Join us for Luxembourg College Night 2020

‘The Benelux Virtual College Fair’ Tuesday 27 October from 5:30-9pm The U.S. Embassy would like to share that due to COVID-19 restrictions, Luxembourg College Night has gone virtual in 2020! In addition to the 35 American colleges and universities, advisors from Education USA, CEDIES and the U.S. Embassy will be available to share information and ... Read More»

Consular Message from Ambassador Evans for U.S. Citizens Planning Travel to Luxembourg

Consular Message from Ambassador Evans for U.S. Citizens Planning Travel to LuxembourgOctober 20, 2020 “Hello, I’m Randy Evans, the U.S. Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.  While COVID-19 continues to make international travel challenging for all of us throughout the world, the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg has been committed to continually provide every American ... Read More»

Artemis: What it Means for Luxembourg Op-ed by Ambassador Evans and LSA Board Advisor Dr. S. Pete Worden

Op-ed by U.S. Ambassador J. Randolph Evans and Luxembourg Space Agency Board Member Dr. S. Pete Worden Originally Published in German in the Luxemburger Wort:   https://www.pressreader.com/luxembourg/luxemburger-wort/20201017/textview Artemis: What it Means for Luxembourg This week, NASA and six other space agencies, including the Luxembourg Space Agency, signed the Artemis Accords.  These Accords lay out the principles of ... Read More»

Remarks from Ambassador Evans: Full Speech Commemorating Signing of the Artemis Accords

Please see the full video of Ambassador Evans’ remarks here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaUMlXi7BBU “Hello, And Moien from Washington D.C., where I have come to continue to participate in the conversations leading to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg’s role and as one of the first signatories joining the efforts to land the first woman and the next man on ... Read More»

NASA, Luxembourg, and other International Partners Sign Historic Artemis Accords

International cooperation on and around the Moon as part of the Artemis program took a big step forward with the signing of the Artemis Accords between NASA, Luxembourg, and selected partner countries. The Artemis Accords establish a practical set of principles to guide space exploration cooperation among nations participating in the agency’s 21st century lunar exploration plans. While NASA leads the Artemis program, which ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Expresses Gratitude to Prime Minister Bettel and Government

U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg J. Randolph Evans and his fellow U.S. Ambassadors from across Europe were honored to be hosted by Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and his cabinet for meetings and discussions during the 2020 Chiefs of Missions September Summit held September 22-24. Please find attached a letter from Ambassador Evans personally thanking Prime ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

U.S. Embassy, Luxembourg September 28, 2020 If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your ... Read More»

EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed Joins 16 U.S. Ambassadors to European Nations at September Summit in Luxembourg to Engage in Strategic Discussions

WASHINGTON – Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chairman of the Board of Directors Kimberly A. Reed, at the invitation of U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg J. Randolph Evans, participated in the American Chiefs of Mission September Summit 2020 (September Summit) and various side meetings. Read More»

Space Delegation led by Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich Strengthens U.S.-Luxembourg Space Cooperation during September Summit

Ambassador Evans was pleased to host a Space Delegation led by Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and included NASA’s Acting Associate Administrator for International and Interagency Relations Mike Gold, and the Department of Commerce’s Director of the Office of Space Commerce Kevin O’Connell, for a series of meetings in Luxembourg from September 22- ... Read More»

American Chiefs of Mission September Summit in Luxembourg

U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg J. Randolph Evans hosted U.S. Ambassadors from across Europe for a Chiefs of Missions September Summit here in the Grand Duchy on September 22-24, 2020. Ambassador Evans stated: “It was a momentous week with American Ambassadors from across Europe all here in Luxembourg. These leaders have made great advances in U.S.-European ... Read More»

Attention Heritage Days Visitors

Attention ‘Heritage Days’ visitors (September 25-October 4, 2020): We are very sorry the planned Heritage Days videos are taking longer to complete than expected and are not yet ready to view.  We will put them up on our website as soon as they are available and invite you to check back in the coming weeks! ... Read More»

DPM Bausch, Minister Gramegna, and Minister Fayot host Ambassador Evans, U.S. Ambassadors to Europe for Discussions as part of the September Summit

U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, J. Randolph Evans and the Chiefs of Missions from across Europe were honored to be hosted by Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister François Bausch, Minister of Finance Pierre Gramegna, and Minister of the Economy Franz Fayot for discussions at Bourglinster Castle on September 23, 2020. Ambassador Evans states: ““Ministers Bausch, Gramegna, and Fayot have been great partners and advocates for the Luxembourg – United States relationship. Minister Gramegna ... Read More»

American Chiefs of Mission September Summit September 23, 2020 Meetings at the European Court of Justice

European Court of Justice President Koen Lenaerts hosts Ambassador Evans and U.S. Ambassadors to Europe as part of the September Summit U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, J. Randolph Evans and U.S. Ambassadors from across Europe were honored to be hosted by European Court of Justice President Koen Lenaerts for a lunch meeting at the European Court of Justice on September 23, 2020. Ambassador Evans states: “It was a great honor to have President Lenaerts host the Chiefs of ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting From Overseas – Returning Your Ballot

TO VOTE IN THE 2020 U.S.  ELECTIONS FROM OVERSEAS  RETURNING YOUR BALLOT U.S. Embassy, Luxembourg September 23, 2020 IMPORTANT: International mail from Luxembourg to the U.S. is experiencing service disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Embassy recommends that U.S. voters in Luxembourg utilize the Consular Section’s ballot collection service to ensure their ballot arrives in the United States in ... Read More»

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel Hosts Ambassador Evans and U.S. Ambassadors to Europe as Part of the September Summit

U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, J. Randolph Evans and the Chiefs of Mission from across Europe were honored to be hosted by Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel for breakfast and discussions on September 23, 2020. Ambassador Evans states: “Prime Minister Xavier Bettel’s leadership in Luxembourg has been instrumental in maintaining and building Luxembourg’s key role in the European Union. His partnership with our mission has been a model for ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans To Welcome T. Ulrich Brechbuhl, Counselor of the Department of State, to Luxembourg September 22-23, 2020

The United States Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg J. Randolph Evans will welcome T. Ulrich Brechbuhl, Counselor of the Department of State for a series of meetings in Luxembourg starting September 22, 2020. Ambassador Evans stated: “Counselor Brechbuhl is a great leader and a top State Department official who has extensive experience in ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans To Welcome Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith J. Krach to Luxembourg Sept. 22-23, 2020

United States Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg J. Randolph Evans will welcome Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment for the United States Department of State, Keith J. Krach, for a series of meetings in Luxembourg starting September 22, 2020. Ambassador Evans stated: “Under Secretary Krach is the senior economic diplomat of ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans To Welcome Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States Kimberly Reed to Luxembourg September 22-24, 2020

The United States Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg J. Randolph Evans will welcome President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), Kimberly A. Reed for a series of meetings in Luxembourg starting September 22, 2020.     Ambassador Evans stated:  “It is an honor to host Chairman Kimberly Reed in Luxembourg to meet with American and Luxembourgish leaders. As the first woman President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of ... Read More»

Ambassador J. Randolph Evans Press Availability to Discuss September Chiefs of Missions Summit and Space Delegation Today

Ambassador J. Randolph Evans is honored to announce the largest meeting of U.S. Ambassadors and United States Government Officials in the history of Luxembourg for a Chiefs of Mission Summit and Space Delegation.  The groups will participate in a series of meetings with representatives from the governments of Luxembourg, the EU, and business leaders in ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Luxembourg Mourns the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ambassador Evans stated: “The loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one we feel deeply here where she stayed in the Chief of Mission Residence. The room named for her serves to honor her legacy & impact on the world. We mourn her loss & hope to keep her memory alive.” -Amb. Evans The Embassy ... Read More»

American Ambassadors September Summit and Space Delegation in Luxembourg

Ambassador Evans Welcomes U.S. Ambassadors from Across Europe to Luxembourg for a Chiefs of Mission September Summitand;Ambassador Evans Names Space Delegation U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, J. Randolph Evans is pleased to announce the attendance of U.S. Ambassadors from across Europe for a Chiefs of Mission September Summit in the Grand Duchy on September 22-24, 2020.  It will be the largest gathering of U.S. Ambassadors ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Luxembourg held a Moment of Silence to Remember September 11th

On Friday, September 11, 2020, Ambassador Evans and the Embassy community and representatives from Luxembourg Government and military came together to honor and remember those that lost their lives 19 years ago on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks in the United States. Ambassador Evans stated: “Terrorists – we are still standing. COVID– we ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans Attends Petange Liberation Memorial Ceremony

Ambassador Evans stated: “Moving and powerful ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of the liberation of Pétange. Beautiful tribute to all those that helped to free Luxembourg and show our gratitude for all they sacrificed.” -Amb. Evans September 9th was the anniversary of the first allied conflict with Nazi forces in the liberation of Luxembourg and ... Read More»

Ambassador J. Randolph Evans To Welcome former Speaker to the United States Congress – Newt Gingrich – to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

The United States Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg J. Randolph Evans will welcome former historic Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Newt Gingrich for a series of meetings in Luxembourg starting September 22, 2020.  Ambassador Evans stated: “The former Speaker is one of the most historic statesmen alive today having lead ... Read More»

Luxembourg Science Center Receives Grant from U.S. Embassy Luxembourg for New Hydrogen Rocket Exhibit

On August 27, 2020, Ambassador Evans signed and presented the documents for an award of a $10,000 grant from the United States Embassy to the Luxembourg Science Center in Differdange for a new interactive hydrogen rocket exhibit. Ambassador Evans announced the award during a tour of the Center with Science Director Guillaume Trap, who showcased ... Read More»

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information  Last updated: 10/30/2020 Country-Specific Information: On October 29, 2020 the Government of Luxembourg adopted new COVID-related measures for the country.  Please make sure you review the information below carefully.  New – A curfew is in effect from 11:00 p.m. to 06:00 a.m. each day. New – No more than four guests are allowed in ... Read More»

Alert – Required COVID Test Prior to Entering Luxembourg by Air

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Luxembourg August 17, 2020 Required COVID Test Prior to Entering Luxembourg by Air Event: Message to U.S. citizens regarding new COVID-19 testing requirement for those seeking to enter Luxembourg by air. On August 14, the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg received notification of the following from the Luxembourg government: Effective August ... Read More»

Health Alert – Travel from Luxembourg Related to COVID-19

Event: Message to U.S. citizens regarding travel from Luxembourg related to COVID-19. Certain European countries have established quarantine requirements for those individuals traveling from Luxemburg. Among these are Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Denmark, Lithuania, Estonia, and others. U.S. citizens are reminded to follow all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. For questions on travel within the Schengen ... Read More»

Statement of Ambassador J. Randolph Evans

Statement of Ambassador J. Randolph Evans on the Passing of Herman Cain “Herman Cain was a dear friend of Linda’s and mine and we are deeply and personally saddened by his passing.  It is difficult for me to imagine as the last time I saw him he was his typical high-spirited, high-energy, and entertaining self.  He ... Read More»

Clarifying Questions on the Student Exchange Visa Programs Fall 2020 Based on March 9 Spring Guidance Broadcast

Please see below for answers for FAQs based on the guidance issued on March 9 for the Student and Exchange Visitor Progam (SEVP). Clarifying Questions for Fall 2020 Based On March 9 Spring Guidance Broadcast Last Updated: July 24, 2020 This document provides answers clarifying questions for the fall 2020 term based on the Student ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Luxembourg

Event: Message to U.S. citizens regarding updated COVID-19 measures in Luxembourg. On July 16, Luxembourg approved new measures to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. These are: Masks are mandatory for gatherings of more than 20 people in both public and private settings, if physical distance of two meters cannot be guaranteed while remaining seated. (This rule does ... Read More»

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Statement on Schrems II Ruling and the Importance of EU-U.S. Data Flows

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement on the July 16 ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems II case. “While the Department of Commerce is deeply disappointed that the court appears to have invalidated the European Commission’s adequacy decision underlying the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, we are ... Read More»

Embassy is Welcoming Appointments for Limited Categories of Applicants Qualifying for NIEs

Embassy Luxembourg is welcoming appointments for limited categories of applicants who may qualify for national interest exceptions (NIEs) under Presidential Proclamation 9993, which has suspended routine travel from the Schengen Area to the United States.  Appointments are now available for the following visa categories: F visas; M visas; J visas (Professors, Research Scholars, Short Term ... Read More»

Health Alert – Updated EU Travel Restrictions Related to COVID-19

Event: Message to U.S. citizens regarding updated EU travel restrictions related to COVID-19. As of July 1, European Union countries, including Luxembourg, plan to lift travel restrictions for some non-E.U. countries ( see text here ), but restrictions remain in place for the United States. U.S. citizens who are long-term EU residents are exempted from these restrictions. This means ... Read More»

Remarks of Ambassador J. Randolph Evans for July 4th, 2020

On the 244th Anniversary of America’s declaration of freedom, Ambassador J. Randolph Evans offers his celebratory remarks: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Hello, or Moien, ... Read More»

Remarks of Ambassador J. Randolph Evans on July 4th, 2020

On the 244th Anniversary of America’s declaration of freedom, Ambassador J. Randolph Evans offers his celebratory remarks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbNtJTlQpZA&feature=youtu.be “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Hello, or Moen, ... Read More»

Statement of United States Ambassador J. Randolph Evans Regarding a New Public Bus Service to the Luxembourg American Cemetery in Hamm

United States Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg J. Randolph Evans announced today that the Luxembourg American Cemetery in Hamm is now accessible via a new stop on a public bus line operated by the Luxembourg Public Transport System, that began service today between the Luxexpo in Kirchberg and the American Battle Monuments Commission ... Read More»

Health Alert – Luxembourg Residence Permits and Stay Extensions During COVID-19

Event: Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs extends timeframes associated with residence permits and visas due to COVID-19. The Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has announced the following temporary measures regarding non-EU citizens who have been in Luxembourg during the COVID-19 crisis: Non-EU citizens who arrived in Luxembourg seeking resident status between 01 ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Committee for Just Peace in the Middle East Demonstration

Location: Place Clairefontaine Event: The Committee for Just Peace in the Middle East has planned a demonstration for Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Place Clairefontaine. The demonstration will begin at 11:00 a.m. and is expected to conclude at 13:00 p.m. Various social media outlets estimate more than 25 – 100 people could attend.  Local police ... Read More»

Luxembourg National Day honored by American Leaders

Today, 23 June marks Luxembourg National Day. President Donald Trump, and Ambassador J. Randolph Evans offer their sentiments below: Statement from President Donald J. Trump: Your Royal Highness: On behalf of the American people, please accept my warmest wishes to you and all citizens of the Grand Duchy as you celebrate your National Day on ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Passport Renewal and Consular Report of Birth Abroad Appointments Available

Event: U.S. Passport Renewal and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) Appointments Available. Appointments for U.S. passport renewal and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) are available at U.S. Embassy Luxembourg. Appointments are scheduled to maximize social distancing. Please visit the Embassy’s website to make an appointment: https://lu.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/ . If there are no appointments available before your ... Read More»

Luxembourg American Cemetery Reopened after COVID-19 Lockdown

Today, the Ambassador with Luxembourg Army Chief of Defense General Alain Deschene, LuxAir CEO Gilles Feith, and Superintendent Jennifer Roman came together to mark the symbolic reopening of the Luxembourg – American Cemetery in Hamm. Ambassador Evans noted: “Today is an important day as the world moves forward towards a new normal. Returning to places ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans Visit to Lycee Edward Steichen in Clervaux

Today, Ambassador Evans and Mayor Emile Eicher joined Mr. Jean Billa to tour Lycee Edward Steichen International School and discuss the school’s focus on digital education, an emerging aspect of classroom instruction that took center stage for students, teachers, and parents in the COVID-19 crisis. Ambassador Evans visited classrooms where students were actively engaging in ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections – Ballot Collection

(8 June, 2020) VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS BALLOT COLLECTION All U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically. Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download. Return your Completed, Signed Ballot Some states allow you to return your completed ballot ... Read More»

Tageblatt Interview with Ambassador J. Randolph Evans: “Change Must Come from Within”

Ambassador Evans sat down with Luxembourgish daily Tageblatt to discuss racism in the U.S. and worldwide, in the wake of civic unrest in the U.S. and protests held at the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg Friday afternoon. Below is a translated version of the article which can be found here: https://www.tageblatt.lu/headlines/us-botschafter-der-wandel-muss-von-innen-kommen/ Interview with J. Randolph Evans / ... Read More»

Statement of Ambassador J. Randolph Evans on Demonstration June 5, 2020

In response to the protests today outside the United States Embassy in Luxembourg, Ambassador J. Randolph Evans issued the following statement: “I heard you and I thank you for the peaceful protest so others could hear you as well.  We, as Americans, must and will continue our efforts individually and as a nation to work ... Read More»

Statement of Ambassador J. Randolph Evans 

As Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”  I have long believed that justice brings light so that we can defeat darkness, creating a reliably brighter and better future. Our President is fully committed that, “for George ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – Letz Rise Up Demonstration

Location: U.S. Embassy, Luxembourg – 22 bd. Emmanuel Servais, Luxembourg Event: The Lëtz Rise Up March for Justice has planned a demonstration for Friday, June 5, across from the U.S. Embassy’s main gate.  The demonstration will begin at 02:00 p.m. and is expected to conclude at 04:00 p.m.  Various social media outlets estimate more than 2,000 people ... Read More»

Health Alert – Luxembourg Airport, Restaurants, Churches to Open

Event: Luxembourg Airport, Restaurants, Churches to Open Please share this information with other U.S. citizens in Luxembourg. The Government of Luxembourg moved to Phase 3 of its exit strategy on May 25, as planned, and announced the reopening of restaurants, cafés and churches beginning May 29, 2020, with obligatory safety measures: Restaurant terraces opened on May ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Luxembourg Memorial Day May 23, 2020 Ceremony and Video

It was a truly beautiful ceremony honoring all those that served and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Ambassador Evans said in his opening remarks: “I am proud to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg every day, but particularly on days like today, that mark such important events to honor our military and commemorate those who ... Read More»

Health Alert – Luxembourg to Enter Phase III of Reintegration Strategy U.S. Embassy Luxembourg

Event: Luxembourg to Enter Phage III of Reintegration Strategy Please share this information with other U.S. citizens in Luxembourg. The Government of Luxembourg plans to enter Phase III of its reintegration strategy on Monday, May 25, 2020. This new phase will include resumption of elementary schools and reopening of childcare centers. Travel restrictions for non-EU ... Read More»

U.S Ambassador Randy Evans VE Day Speech at the Luxembourg American Cemetery – May 8, 2020

Hello, my name is Randy Evans and it is my distinct honor and privilege to serve as the 23rd United States Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. We are here at the Luxembourg – American Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg where over 5,000 members of the United States Armed Services rest in peace.  General George ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans Commemorates VE Day 2020

As Great Britain does even today, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 75 years ago paused and recognized the Victory in Europe by saying, “[w]e may allow ourselves a brief period of rejoicing; but let us not forget for a moment the toil and efforts that lie ahead.” With that same sentiment, Ambassador Evans took a ... Read More»

Health Alert – Message to U.S. Citizens Regarding COVID-19

Event: Message to U.S. citizens regarding COVID-19 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens in Luxembourg. The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg continues to provide only emergency services on a case-by-case basis. Any person entering a consular section in Mission Luxembourg for an emergency service will be required to wear a ... Read More»

Statement of United States Ambassador J. Randolph Evans Regarding Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

United States Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg J. Randolph Evans announced today the Embassy’s plans for commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE-Day).   Ambassador Evans said: “VE Day is too important to simply let it come and go under the cover of the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Indeed, it remains as important ... Read More»

Health Alert – Additional Direct Flights from Paris to the United States Available from May 2

Event: Additional Direct Flights from Paris to the United States Available from May 2 Please share this information with other U.S. citizens in Luxembourg. Additional direct flights to the United States from Paris have been announced.  Delta Airlines will begin service on May 2, 2020 between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Atlanta five days a week.  Air France continues to offer ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans Visits CHL Field Hospital with NATO and Government of Luxembourg Officials

Ambassador J. Randolph Evans visited the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg field hospital, hosted by Director Romain Nati, with Defense Coordinator Gilles Feith and General Alain Duschène of the Defense Directorate and Luxembourg Army; Peter Dohmen from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA); and Laurent Bodson, General Manager of the Warehouse Services Agency facility in ... Read More»

Luxembourger Wort Features WSA and U.S. Airforce Support

 Neighborhood Help WSA Employees Help Out at Overloaded Cargocenter   Customs control at cargo center: Thanks to the quick assistance of WSA, CFL cargo, the port of Mertert, and the army, air cargo traffic was saved from a collapse. Cargolux currently carries 120 weekly flights, 20 percent more than usual. “Go for it!” Help in ... Read More»

Health Alert – Presidential Proclamation Suspending Immigration into the United States

Event: Presidential Proclamation Suspending Immigration into the United States Please share this information with other U.S. citizens in Luxembourg. On April 22, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending immigration to the United States for the next 60 days.  Important points to know about exceptions to this proclamation: Current Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs or “green card” holders) may still enter ... Read More»

Health Alert – Delay in Receiving Renewed Passports as a Result of COVID-19 Crisis

Health Alert – Delay in Receiving Renewed Passports as a Result of COVID-19 Crisis U.S. Embassy Luxembourg April 14, 2020 Event: Delay in Receiving Renewed Passports as a Result of COVID-19 Crisis Please share this information with other U.S. citizens in Luxembourg. The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg is currently continuing to accept appointments for passport renewals ... Read More»

Queen Elizabeth addresses the UK and the Commonwealth in a Special Broadcast

Her Majesty the Queen addressed the UK and the Commonwealth Sunday in a special broadcast recorded at Windsor Castle. The Queen thanked all the healthcare and essential workers on the front line as we here in Luxembourg and across the globe thank those that sacrifice so much to save everyone. The Queen urged that “This ... Read More»

Health Alert – Train Travel to France and Germany

Event: International travel by rail is still available from Luxembourg to France, Germany, and the Netherlands. There are daily trains from Luxembourg to Metz and Arlon, France, and from Luxembourg to Trier, Germany, with further rail travel possible to airports in France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Information on the daily status of international train availability can ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo urges Americans who wish to go Home to do so Immediately

Secretary of State Michael Pompeo spoke to the press on April 01, 2020 and urged Americans who are still abroad and wish to return to the U.S. to go immediately. From his statement: “Never in the department’s 230-year history have we led a worldwide evacuation of such enormous geographic complexity and such geographic scale.  We ... Read More»

Health Alert – Update on Advanced Health Care Centers in Luxembourg

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Luxembourg – April 01, 2020 Event: Luxembourg’s four advanced healthcare centers are staffed by 140 health care workers who are able to attend to 2,600 patients each day.  The Health Ministry has reorganized the internal COVID-19 services into four categories: teleconsultations and home visits, advanced medical centers, elderly homes, and medical specialists. ... Read More»

Security Alert – Beware of Fraud During COVID-19

U.S. Embassy Luxembourg March 31, 2020 Event: The Government of Luxembourg has confirmed fraud attempts, as offline and online crime rises during COVID-19 crisis. One scam includes malware-ridden links to a COVID-19 interactive map from senders purporting to be from the World Health Organization or travel agents. In the regions of Mamer, Capellen, and Holzem, individuals ... Read More»

Health Alert – COVID-19 Consultation Availability

Event: If you are suffering from symptoms of a respiratory infection, or believe you may have contracted the COVID-19 virus, the Luxembourg Ministry of Health advises you may go to one of the four Advanced Care Centers (Centre de soins avancés – CSA) for consultation and potential diagnosis. Patients do not require a prescription from their ... Read More»

Announcement on U.S. Air Force Assistance to the Government of Luxembourg in the Fight Against COVID-19

Responding to a request by the Government of Luxembourg, the U.S. Air Force provided power generators and refrigeration units to the Luxembourg Army Wednesday night to support Luxembourg temporary hospitals in its ongoing fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. Additionally, the USAF supported the effort of its local contractor to allow 36 employees from the Sanem Central ... Read More»

U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO March 26, 2020 U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic The U.S. government has rapidly mobilized unprecedented resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and abroad.  Today, I am pleased to announce that the United States has made available nearly $274 million in emergency ... Read More»

Health Alert – Flight Availability to the United States from France and Germany

Event: The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor the health situation in Luxembourg and offers the following latest information to update U.S. citizens in Luxembourg. Daily direct flights to the United States are available in Paris (Air France), and Frankfurt (United and Delta). Other flight options are available from Paris and Frankfurt on a less frequent basis. ... Read More»

Health Alert – Cessation of Brussels Flights to U.S.

Location:  Luxembourg, Luxembourg Event: According to current information, United Airlines is operating the only direct flight to the United States from Belgium – a daily nonstop between Brussels and Newark.  The last scheduled service will be on Saturday, March 28.  After that, commercial flights on a variety of carriers are expected to continue out of London, United ... Read More»

ESTA Cancellation Information in Response to COVID-19

In accordance with Presidential Proclamation 9993 which became effective March 13, 2020, entry into the United States is suspended for most individuals who have been physically present within the Schengen Area in the 14 days prior to traveling to the United States. United States citizens and lawful permanent residents are exempt from the Proclamation. Travelers ... Read More»

Travel Alert – Luxembourg Airport To Suspend Flights Beginning March 23, 2020

Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Luxembourg – March 19, 2020 Location:  Luxembourg, Luxembourg Event: On March 19, 2020, the Government of Luxembourg announced that all passenger traffic will cease at the Luxembourg Airport in Findel on March 23, 2020.  The only flights authorized will be those repatriating stranded Luxembourg citizens and cargo flights bringing in supplies. The U.S. ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Luxembourg

Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 160,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 16, 2020, the Luxembourg Ministry of Health announced 81 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Luxembourg. CDC has issued a worldwide ... Read More»

Announcement on Embassy Staffing in Response to COVID-19 Safety Measures

The U.S. Mission to Luxembourg has adjusted its operations as of 13 March 2020 in response to the two-week closure of all local schools, the Government of Luxembourg’s call to prioritize telework where possible, and an interest to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Embassy will begin instituting its own social distancing program on March ... Read More»

Media Advisory on Presidential Proclamation on Restricting Travel

Presidential Proclamation on Restricting Travel to the United States from Foreign Nationals who have Recently Been in Certain European Countries Dear Members of the Press and Media, Please see the full text of and Fact Sheet for the Presidential Proclamation on travel restrictions to the United States issued the evening of March 11. Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Fact Sheet For more ... Read More»

White House Fact Sheet on the Presidential Proclamation

PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP HAS TAKEN UNPRECEDENTED STEPS TO RESPOND TO THE CORONAVIRUS AND PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF AMERICANS “Together we are putting into policy a plan to prevent, detect, treat and create a vaccine against coronavirus to save lives in America and the world. America will get it done!” – President Donald ... Read More»

Travel Alert – Update on Travel Restrictions to the United States

In order to ensure you have the most current information regarding COVID-19 and its impact on travel to the United States, you should visit www.dhs.gov and www.whitehouse.gov . There you will find information about President Trump’s proclamation from March 11 regarding the travel restrictions on foreign nationals who have been in the Schengen zone. The restrictions do ... Read More»

Global Level 3 Health Advisory – Reconsider Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19.  Many areas throughout the world are now experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and taking action that may limit traveler mobility, including quarantines and border restrictions.  Even countries, jurisdictions, or areas where cases have not been reported may restrict travel ... Read More»

Excellent Additional Multimedia from 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge Events

We enjoy an excellent partnership with the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) at the American Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg. Our 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge Commemoration was an unforgettable weekend with powerful events that took place over the weekend at the American Cemetery. The American Battle Monuments Commission recently posted new photos ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Esper Speak at Munich Security Conference 2020

From February 14-16, 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper participated in the 56th Munich Security Conference with more than 30 heads of states and government and almost 100 foreign ministers. This year’s conference was focused on the state of the West. Secretary Pompeo and Secretary Esper both delivered speeches ... Read More»

Opportunities for Students to Study in the United States for Summer 2020

The US Embassy has two very exciting opportunities to share with students to study abroad in the United States this summer. Applications for the programs are due by midnight on Sunday 23 February and must be emailed to: LuxembourgPublicAffairs@state.gov The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow Program – which is for Luxembourg Citizens only and is a full ... Read More»

70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Brussels and Luxembourg Celebration

On February 4, 2020, the Ambassador and Embassy staff celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Brussels and Luxembourg with current local scholars, alumni, board members, and friends. The Fulbright Program in Luxembourg is a highlight of the amazing academic bond shared between American and the United States. This also celebrated the annual ... Read More»

Proclamation on National Day Of Remembrance Of The 75th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Auschwitz

Proclamation on National Day Of Remembrance Of The 75th Anniversary Of The Liberation Of Auschwitz, 2020 Issued on: January 24, 2020 On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we remember the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust and pay tribute to the American soldiers and other Allied Forces who fought tirelessly ... Read More»

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Luxembourg, Luxembourg

There is an ongoing outbreak of pneumonia first identified in Wuhan, China, caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. At this time no cases of the illness have been reported in Luxembourg. CDC has issued a Level 3 Travel Notice regarding the Novel Coronavirus in China and recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China. Luxembourg’s Ministry of Health has published advice for ... Read More»

Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020 Across Europe

On January 27, 2020, the Embassy honored Holocaust Remembrance Day in Luxembourg and across Europe. Ambassador Evans joined Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and the Delegation, HRH Grand Duke Henri, and many other leaders and dignitaries from across the world to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Ambassador and all those in ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans Wishes Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider a Fond Farewell

Ambassador Randy Evans hosted a farewell party at his residence for Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider, who is stepping down next month. Over 60 guests from the government, private sector, press and diplomatic corps attended the event, which was punctuated by warm remarks from Ambassador Evans and Minister Schneider. Please see our full photo ... Read More»

U.S. Delegation to attend the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Ambassador Evans has been named to the U.S. delegation to the 75th commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, 2020. The delegation is led by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and includes Ambassador to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher, and Ambassador to the UN, Kelly Craft to visit Auschwitz. This sacred ground bore witness ... Read More»

DPM and Minister of Defense Francois Bausch Welcomed in Washington

The United States warmly welcomed Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Francois Bausch to Washington with a high-level meeting at the Pentagon. Minister Bausch’s visit, which will include a series of meetings with U.S. officials, exemplifies the close bond between the United States and Luxembourg as we continue to build on our strong ... Read More»

Iranian Protests Reported After IRGC Admits Responsibility for Downed Plane

Hundreds of people protested in several cities around Iran on Saturday after the military admitted to mistakenly shooting down a civilian Ukrainian plane, killing all 176 on board. In Tehran, protesters gathered near universities and called for the resignation of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and chanted, “Down with liars!” and “Death to dictator!” Saturday’s demonstrations ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Luxembourg

Location: Luxembourg, Luxembourg Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

Registering to Vote and submitting a ballot is fast, easy, and can be done from anywhere in the world! Start by confirming your voter registration with your state.  Some states require absentee voters to register annually so you may need to re-register.  Go to FVAP.gov to connect to your state’s voter portal to register to vote, ... Read More»

Pompeo: Don’t confuse peaceful Iraqi protesters and Iranian-backed terrorists

ShareAmerica - January 2, 2020 The attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was conducted by Iran-backed terrorist groups and orchestrated by the Iranian regime. These groups are not the same as the peaceful protesters decrying the corruption exported to Iraq by the Iranian regime. In fact, the same terrorist groups that stormed the embassy ... Read More»

Embassy Luxembourg – 2019 in Review

It was a milestone year for the U.S.- Luxembourg relationship, not only because we honored the sacrifice of 75 years ago that proved vital to preserving our freedom, but also because we achieved numerous successes that will grow our relationship in several fields including space, defense, finance, and trade.  These milestones and successes attracted a ... Read More»

Pentagon Statement on U.S. Airstrikes against Kata’ib Hizbollah

In response to repeated Kata’ib Hizbollah (KH) attacks on Iraqi bases that host Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) coalition forces, U.S. forces have conducted precision defensive strikes against five KH facilities in Iraq and Syria that will degrade KH’s ability to conduct future attacks against OIR coalition forces. The five targets include three KH locations in ... Read More»

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Luxembourg Defense Minister Francois Bausch Join Together in Luxembourg for Commemoration

Ambassador Evans: “U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper joined Luxembourg Defense Minister Francois Bausch along with the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Belgium Sophie Wilmes, President of Poland Andrzej Duda, former President of Germany Joachim Gauck, Speaker of the House ... Read More»

An Unforgettable Weekend Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

The 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge weekend began Friday with a historic signing by Ambassador Evans, Major General (Ret.) Matz, Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission, and Mr. Henri Kox, Minister Delegate for Defense for the Government of Luxembourg of a Statement of Mutual Interest focused on enhancing the visitor experience ... Read More»

Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

On December 16, 1944, Nazi forces launched their last major offensive campaign on the Western Front of World War II, deep in the Ardennes Forest.  In what would become known as the Battle of the Bulge, the United States and Allied Forces unleashed one of the most consequential—and tenacious—operations in modern military history.  Today, we ... Read More»

Historic 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge Official Ceremony in Luxembourg

December 16 capped off an amazing weekend with a beautiful ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. Thank you to Speaker Pelosi, the Secretary of Defense Esper, General Milley of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Senator Hutchison, and Chairman Urban and Secretary Matz of ABMC ... Read More»

Productive Meetings between American and Luxembourg Governments to Build on Strong Bond

Sunday, December 15 Ambassador Evans and the team at U.S. Embassy Luxembourg hosted Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her congressional delegation for briefings on U.S. diplomacy in Luxembourg. Following that, the delegation was received by Grand Duke Henri, President Fernand Etgen and the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies, and Prime Minister Xavier Bettel. These valuable interactions between ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans and Delegations March through Streets of Bastogne for 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

Saturday, December 14, 2019 was an amazing day full of powerful events. The Ambassador was honored to welcome Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senator John Boozman, and the Presidential Delegation to Luxembourg to join him in the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. Ambassador Evans and the delegations traveled to ... Read More»

Speaker Pelosi to lead Congressional Delegation for 75th Anniversary of Battle of the Bulge Commemorations

U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, J. Randolph Evans is pleased to share that Speaker Nancy Pelosi will lead a Congressional Delegation to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Kingdom of Belgium for 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge Commemorations, Dec.14-16, 2019. The delegation will take part in observances of the anniversary alongside veterans and ... Read More»

ABMC Luminary Event to Commence 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge Weekend

As dusk fell on the Luxembourg American Cemetery December 13, 2019, each headstone lit up with a candle. It was a powerful remembrance of all those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Ambassador Evans, MG (Ret) William Matz, Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commision, Ms. Lydie Polfer, Mayor of Luxembourg City, and ... Read More»

Joint Statement of Mutual Interest signed between U.S., GOL and ABMC

Mr. Henri Kox, Minister Delegate for Defence for the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Major General (Ret.) William M. Matz, Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission, and Mr. J. Randolph Evans, United States Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, signed a Joint Statement of Mutual Interest Friday December 13, 2019 committing to future actions ... Read More»

President Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Attend the WWII Battle of the Bulge 75th Anniversary Events

Ambassador Evans is pleased to have The Honorable Dr. Mark T. Esper, Secretary of Defense and the Presidential Delegation here in Luxembourg for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge Commemorative Events” with this link at the bottom:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-trump-announces-presidential-delegation-attend-world-war-ii-battle-bulge-75th-anniversary-commemoration-events/ Read More»

Invitation to Battle of the Bulge Ceremony December 16, 2019

To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the Government of Luxembourg, the United States Embassy of Luxembourg and the American Battle Monuments Commission are honored to invite you and your partner to a commemorative ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial. Important Note: The access road to the Luxembourg American Cemetery ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Luxembourg, Luxembourg 03 December 2019

Location:  Luxembourg, countrywide.   Event:  During the holiday season security measures in Luxembourg remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by ... Read More»

Snow does not stop Joyous Crowds from Celebrating the American St. Nick in Wiltz

On December 1st, 2019, Ambassador Evans joined Mayor Arndt and crowds in Wiltz in the cold snow to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of American St. Nick Day! This day celebrates the story of Richard Brookins and the 28th Infantry Division aka the Keystone Division that occupied Wiltz during the liberation of Luxembourg during WWII. After ... Read More»

Amazing Crowd at Wreaths Across America Event to Honor those who Serve

On November 30th, 2019 Ambassador Evans joined the Wreaths Across America Organization and the American Battle Monuments Commission at the Luxembourg American Cemetery to participate in the Wreath Laying ceremony. A large crowd gathered to participate in the ceremony, which was only the second time WAA held an event outside of the United States. The ... Read More»

75th Anniversary of 1944 Thanksgiving Celebration in Munshausen

This past Saturday, we celebrated the 75th Anniversary of the Thanksgiving Dinner of 1944 between US troops and Luxembourg citizens in Munshausen. This event celebrates a unique shared memory between the United States and the people of Luxembourg. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we are grateful for this strong bond between our nations. The ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans Remarks at Veterans Day 2019 Ceremony – 11 November 2019

Transcript of: Ambassador J. Randolph Evans Speech at Veterans Day Celebrations 11 November 2019 Good morning, good morning, and thank you. Thank you for coming. Thank you to our special guest, his excellencies, members of the diplomatic corps, Rear Admiral Zirkle, my lovely bride, Linda Evans, Mr. Minister Lex Delles from the Ministry of the ... Read More»

Veterans Day 2019 Ceremony

Veterans Day in Luxembourg was celebrated at the American Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg, which is one of 26 overseas American military cemeteries managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). The community joined Ambassador Randy Evans and his wife Linda, the Chief of Staff for U.S. Naval Forces Europe, U.S. Naval Forces Africa, and the ... Read More»

Joint Statement of Intent between the National and Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Luxembourg Space Agency

Oct 23, 2019 The United States Ambassador to Luxembourg, J. Randolph Evans, is pleased to announce the National and Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Luxembourg Space Agency signed a Joint Statement of Intent in Washington, D.C. Ambassador Evans joined the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Mr. James. F. Bridenstine, in ... Read More»

The United States and Luxembourg sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the Warehouse Service Agency in Sanem (02.10.2019)

On 2nd October 2019, the Minister of Defence, François Bausch, and U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, Randy Evans, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Cost Sharing for Maintenance and Storage Operations of the United States Air Force Europe (USAFE) at the military depot managed by the Warehouses Service Agency (WSA) in Sanem. Under the new MOU, ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Luxembourg – 27 September, 2019

Location: Announced gathering point and route include, but are not limited to, Place de Clairefontaine, Rue du Fossé, Place de la Constitution, Geesseknäppchen Boulevard Pierre Dupong in Hollerich, Gare Centrale, Lycée de Garçons in Limpertsberg, and place de l’Europe in Kirchberg. Event: The Demonstration for Climate is expected to take place on Friday, September 27, ... Read More»

75th Liberation Commemoration in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg

On Sunday, September 23 Ambassador Evans represented the United States at the 75th Commemoration of the Battle of the Bulge in the Luxembourgish city of Ettelbruck, which was famously liberated by U.S. General George Patton’s 80th Infantry Division in 1944.  Also known as “Patton Town,” Ettelbruck is home to the General Patton Memorial Museum, General Patton Square, and since the 1950’s has hosted annual commemorations known as Remembrance ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans Remarks at the Patton Memorial for the Battle of the Bulge 75th Anniversary Celebration in Ettelbruck – September 22, 2019

It is an incredible honor for me as the representative of the people of the United States of America to stand before you and thank you for joining together to honor a great general, a great moment, and a great victory. Mr. President, thank you for being here.  Ms. Patton, thank you for being here; ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Luxembourg, Luxembourg

20 September 2019 Location: Luxembourg Avenue de la Gare – Boulevard de la Petrusse – Pont Adolphe – Boulevard Roosevelt – Rue Philippe II – Avenue de la Porte Neuve – Boulevard Royal – Kinekswiss Park (Glacis area) Event: Demonstration for Climate. On Friday, September 20 from 11h to 13h, students associated with the Youth for Climate Luxembourg ... Read More»

Minister Gramegna and Ambassador Evans Bring US-Luxembourg Taxation Protocol into Force

On 9 September 2019, Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance of Luxembourg and J. Randolph Evans, US Ambassador to Luxembourg, announced that the respective ratification procedures of the Protocol amending the Double Taxation Convention have been completed, thus bringing the Protocol into force. By exchanging the instruments of the Protocol, both countries acknowledge the ratification of ... Read More»

Trump formally reestablishes U.S. Space Command at White House ceremony

Raymond: U.S. Space Command will have a “sharper mission focus on protecting and defending space assets.” WASHINGTON — At a White House ceremony Thursday, President Donald Trump officially reestablished U.S. Space Command as the Defense Department’s 11th unified combatant command. The United States had a U.S. Space Command from 1985 until 2002 when it was ... Read More»

WWII 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Luxembourg and the Battle of the Bulge 2019-2020 Event Calendar

Luxembourg is planning many events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of their liberation and the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. These events are organized by national, local and individual commemorative organizations throughout the country between September 2019 and February 2020. Date Time Event Name Organizer Location Social Media Handles 22-Sep TBC Ettelbruck Remembrance City of ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Luxembourg

Event:  Demonstration expected to take place on Friday, August 23, 2019 beginning at 1700.  The group intends to protest in reaction to the fires taking place in the Amazon rainforest. Location:  Announced gathering point and route includes, but is not limited to, the Schueberfouer event (Glacis) in Limpertsberg. Actions to Take: Avoid the areas of the ... Read More»

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Event:  Schueberfouer Fair – August 23 to September 11, 2019. Location:  Glacis parking area, Limpertsberg, Luxembourg. The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg wishes to remind U.S. citizens to exercise caution during the fair.  Petty crimes such as pickpocketing and other non-violent crimes of opportunity generally occur in and around the fair grounds.  Alcohol related incidents are ... Read More»

Delano.lu: Memorable 12 Months

The visit of Buzz Aldrin, signing a space MOU and getting a working group launched to tackle Holocaust victim restitution issues were the highlights of Randy Evans’s first year in Luxembourg. Before heading off to the States for a brief summer break, US ambassador to Luxembourg Randy Evans spoke about his first year in Luxembourg ... Read More»

Complete Text of the MoU on Space Cooperation between the U.S. and Luxembourg

The Governments of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (“Luxembourg”) and the United States of America (“United States”) (hereinafter collectively referred to as “the Participants”), herewith declare as follows: Recognizing that it is in the national interests of the Participants, individually and collectively, to contribute to the peaceful exploration and sustainable utilization of Space. Recognizing that ... Read More»

Independence Day Celebration w/ Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin and U.S. Congressional Delegation

On July 3rd, the U.S. Embassy Luxembourg hosted the annual Independence Day Celebration centered around the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing. Guests gathered at the Philharmonie to engage in Virtual Reality and observe a NASA moon rock and rover before listening to remarks from distinguished speakers such as guest of honor U.S. Apollo ... Read More»

Luxembourg National Day Press Statement by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Luxembourg as you celebrate your national day. The United States and Luxembourg’s steadfast partnership as friends and NATO allies is built on a long history of shared values and sacrifice.  This year, we commemorated the 75th anniversary of D-Day, ... Read More»

Memorial Day 2019 Ceremony

“This past Saturday I had the tremendous honor of hosting, together with the American Battle Monuments Commission, the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery.  It was a beautiful day, and an incredibly moving ceremony, and I’m grateful that we were able to have so many distinguished guests join us.” -Amb. Evans The ceremony ... Read More»

The United States and Luxembourg sign memorandum on space co-operation on May 10, 2019

Luxembourg, May 10, 2019 – The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the United States of America today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will serve to catalyze and significantly deepen cooperation between the two countries in the field of space. Étienne Schneider, Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy, signed the MoU ... Read More»

Ambassador Randy Evans and Embassy Staff gather for a Moment of Silence In Honor of HRH Grand Duke Jean

Today, together with U.S. Ambassador Randy Evans, the Embassy staff gathered for a moment of silence under the U.S. flag flown at half-mast, honoring HRH Grand Duke Jean and joining the people of Luxembourg in this period of national mourning. Ambassador Evans said: “Thank you for taking a moment to honor someone who deserves and ... Read More»

Press Statement – Official Visit of Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, May 10, 2019

On Tuesday April 30, the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg issued the following statement: United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will be in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on May 10, 2019.  Secretary Ross will visit with business and government leaders; attend the signing ceremony for the recently negotiated Memorandum of Understanding on Space; and, explore ... Read More»

White House Statement on Death of Grand Duke Jean

Yesterday evening, the White House issued a statement on the passing of Grand Duke Jean: “Statement on the passing of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg: On behalf of the American people, the White House expresses condolences to the people of Luxembourg and the family of Grand Duke Jean upon his passing today. Grand Duke Jean was a ... Read More»

74th Annual WWII Commemoration hosted by the Syndicat d’intérêts locaux Hamm-Pulfermuehl

On Sunday, April 7th, Ambassador Randy Evans attended the 74th Annual Second World War Commemoration hosted by the Syndicat d’intérêts locaux Hamm-Pulfermuehl  at the Luxembourg American  Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm. This year’s ceremony included the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Fernand Etgen, official representatives to the Council of Aldermen of the cities of Luxembourg ... Read More»

Doughboys in Luxembourg exhibition openin

On Friday April 5 at  Luxembourg’s National Museum of Military History, Ambassador Evans spoke to an audience gathered for the  opening of the “Doughboys in Luxembourg,” a U.S. Embassy sponsored exhibition on the little known history of U.S. troops in Luxembourg at the end of the First World War. The Ambassador was joined by H.E. ... Read More»

Protecting the EU Elections –Ambassador Randy Evans Op-Ed

Protecting the EU Elections – U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, Randy Evans   The Achilles Heel of democracies around the world is the vulnerability of open and free elections to malign influence.  Strict adherence to the ‘rule of law’, the cornerstone of all democracies, dictates that governments accept election outcomes regardless of the influences that lead ... Read More»

Buzz Aldrin dazzles in eccentric silver suit and patriotic socks as eight surviving Apollo astronauts pose for 50th anniversary photo

It may be a half-century since former U.S. astronaut, Buzz Aldrin rose up to become one of the first-ever humans to step foot on the moon, but that doesn’t mean he’s done making a splash. At a recent reunion, eight former Apollo astronauts, and three of the four living men to have walked on the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Luxembourg  Opens “SpaceNex” With Announcement of Funding for the University of Luxembourg’s SCIENTEENS LAB – “De Labo Fir Jonker”

Today, the United States Embassy introduced its newest addition – SpaceNex.  In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Landing on the Moon, and the expected new joint cooperation agreement with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Embassy welcomed the next generation of scientists, thinks, inventors, and explorers from Scienceteens Lab and the University of Luxembourg. ... Read More»

Press Statement – U.S. Ambassador Randy Evans – Foreign Minister Asselborn’s Annual Foreign Policy Speech to the Chamber of Deputies

Congratulations to Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn for his thorough and comprehensive report regarding world issues, challenges, and paths forward. It reflected his lifetime of experience, depth of knowledge, and appreciation for not only the dynamics at play, but also the players on the world stage. I look forward to studying in more detail his ... Read More»

Honoring the Past – Looking to the Future

In the course of 2019, the United States of America, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and nations around the world will mark several major historical milestones like the 70th anniversary of the creation of NATO, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, and the 75th anniversaries of the Liberation of Luxembourg and the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Luxembourg – Statement on Russian PM Medvedev’s Planned Visit to the Grand Duchy

The U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg, responding to news of the Russian Prime Minister’s planned visit issued the following statement: “Luxembourg and its government find themselves at a unique time and in a unique place for advancing the right of all countries and peoples to “stay what [they] are”.  It is a unique time as Russian ... Read More»

U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Meets with Prime Minister Xavier Bettel

U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg, Randy Evans, and U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, Tom Yazdgerdi, led a delegation including leaders of the World Jewish Restitution Organization and the Jewish Community of Luxembourg, to a meeting today with Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, to discuss international efforts, including those of Luxembourg, to address remaining Holocaust-era property issues. ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans’ Statement on Russia’s Withdrawal from the INF

Russian suspension of the Intermediate Nuclear forces Agreement treaty (INF) simply confirms what everyone knew. The Russian government has not and did not intend to comply with the ban on intermediate nuclear weapons. To protect all of Europe, including Luxembourg, the United States can now meet the challenge of the security and safety of its ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Randy Evans’ Statement on the Reopening of the U.S. Government / Aspirations for 2019

Wednesday, January 30th 2019 With the passage of a continuing resolution on Friday January 25th, U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg Randy Evans issued the following statement: “Following the passage of a continuing appropriations act last Friday, I am pleased to say that activities across the U.S. government have resumed, most especially those of the U.S. Department of ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Luxembourg, Luxembourg

03 December, 2018 Location:  Luxembourg, countrywide. Event:  During the holiday season security measures in Luxembourg remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans’ Veterans Day Remarks – 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018 – 11:00 am Luxembourg American Military Cemetery and Memorial Delivered by: Ambassador J. Randolph Evans Good morning and welcome – thank you all for coming to: Members of the Diplomatic Corps; Government of Luxembourg; Veterans; All the members of the 52nd Fighter Wing’ Everyone from the Spangdahlem Air Base community; Scouting Groups; ... Read More»

Veterans Day 2018 Ceremony

In Luxembourg, Veterans Day is traditionally celebrated at the Luxembourg American Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg. The Luxembourg American Cemetery is one of 26 overseas American military cemeteries managed by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC). In the presence of Ambassador Randy Evans and his wife Linda, the Commander of the 52nd Fighter Wing out of ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans’ Op-Ed on the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI

“Armistice Day: Why it matters on its 100th Anniversary” Open Editorial by J. Randolph Evans, U.S. Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg It is a new millennium.  Indeed, it is almost two decades into a new millennium.  For many, pre-2000 events have moved beyond distant memories to the studied past – to be learned in ... Read More»

Luxembourg College Night – LCN – 2018

Last night, together with EducationUSA Luxembourg and the International School of Luxembourg, the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg organized the second Luxembourg College Night (LCN).  LCN 2018 was a huge success, with close to 400 attendees visiting with the 30 universities represented. From major research institutions to small liberal arts colleges, to performing arts programs and ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans attends annual Liberation Commemoration in Esch-Alzette – 10 September 2018

September 10th, 1944 marks a special day in the Luxembourgish commemoration calendar. On this very day, U.S. troops liberated Luxembourg City. But the capital wasn’t the only city to be delivered on that day. Esch-Alzette and many other towns were liberated too. Units of the 5th U.S. armored division, commanded by General Lunsford E. Oliver, ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans and Mrs. Evans visit the National Military History Museum in Diekirch

On September 6th, 2018 Ambassador Evans and his wife Linda went on an official visit to the National Military History Museum in Diekirch. The Ambassador was welcomed by the Museum Director Benoît Niederkorn, History Professor and museum special pedagogical projects coordinator Philippe Victor, President Frank Rockenbrod, Vice-President Marc Rosch and former museum curator and historian ... Read More»

American Labor Day Commemoration by Luxembourg Workers Unions

On September 3rd, 2018 Ambassador Evans attended the American Labor Day wreath-laying ceremony, organized by the Luxembourg Trade and Workers unions OGBL and FNCTTFEL (the National Railway and Public Transport Union) at the American Military Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm. Each year, by laying a wreath at General George S. Patton’s grave, this ceremony commemorates ... Read More»

Top Tips for Americans Visiting Luxembourg

Top Tips for Americans Visiting Luxembourg Check your passport validity: Check the expiration date on your passport carefully before traveling to Luxembourg. To enter Luxembourg or the Schengen area, have at least six-month’s validity remaining on your passport. If your passport does not meet the requirements, you may be refused boarding by the airline at your ... Read More»

International Asteroid Day

Ambassador Evans joined the Live Broadcast of Asteroid Day at RTL studios. The Embassy is proud to welcome US Astronauts Randy Schweickart and Ed Lu to Luxembourg and to highlight the important work of the Luxembourg-based Asteroid Day Foundation, dedicated to bringing people together from around the world to learn about asteroids, the impact hazard ... Read More»

Independence Day Celebration 2018

On June 28th, 2018, the U.S. Embassy Luxembourg hosted its annual Independence Day reception celebrating 242 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The theme of this year’s reception was “Journey Across America” featuring vintage posters of each unique U.S state, a large pin-board for guests to mark their favorite city, traditional foods ... Read More»

Ambassador Evans Welcomes Local Students and Scholarship Winners

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, Ambassador Evans welcomed four local high school students to the U.S. Embassy, to congratulate them on receiving competitive scholarships to study and experience American University life in the United States. Through the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship and EducationUSA Academy, the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section will send four students on ... Read More»

50th Anniversary of Luxembourg’s NATO Supply and Procurement Agency

On June 25th, 2018, Ambassador Evans was proud to honor the NATO Supply and Procurement Agency (NSPA) on the occasion of its 60th Anniversary of its founding, and its 50th Anniversary in Luxembourg. NSPA provides responsive, effective and cost-efficient acquisition, including armaments procurement; logistics; operational and systems support and services to the Allies, NATO Military ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Celebrates 2018 LGBTI Pride Month

On Friday, June 1st 2018, Chargé d’Affaires Kerri S. Hannan hosted the Rainbow Flag Raising in honor of LGBTI Pride Month, with guest of honor and First Husband, Gaulthier Destenay, Member of Parliament Marc Angel as well as the Ambassadors and representatives of the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain and France. We also had ... Read More»

2017 International Religious Freedom Report

The Department of State submits this annual report to the Congress in compliance with section 102(b) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-292), as amended. This report covers the period between January 1 and December 31, 2017. U.S. embassies prepare the initial drafts of country chapters based on information from government officials, ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Kerri Hannan visits Ecole Internationale de Differdange

On Tuesday May 29, Chargé d’Affaires Kerri Hannan visited the Ecole International (EI) in Differdange.  Headmaster Gerard Zens and Assistant Headmaster Elisabeth DaSilva welcomed Ms. Hannan to the school where Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Marco Leon has spent the year helping to support English language learning. Marco has been supported by cooperating teachers Mr. ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Kerri S. Hannan Memorial Day Ceremony 2018

American Battle Monuments Commission, Luxembourg American Cemetery Saturday, May 26, 2018 Gudde Mëtteg, Good Afternoon I would like to start by thanking everyone in attendance today including our honored guests: His Excellency Mr. Weiler, The Honorable Mrs. Beissel, The Honorable Mr. Etgen, The Honorable Mr. Wivenes, The Honorable Mr. Wilmes, Lt. General Clark, General Duschène, ... Read More»

Memorial Day 2018

On Saturday, 26th May, the United States Chargé d’Affaires Ms. Kerri S. Hannan and the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) hosted the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the American Military Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm, known as Luxembourg American Cemetery. This year, the fly-over was performed by a U.S. AirForce C120-J SUPER HERCULES, assigned to ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Ms. Kerri S. Hannan Opening Remarks at the 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections Debate

May 17, 2018 Kerri S. Hannan, Chargé d’Affaires a.i   Thank you to Maison Moderne, Duncan Roberts and his team for tonight’s event, to Arendt and Meddernach for hosting and to our debaters from Democrats Abroad and Republican’s Overseas.   Finally, thank you to the audience for your interest. I am always heartened to see ... Read More»

2018 U.S. Midterm Elections Debate

On Thursday, 17th May, Chargé d’Affaires, Kerri S. Hannan gave opening remarks at the U.S. Midterm Elections Debate between Republicans Overseas Luxembourg and Democrats Abroad Luxembourg, respectively lead by James O’Neal, William Abundes and Natalie Bachiri, Eva Moynihan. The event was co-organized by PaperJam Business Club and AmCham Luxembourg and moderated by Delano news editor-in-chief, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Luxembourg, Luxembourg

The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation hubs, and other public venues. ... Read More»

Meet Mike Pompeo, the new Secretary of State

Few Americans possess a resume as varied as that of Mike Pompeo: first in his class at West Point, an editor of the Harvard Law Review, entrepreneur, congressman and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Add a new line to that resume: America’s chief diplomat. Pompeo, 54, was sworn in 26 April 2018 as the ... Read More»

2018 EducationUSA Academy Call for Applications

EducationUSA Academy Summer 2018 U.S. Embassy Funded Scholarship Call for Applications Written Essay Competition Do you want to improve your English and experience U.S. university campus life? Then the EducationUSA Academy program might be right for you. For the first time, the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg is pleased to offer two to three full scholarships for high school students in ... Read More»

2017 Battle of the Bulge Commemorations

From December 15 to 17, 2017, the U.S. Embassy participated in several World War 2 commemorations, remembering the start of the Battle of the Bulge on December 16, 1944. Chargé d’Affaires, Kerri S. Hannan, who went to Schumann’s Eck National Liberation Memorial commemoration, advocated more collaboration between the nations. Public Affairs Officer, Daniel Pattarini, who ... Read More»

Veterans Day Hockey Game

On November 11, Veterans Day, the U.S. Embassy hosted a friendly ice hockey game between the Tornado Luxembourg and the Spangdahlem Air Base Varsity Team to celebrate friendship between the U.S. and Luxembourg, honor of veterans and promote the sport of hockey which has passionate fans on both sides of the Atlantic. The sold out ... Read More»

Veterans Day Commemoration at the (ABMC) American Military Cemetery and Memorial

Each year on November 11th at 11 AM, the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg together with the American Battle Monuments Commission commemorates Veterans Day at the American Military Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm. The Official Party was led by the U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Kerri S. Hannan. and included guest speaker Mr. Kelly McKeague, Director of ... Read More»

United States House of Representatives Appropriations Committee Members Visit Luxembourg

Thursday and Friday October 19-20, 2017 Luxembourg American Military Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm Joint wreath laying with H.E. Mr. Mars di Bartoloméo (President) and Members of Parliament Marc Angel and Claudia Dall’Agnol. Two members of the United States House of Representatives Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee for Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, Chairman Charles ... Read More»

Youth Engagement in Historic Institutions – International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)

In September 2017, the U.S. Embassy and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State organized and sponsored an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in the U.S. The program entitled “Youth Engagement in Historic Institutions” was aimed at examining strategies for increasing youth engagement at museums and historic institutions by using ... Read More»

Luxembourg Heritage Days 2017

For the third year in a row, Embassy Luxembourg participated in the annual Heritage Days organized by the Luxembourg Administration des Service des Sites et Monuments in which historical monuments and buildings that are not otherwise opened may be viewed by the public. The Embassy opened the Ambassador’s residence – also called the Chief of ... Read More»

Luxembourg College Night 2017

On 5 October, 2017 over 25 Top American Universities came to Luxembourg to recruit talented and diverse High School and University Students. For the first time ever in Luxembourg, over25 universities were represented at an American-style university recruitment fair. From major research institutions to small liberal arts colleges, to one of America’s most highly regarded ... Read More»

State Department releases 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

Secretary Tillerson: “Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security. But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That’s ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson Delivers Remarks on International Religious Freedom

On August 15, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the  2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom  at the U.S. Department of State. Religious freedom is both a core American value and a fundamental human right. Mandated by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, the IRF Report describes the status of religious freedom in foreign countries and U.S. actions and ... Read More»

Special Olympics in Luxembourg

Congratulations and thanks to the wonderful team from Special Olympics Arizona who represented the United States at a 9 team international tournament in Luxembourg from July 7-9. We appreciate your spirit and sportsmanship. Thanks to our friends at Special Olympics Luxembourg for putting on a great event! Read More»

Start-Up 4.0. Follow-Up with Prize Winners

On July 6th, the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg had a follow-up Ideas/Pizza event with the Start-Up 4.0 (fourth annual youth entrepreneurship workshop and pitch night) students and entrepreneur mentors. During the meeting the winning social entrepreneur ideas were re-pitched and possible problems and solutions for the continuation of the proposed ideas identified. All attendees enjoyed ... Read More»

4th of July Celebration

On June 29th, the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg held its yearly Independence Day Celebration.This year’s celebration was themed “100 Years of Jazz” and was a huge success as more than 220 people attended and celebrated the 241st anniversary of U.S. Independence. The new Chargé d’Affaires Kerri Hannan warmly welcomed all the guests and in her ... Read More»

Walferdange U.S. Summer Festival

On Sunday July 2nd, the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg and EducationUSA were represented at the Summer Festival organized by the Walfer Music band of the commune of Walferdange. The Summer Festival featured a ‘Spotlight on the USA’ featuring American music, American Foods such as Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Corn on the Cobb. Both young and ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Ms. Kerri Hannan U.S. Independence Day Celebration – June 29, 2017

"Ladies and gentlemen, representatives of the government and royal family of Luxembourg, members of the diplomatic corps, business and civil society leaders, media professionals, educators, artists, students, friends of the U.S. Embassy, and honored guests…gudden ovente and wëlkomm!" Read More»

LGBTI June Pride Month 2017

In honor of LGBTI June Pride Month, Chargé d’Affaires Kristi Roberts and a few special guests from the local LGBTI NGOs Rosa Lëtzebuerg and CIGALE (Centre d ’Information Gay et Lesbien) as well as the Jewish Community of Esch/Alzette gathered to raise the LGBTI Rainbow Flag on the Embassy’s flag pole. This is the third ... Read More»

Memorial Day 2017

On 27th May, 2017 the U.S. Embassy Luxembourg and the American Battle Monuments Commission held their annual Memorial Day ceremony at the American Military Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm. Several hundreds of participants gathered under a warm and sunny summer sky to pay tribute and remember those servicemen and women who have died while serving ... Read More»

Embassy Art Vernissage

On September 22, the U.S. Embassy hosted a vernissage of an art exhibition titled: Artistes Luxembourgeoises. The exhibition is showcasing 10 local talents of women Luxembourg artists; Manon Bertrand, Martine Deny, Malou Faber-Hilbert, Flora Mar, Laura Marxen, Iva Mrazkova, Anna Recker, Christiane Schmit, Marie-Pierre Trauden-Thill, Claire Weides-Coos and Annette Weiwers-Probst. When the former Ambassador left ... Read More»

Ambassador Visits DuPont de Nemours & Company

 On July 26th, Ambassador McKean, accompanied by Embassy staff, visited DuPont de Nemours & Company’s site in Contern to meet with the current and incoming Plant Managers Claude Metzdorf and Paul Meyers and tour the plant. One of the oldest U.S. companies operating in Luxembourg, established in 1962 and employing over 1300 staff, the Luxembourg ... Read More»

Ambassador Visits Mondorf-les-Bains

 On July 25th, Ambassador McKean and Ms. Kaye visited the town of Mondorf-les-Bains on the invitation of Mayor Lex Delles and the Chairman of the Domaine Thermal, Paul Hammelmann. The Domaine, an historically well-known health and wellness (spa) resort complex, is a key economic component of the growth and success of Mondorf, attracting an international ... Read More»

Ambassador Visits Esch/Belval – Luxembourg Center for Systems Biology; Technoport; Luxinnovation; ArcelorMittal Belval Plant

 In a visit to Esch/Belval July 20, Ambassador McKean learned about the past, present, and future of Luxembourg’s economy – its history and future in steel at the ArcelorMittal facility and its efforts to diversify the economy by supporting innovation at the Luxembourg Center for Systems Biology, the Technoport research center and incubator, and Luxinnovation, ... Read More»

Secretary of State John Kerry Visits Luxembourg

 On July 16th 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on an official two-day visit to Luxembourg to meet with members of the Luxembourgish government and to strengthen ties with this important ally of the United States of America and fellow NATO member. After arriving from a visit in Moscow early on the 16th, Secretary ... Read More»

Official Town Visit to Esch-Alzette

On July 18th, Ambassador McKean and Ms. Kaye had an official town visit to Esch-Alzette, Luxembourg’s second largest city. At the city hall, they met with Mayor Vera Spautz and several members of the City Council. After that meeting, altogether they walked through the pedestrian street of Esch, which is known to be the longest ... Read More»

Ambassador Visits Luxembourg Findel Airport

 On July 7th, Ambassador McKean was invited to visit the various component parts of Luxembourg Findel Airport, kindly organized by Luxairport, the airport authority. In addition to the passenger terminal and security systems, the Ambassador toured the impressive Luxair Cargo Center, the fifth-largest freight hub in volume in Europe, serving Cargolux, Luxembourg’s all-cargo airline, and ... Read More»

Ambassador Visits LuxConnect

 On July 5th, 2016, H.E. United States Ambassador David McKean and the Embassy Staff honored LuxConnect with a visit of their headquarters in Bettembourg. The Ambassador was warmly welcomed by LuxConnect’s CEO Roger Lampach and CBDO Tom Kettels who briefly presented the activities of the company. Ambassador McKean then discussed with the LuxConnect staff the ... Read More»

Ambassador Visits Avery Dennison

Ambassador McKean made a courtesy visit to the European headquarters of the U.S. industrial company Avery Dennison in Rodange on June 28th. Avery Dennison, headquartered in Glendale, CA, employs 400 staff in Rodange and produces labeling and packaging materials. The company was the recipient of the Luxembourg-American Business Award a few years ago, in recognition ... Read More»

World Refugee Day

Gardening event at refugee center in honor of World Refugee Day with Ambassador David McKean and Minister of Family and Integration, Corinne Cahen On Monday afternoon, U.S. Ambassador David McKean and his wife, Ms. Kathleen Kaye, joined embassy staff and the Minister of Family and Integration, Corrine Cahen, OLAI and Red Cross staff in honoring World Refugee ... Read More»

Ambassador Visits Goodyear

On June 10th, The Ambassador visited Goodyear, the largest U.S. company by staff size operating in the Grand Duchy, with a state-of-the-art tire technology research center. Goodyear’s Luxembourg site is a cutting-edge Technology Center for the design/research and development (R&D) of automotive tires. The bulk of the business is prototypes for truck tires (both small ... Read More»

WINTER ON FIRE by Evgeny Afineevsy

Round Table and Special Viewing of WINTER ON FIRE Oscar-nominated Netlix original documentary with director and producer Evgeny Afineevsy On June 6th, the U.S. Embassy hosted Mr. Evgeny Afineevsy, the director and producer of the Oscar-nominated Netlix original documentary, Winter on Fire which chronicles the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014 as student demonstrations ... Read More»

LGBT Flag Raising

JUNE LGBT PRIDE MONTH & 20th ANNIVERSARY OF ROSA LËTZEBUERG June has been designated LGBT Pride because of the Stonewall riots which occurred in June 1969. Every year during his tenure President Obama has issued a proclamation declaring June to be LGBT Pride Month and the State Department has marked it in many ways. Last ... Read More»

Ambassador McKean Welcome Reception

 Last night, Ambassador David McKean and his wife Kathleen Kaye hosted a Welcome Reception at their residence. Dignitaries from the political, economic/business and cultural sectors had been invited. About a hundred guests enjoyed a wonderful evening. In his remarks, Ambassador McKean stressed how much he and his wife Kathleen have enjoyed Luxembourg so far: ” ... Read More»

Memorial Day Ceremony

 On May 28th, the Embassy and the American Battle Monuments Commission held the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the American Military Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm, Luxembourg. Ambassador McKean was joined by many dignitaries of Luxembourg: His Excellency Mr. Lucien Weiler Marshal of the Court, Ms. Simone Beissel Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies, Mr. ... Read More»

Memorial Day Remarks United States Ambassador to Luxembourg, David McKean

Good afternoon and welcome to everyone here: Your Excellency Mr. Lucien Weiler Marshal of the Court Ms. Simone Beissel Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies Mr. Félix Braz Minister of Justice Mr. George Wivenes President of the Council of State Ms. Lydie Polfer Mayor of Luxembourg City Mrs. Marilynn Rustand Lieurance, whose father lies buried ... Read More»

Start-Up 3.0. Pitch Night and Award Ceremony

For the third year in a row, the Public Affairs Section invited a dynamic US Entrepreneur to lead a week-long workshops for local high school students. The focus of this year was women, so we invited a female entrepreneur and 26 female high school students participated. The program culminated in a pitch night where each ... Read More»

Start Up! 3.0 Entrepreneurship Workshop

For the third year in a row, US Embassy Luxembourg organized an entrepreneurship workshop for high school students. This year the participants were all young women from Ecole Privée Fieldgen and Lycée Aline Mayrich. The speaker specialist this year was a woman from the U.S., Sheena Lindahl. Her company, Empact, focuses on facilitating a culture ... Read More»

WWII Victory in Europe Day – May 8th

On Saturday, Ambassador McKean attended the annual commemoration of the end of WWII on European soil, organized by the ” former combattants of 1939-1945, Luxembourg Korean War and UN Peace Keeping Forces”. Together with WWII Allied Ambassadors and representatives, Luxembourg’s Ministry of Defense, the city of Luxembourg and patriotic societies, Ambassador McKean laid a wreath ... Read More»

Fulbright Alumni Reception

 Last night the Embassy and the Fulbright Commission for Belgium and Luxembourg hosted the annual Fulbright Alumni reception at the Ambassador’s residence. This annual event brings together American Fulbrighters currently studying all over Europe and Luxembourg Fulbright Alumni. We even had the priviledge of hosting Mr. Jean Hamilius, who is currently the oldest Luxembourg Fulbright ... Read More»

World Press Freedom Day Round Table Discussion

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) PAS Luxembourg organized a round table discussion between Ambassador McKean, three Iraqi journalists seeking asylum in Luxembourg, local journalists and members of the Luxembourg Youth Parliament. With the sudden influx of refugees in Luxembourg (+/- 3,000 to date with another 1,000 expected), PAS got to know ... Read More»

Ambassador Visits Ampacet

On April 25th, Ambassador McKean made his first visit to a U.S. company in Luxembourg, Ampacet, the recipient of the 2016 Luxembourg-American Business Award. Ampacet is a privately-held U.S. company with over 2000 employees headquartered in Tarrytown, New York and present in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1995, the company’s European headquarter ... Read More»

Ambassador McKean Credentialing

 Following his nomination by President Barack Obama and confirmation by the U.S. Senate, David McKean was sworn in by Secretary of State John Kerry as the 22nd U.S. Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on March 14, 2016. On April 14, 2016 Ambassador David McKean presented his credentials to H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri at the Grand ... Read More»

Black History Month 2016

February was Black History Month, and in addition to month-long posts on important events and people, members of the Embassy staff and American Fulbright students spent the morning of February 26th at Lycée de Garçons in Esch. There they discussed the American Civil Rights era, Martin Luther King, Jr., and race relations in the U.S. ... Read More»

Starbucks Outreach Visit

Chargé d’Affaires Alison Shorter-Lawrence and Embassy staff visited Luxembourg’s first Starbucks today, located at the LUX airport. Delicious beverages were enjoyed by all! SSP, a French food retail outlet manager specialized in travel center locations, such as airports and train stations, was awarded the tender at the airport after proposing a Starbucks store. SSP already ... Read More»

TTIP Roundtable with Luxembourg and European Youth Parliaments

Embassy Luxembourg hosted a panel discussion on the merits of the Transatlantic Trade Initiative Partnership (T-TIP) for 50 members of the Luxembourg Youth Parliament and the European Union Youth Parliament. The members of the Youth Parliaments listened while the U.K. Ambassador Alice Walpole, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Alison Shorter-Lawrence and the DCMs from the German and ... Read More»

American Chef Hugh Acheson’s Cooking Demonstration and Food Truck Tasting

 Acclaimed American Chef Hugh Acheson visited Luxembourg for a two day culinary program designed to highlight American cuisine and strengthen cultural ties. After a welcome dinner hosted by EuroToques Luxembourg President, Daniel Rameau, Chef Acheson held a private cooking demonstration for industry conatcts that was meant to be a TTIP promotional event, emphasizing the fact ... Read More»

4th of July Reception

 On July 2, 2015, the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg hosted its annual Independence Day reception celebrating 239 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The theme of this year’s reception was “American Music Through the Ages” and featured posters and images of well-known American musicians as well as a live band performing a ... Read More»

Special Olympics “Torch March”

On June 29, 2015, the U.S. Embassy of Luxembourg hosted a “Torch March” in celebration of Luxembourg’s Special Olympics team’s departure for the Olympic games in Los Angeles. Chargé d’Affaires Alison Shorter-Lawrence; Chair of Special Olympics, Pascale Schmoetten; and National Director of Special Olympics Luxembourg, Mark Feltgen made remarks in English and in Luxembourgish which ... Read More»

Fulbright Alumni Concert

June 25, 2015, the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg hosted Charles de Bourcy, a Fulbright Science and Technology fellow from 2012, to perform several piano pieces from Chopin and Liszt. Charles de Bourcy holds awards and recogintions for his piano performances both from the U.S. and from Luxembourg. He is currently working on his PhD in ... Read More»

Lycée Technique Agricole Presentation on June 8, 2015

On June 8, 2015, Jack Bobo, senior advisor on biotechnology and global food policy to the U.S. State Department, visited Lycée Technique Agricole in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg to speak to the students, teachers and the headmaster. Lycée Technique Agricole is the only high school in Luxembourg that offers programs in agriculture, horticulture, mechanics, and environmental science. ... Read More»

World Environment Day

On June 5, Luxembourg high school students attended a special event celebrating World Environment Day 2015. After a very interesting panel discussion with Luxembourg Government official, University of Luxembourg scientists and US representative of Agriculture and Trade, students got to plant a symbolic tree on the Embassy compounds as well as take back a baby ... Read More»

Youth Environment Video Awards

 US Embassy Luxembourg launched its Youth Environment Video Contest in June of 2015, on World Environment Day. The response from local students was impressive, and the Embassy received 15 videos from 27 students representing six different schools. The video contest viewing and awards ceremony took place on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Ciné Utopia in ... Read More»

LGBT Pride Month Flag Raising

On May 29, 2015 President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring the month of June as LGBT Pride Month, 2015. Like many U.S. Embassies around World, the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg raised an LGTB flag today on its premises to celebrate LGBT Pride Month 2015. Together with the U.S. National flag, the LGBT flag will ... Read More»

PPP Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Alison Shorter-Lawrence gave remarks and awarded the two U.S. Embassy-U.S. Enterprise scholarships for 2015-2016. Thanks to this Public Private Partnership and donations by both the U.S. Embassy and local American Companies, two talented students will be able to spend a semester studying in the USA. The companies who have generously supported this ... Read More»

Citi Journalistic Excellence Award

On April 23, the Embassy hosted the annual Citi Journalistic Excellence Award Reception, sponsored by the American bank Citi and administered by Columbia University. This event showcases not only the challenging and compelling profession that is journalism but also the financial industry, still the primary pillar of the Luxembourg economy. The winner of this year’s ... Read More»

Start-Up 2.0. Youth Entrepreneurship Pitch Night and Award Ceremony

 Last night, the Embassy organized a pitch night event and award ceremony for the high school students who participated in the Start-Up 2.0. Youth Entrepreneurship competition. Last January, the students participated in a one week workshop session where they learned how to launch their own business. Co-sponsored by the Future Lab of BNP Parisbas and ... Read More»

New Year’s and Farewell Reception

 Last night, Ambassador Robert and Mrs. Julie Mandell hosted a New Year’s Reception for a couple hundred of guests from the political, business and cultural sectors. While wishing everyone a happy and very successful New Year, the Ambassador also said farewell to Luxembourg. He handed in his resignation to President Obama effective, 27 February 2015. ... Read More»
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