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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 / …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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/

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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!

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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: ” …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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