕎
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The EU is represented in the United States by the Washington, D.C., Delegation of the European Union, which works in close coordination with the diplomatic and consular missions of the 28 EU Member States.
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On this first night of Hanukkah, we wish a warm and joyous Festival of Lights to all who celebrate! 🕎
We ♥️ participating in the Embassy Adoption Program! Members of our team visited Raymond Elementary School DC Public Schools in D.C. today to give an interactive presentation on 🇪🇺 EU history and winter holiday traditions. And yes, seasonal treats were involved! 😋
Attention, undergraduate students across the United States: 2023 is coming! https://bit.ly/SchuChallEU
Mark your calendars for March 30-31, gather your teams, and start prepping for next year's topic: How should the EU and U.S. tackle the global security implications of ? More info at the link above. 🇪🇺🇺🇸
YOU'RE INVITED! On December 15 at 9 AM ET, watch a transatlantic panel discuss what the EU and U.S. are doing to manage the global energy crisis while moving forward with historic climate and energy legislation designed to spark a just transition away from coal.
What are the US and EU doing to manage the global energy crisis, while moving towards the transition away from coal?
On , we remember that are universal, indivisible, inalienable, interdependent, and interrelated. Yet this year, we have witnessed serious attacks on these rights. Today, the EU is committed to re-doubling our efforts to stand with and speak out for the oppressed and those under threat, wherever they may live.
Need a podcast recommendation for your weekend listening pleasure? How about our podcast? In the newest episode of EU Now, we speak with Todd Hitchcock and Abbie Algar of American Film Institute about the EU Film Showcase, happening until December 20, and about transatlantic influences in movie history. Listen: https://bit.ly/3UGXMVF
Our first-ever EU Holiday Food Tour at Wunder Garten was a delicious success! Despite the rain, there was a line of people waiting to try native holiday foods from 15 EU countries. Combined with live performances and cozy decor, the event was a great way to celebrate the holidays with a European twist. All photos are now online here: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAig3E
"Meet The World’s Most Powerful Woman: Ursula Von Der Leyen, President Of The European Commission" — We like the sound of that.
In a year marked by economic upheaval, war in Ukraine and the persistent Covid-19 pandemic, the European Commission’s first-ever female leader has stood steady and strong.
WE'RE HIRING! 🌟 Come work with our local Service for Foreign Policy Instruments team as a temp, providing assistance with contracts and grants. You will provide valuable support for our public diplomacy efforts and help strengthen the transatlantic relationship! The deadline to apply is December 14. https://bit.ly/3usVIpz
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On December 8, please join European Parliament Washington DC and Capital Pride in recognizing this Universal Month for with a screening of the The Academy and BAFTA-nominated film "Flee" at Landmark's E Street Cinema. https://bit.ly/3HcAiV6
"Flee" is an animated documentary film directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen that follows the true story of a man under the alias Amin Nawabi, who shares his hidden past of fleeing his home country of Afghanistan to Denmark.
Happy December! In this new month, listen to our new EU Now podcast episode! https://bit.ly/3VL1Uoj
This time, we speak with Chef Frida Johansson from Embassy of Sweden in USA about her contribution to the : Saffron buns. Listen at the link above and view all 27 holiday recipes now at euholidaycookbook.org!
Another successful Gilman International Scholarship study trip in the books! We're glad that students from across the United States were able to experience Brussels, including the institutions and relationships that make the EU work at its very best. Here is what they learned! U.S. Department of State Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State
Mark your calendars, cinephiles! 📽️ For the 35th year, the AFI European Union Film Showcase kicks off December 1 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland! This showcase offers the chance to view films from across the EU, including award winners, regional box office hits, and debut works. Learn more about this year's 56 films. http://bit.ly/3mz1xvU
And check out our Instagram page () for a fun giveaway in celebration!
Name a better collection of holiday recipes — we'll wait! 😋
The 2022 is now online, featuring such European recipes as kulebiak, risalamande, fritule, adocaat, and more. Explore them all at euholidaycookbook.org!
from all of us at the EU Delegation! We are grateful to be part of a tightly bonded EU-U.S. relationship, and for the opportunity every day to share a bit of Europe with our American friends. Thank you for being part of our community. 🇪🇺❤️🇺🇸
Veterans on both sides of the Atlantic have staunchly defended transatlantic security and values, and now they're stepping up to support the Ukrainian people. Last week, we honored their service and support with a transatlantic tribute with HillVets . Alongside them, we will for as long as it takes. View photos from the tribute here: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjAgjEp
The holiday season is here and we're celebrating with the launch of the 2022 ! This unique recipe collection is back with new dishes, drinks, and desserts from across the EU for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Try them all at euholidaycookbook.org! ❄️🍽🍷
Today, the EU enters into force. This new law defines what online platforms need to do to create a safer digital space. It will better protect consumers and their fundamental rights online. It will establish a powerful transparency and accountability framework for online platforms. And it will foster innovation, growth and competitiveness within the single market. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3E2H4d2 Digital EU
Harmonized rules across the single market will make it easier to provide digital services across borders and ensure the same level of protection to all.
Last week, American Gilman International Scholarship participants had the opportunity to explore the heart of Europe: Brussels! During their three-day study trip, the participants got to learn about the EU, its many functions, and its role in transatlantic relations.
The first day took students to visit the EU institutions: the European Commission and the European Parliament. The second day focused on the importance of transatlantic relations, with a lecture at the European External Action Service - EEAS and a visit to The U.S. Mission to the European Union - USEU Brussels. The final day final day introduced other important actors in the Brussels bubble: a member state representation, an NGO, and a think tank. A busy but fruitful few days! Study Abroad US
On , we pause to honor all those who have fought to preserve a peaceful and just world order. Nearly nine months into another war on the European continent, their stories remain sources of inspiration and hope in our fight against Russian aggression.
A heartwarming moment for EU Ambassador Lambrinidis as he received the HillVets International Diplomacy Award last night! He was commended for his commitment to paying tribute to the service of veterans on both sides of the Atlantic.
The EU proposed today an unprecedented support package for Ukraine of up to $18 BILLION for 2023. This will come in the form of loans, disbursed in regular installments throughout the year. https://bit.ly/3To7ziN
Thanks to this package, Ukraine will be able to keep paying wages and pensions, as well as maintain essential services such as hospitals, schools, and housing. It will also allow Ukraine to restore critical infrastructure destroyed by Russia, like its water systems and transport networks.
The international community is falling far short of our goals. At , the EU will push for global climate commitments to transition from ambitious words to concrete actions. There is no time to waste. More about : https://bit.ly/3WFx69P
🚨 We are officially seeking trainees for Spring 2023 in both our D.C. AND San Francisco offices! Have a bachelor's degree? Passionate about Europe, diplomacy, and international relations? Recent graduates from the EU and the U.S. are encouraged to apply! Deadline is December 5. ➡ https://bit.ly/EUTrainees23
Russia's weaponization of energy has reinforced the need to rapidly reduce our dependence on . On November 3, the EU-U.S. Task Force on Energy Security met to reaffirm our commitment to a clean energy transition. https://bit.ly/3UiwRjy
The two sides discussed policy approaches, best practices for energy savings, deployment of clean energy technologies, and decoupling from Russian energy in 2022 and beyond.
NOVEMBER 4 at 2 PM ET: EU Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis will provide introductory remarks to help launch the Death Penalty Information Center's project on Human Rights and the U.S. Death Penalty, to be followed by an expert panel on the concerns with capital punishment. Thanks to German Embassy Washington for hosting!
‼️ Updated numbers are in: Since February 24, the European Union, Member States, and financial institutions have mobilized over $22 BILLION in military, financial, humanitarian, emergency, and budget support for Ukraine + $20 BILLION to help Ukrainian refugees. We stand with Ukraine and will stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes. 🇪🇺🇺🇦
The EU supports efforts to eradicate cancer on both sides of the Atlantic! On a crisp autumn Saturday in Washington, walked to raise awareness and support for the fight against cancer at the American Cancer Society's Walk. And just last month, the European Commission presented a new approach to help Member States increase cancer screenings, covering more groups and more cancers. 💪
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Interested in interning with our Delegation? Our new EU Now podcast episode features current and former trainees sharing their experiences and what it takes for recent college + soon-to-be graduates to become an EU trainee. Listen at the link above!
🗓️ OCTOBER 5 at 6 PM ET: Join us and Embassy of Sweden in USA at House of Sweden as we commemorate World Day Against the . We will discuss how the death penalty is broken, its repercussions for society, and pathways for healing and advocacy. Join us: https://bit.ly/3SAC2dp
During our , more than 100 volunteers at Kenilworth Park stopped over 1,500 pounds of trash from entering the Anacostia River, Chesapeake Bay, and Atlantic Ocean!
But the conversation doesn't stop there! On September 28, grab a beer at The Point DC and join our in-person transatlantic exchange on ocean health and efforts to tackle our climate, biodiversity, and pollution challenges, including insight from the European Commission and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Register ➡️ https://bit.ly/3RZFYoc
Calling all tiny travelers and enthusiastic explorers! returns this fall and it's celebrating 15 years of bringing some of Europe’s most talented children’s entertainers to Washington! 👉 kidseurofest.org
From October 1-15, families across the DMV are invited to participate in one of our Family Days or any number of embassy events across the city. Kids up to 12 years old can experience the best European performances, crafts, games, and food — all without leaving home. Explore the exciting offerings at kidseurofest.org!
Families across the D.C. area are invited to one of the largest performing arts festivals for children in the United States!
In this year's State of the European Union address, President Ursula von der Leyen paid tribute to the heroes of Ukraine, acknowledged the resolve and resilience of Europeans, and outlined a vision for a green and democratic future for all.
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The EU firmly opposes the . If you agree, join us on September 13 in Columbus, Ohio, when together with Responsible Business Initiative for Justice and Ohioans to Stop Executions, we will host a film screening of "The Penalty" and discuss this critical human rights issue. RSVP: https://bit.ly/3x1xOmM
Until then, learn exactly why the EU is against the use of capital punishment and how it's working with advocates on this effort. 👇
Our office in San Francisco opens today so that we can further strengthen the transatlantic relationship in the fields of digital policy and tech innovation. Now, who has sightseeing recommendations? 😎
Congratulations to our friends at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC on this wonderful afternoon celebrating the start of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, the ambassadorship of H.E. Hynek Kmoníček, and the opening of a new exhibition honoring the invaluable support of EU “first spouses” in Washington!
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The story of Simba is the story of many sea animals, whose life is often at risk due to ocean pollution. We must protect marine life. We must #ActNow for cleaner and safer oceans. Join the global #EUBeachCleanup! https://europa.eu/!kCH3wy European External Action Service - EEAS
"What a demonstration of the unparalleled, remarkable relationship between the European Union and the United States, the two greatest democracies of the world." - EU Ambassador Stavros Lambrinidis Thanks again to all those who attended our event celebrating the relaunch of the #EUCaucus in the 117th Congress! Here, we're sharing a few highlights. 👇 #StrongerTogether #EUintheUS
The EU is excited to join #PlasticFreeJuly, a global movement to tackle plastic litter and an opportunity to educate our communities about the importance of keeping our beaches clean and our oceans free from plastic. How can you help? Visit www.plasticfreejuly.org! European External Action Service - EEAS
Yesterday was the first day of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU 2021! The presidency of the Council of the EU rotates every six months. With the preceding and succeeding president countries, the "trio" sets long-term goals and a common agenda of the topics and issues to be addressed by the Council. Learn more about this process here! Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington, D.C.
Our thanks to Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, for helping us open the 10th annual #EUDefense Washington Forum this week. Watch here his welcoming remarks from Day 1.
“No one leaves home, unless home is the mouth of a shark.” – Warsan Shire Through persecution, conflict, violence, and disaster, the EU stands together #WithRefugees. Will you join us? #WorldRefugeeDay
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. The #COVID19 pandemic has amplified gender-based violence and poses increased risk for women in war. Victims need continuous support, and the EU is committed to protect them. #EndRapeInWar European External Action Service - EEAS
The EU-U.S. Summit concluded today, featuring in-person, high-level meetings among European and American leaders. So what happened? We have the highlights. #StrongerTogether 🇪🇺🤝🇺🇸
Join us to learn about Horizon Europe, the European Union’s new research and innovation program, and the opportunities it offers to US researchers, innovators and institutions. The $116 billion (€95.5 billion) program will run from 2021-2027 and is the largest multinational research program in the world. In addition to funding bottom up research, Horizon Europe is designed to focus on some of the world's biggest challenges, from cancer and climate change, to the health of our cities and food supplies. It offers U.S. researchers the possibility to collaborate with large European projects, as well as to apply for generous grants available to individuals interested in spending part of their careers in Europe. It also presents opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators with breakthrough, disruptive ideas interested in scaling them up in Europe.
The impending post-COVID era presents a unique opportunity to build less carbon-dependent economies in a way that addresses social, economic, health, and environmental challenges. Join high-level decision makers and technical experts from the European Union and the United States to discuss leading policies and programs related to building decarbonization and energy efficiency in the built environment that are transforming the ways we build.