Putting the Transatlantic Economy on a Free and Fair Footing

Remarks for Ambassador Richard Grenell at the Stiftung Familienunternehmen “Putting the Transatlantic Economy on a Free and Fair Footing” Berlin, June 28, 2019 Thank you for that kind introduction. Let me start by thanking the Family-Owned Business Association for having me here to talk about the transatlantic economic relationship. Events like this allow us to …

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Ambassador Grenell to Participate in March of the Living with Other U.S. Ambassadors

Joint Release of the Co-Chairs of the U.S. Delegation to the March of the Living On May 2 in Krakow, Poland, eight U.S. government officials will come together to lead, for the first time ever, an official delegation to the annual March of the Living at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps.  The three co-chairs of this …

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Ambassador Grenell Speaks at the Commemoration Ceremony at Flossenbürg

Ambassador Grenell took part in the 74th anniversary commemoration ceremony of the liberation of the concentration camp Flossenbürg. Flickr photo album Ambassador Grenell also unveiled a plaque for Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a theologian and anti-Nazi resistance fighter who was murdered in Flossenbürg 74 years ago. #NeverAgain —————————————————————————————————————————————–     Ambassador Richard Grenell Remarks at Flossenbürg Liberation Ceremony April 14, …

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2019 UN Watch Rally in Geneva

Thank you very much for having me. And Thank you to Hillel for organizing this important rally. Today the United Nations Human Rights Council will convene again to discuss a set of phony allegations against the State of Israel. I think it speaks to integrity of the Human Rights Council that we already know what …

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2019 Munich Security Conference

From Friday until Sunday, more than 30 heads of state and government and over 100 cabinet ministers from across the globe came together at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) for discussions on major international security challenges. The United States of America was represented at the MSC 2019 with a wide-ranging delegation. It featured various principals from different branches of …

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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell  on the Death of President George H. W. Bush

U.S. Embassy Berlin December 1, 2018 Statement by U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell on the Death of President George H. W. Bush George Herbert Walker Bush, 41st President of the United States, died last night at the age of 94. His integrity, wit and positive outlook will always challenge me and the millions of people around …

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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard A. Grenell at the AmCham Transatlantic Business Conference Berlin, November 30, 2018

As prepared for delivery Good afternoon!  It is my pleasure to be here with you today at the 12th annual Transatlantic Business Conference.  Thank you, Olaf for the kind introduction. I’d also like to thank AmCham Germany for the great job you’ve done in organizing this annual conference and for the invitation to speak here …

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Remarks by Ambassador Grenell World AIDS Day Conference Warsaw, Poland, November 27, 2018

November 27, 2018 (As delivered) Introduction It is my pleasure to be here with you during your 25th anniversary conference. I am humbled to speak with you today, especially in light of the very important role which Res Humanae has played in fighting HIV and AIDS across this region. We gather together today after having …

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Veterans Day 2018

Ambassador Grenell’s Statement Honoring Veterans Every November 11, the United States marks Veterans Day to honor the brave men and women who served in our armed forces.  We celebrate the accomplishments, the sacrifice, and the courage of our country’s servicemen and servicewomen, and we draw inspiration from their example.  Through their service, they safeguard core …

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2018 Commemoration of Pogromnacht

Eighty years ago, in 1938, Jewish homes and businesses, cemeteries and synagogues were vandalized and destroyed.  Nearly 100 Jewish people lost their lives during the violence. Today, as we remember the devastating events of that night, we must remember that incidents of anti-Semitism are on the rise again in Germany, in the United States, and …

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2018 Outstanding Diplomacy Award

Zionist Organization of America Superstar Gala New York City, November 4, 2018 Ambassador Richard Grenell Thank you Suzanne.  Your friendship and support mean the world to me. I have to begin by thanking Mort Klein for his friendship, encouragement, support . . . and daily emails. Without Mort my inbox would be so much easier …

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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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