Annual U.S. Memorial Day Ceremonies in Belgium

Annual U.S. Memorial Day ceremonies in Belgium May 26 -27, 2018 Belgian and American service members fought side by side to liberate Belgium and Europe from occupation during two World Wars.  Of the nearly 500,000 Americans who died, more than 14,000 are buried in Belgium.  On Memorial Day, Americans pay homage to their fallen soldiers ...
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U.S. Government Presents Best and Final Offer for the Belgian Defense Air Combat Capability Program

Press release February 1, 2018 U.S. Embassy to Belgium, Brussels U.S. Government Presents Best and Final Offer for the Belgian Defense Air Combat Capability Program On February 14, the U.S. F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) submitted its Best and Final Offer (BaFO) for the F-35 as the optimal choice in response to the Belgian Defense ...
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Honoring 40 years of U.S.-Belgian defense cooperation

Press release February 1, 2018 U.S. Embassy to Belgium, Brussels| Honoring 40 years of U.S.-Belgian defense cooperation On January 31, the U.S. Embassy to Belgium organized a reception to bring together longtime allies and key partners in honor of four decades of air defense cooperation. The event highlighted the successes of the past and focused ...
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Rising Belgian fashion and technology pioneer selected to join 2017 Global Entrepreneur Summit

November 13, 2017, Brussels  – Jasna Rokegem, a 24-year- old designer from Antwerp, was selected by the U.S. Department of State to represent Belgium at the 8th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India from November 28-30, 2017. The summit is a public-private partnership that supports entrepreneurs, facilitates the exchange of ideas, and champions new ...
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U.S. Embassy repatriates stolen paintings of Belgian artist Agnes Lorca

Twenty-nine years after Belgian surrealist Agnes Lorca’s unique art work went missing from an art gallery in Philadelphia, seven of those pieces are returning home to the artist’s family in Belgium. At a September 15 reception co-hosted by the Embassy of the United States to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Belgian Federal Police, members ...
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Belgo-Palestinian poet Fatena Al-Ghorra selected to take part in the prestigious International Writing Program of the Iowa University

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that Fatena Al-Ghorra, born in Gaza and living in Belgium since 2010, will take part on the campus of the University of Iowa from August 19 to November 7, 2017 in this prestigious program financed by the U.S. Department of State. It brings together a large panel of ...
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Women 2 Women

Are you a young girl resident in Belgium and aged between 16 and 19? Apply for this 4-day conference “Leadership in Action” organized by the U.S. Embassy and the Boston-based NGO Empower Peace and taking place in Brussels/Antwerp, November 4 to 8, 2015  The conference, all expenses paid, aims at gathering 75 young girls resident ...
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First Belgian F16 Mission in Iraq

U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Denise Campbell Bauer expressed her appreciation for the first mission that the Belgian F16s flew in Iraq as part of the international coalition’s efforts against ISIL. Ambassador Bauer said, “The participation of Belgium, which has already been an important contributor to NATO’s operations in Afghanistan and in Libya, demonstrates Belgium’s commitment ...
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U.S. Memorial Day Commemorations in Belgium

Each year, the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium observes Memorial Day by participating in commemoration ceremonies to honor the more than 14,000 American soldiers buried in Belgium in World War One and World War Two cemeteries.  This year, Memorial Day ceremonies for the American soldiers who fought and died in World War Two ...
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Jean-Luc Dehaene 1940 – 2014

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Prime Minister Jean-Luc Dehaene, one of Belgium’s great leaders and a central figure in the growth and consolidation of the European Union. He will be remembered with deep gratitude by the American people as one of Europe’s most unifying figures and as a champion ...
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United States and Belgium Sign Agreement to Improve International Tax Compliance and to Implement FATCA

Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Mark Storella of the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium and Belgian Finance Minister Koen Geens signed a tax information exchange agreement that will improve international tax compliance and implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).  The agreement reflects the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium and the Government of ...
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U.S. Universities Continue to Attract Belgian Students

According to the Open Doors 2013 Report on International Educational Exchange, which is published by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, 894 Belgian students were enrolled in U.S. higher education this year, which is a 1.6 percent increase from the previous year. The top universities in which Belgian ...
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Wilfried Martens 1936 – 2013

We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Wilfried Martens, one of Europe’s great statesmen and a strong supporter of the transatlantic relationship. He presided over a period of great importance for U.S.-Belgian relations, a period which saw the fall of the Berlin wall, the transformation of the NATO alliance, and the launching ...
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ESTA Only Costs $14!

Are you taking a vacation to the United States this summer? In that case, all you have to do is file a ESTA application. The ESTA only costs $14 and is available on the official website of the U.S government. Do not be fooled by misleading websites. You’re considering a trip to the U.S this ...
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The 2014 Diversity Visa Lottery

Do you dream of moving to the United States? The 2014 Diversity Visa Lottery One-Month Registration Period Starts on October 2, 2012 The registration period for the 2014 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2014) will open on October 2, 2012, and will close on November 3, 2012. Applicants must submit entries electronically using the electronic DV entry ...
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