Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs

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Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
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Bureau overview
Formed 1983; 36 years ago (1983)
Preceding bureau
  • Bureau of European Affairs
Jurisdiction Executive branch of the United States
Headquarters Harry S. Truman Building, Washington, D.C., United States
Employees 11,906 (as of 2011)[1]
Annual budget $604 million (FY 2010)[1]
Bureau executive
Parent department U.S. Department of State
Website www.state.gov/p/eur/

In the United States Government, the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) is part of the U.S. Department of State, charged with implementing U.S. foreign policy and promoting U.S. interests in Europe and Eurasia (which it defines as being Europe, Turkey, Cyprus, the Caucasus Region, and Russia), as well as advising the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. It is headed by the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs. The spokesperson is A. Wess Mitchell.

From 1949 to 1983, European affairs were within the purview of the Bureau of European Affairs.


The offices of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs direct, coordinate, and supervise U.S. government activities within the region, including political, economic, consular, public diplomacy, and administrative management issues.[2][3]

Organizational chart for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs as of 2014


  1. ^ a b "Inspection of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs" (PDF). Inspector General of the Department of State. March 2011. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "State Department Student Internship Brochure" (PDF). U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Human Resources. September 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "1 FAM 140 Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR)". Foreign Affairs Manual. U.S. Department of State. July 22, 2014. Retrieved December 13, 2015.

External links

  • Official website
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