Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 16, 2010


Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs Mike Froman and European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht will brief the press following the Transatlantic Economic Council (TEC) meeting on December 17th at 2:00 pm in Rm. 1105 at the U.S. Department of State.

Founded in 2007, the TEC brings together senior policy makers and regulators from both sides of the Atlantic to focus on deepening our transatlantic relationship to promote innovation, addressing non-tariff barriers to trade through increased regulatory cooperation, and jointly exploring global economic competitiveness issues.

This event is on-the-record, and open to all press.
Pre-set time for cameras: 1:15 pm at the 23rd Street entrance.
Final access time for all press: 1:45 pm at the 23rd Street entrance.

Media representatives may attend this briefing upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).

Media inquiries for this event may be directed to: Valerie O’Brien, Office of Press and Public Diplomacy, Bureau for European and Eurasian Affairs, o’brienvc@state.gov or (202) 647-8602.



PRN: 2010/1831