9/11 Commemoration at the U.S. Embassy

Today we remember the nearly 3,000 people – Americans, Germans, and citizens from around the world – who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 in a senseless attack driven by hate and intolerance.  We think also of the four Americans killed in Benghazi, on this same day in 2012.  And while 9/11 will always ...
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In Honor of Senator John McCain

Statement from Ambassador Richard Grenell: The news of the death of Senator John S. McCain brings me great sadness. He was an inspiration to me and many people around the world.  I worked for Senator McCain during his 2000 presidential campaign and it is there where we saw what a true Maverick leader looks like. He was unorthodox, ...
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Removal from the United States of Former Nazi Guard Jakiw Palij

On August 20, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed Jakiw Palij, 95, from the United States. He arrived in Germany on August 21, making today the culmination of a 14-year effort to remove the former Nazi camp guard. Six Nazi perpetrators under court order of deportation have died in the U.S. in this decade alone; ...
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U.S. Sanctions Are Back on Iran: Look Who is Protesting in Iran and Why

(Focus Online, August 14, 2018) As many U.S. sanctions against the Iranian regime kicked back in this past week, the world watched as the people of Iran protested across the country. They were not protesting U.S. sanctions; they were calling for reform and accountability of their own government. Instead of “Death to America,” they shouted ...
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Berlin Brigade Military Police Veterans Greeted by Ambassador Grenell

Ambassador Richard Grenell had the opportunity to meet with former members of the Berlin Brigade Military Police at the Embassy, and encouraged them to share some of their historic experiences while serving here. Several members present were literally on point in the epic photo depicting the famous face-off at Checkpoint Charlie between U.S. and Soviet ...
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Ambassador Grenell Hosts Kickoff Event for Berlin Food Week at Embassy

U.S. Embassy Berlin hosted 60 guests from the Berlin restaurant and media sphere to inaugurate Berlin Food Week (BFW). The United States is the proud partner country of this year’s BFW, a one-week, multi-event food festival with city-wide promotions. This year food from the United States will be highlighted at targeted consumer workshops and exclusive ...
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Ambassador Grenell Leads Embassy Participation in CSD Parade

Ambassador Grenell and Embassy Berlin were proud to take part in Berlin’s 40th Christopher Street Day (CSD) parade.  This year marked the embassy’s seventh time marching, and the Ambassador’s 25th Pride (his first was the March on Washington in 1993). The Embassy and Ambassador Grenell hosted a series of activities to communicate U.S. support for human rights during ...
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2018 Independence Day Reception

U.S. Embassy Berlin hosted some 2,500 invited guests from the German business, cultural and political sphere, as well as members of the diplomatic corps and other international guests at an Independence Day celebration on July 4 at Tempelhofer Feld. The celebration marked America’s 242nd birthday, and gave Americans in Germany and German citizens the chance ...
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2018 Frankfurt Airlift

FRAPORT Airlift 70th Anniversary Commemoration Frankfurt, June 26, 2018 Ambassador Richard Grenell   Minister-President Bouffier, it is an honor to join you in commemorating the Berlin Airlift. 70 years ago today, and continuing during the ensuing months, food and fuel was loaded on aircrafts bound for Berlin every two to three minutes. The logistics work ...
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Policies on Women’s Health and Cancer Screening (June 13, 2018)

Policies on Women’s Health and Cancer Screening June 13, 2018 Ambassador Richard   Thank you for coming to the Embassy today to highlight women’s health and cancer screening.  I am especially pleased to be able to welcome Ambassador Nancy Brinker and the other distinguished panelists to advance these discussions on issues I care about deeply. As ...
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Visit of AIPAC to Germany (June 12, 2018)

Visit of AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) to Germany Berlin, June 12, 2018 Ambassador Richard Grenell Thank you Phil de Toledo, Howard Kohr, Lillian Pinkus, and Richard Fishman.  It is a privilege to welcome members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee to Berlin.  Father Desbois, it is a pleasure to meet you. ...
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Ambassador Grenell Meets U.S. Business Leaders in Berlin

Ambassador Grenell had his first engagement with the business community at an AmCham Germany-hosted dinner in Berlin.  Business leaders from 8 major US firms shared their views on the transatlantic trade and investment relationship and the Ambassador explained his top priorities.  All participants agreed to work on ways to collaborate to achieve our shared objectives ...
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