Join us for Washington, D.C.'s International Coastal Cleanup on Kingman Island on September 21, 2019! As part of the global #EUBeachCleanup campaign to combat marine litter, we are partnering with Ocean Conservancy to help clean up the Anacostia River. Let's beat plastic pollution and preserve our ocean! The cleanup will take place from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Family and friends are welcome.
On this first International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief, we pay tribute to all those around the world who lost their lives and suffered attacks because of their religion or belief. Persecution as a response to religious belief or affiliation, or lack thereof, is a violation of international law and requires joint work to combat it.
The European Union and the United States, represented respectively by Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the United States and Jani Raappana, Deputy Head of Mission, for the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, and Robert Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative, signed today in Washington D.C. an agreement reviewing the functioning of an existing quota to import hormone-free beef into the EU.