1 FAM 140 

BUREAU OF EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS (EUR)

(CT:ORG-509;   12-12-2018)
(Office of Origin:  EUR-IO/EX)

1 FAM 141  ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS

1 FAM 141.1  Assistant Secretary Responsibilities

(CT:ORG-243;   05-05-2011)

The Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs:

(1)  Reports directly to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs;

(2)  In addition to the responsibility for conducting U.S. foreign relations with countries within the geographic region assigned to the bureau (1 FAM Exhibit 141.1), is responsible for countries within the bureau and for relations with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), European Union (EU), and other transatlantic and European international organizations (see 1 FAM 112);

(3)  Has substantive and coordinating responsibility for 1 FAM 140, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR); and

(4)  Carries out the common responsibilities of administering a regional bureau (see 1 FAM 110, Statements of Common Responsibilities of Regional Bureaus).

1 FAM 141.2  Organization

(CT:ORG-267;   04-26-2012)

See 1 FAM Exhibit 141.2 for an organization chart of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR).

1 FAM 141.3  Authorities

(CT:ORG-262;   03-30-2012)

The authority for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) derives from 22 U.S.C. 2651a and 22 U.S.C. 2656, which are the general authorities of the Secretary of State for managing the Department and conducting foreign relations.

1 FAM 142  OFFICES REPORTING TO THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY

1 FAM 142.1  Deputy Assistant Secretaries

(CT:ORG-227;   08-27-2010)

See 1 FAM 113.  Individual deputy assistant secretaries oversee certain offices, as directed by the Assistant Secretary (see organization chart at 1 FAM Exhibit 141.2).

1 FAM 142.2  Executive Director (EUR-IO/EX)

(CT:ORG-161;   09-11-2006)

The Executive Director of the Joint Executive Office (EUR-IO/EX) supports the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) and the Bureau of International Organization Affairs (IO).  See 1 FAM 116, Executive Director.

1 FAM 142.3  Special Assistant

(CT:ORG-161;   09-11-2006)

The special assistant:

(1)  Assists the Assistant Secretary with policy coordination, paper flow, and travel, as directed; and

(2)  Supervises the staff assistants.

Also, see 1 FAM 110, Statements of Common Responsibilities of Regional Bureaus.

1 FAM 142.4  Staff Assistants

(CT:ORG-227;   08-27-2010)

Staff assistants act as staff aides to the Assistant Secretary and bureau officers.  Also, see 1 FAM 117, Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary.

1 FAM 143  Special ADVISERS

(CT:ORG-227;   08-27-2010)

The titles and functions of special advisers to the Assistant Secretary and the bureau are outlined in 1 FAM 118.  The Assistant Secretary may designate additional advisers.

1 FAM 143.1  Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance for Europe and Eurasia (EUR/ACE)

(CT:ORG-227;   08-27-2010)

The Coordinator of U.S. Assistance for Europe and Eurasia (EUR/ACE):

(1)  Supervises EUR/ACE and serves as both Coordinator of the Support for East European Democracy (SEED) Act in accordance with section 601 of that Act, and as the Program Coordinator of the Freedom for Russia and Emerging Eurasia Democracies and Open Markets (FREEDOM) Support Act in accordance with section 102 of that Act;

(2)  Designs an overall assistance strategy for each SEED and FREEDOM Support Act country and, as appropriate, for key regional programs;

(3)  Supervises the Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance for Europe and Oversees program and policy coordination among all U.S. Government agencies;

(4)  Pursues coordination with other countries and international organizations;

(5)  Ensures proper management and oversight by agencies responsible for implementing assistance programs;

(6)  Resolves policy and program disputes among U.S. Government agencies; and

(7)  Directs region-wide strategic planning, program policy development, program budget planning, performance monitoring, and reporting and evaluation of U.S. Government assistance.

1 FAM 143.2  Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues (EUR/SEHI)

(CT:ORG-509;   12-12-2018)

The Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues (EUR/SEHI):

(1)  Supervises EUR/SEHI;

(2)  Develops and implements policy with respect to Holocaust-era assets, compensation for wrongs committed during the Holocaust, and Holocaust education and remembrance;

(3)  Shapes policy and assists in efforts to combat anti-Semitism in support of broader U.S. interests in fostering democracy, pluralism, human rights, and tolerance in Europe and Eurasia;

(4)  Participates in the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research;

(5)  Serves on the Board of Trustees of the German Future Fund and works with Austrian officials to ensure full compliance with outstanding provisions of our bilateral compensation agreements;

(6)  Is a member of the Board of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum;

(7)  Serves as U.S. Representative on the International Commission of the International Tracing Service; and

(8)  Monitors undertakings from the June 2009 Prague Holocaust-Era Assets Conference.

1 FAM 144  OFFICE DIRECTORS

1 FAM 144.1  Country Directors

(CT:ORG-227;   08-27-2010)

Country directors:

(1)  Serve as the single focus of responsibility for coordination of Department and interdepartmental activities of the U.S. Government within the country or countries for which they are assigned responsibility.  This includes:

(a)  Providing continuing interdepartmental and intradepartmental planning, coordination, and implementation of decisions;

(b)  Raising specific matters for the National Security Council-Interdepartmental Group (NSC-IG) to consider, and participating in NSC-IG discussions concerning the country or countries for which they are assigned responsibility; and

(c)  Primary responsibility for managing crisis operations, as necessary;

(2)  Provide general instructions and guidance for the operations of the Foreign Service establishments in the country or countries of their assigned responsibility, which includes providing an adequate, regular flow of information on U.S. Government policies, policy deliberations, and diplomatic exchanges in Washington, DC, especially on matters that may result in negotiations and representations abroad;

(3)  Ensure support for the ambassador both within the Department and government-wide, and for all mission requirements (e.g., policy, program, resources, operations, and administration);

(4)  Maintain and coordinate relationships with foreign missions in the United States; and

(5)  Provide regular guidance on Foreign Service reporting.

1 FAM 144.2  Office of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts (EUR/CARC)

(CT:ORG-227;   08-27-2010)

The Office of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts (EUR/CARC) is responsible for Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, and supports the U.S. Co-Chair of the Minsk Group.

1 FAM 144.3  Office of Central European Affairs (EUR/CE)

(CT:ORG-227;   08-27-2010)

The Office of Central European Affairs (EUR/CE) is responsible for Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland.

1 FAM 144.4  Office of European Union and Regional Affairs (EUR/ERA)

(CT:ORG-262;   03-30-2012)

The Office of European Union and Regional Affairs (EUR/ERA) develops recommendations and coordinates action and positions on Department policies related to the European Union (including the European Commission, European Council, and European Parliament) and the Council of Europe.  Issues include, for example, trade, development and humanitarian assistance, international crime, terrorism, environment, energy, and macro finance.

1 FAM 144.5  Office of Nordic and Baltic Affairs (EUR/NB)

(CT:ORG-161;   09-11-2006)

The Office of Nordic and Baltic Affairs (EUR/NB) is responsible for Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden.

1 FAM 144.6  Office of Policy and Global Issues (EUR/PGI)

(CT:ORG-227;   08-27-2010)

The Office of Policy and Global Issues (EUR/PGI):

(1)  Serves as the bureau's liaison office with the Department's functional bureaus and offices, including CA, DRL, G/TIP, H, INL, IO, OES, PRM, S/CT, and S/GWI, and is responsible for policy formulation and substantive expertise on global issues that have an impact on U.S. relations with Europe and Eurasia, including counterterrorism, crime, corruption, counternarcotics, climate change and environment, democracy, human rights, labor, international religious freedom, homeland security, trafficking in persons, science and technology, health/HIV/AIDs, refugees, women’s issues, and engaging Muslim communities;

(2)  Manages Congressional relations for the bureau, in close coordination with the Bureau of Legislative Affairs (H);

(3)  Manages United Nations issues for the bureau, in close coordination with the Bureau of International Organization Affairs (IO) and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN);

(4)  Manages the bureau's strategic planning process and the preparation of policy and planning documents, including Mission Strategic and Resource Plans (MSRPs) and the Bureau Strategic and Resource Plan (BSRP), in close coordination with the joint executive office (EUR-IO/EX) and other bureau offices;

(5)  Manages consular and domestic security issues for the bureau, in close coordination with the Bureau of Consular Affairs and the Department of Homeland Security;

(6)  Manages outreach with diaspora and other communities, nongovernmental organizations, and corporate entities with an interest in the region; and

(7)  Devises policy recommendations and options, manages crosscutting issues, and prepares position papers, speeches, and testimony.

1 FAM 144.7  Office of Public Diplomacy (EUR/PD)

(CT:ORG-262;   03-30-2012)

The Office of Public Diplomacy (EUR/PD) develops strategies for presenting U.S. policies, values, and culture abroad and coordinates with other State Department bureaus and other departments to identify, articulate, and shape U.S. Government discourse for European and Eurasian audiences in support of U.S. policies.  In furtherance of this mission, EUR/PD:

(1)  Builds public understanding, broad outreach, and support for U.S. foreign policy in Europe and Eurasia;

(2)  Advises the Assistant Secretary and other Department officials on likely and actual European and Eurasian public reaction to proposed and current policies;

(3)  Manages the strategic allocation of public diplomacy resources across EUR posts in alignment with global, regional, and national policy priorities; and

(4)  Serves as EUR liaison with the Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP).

1 FAM 144.8  Office of Policy and Regional Affairs (EUR/PRA)

(CT:ORG-227;   08-27-2010)

The Office of Policy and Regional Affairs (EUR/PRA):

(1)  Develops and coordinates U.S. nonproliferation and arms control security interests with other agencies and offices in the Department; and

(2)  Takes the lead in planning, formulating and implementing EUR bureau policy for:

(a)  Security assistance issues involving Foreign Military Funding (FMF), International Military Education Training (IMET), and Peacekeeping Operations (PKO);

(b)  Nuclear issues (including nuclear posture and counter-proliferation programs), missile defense, nonproliferation, export controls, and border security, including coordination at NATO on these issues;

(c)  Science, environment, and technology issues, primarily monitoring the disposition of highly enriched uranium (HEU) and collaborative space issues involving the international space station (liaison with Department of Energy, NASA, and the European Space Agency); and

(d)  Arms control, disarmament, arms sales, and arms control/nonproliferation sanctions.

1 FAM 144.9  Office of European Security and Political Affairs (EUR/RPM)

(CT:ORG-227;   08-27-2010)

The Office of European Security and Political Affairs (EUR/RPM):

(1)  Develops and coordinates policy on U.S. security interests in Europe, including those related to NATO, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and European contributions to multinational military operations.  EUR/RPM prepares guidance for:

(a)  U.S. Mission to NATO;

(b)  U.S. Mission to the OSCE; and

(c)  Posts abroad regarding European security policy; and

(2)  Is the central coordination point within the State Department for European security policy development and within the U.S. Government for coordinating and transmitting guidance concerning U.S. obligations under the North Atlantic Treaty or responsibilities as a NATO ally and OSCE Participating State; these responsibilities include NATO and OSCE operations and implementing decisions from NATO and OSCE summits and ministerials.

1 FAM 144.10  Office of Russian Affairs (EUR/RUS)

(CT: ORG-191;   08-06-2008)

The Office of Russian Affairs (EUR/RUS) is responsible for the Russian Federation.

1 FAM 144.11  Office of South Central European Affairs (EUR/SCE)

(CT: ORG-191;   08-06-2008)

The Office of South Central European Affairs (EUR/SCE) is responsible for Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.

1 FAM 144.12  Office of Southern European Affairs (EUR/SE)

(CT: ORG-191;   08-06-2008)

The Office of Southern European Affairs (EUR/SE) is responsible for Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey.

1 FAM 144.13  Office of Eastern European Affairs (EUR/EE)

(CT:ORG-339;   07-22-2014)

The Office of Eastern European Affairs (EUR/EE) is responsible for Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine.

1 FAM 144.14  Office of Western European Affairs (EUR/WE)

(CT: ORG-191;   08-06-2008)

The Office of Western European Affairs (EUR/WE) is responsible for Andorra, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, The Vatican, and the United Kingdom.

1 FAM 144.15  Office of Press and Policy Outreach (EUR/PRESS)

(CT:ORG-262;   03-30-2012)

The Office of Press and Policy Outreach (EUR/Press) develops strategies for presenting U.S. policies to media and audiences in the United States and articulates and shapes U.S. Government discourse on issues related to Europe and Eurasia.  In furtherance of this mission, EUR/Press:

(1)  Advises the Assistant Secretary and other Department officials on likely and actual domestic public reaction to proposed and current policies;

(2)  Develops and coordinates public affairs action and information dissemination in the United States;

(3)  Generates and coordinates formulation of approved policy guidance for the Department Spokesperson, other senior officials, and U.S. missions in the EUR region; and

(4)  Serves as EUR’s liaison with the Department’s Bureau of Public Affairs (PA).

1 FAM 145 THROUGH 149  UNASSIGNED

1 FAM Exhibit 141.1  
Countries and International Organizations With EUR Representation

(CT:ORG-227;   08-27-2010)

Countries

Albania

Germany

Poland

Andorra

Greece

Portugal

Armenia

Hungary

Romania

Austria

Iceland

Russia

Azerbaijan

Ireland

San Marino

Belarus

Italy

Serbia

Belgium

Kosovo

Slovakia

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Latvia

Slovenia

Bulgaria

Liechtenstein

Spain

Croatia

Lithuania

Sweden

Cyprus

Luxembourg

Switzerland

Czech Republic

Macedonia

The Netherlands

Denmark

Malta

The Vatican

Estonia

Moldova

Turkey

Finland

Monaco

Ukraine

France

Montenegro

United Kingdom

Georgia

Norway

 

 

International Organizations

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) – U.S. Mission, Brussels, Belgium

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – U.S. Mission, Paris, France

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) – U.S. Delegation, Vienna, Austria

European Union (EU) – U.S. Mission, Brussels, Belgium

 


1 FAM EXHIBIT 141.2  
BUREAU OF EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS (EUR)

(CT:ORG-481;   09-28-2018)