Visit of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Austria

During his visit last week to Vienna, Austria, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Minister of Finance Gernot Blümel, and Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg to discuss various topics, including trade and investment ties with Austria, the fight against COVID 19, economic recovery after the pandemic, ...
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Breaking Hate with Christian Picciolini

The U.S. Embassy invited activist and reformed white supremacist Christian Picciolini to Vienna to talk with stakeholders about his work in extremism intervention, prevention, and disengagement. Christian Picciolini runs the NGO Free Radicals , which works on outreach to communities vulnerable to radicalization. Mr. Picciolini has trained government and law enforcement agencies and given talks around the world on ...
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Ambassador Traina’s remarks at the “Muslims Against Anti-Semitism” Initiative

Ambassador Trevor Traina was honored to speak at an event celebrating Muslimische Jugend Österreich ‘s program against anti-Semitism. [As prepared] Hello.  It is an honor to be here today to recognize the Muslim Youth Austria for their initiative “Muslims Against Anti-Semitism.” First, let me start by wishing you all “Ramadan Kareem.” The holy month of Ramadan started this ...
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Rededication Ceremony at Mauthausen Memorial

On May 5, 1945, the U.S. 11th Armored Division liberated the Mauthausen Concentration camp. The U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with the Mauthausen Committee Austria, rededicated 3 plaques honoring the U.S. military for liberating the camp, and laid a wreath in memory of those who perished at the site. Among the Americans murdered at Mauthausen, were ...
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Ambassador Traina visits Vorarlberg

Ambassador Trevor Traina greatly enjoyed his first visit to Vorarlberg. In his meeting with Markus Linhart, Mayor of the province’s capital Bregenz, they discussed strengthening trade between Vorarlberg and the U.S. At Kunsthaus Bregenz, the Ambassador met with Director Thomas Trummer and visited Miriam Cahn’s upcoming exhibition. In Stadt Hohenems, Director Hanno Loewy welcomed the Ambassador ...
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On the Appointment of Elan S. Carr as Special Envoy To Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism

Press Statement by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019: “I am proud to announce the appointment of Elan S. Carr as the United States Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. Special Envoy Carr is a former criminal prosecutor, and currently serves as a military officer. He has also served as an ...
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