Readout: President Biden Meeting With President Parmelin and Foreign Minister Cassis


GENEVA (June 15, 2021)---President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with President Guy Parmelin and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis of Switzerland.  President Biden thanked President Parmelin for hosting the U.S.-Russia Summit in Geneva on June 16, and he expressed appreciation for Switzerland’s unique historical role providing a neutral ground for…

Republic of Latvia – Staff Concluding Statement of the 2021 Virtual Article IV Mission


Washington, DC (June 15, 2021)---After a relatively mild first wave of COVID-19, Latvia experienced a stronger and deadlier second wave. A robust recovery is expected, assuming mass vaccination gains momentum and containment measures are phased out. Policies should remain supportive in the near term and should be adjusted flexibly to…

World Bank, IMF Launch High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable and Inclusive Recovery and Growth


Washington, DC (June 15, 2021)--In the face of two crises—COVID-19 and climate change—the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund launched a High-Level Advisory Group (HLAG) on Sustainable and Inclusive Recovery and Growth today to help secure a strong recovery and set a path for green, resilient, and inclusive development over the…

Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism


CITY OF WASHINGTON (June 15, 2021)--the Biden's senior administration officials held a teleconference with a select group of press on National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism. SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  Hello, everybody.  This is [senior administration official].  Thank you very much for making time to talk tonight as we approach the…

Are plant-based ground beef alternative products healthier than ground beef?


MINNESOTA (June 15, 2021)---A growing number of Americans are giving plant-based ground beef alternative products a try, with the aim of eating healthier and protecting the environment.To find out if plant-based products are in fact healthier, University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) researchers studied the nutritional quality of plant-based ground…

Remarks by President Biden, President of the European Council Charles Michel, and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen Before the U.S.-EU Summit


BRUSSELS (June 15, 2021)--- today President Joe Biden delivered remarks before the U.S. - EU Summit.  PRESIDENT MICHEL:  Well, Mr. President, dear Joe, we are so pleased to welcome you in Brussels.  You are back in Brussels, and America is back on the global scene.  It’s great news.  It’s great…