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COE’s report on Corruption Prevention in Respect of Members of Parliament, Judges and Prosecutors

Since 2000, the U.S. has been a member of the Council of Europe’s Group of Countries against Corruption (GRECO). As such, the U.S. participates in GRECO’s peer assessment process to identify how countries can do better in fighting corruption. On January 17, the Council of Europe released the most recent report on the U.S. in GRECO’s Fourth Evaluation Round which

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The Council of Europe

A selection of 3 key events for the United States of America at the Council of Europe in 2016 : Adoption of the evaluation report on the prevention of corruption in respect of parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors in the United States of America by the Council of Europe anti-corruption body (GRECO). 4th voluntary contribution of $250,000 (225,000 Euros) by the

In the first row (from left to right): Kevin Mac Gabhann - Head of the International Relations Department at EM Business School Strasbourg, Amy Westling - Consul General of the United States in Strasbourg, Dr. Rachel Price-Kreitz – Academic Coordinator for exchange in the U.S.A.

Consul Westling to EM Business School Strasbourg

Amy Westling, Consul General of the United States in Strasbourg opened today the International Exchange Fair at the Strasbourg Business School. Surrounded by students who will soon choose their exchange destination for their third year of studies, Amy Westling presented them the benefits of studying in the United States and introduced them to some aspects of U.S. history, culture and

U.S. Deputy Permanent Observer to the Council of Europe Amy Westling handing over the letter of agreement offering the funds to COE Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni.

The United States support efforts against Cybercrime

The United States, through the State Department’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, contributed another  $250,000 (225,000 Euros) to the Council of Europe (COE) to support efforts under the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.  This contribution aims to assist COE efforts in providing legislative drafting advice to developing nations and to support increased participation by developing nations in meetings

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WWII Commemoration in Lorraine in Malling, France

On June 25, U.S. Consul General Westling laid a wreath and spoke at the inauguration of a monument in Malling, Lorraine honoring the U.S. Army 10th Armored “Tiger” Division and its role in crossing the Moselle river to push back Nazi troops and liberate the town located near the France-Luxembourg border in 1944.  91-year old WWII U.S. veteran Alfred Taylor of

U.S. Consul General Attends Annual Remembrance Ceremony at France’s Only Nazi Concentration Camp

French Secretary of State for Veterans Affairs Jean-Marc Todeschini led the annual remembrance ceremony at the sole Nazi concentration camp on French soil June 26 at Strutof-Natzwiller west of Strasbourg in the Vosges mountains.  U.S. Consul General Amy Westling represented the United States, joining other members of the consular and diplomatic corps including representatives from Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland,

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Celebrating Europe Day in Sigolsheim

On Sunday, May 8, Consul General Amy Westling commemorated Victory in Europe Day and laid a wreath – with Mayor-delegate Thierry Speitel-Gotz — at the American Monument just outside of Sigolsheim in Alsace, France.  The monument was erected in memory of all American units that fought alongside the French First Army from November 1944 to February 1945 for the liberation

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Memorial Day Commemoration in Epinal

“Today, we pay tribute to all the American forces – to all our heroes, known and unknown – who have given their lives for their country.”  U.S. Consul General Amy Westling spoke at the Memorial Day commemoration at the WWII American Cemetery in Epinal, France on May 29. The American Cemetery in Epinal is the final resting place for 5,255

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Celebrating Europe Day

On Europe Day, May 9, U.S. Consul General Amy Westling joined Deputy Mayor of Nancy Mr. Jean-Michel Berlemont in a tour of the American Library in Nancy in Lorraine, France.  She met students, viewed their creative drawings depicting European Union member states on the theme of “The City of Nancy’s European May,” and gave a talk to guests of the

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150th Anniversary of U.S. Consulate General in Strasbourg

Ambassador of the United States in France, Jane Hartley, was travelling in Alsace this week to celebrate the 150 years of the U.S. Consulate General in Strasbourg. On this occasion, President Obama signed a letter to mark the 150 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Alsatian city. Discover the letter here: http://goo.gl/k1WfV4 The Ambassador took advantage

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Inaugurating Robert Capa Exhibit at Council of Europe

Consul General Amy Westling along with the Hungarian Ambassador to the Council of Europe (COE), Mr. Ferenc Robak, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary to the COE, Ms. Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, inaugurated an exhibit on the life and work of Robert Capa at the COE on July 1.  A Hungarian-American who became one of the most famous war photographers ever, Capa is world-renown for his

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Pow Wow in Ornans: Tribute to Cultural Diversity

U.S. Consulate General Strasbourg was happy to support a Pow Wow co-organized by the city of Ornans and the 4Winds association in Ornans, Franche-Comté. The fourth edition of the Pow Wow brought 47 Native Americans from U.S. and Canadian nations to Ornans to share their traditions with some 15,000 visitors.  The first day of the three-day cultural festival, which included

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The United States Army Europe Band & Chorus: “America’s Musical Ambassadors in Europe!”

The U.S. Consulate General in Strasbourg, in collaboration with the City of Strasbourg, the City of Maizieres-les-Metz, Americans in Alsace Association, and Lorraine-Etats-Unis Association was pleased to welcome the United States Army Europe Band & Chorus for two concert in Strasbourg and Maizieres-les-Metz on October 15 and 16, 2014. Based in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, the United States Army Band & Chorus

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U.S. Army Europe Band & Chorus Concert Band

The U.S. Consulate General in Strasbourg was very happy to team up with Americans in Alsace Association and its Theater Group (ATG) and stage Seussical Jr. (by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty) Musical in Strasbourg. The mission of the ATG is to produce annual theater productions showcasing American themed plays and to offer theater instruction to children and adults in

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70th Anniversary of Liberation of Nancy

Discours pour la cérémonie militaire de Nancy Monsieur le Préfet, Monsieur le Maire, Monsieur le Gouverneur Militaire, Monsieur le Commandant de la Base de Nancy, Mesdames et Messieurs les Autorités Civiles et Militaires, Mesdames et Messieurs, Dear fellow Americans, Chers amis, Tout d’abord, permettez-moi de vous remercier pour votre accueil chaleureux, Monsieur le Maire. Vous savez, je ne suis en

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Liberation of Rombas, Lorraine – Story of Friendship

Consul General Amy P. Westling was very happy to participate in the 70th commemoration ceremony of the liberation of Rombas in Lorraine, France on September 14, 2014. Captain Jim Henderson and his men of the Army 243rd Field Artillery Battalion’s Battery A freed the people of Rombas in October 1944 during the Allied Liberation of France during World War II. 

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Inno’Cup Jr. Finalists Present Innovations at Consul General’s Residence

Three finalist teams from lycees in the Strasbourg area joined Consul General Amy Westling at the residence on July 1 to share videos of the innovations they presented at the Inno’Cup Jr final competition in Grenoble during July 8-9.  Attending with professors and supporters from the University of Strasbourg (Jardin des Sciences), each team demonstrated their innovations, showed videos, answered

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Interfaith IFTAR Dinner at CG Residence

Consulate General Strasbourg joined with religious representatives to celebrate Ramadan with an Iftar dinner at the Consul General’s Residence July 7.  Attendees included the President of the Grand Mosque of Strasbourg, the Grand Rabbi of Strasbourg, the President of the Regional Council of Muslim Faith, the Regional Council’s Protestant Pastor in charge of interfaith issues, the Muslim chaplain of Strasbourg, and

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Interfaith IFTAR Dinner at CG Residence

Consulate General Strasbourg joined with religious representatives to celebrate Ramadan with an Iftar dinner at the Consul General’s Residence July 7.  Attendees included the President of the Grand Mosque of Strasbourg, the Grand Rabbi of Strasbourg, the President of the Regional Council of Muslim Faith, the Regional Council’s Protestant Pastor in charge of interfaith issues, the Muslim chaplain of Strasbourg, and

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The Harvard Din and Tonics in Strasbourg

U.S. Consulate General in Strasbourg was very happy to welcome the Harvard Din & Tonics for a wonderful concert at the Centre Culturel Marcel Marceau in Strasbourg on June 17, 2014.  The “Dins” are currently conducting a 10-week, 16-country tour sharing their form of entertainment with audiences around the world. The Harvard Din & Tonics are Harvard University’s signature all-male

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The AFS Ambulance Tour

To celebrate the centennial of WWI, the US Embassy France has partnered with American Field Service (AFS) Vivre SansFrontière– France to develop a project in honor of youngAmerican ambulance volunteers—the AFS Ambulance tour. This year not only marks the centennial of WWI but also of the American Field Service (AFS), the precursor to AFS Vivre SansFrontière – France. Shortly after the outbreak

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Lea Gilmore and Marc Borms: “Soul of a People or History of African American Music and Civil Rights”

In honor of the April jazz month, ConGen Strasbourg welcomed a blues, gospel and jazz singing civil rights activist Lea Gilmore to Strasbourg and Metz for three conference-concerts entitled “Soul of A People.”  Ms. Gilmore and her pianist Marc Borms spoke and sang on the history of African American music; civil and human rights; and women’s rights, and their role

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Greening Buildings in Strasbourg

Mark Ginsberg, a former Senior Executive and Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy who is currently working as a consultant on green buildings around the world, spoke on March 19 with engineering and architectural students and architects at Strasbourg’s Institute of Applied Sciences (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, or INSA). His talk addressed issues of energy efficiency, renewable

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College Board Expert Demystifies U.S. College Application Process

Consulate General Strasbourg welcomed Michael Kabbaz, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio to Strasbourg March 17 to talk about the U.S. higher education system and demystify the college and university application process for students and parents. Hitting several cities in Western Europe through a collaboration between his university, the College Board, and

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