Testimony by DAS Gabriel Escobar at a HFAC hearing on U.S. engagement in the Balkans

Testimony by Deputy Assistant Secretary Gabriel Escobar House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment, and Cyber Hearing on U.S. Engagement in the Balkans October 28, 2021 Chairman Keating, Ranking Member Fitzpatrick, distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to discuss U.S. engagement in the Western Balkans. For over three decades, ... Read More»

Joint U.S.-EU Statement on the Western Balkans

The text of the following statement was released by the Government of the United States of America and the European Union. Begin Text: Following the recent meeting between Secretary Blinken and High Representative Borrell, the United States and the EU agreed to further strengthen their joint engagement in the Western Balkans in support of the ... Read More»

Ambassador Byrnes’ remarks at The Economist’s “Western Balkans Summit” in Skopje

On October 1, 2019, U.S. Ambassador Kate M. Byrnes joined The Economist’s “Western Balkans Summit,” where she highlighted that the Secretary Pompeo’s visit to the region, and the recent appointment of Matthew Palmer as a special representative for the region signal that the United States remains keenly focused on the region, as a lynchpin of ... Read More»
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