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  • Assistan Secretary Victoria Nuland before the SenateForeign Relations Committee. April 10, 2014

    Assistant Secretary Nuland on Transatlantic Security

    “So today Ukraine is a frontline state in the struggle for freedom and all the principles the Transatlantic community holds dear. The United States stands with Ukraine in its efforts to forge its own path forward to a more free, peaceful, and unified future.”

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with reporters after a NATO Ministerial Meeting focused on Ukraine and other alliance issues in Brussels, Belgium, on April 1, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Kerry on Crimean Crisis and NATO

    Calling the Crimean crisis a wake-up call for NATO, Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine “challenged truths that only a few weeks ago appeared to be self-evident,” including that in the 21st century, “the borders of Europe would not be redrawn with force.”

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  • President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Palais Des Beaux Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels, Belgium, March 26, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    President's Remarks in Brussels to European Youth

    At the Palais des Beaux Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels, the President talked at length about the relationship between the United States and Europe. He discussed the history shared by the two regions, and how best to preserve the values and ideals that are central to the relationship.

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    Nuclear Security Summit 2014

    President Obama: "The IAEA is stronger. More countries have ratified the treaties and international partnerships at the heart of our efforts."

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  • Ambassador James Costos with the Head of Government of Andorra, Antoni Martí (Photo: U.S. Consulate General, Barcelona)
    Ambassador Costos Strengthens Andorran-US Relations

    On April 3-4, Ambassador James Costos visited Andorra and presented his credentials before the Episcopal Co-Prince of Andorra, Joan Enric Vives. During his visit to the Principality, Ambassador Costos met with the Head of Government, Antoni Martí, as well as with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Economy and the Minister of Tourism. Ambassador Costos expressed the growing interest from American investors in Andorra. 

  • Ambassador James Costos in in Alimentaria 2014 (Photo: U.S. Consulate General Barcelona)
    Ambassador's visit to the Alimentaria Food Show in Barcelona

    On April 1, U.S. ambassador James Costos visited the American exhibitors at the 2014 International Food and Drinks Exhibition, Alimentaria. Among the U.S. products present at the show were legumes, nuts and various types of meat. During his visit to Alimentaria 2014, ambassador Costos was accompanied by Agricultural Counselor, Robert Hanson, and consul general, Tanya C. Anderson. He also met the press accredited to the fair and spoke on the importance of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement (TTIP), as well as U.S.-EU trade relations. 

  • U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona (Photo: U.S. Consulate General)
    Roundtable discussion at the consulate about the role of local governments in reducing school dropouts

    Andrew Moore, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Youth, Education, and Families of the National League of Cities (NLC), led a roundtable discussion with researchers and public officials from the Education Consortium of Barcelona, as well as other municipalities from the Barcelona metropolitan area. Moore talked about specific programs and strategies that local governments in the U.S. are implementing to prevent school dropouts among youth. He also discussed the so-called "reengagement centers," a groundbreaking initiative that is being implemented in several U.S. cities for bringing recent dropouts back into an appropriate school or alternative education program and helping them complete high school.  

  • Seminar (Photo: U.S. Consulate General Barcelona)
    The Consulate General organizes a seminar on innovative local strategies to prevent school dropouts in the U.S.

    On March 25, the U.S. Consulate General, in collaboration with ACSAR Foundation, organized a seminar on "Innovative Local Strategies for Inclusion and school success: a transatlantic perspective." The Consulate General invited Andrew Moore, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Youth, Education, and Families of the National League of Cities (NLC), who spoke about how local governments in the U.S. are promoting public-private partnerships for the reengagement of youth into the educational system. The aim of this seminar was to discuss how to prevent dropouts and reengage disconnected youth. 


  • The U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona will be closed on Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 21 in observance of local holidays.

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