Diversity Visa 2020 Program – Applications Open

Online registration period for the DV-2020 Program will last from noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Wednesday, October 3, 2018, and noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-5), Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Applicants have to submit entries for the DV-2020 program electronically at  dvlottery.state.gov  . There is no cost to register for the DV Program. Do not wait until the ...
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Opening Remarks for the Opening of the “Bridge of Understanding” Exhibit

Good morning. I would like to thank Brankica Jovanović, Dragan Čurović, and everyone at the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality for inviting me to be with you this morning and to take part in the opening of this fantastic exhibition, Bridge of Understanding. I would also like to recognize Harvey Lloyd, a groundbreaking photographer ...
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Statement by Heather Nauert, U.S. Department of State Spokesperson

August 21, 2018 Russia’s Continued Unlawful Imprisonment of Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleh Sentsov Today marks the 100th day of the hunger strike of Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker who is arbitrarily detained in a remote Russian prison. The United States is deeply concerned about his deteriorating health, and we renew our demand that Russia immediately release ...
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Demonstration Alert – July 30, 2018

Location: Stari Dvor/Parliament, Belgrade, Serbia Event: A celebration for the Serbian water polo team is expected to take place on July 30, 2018 beginning at 8:15pm.  The celebration will take place in front of the Stari Dvor near the Serbian Parliament building.  In the past, similar events have drawn between 5,000 – 10,000 people, which will adversely affect traffic ...
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Serbian Human Rights Activist Receives the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Hero Award

The United States Secretary of State named Ivana Radović a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Hero.  Ms. Radović is Head of Policy and Learning at ASTRA, one of Serbia’s premier grassroots anti-trafficking NGOs.  The Department of State also upgraded Serbia to Tier Two on its annual TIP Report, a reflection of the work that the Serbian ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia

Location: Belgrade, Serbia Event: There will be an LGBT Pride Walk on Saturday, June 23, 2018, starting at 11:00 am. The walk will start at Pionirski Park and proceed to Trg Nikole Pasica, Terazije, Kolarceva, Vasina, and Studentski Trg. Last year’s event included several dozen participants and was incident free. There is no indication that this ...
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Ohio National Guard Builds Partnerships at Platinum Wolf 2018

Nearly 45 members of the Ohio National Guard’s 838th Military Police Company arrived in the Republic of Serbia June 10 to participate in exercise Platinum Wolf. The two-week, multinational peacekeeping exercise will bring 10 nations together to enhance military cooperation and interoperability at Serbia’s South Base and Borovac Training Area, June 11 – 22. The ...
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Demonstration Alert, June 8, 2018

Location:  Roads, bridges, and traffic circles in Belgrade, which may include Slavija Square, Gazela Bridge, Pancevo Bridge, Branko Bridge, and Pink Circle. Event:  Local media report that demonstrations are expected to take place on June 8, 2018, beginning at 5:00 pm and lasting approximately one hour, to protest the cost of fuel.  Protests on major roads and bridges may cause traffic disruptions ...
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United States Donates $750,000 to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

The United States Department of State is proud to announce the award of $750,000 to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Citizens Association for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and all Forms of Gender-Based Violence (NGO Atina). The 30-month project will combat modern slavery and trafficking networks that target vulnerable individuals.  This grant will help ...
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State Department Releases International Religious Freedom Report for 2017

U.S. Department of State released the  International Religious Freedom Annual Report 2017 On May 29, 2018. The report provides details on the status of religious freedom in various countries and territories. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called religious freedom “a right belonging to every individual on the globe” and said the U.S. “stands with those who yearn for religious liberty.” At the event ...
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U.S. Government Provides $22 Million in New Assistance to Serbia

On May 15, 2018, the United States Government and the Government of Serbia signed agreements under which the United States will provide $22 million in assistance to Serbia. These funds will be used to help make Serbia's economy more competitive, strengthen the rule of law, bolster government operations, improve the media regulatory environment, and combat ...
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Security Alert, May 11, 2018

Following a recent theft at a Belgrade apartment building in which a private security guard was injured, the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade reminds U.S. citizens that pick-pocketing, purse snatchings, residential burglaries, and other economically motivated crimes regularly occur here. Most crimes happen because people let their guard down. Unlocked cars, valuable items left in plain ...
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2018 NUNS Awards for Excellence in Investigative Journalism Remarks

Good Afternoon. First of all, I would like to thank the Faculty of Drama Arts and the Independent Journalists Association of Serbia for hosting this afternoon’s event.  As a strong supporter of a free press, the U.S. Embassy is proud to sponsor for the thirteenth consecutive year the NUNS Awards for Excellence in Investigative Journalism.  ...
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Job Vacancy – Budget Analyst, Deadline: May 21, 2018

Please note: Budget Analyst is one position advertised at two levels – the full-performance level as well as at the developmental level (salary is one grade lower than the full grade of the position).  Please apply only for the vacancy announcement that is most appropriate for your qualifications.  Applicants with less than the full qualifications will ...
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Road Construction Notice

Please be advised that there is construction on Bulevar kneza Aleksandra Karadjordjevica. The road from Pink Circle toward the White Palace and the Embassy is under construction and closed for traffic. The lane from Pink Circle toward the White Palace and the Embassy is under construction and closed for traffic. The other side of the ...
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Speakers Program Call for Proposal

The U.S. Speaker Program awards grants to American experts to travel worldwide or to participate in the programs to engage audiences through lectures, workshops, and seminars; through appearances in media; and in a consultancy capacity. The U.S. Speaker Program proactively promotes an understanding of U.S. foreign policy and other key policies, and the political, economic, ...
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Demonstration Alert April 5, 2018

Location:  Protest march from Saborna Cathedral near Kalemegdan Fortress to Parliament and then to St. Sava Church in Belgrade. Event:  A demonstration and march are expected to take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018, beginning at 10:15 a.m. The 1389 Organization plans to demonstrate in support of a law banning abortion.  Similar demonstrations in the past have drawn ...
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Security Alert April 5, 2018

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia (April 5, 2018) Location:  Partizan and Red Star Soccer Stadiums near Auto Komanda Circle in Belgrade Event:  Soccer clubs Partizan and Red Star will both play games today, Thursday, April 5, 2018, at their stadiums in Belgrade starting at 5:00 p.m.  The two stadiums are close to each other and ...
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United States Provided Nearly $1 Billion in Assistance to Serbia

Since 2001, the United States has provided nearly $1 billion in assistance to Serbia-strengthening the rule of law, increasing good governance, fostering inclusive economic growth, supporting cultural preservation, and helping local communities repair infrastructure and become stronger. The interactive map on this page provides examples of some of the construction projects, roads, equipment, renovations, and ...
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Security Alert March 29, 2018

Location:  Serbian Parliament Building, Nikola Pasic Square, in Belgrade. Event:  Local news reports that the man who threatened to blow himself up in front of the Serbian Parliament Building surrendered to the police. Actions to Take: Continue to avoid the area for the next few hours because the police investigation is ongoing. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia ...
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Thousands of U.S. Volunteers Make Sure $500,000 in Free Medical Equipment Reaches Serbia

U.S. non-profit humanitarian organization C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment) delivered various medical equipment worth more than $500,000 to the Clinical Hospital Center Zemun. This organization is one of the biggest non-profit organizations in the world that delivers medical equipment and supplies to the developing countries. It counts about 30 paid employees and more than ...
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Public Auction on March 31, 2018

On Saturday, March 31, 2018, the U.S. Embassy will conduct a public auction of furniture, computer equipment, appliances, forklift and three vehicles at Savski Nasip 7, Belgrade. Items will be available for inspection on Friday, March 30, 2018, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The auction will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, ...
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Embassy closed on Friday, March 23

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia, is closed on Friday, March 23, because of inclement weather.  All appointments for consular services are canceled. American Citizen Services appointment holders should visit our appointment website  to schedule a new appointment. Visa applicants with a Friday appointment will be contacted to arrange a new appointment. If you are a U.S. ...
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Security Alert: High Risk Soccer Match on March 4, 2018

Location:  Partizan Stadium in Belgrade. Event:  Football Club Partizan will play Rad on March 4, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Partizan Stadium in Belgrade.  This is a high risk event because of the likelihood of clashes between fans in and around the stadium.  Expect a large police presence throughout Belgrade and traffic problems near the stadium. Actions to Take: Avoid ...
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Fulbright Non-Degree Research Program for Doctoral Students 2019-2020

Application Deadline: APRIL 27, 2018 The Embassy of the United States of America in Serbia is pleased to announce the Fulbright Non-degree Research Program for Doctoral Students competition for the 2019-2020 academic year.  The Fulbright Non-degree Research Program for Doctoral Students enables young professionals from Serbia who are already enrolled in a PhD program at ...
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Fulbright Graduate Study Program 2019-2020 Competition

Application Deadline: APRIL 27, 2018 The Embassy of the United States of America in Serbia is pleased to announce the Fulbright Graduate Study Program competition for the 2019-2020 academic year.  The Fulbright Graduate Study Program enables young professionals from Serbia to study for one year or longer at U.S. universities to pursue Master’s level of ...
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Demonstration Alert: February 17, 2018

Location:  Republic Square in Belgrade, potential for other locations in Serbia. Event:  The organization 1389 plans to protest the 10th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence on February 17, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in Republic Square.  In the past, similar demonstrations were attended by 80 to 100 people.  Other protests may occur in Belgrade and other cities in Serbia on ...
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Grateful to Deputy Speaker Marinkovic for his initiative to form a Serbian-American Friendship Caucus

First, I would like to thank Deputy Speaker Marinkovic for inviting me here today and for his initiative to found the Serbian-American Friendship Congress, and am honored also that Deputy Prime Minister Mihajlovic has also agreed to join us here today. The United States sees Serbia as a dear friend of long standing.  I welcome ...
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Health Alert: Measles in Serbia

Location: Serbia Event: CDC has issued a Level 1 Travel Notice for Serbia because health officials in Serbia have reported an outbreak of Measles. Review the CDC notice to learn how to protect yourself. Actions to Take: Visit the CDC  Travelers Health Page . Assistance: * U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia * +381 (11) 706-4000 * +381 (11) 706-4000 (emergency after hours) *  belgradeacs@state.gov * ...
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Ohio Works With State Partner Serbia, Angola During Trilateral Medical Exercise

During phase two, military medical personnel from Angola, Serbia and Ohio will operate a field hospital Dec. 11-15 in the Bengo Province of Angola. They will focus on areas such as preventative medicine, pediatrics, family practice, dermatology, optometry, dentistry, and obstetrics and gynecology. This engagement is the first-of-its-kind to happen in the Republic of Angola ...
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DOJ Organizes TOC Round-table for Police Investigators and Prosecutors From the Region

Police Investigators and Prosecutors from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia, as well as the FBI Legal Attache took part in the round-table where they discussed recent and ongoing TOC drug, migrant, and weapons cases, investigative successes and failures, importance of operational analysis, as well as future information sharing.
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Ohio National Guard and Serbian Military First Ever Combined Medical Engagement in Angola

About 30 members of the Ohio National Guard are participating alongside the Angolan and Serbian Armed Forces in the first combined medical engagement between the three militaries, Dec. 4-15 in the Republic of Angola. The two-week trilateral engagement, called PAMBALA 2017, consists of two phases. Phase one, which kicked off Dec. 4 in Luanda, is ...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on “The U.S. and Europe: Strengthening Western Alliances”

November 28, 2017 The Wilson Center Washington, D.C. MS HARMAN:  Good morning.  I’m Jane Harman, president and CEO of the Wilson Center.  Happy to be talking to a packed crowd and to welcome Secretary Rex Tillerson back to the Wilson Center.  As you know, Mr. Secretary, the Wilson Center has a tradition of honoring business and ...
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Serbian Officials Complete NATO Cyber Security Training

Civil servants from the Office of the National Security Council and Classified Information Protection of the government of Serbia were trained to deal with information systems security (INFOSEC) in real life situations. The training took place in Belgrade and Tallinn from 30 October until 10 November 2017 as part of NATO’s Science for Peace and ...
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U.S. ARMY Paratrooper Uros Dzelebdzic Returns to Serbia

U.S. ARMY Paratrooper Spc. Uros Dzelebdzic, a medic with Charlie Company, 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, was born in Belgrade, Serbia and is acting as translator during the exercise. Exercise Double Eagle is a multi-national company-level airborne insertion exercise designed to enhance the relationship between the U.S. and Serbia and strengthen regional security.
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Soccer Match on Thursday, November 2, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that on Thursday, November 2nd at 9:00pm, soccer club Partizan will play Skenderbeg (Albania) at Partizan Stadiumin Belgrade. Police expect 30,000-35,000 people at the stadium. This is a particularly high risk event because of animosity between hooligans affiliated with both teams, and frequent clashes in and around ...
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INL’s ICITAP Program Helps Serbian Police Leadership Advance Police Services

INL’s implementing partner ICITAP Serbia will sponsor participation Assistant Director of Police and Nemanja Bojičić, Chief of Staff to Director of Police, in the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference which will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October 21-24, 2017. The Association goals are to advance police services worldwide: to develop and disseminate ...
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Regional Chiefs of Mission Workshop for U.S. Ambassadors in Sarajevo

The U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo hosted an annual Regional Chiefs of Mission Workshop for U.S. Ambassadors September 17-19. Participating in the workshop were the U.S. Ambassadors to Albania, BiH, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia. During the workshop, the Ambassadors discussed common issues faced by U.S. missions in the region, including Euro-Atlantic integration, advancing ...
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Public Auction of Furniture, Electronic Equipment, Appliances, and Utility Vehicle on September 23

On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the U.S. Embassy will conduct a public auction of furniture, electronic equipment appliances and utility vehicle at Savski Nasip 7, Belgrade. Items will be available for inspection on Friday, September 22, 2017, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The auction will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017. ...
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Alabama Special General Election Scheduled for December 12

The State of Alabama will conduct a special general election on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, for the office of U.S. Senator to replace Jeff Sessions. Service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens may use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), which is the registration and ballot request form accepted by all States and territories. ...
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Opening Remarks – Center for Foreign Policy Conference: “Western Security Architecture and Serbia – Challenges and Dilemmas”

Thank you, Aleksandra, for the introduction and for the opportunity to be here today. I’m looking forward to hearing the discussions. As American Ambassador, I might seem to be a surprising choice to introduce discussions revolving around the question of neutrality, as my country is clearly not a neutral country. We are fully committed to ...
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Summer Work Travel Photo Contest 2017

U.S. Embassy Belgrade is pleased to announce a “Summer Work Travel Photo Contest.” We invite Summer Work Travel participants from Serbia to submit photographs that highlight their experience in America. Photographs may focus on the natural environment, culture, places, or people of the United States, among other subjects, from their time in the United States. ...
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European Travel Alert

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade advises U.S. citizens in Serbia to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This travel alert expires on November 30, 2017. Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates ...
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ICITAP and Serbian Ministry of Interior Attend Training for Future Women in Law Enforcement Leadership Positions

INL’s partner ICITAP Serbia travelled with representative from Serbian Ministry of Interior to Concord, New Hampshire where they will attend leadership training for  future women in law enforcement leadership positions, the training program is sponsored by IACP’s Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI). The training is from August 21-25, 2017. The primary focus is ib furthering professional ...
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Soccer Match in Belgrade 17 August, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that on Thursday, August 17, at 9:00 pm soccer club Partizan will play Videoton (Hungary) at Partizan Stadium in Belgrade.  There is the potential for violence before, during, and after this match.  Expect police activity and crowds around the stadium.  Embassy personnel are generally advised to avoid the vicinity of high-profile ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson Delivers Remarks on the 2016 International Religious Freedom Report

From the beginning, America has been a place that has cherished the freedom of worship. Sadly, many around the globe do not enjoy this freedom… [W]e pray for the strength and wisdom to achieve a better tomorrow – one where good people of all faiths, Christians and Muslims and Jewish and Hindu, can follow their ...
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Soccer Match in Belgrade 25 July, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that on Tuesday July 25 at 8:45 pm soccer club Partizan will play Olympiacos (Greece) at Autokomanda Stadium in Belgrade.  There is the potential for violence before, during, and after this match.  Expect police activity and crowds around Partizan stadium.  Embassy personnel are generally advised to avoid the vicinity of high-profile sporting events. ...
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Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 – Serbia

Overview: The Government of Serbia continued its efforts to counter international terrorism in 2016, and political leaders engaged with the U.S. and international community to develop stronger counterterrorism measures and strategies. Serbia regularly participated in regional counterterrorism and countering violent extremism (CVE) conferences and in training exercises throughout Europe. Serbia’s law enforcement and security agencies, in ...
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State Department Releases Country Reports on Terrorism 2016

The State Department released its annual report, Country Reports on Terrorism 2016, which provides the Department of State’s annual Congressionally-mandated assessment of trends and events in international terrorism that transpired from January 1 to December 31, 2016. The report provides policy-related assessments, country-by-country breakdowns of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation; and contains information on state sponsors of ...
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Readout Of The Vice President’s Meeting With President Of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President July 17, 2017 Vice President Mike Pence met today with President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić. The leaders agreed on the importance of the bilateral relationship and expressed the desire to deepen the partnership between the United States and Serbia. The Vice President expressed U.S. support for Serbia’s ...
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Ambassador Scott Visits Young Scientists in Petnica Science Center

“Study and do what you love. You will be very successful exactly because you will be doing what you love to do. What is important is your love and enthusiasm for what you do.” – U.S. Ambassador Kyle Scott On July 12th, Ambassador Kyle Scott visited the Petnica Science Center , which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Since ...
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Soccer Match in Belgrade 11 July, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that on Tuesday July 11 at 8:45 pm soccer club Partizan will play Buducnost (Montenegro) at Partizan Stadium in Belgrade.  There is the potential for violence before, during, and after this match.  Expect police activity and crowds around Partizan stadium.  Embassy personnel are generally advised to avoid the vicinity of high-profile sporting events. Even demonstrations ...
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State Department releases 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

 “Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security.  But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That’s why ...
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Anti-corruption Training For Serbian Traffic Police

On June 5-6, INL’s implementing partners, ICITAP and OPDAT, conducted a Traffic Police anti-corruption training seminar focused on police ethics, whistleblower protections, proactive corruption investigation skills for internal affairs units, and elements of successful corruption prosecutions, including a discussion on judicial perceptions and evidentiary thresholds.  ICITAP is working with Interior Ministry’s Police Education Department to ...
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Remarks for the Regional Housing Program Assembly of Donors

The bitter harvest of the Balkan Wars of the 1990’s left tens of thousands of people dead, while hundreds of thousands endured the trauma of being forced to flee their homes, compelled to start new lives somewhere else.  Now, nearly a generation later, too many still struggle to rebuild a life and support a family.  ...
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Regional Police Share Expertise In Pristina

INL Assistance partner ICITAP Serbia together with two delegates from the Ministry of Interior, Serbia attended the Fourth Annual Regional Specialized Police Training Conference in Pristina, Kosovo June 13-15, 2017. Serbian participants traveled to Pristina, Kosovo along with other police education directors and managers from Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Croatia. The conference is intended to ...
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President Donald J. Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Serbia to Attend the Inaugural Reception of His Excellency Aleksandar Vučić

President Donald Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Belgrade, Serbia to attend the Inaugural Reception of His Excellency Aleksandar Vučić, President of the Republic of Serbia on June 23, 2017. Mr. Hoyt Yee, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State, will lead the delegation. Members ...
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Ambassador Scott Marks the World Refugee Day

On Tuesday, June 20, Ambassador Kyle Scott, along with Serbian Commissioner for Refugees and Migration Vladimir Cucić and Catholic Relief Services Europe Zone Representative Marc D’Silva, will mark World Refugee Day with a visit to a beneficiary of the Regional Housing Program in Ilinci in the Municipality of Šid. Ambassador Scott will use the opportunity ...
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Sister Park Agreement Signing Ceremony Remarks

Ambassador Kyle Scott June 12, 2017, Belgrade Minister Nedimović, Director Karaklić, Superintendent Noble, ladies and gentlemen, honored guests – I am very pleased to be a part of this important event commemorating the Sister Park Agreement between National Parks in Serbia and the United States. Tara National Park is a cultural and natural treasure.  The ...
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Opening of AMETEK’s new facility in Subotica

Good morning President Vučić, Prime Minister Mirović, Mayor Laban, AMETEK leaders and employees, and distinguished guests. It is a privilege for me to be here today with you at the opening of AMETEK’s new facility in Subotica. We at the Embassy have been strong supporters of U.S. investors in Serbia and of Serbia’s economic development, ...
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U.S. Ambassador Scott Visited Van Drunen Farms, the Largest U.S. Investment in Serbia’s Agricultural Sector

On Wednesday, June 7, U.S. Ambassador Kyle Scott visited U.S.-based Van Drunen Farms (VDF) facility in Banatsko Karadjordjevo.  The facility represents a $13 million investment in Serbia’s agricultural sector, America’s largest. Ambassador Scott toured the food processing facilities and laboratory, and observed fruit and vegetable processing, including freezing and freeze-drying (lyophilisation), as well packaging, storing ...
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Regional Housing Program Provides Building Materials to Former Refugees in Srbobran

Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dačić, Commissioner for Refugees Vladimir Cucić, U.S. Regional Refugee Coordinator for the Western Balkans Sam Healy, along with local authorities, donor country representatives, and other partners celebrated the handing over of building materials to the Pavlovic family of Srbobran, one of 319 building materials packages that will be provided through Sub-project ...
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Registration Deadline Extended for Georgia Special Runoff Election

The State of Georgia will conduct a special runoff election on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, for the 6th Congressional District to replace Tom Price who was confirmed as the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary.  This district consists of parts of Cobb, DeKalb, and Fulton counties. The registration deadline has been extended to May 21. ...
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President Trump’s Speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit

Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank You. I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received by such gracious hosts. I have always heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens, but ...
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Embassy Supports Improving English Language Teaching in Serbia

Ambassador Scott opened this year’s “Awaken Your Curiosity” ELTA Conference, held at the Singidunum University in Belgrade. U.S. Embassy supported this year's ELTA conference not only financially, but also by bringing English language teaching experts from the United States to share their knowledge and experience with colleagues in Serbia and the region.
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Ambassador Scott opens 15th Annual English Language Teachers’ Association Conference

The American Embassy in Belgrade continues its tradition of support and partnership with the English Language Teachers’ Association of Serbia (ELTA).  This year’s conference, titled “Awaken Your Curiosity,” will be held at the Singidunum University in Belgrade, May 19 and 20.  The American Embassy supports the Conference not only financially, but also by bringing English ...
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Opening Remarks – NUNS 2017 Investigative Journalism Awards

Good evening. I would like thank the Faculty of Dramatic Arts for hosting today’s event, and, of course, the Independent Journalists Association of Serbia.  In that regard, Mr. Lekic, congratulations on your recent selection to lead NUNS, which works every day to protect the rights of Serbian journalists so they can perform their essential role ...
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$9 Million For Strengthening Serbia’s Economy and Institution Efficiency

USAID Serbia Мission Director Azza El – Abd and Jadranka Joksimovic, Serbian Minister without portfolio responsible for EU integration, signed amendments to two bi-lateral assistance agreements: Agreement for the better functioning of the public administration of the Republic of Serbia (worth $4,450,000) and amendment to the Agreement for a more competitive market economy (worth $4,645,425). After ...
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American Military Shares Explosive Ordnance Disposal Techniques with Serbian Armed Forces

The United States Army Europe (USAREUR) shared with the Serbian Armed Forces demining platoon stationed in Prokuplje  explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) techniques in a course from April 6 to 28.  This is only the first of three phases of the training program, which will last through the autumn of 2018.  In addition to the training, ...
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Serbia and United States Strenghten Long-standing Assistance Cooperation

On April 28, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Serbia will sign amendments to two assistance agreements, providing an additional U.S. $9 million in assistance to strengthen Serbia’s business enabling environment, make its small and medium enterprises more competitive, and support reforms to Serbia’s judiciary and government operations. ...
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Major General John Harris Visits Joint KFOR-Serbian Army Patrol

Adjutant General – Army, Ohio National Guard, Major General John Harris, visited the members of the Serbian Armed Forces and KFOR engaged in the simultaneous patrol in the Kosovo-Serbia Ground Safety. According to General Harris, the joint patrols emphasize the importance of building trust, and it is well known that Ohio and Serbia have had ...
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Large Protests in Belgrade 25 April, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that the citizen’s initiative “Don’t Drown Belgrade” announced it will hold a demonstration on Tuesday, April 25, at 6:00 pm.  Participants of the ongoing student protests in Belgrade have announced they will join the march starting on Hercegovacka Street in Savamala and continue towards the Serbian parliament.  The ...
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U.S. and Serbian Armed Forces Joint Engineer Training

At Borovac training ground and Vrtogos shooting range a part of the members of the 310th Engineer Battalion of the 3rd Army Brigade and the 15th Engineer Battalion of the US Armed Forces European Command have demonstrated the knowledge acquired during the joint training conducted from 7th – 28th April around the South Base. During ...
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Potential for Violence at Soccer Matches 18 April, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that on Tuesday, April 18, at 5:00pm, soccer club Partizan will play Red Star at Red Star’s Stadiumin Belgrade.  There is a potential for violence before, during, and after this match.  Expect police activity, crowds around the stadiums, and anticipate road closures approximately two hours before the ...
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Protests Continue in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Other Cities

U.S. Embassy Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that Serbian media outlets report plans for further protests and possible counter protests in Belgrade, Novi Sad, and many other cities in Serbia over the coming weekend.   Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise ...
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Potential for Violence at Soccer Match 9 April, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that on Sunday, April 9, at 5:00pm, soccer club RAD will play Red Star at RAD Stadiumin Belgrade. There is a potential for violence before, during, and after the match. Expect police activity, crowds around the stadiums, and anticipate road closures approximately two hours before the games. ...
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U.S. Department of Justice Launches Panel Discussions On Domestic Violence

Recognizing the significance of victim safety and the need for a well-coordinated community response to domestic violence, The U.S. Dept of Justice International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), in cooperation the U.S.Embassy Public Affairs Office began with a series of panel discussions on Domestic Violence. The first one was organized on March 23, 2017 ...
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Ambassador Opens Fourth EducationUSA Southeast European University Tour in Belgrade

The fourth EducationUSA Southeast European (SEE) University Tour in Serbia will be held at Metropol Palace Hotel in Belgrade on April 6 from 4:00–7:00 p.m.  Ambassador Kyle Scott will launch this open-door event for prospective students, parents, and professionals who are interested in pursuing higher academic degrees in the United States. The SEE Tour is ...
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Opening of The New Daycare Center For Persons With Disabilities in Pirot

Director of the European Partnership Task Force of U.S. European Command, Brigadier General William Hall, participated at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of a daycare center for persons with mental and physical disabilities in Pirot. The construction of the daycare center, worth $415,000, was funded by the U.S. Armed Forces European Command, coordinated through ...
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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for U.S.-Donated Daycare Center in Pirot

On Tuesday, April 4th, the U.S. Embassy and municipality of Pirot will conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a daycare center for persons with mental and physical disabilities.  The construction of the daycare center, worth USD 415,000, was funded by the European Command of the U.S. Armed Forces, coordinated through the U.S. Embassy’s Office of ...
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American Corners Engage with Local Communities on Global Women’s Issues

American Corners in Serbia offered a variety of programs and resources related to March’s theme of Women’s History/Issues. Through month-long observance Corners recognized the contributions of women to the arts, science, education, business, and all aspects of American history, addressing also the topics that included equality, human rights, nonviolence, and more. More than forty programs ...
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Embassy Supports Minority Rights Defenders Program

Institute for European Affairs, supported by the Embassy of The United States in Belgrade is implementing the Minority Rights Defenders program. Project that brings together students of Law, recently Bachelor or Master of Laws and lawyers, as well as police officers and people who are being educated for similar professions. The idea of the program ...
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Summer 2017 E-Teacher Scholarship Program

The applications for Summer 2017 courses expired on April 20, 2017 The American English (AE) E-Teacher Scholarship Program offers foreign English teaching professionals the opportunity to take university-level professional development courses through various university partners in the United States. The AE E-Teacher Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by FHI 360. All AE E-Teacher courses use the latest ...
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Possible Protest in Belgrade 25 March, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens of a possible march in Belgrade on Saturday, March 25, 2017, originating at the Church of Saint Sava and proceeding to Rajko Mitic Stadium prior to the soccer match between Moscow-based Spartak and Red Star Belgrade, which begins at 6:00pm that evening. The march may take on ...
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Montana Special Election Scheduled for 25 May, 2017

The State of Montana will conduct a special election on Thursday, May 25, 2017, for its at-large Congressional District to replace Ryan Zinke who was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.  This district represents all counties in Montana. Service members, eligible family members and overseas citizens may use the Federal Post Card Application ...
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Regional Refugee Coordinator Lays Foundation Stone for 40 Apartments Intended for Refugees

Regional Refugee Coordinator Sam (Kent) Healy took part in setting the foundation stone for 40 apartments in Sremska Mitrovica intended for refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, which will be built within Regional Housing Program (RHP). U.S. is the second largest donor to the RHP. Thus far, we have committed $20 million. RHP Assembly ...
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Opening Remarks – Strengthening Political Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Serbia, National Conference

Ladies and Gentlemen: It is my pleasure to be here today to participate in this important national conference. I believe that we can all agree that for democracy to work, every person’s voice matters. If there are those whose voice is weaker, or who are hampered in presenting their views or seeking access to their ...
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U.S. Department of Justice Strengthens Special Anti-terrorism Unit and War Crimes Investigations

The International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) works with Serbian governments to develop professional and transparent law enforcement institutions that protect human rights, combat corruption, and reduce the threat of transnational crime and terrorism. ICITAP provides international development assistance that supports both national security and foreign policy objectives. U.S. Embassy Belgrade, through its Department of ...
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U.S. Army Europe Commanding General Visits Serbia

The Commanding General of United States Army in Europe, Lieutenant General Frederick Hodges, met with the Serbian Minister of Defence, Zoran Đorđević, during his visit of Serbia. Lieutenant General Hodges expressed positive impressions about the cooperation between USAREUR and the Serbian Armed Forces and highlighted extraordinary professionalism and level of training of the members of the ...
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Serbian Minister of Defense Meets Ambassador Scott

The Minister of Defense, Mr. Zoran Đorđević and the Ambassador of the United States of America, Mr. Kyle Scott, talked about the continuation of the established and the development of the future cooperation between the two countries in the field of defense. The interlocutors stated that the bilateral military cooperation was one of the most ...
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Potential for Violence Associated with Basketball Game in Belgrade 23 February, 2017

he U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that on Thursday, February 23, at 7:00pm, Red Star will play Galatasaray (Turkey) at Aleksandar Nikolic Hall in Belgrade.  Due to past incidents of violence involving supporters of the teams, there is a potential for violence before, during, and after the game. Expect police activity throughout Belgrade on ...
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Protest in Belgrade 15 February, 2017

The citizens’ initiative “Let’s Not Drown Belgrade” will hold a protest on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. in front of the Belgrade City Assembly located at Dragoslava Jovanovica Street and Nikola Pasic Square. According to organizers, the group will protest the 2016 demolition of buildings in Savamala. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful ...
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Ambassador Scott to Attend Ribbon-Cutting for a Humanitarian Project in New Belgrade

On Friday, February 3, Ambassador Kyle R. Scott will attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of a humanitarian project which funded the refurbishing of three buildings in New Belgrade to convert them into facilities for persons with disabilities.  The New Belgrade Municipality provided the facilities and covered the cost of utilities and electricity. ...
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U.S. and Serbia Sign Cancer Eradication Memorandum of Understanding

Ambassador Kyle Scott and the Minister of Health of the Serbian government ass. dr. Zlatibor Loncar today signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of research, prevention, control and disease management. Memorandum entails a direct cooperation on these issues between the Serbian Ministry of Health and the National Cancer Institute of the ...
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Residental Burglary Attempts

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade advises U.S. citizens in Serbia of recent incidents of individuals impersonating police to gain entry to private homes for criminal purposes. U.S. citizens are advised to be wary of unannounced visits by the police to their homes, and contact local police to report suspicious activity. In Belgrade two white males ...
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U.S. Navy SEALs Train with Serbian Forces

Members of Special Operations Command Europe conducted the first-ever Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) with the Serbian Special Anti-Terrorist Unit (SAJ) here Nov. 23 through Dec. 13. The fourteen-day JCET is designed to give U.S Special Operations Forces an opportunity to conduct combined exercises with foreign security forces in a variety of areas to sharpen ...
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Ambassador Scott met with the President of the Republic of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic

Ambassador Scott met with the President of the Republic of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic on January 17 to review the previous year and discuss future cooperation in 2017.  The ambassador praised the progress in Serbia regarding economic stability and growth.  He noted the opening of four chapters in the EU accession process in 2016, and said ...
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Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow Summer Institute 2017

Application deadline for this program expired on February 25, 2017 The U.S. State Department, Bureau of Cultural and Educational Affairs, and the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade are pleased to announce a summer institute for young Europeans. Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow Summer Institute will take place in summer 2017 (exact dates will be announced later). The ...
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The United States Condemns the Assassination in Ankara of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov

The United States condemns the assassination in Ankara of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones, with the Russian people, and with all the other victims who were injured in this attack and their families.  We stand ready to offer any assistance that may be required to Russia and ...
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Holiday Season Security Reminder

U.S. Embassy Belgrade advises U.S. citizens in Serbia of the risk of increased crime, including residential break-ins, during the holiday season. Terrorism also remains a concern across Europe, particularly during the holiday period, and we encourage you to review the Europe Travel Alert. Beware of holiday or charity scams.  The Belgrade City Sanitation Company warns ...
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U.S. Government Supports Renovation of the Serbian Ministry of Interior’s Weapons and Ammunition Stockpile Facility in Platicevo

The United States is pleased to have contributed nearly 90,000 dollars to a project to renovate the Ministry of Interior’s weapons and ammunition stockpile facility in Platičevo. This project was implemented by the United Nations Development Program’s Southeastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC) and the Ministry ...
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Belgrade Venture Forum 2016 Opening Remarks

Minister Brnabić, Mr. Čadež, Ladies and Gentlemen, distinguished guests, I am pleased to join you at the 2016 Belgrade Venture Forum, an event focused on the essence of what makes a dynamic private sector—young people with new ideas and the drive to turn their concepts into reality.  Entrepreneurs are special people.  They need the courage ...
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U.S. Embassy Belgrade Donates $80,000 Worth Equipment for HIV/AIDS Prevention

On the occasion of World AIDS Day, the ambassador Kyle Scott visited the Military Medical Academy and announced the donation of the equipment for the HIV/AIDS prevention worth $80,000 under the U.S. Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP)- a global initiative whereby the U.S. Government works with armed forces worldwide in order to raise ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates to the Military Medical Academy HIV/AIDS Prevention Equipment Worth USD 80.000

On Thursday, December 1, Ambassador Kyle Scott will visit the Military Medical Academy where he will announce a donation worth approximately $80.000 to this institution in support of HIV/AIDS prevention. The donation consists of modern blood, tissue and organ analysis laboratory equipment, as well as educational leaflets, posters, laptops and projectors and personal protective equipment.  ...
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Ambassador Scott to Unveil Halyard Mission Historical Markers in Pranjani

On Friday, November 18, Ambassador Kyle Scott will unveil seven historical markers in Pranjani, Gornji Milanovac, to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Halyard Mission.  The United States Air Forces in Europe Jazz Band will be playing Serbian and American national anthems during the ceremony. The Halyard Operation that took place in 1944 was the ...
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SMART Cities / Internet of Things Remarks

Good morning Minister Brnabic, thank you for joining us this morning for this event organized in cooperation of International Data Corporation (IDC) and our U.S. Embassy, Commercial Service. IDC is a U.S.-based IT company, which provides strategic analysis to governments and corporations. Today’s event is devoted to exploring this new concept of the Internet of ...
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Potential Soccer Match Related Violence 4 November, 2016

U.S. Embassy Belgrade informs U.S. citizens in Serbia that on Sunday, November 6, at 5:00 p.m., Partizan will play Novi Pazar at Partizan Stadium in Belgrade. There is a potential for violence before, during, and after the match, including potential clashes between police and fans. Expect police activity and crowds around the stadium and anticipate ...
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U.S. Embassy Belgrade Helps Mark International Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink market place called “Million reasons…” took place in Knez Mihailova street, on the 22nd of October, on the occasion of the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This outdoor humanitarian market place  gathered everyone supporting women battling against breast cancer with one goal- to restore hope to women battling against this disease. The U.S. Embassy ...
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Belgrade University Library Receives Largest Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Grant

The Carnegie Endowment donated $100,000 to the Serbian Government in 1920 for the construction of the Svetozar Markovic University Library in Belgrade. Almost 100 years later, in 2016 under the auspices of the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), Embassy awarded a $106,000 grant to the University Library Svetozar Markovic, intended for the reconstruction of ...
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Apatinska Brewery Waste Water Plant Opening and 260th Company Anniversary

Good morning to our hosts, Prime Minister Vučić, Ministers Vujović, Vulin, Stefanović, Ljajić, Knežević;  Mayors; and distinguished guests.  I’m happy to be here for the opening of the new wastewater treatment plant and to celebrateApatinska Brewery’s impressive milestone of 260 years in business.  The U.S. Embassy is a strong supporter of both U.S. investors and ...
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U.S. European Command and Serbian Military Medical Academy Cooperate in Cancer Prevention

Chief Surgeon of the US European Command Colonel Dr. Ronald E. Smith and Deputy Head of the Military Health Care Department Colonel Ugljesa Jovicic signed a “Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the treatment of cancer” at the Serbian Military Medical Academy. At the meeting preceding the signing of the Memorandum, Colonel Jovicic said that ...
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September 16, 2016 Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In

September 16, 2016 U.S. Embassy Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that, with the start of the 2016 soccer season, the potential for violence before, during, and after some soccer matches in Serbia exists. In the past, there have also been clashes between police and soccer fans both in stadiums and the surrounding areas. Police presence may ...
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Remarks Given at the Association of Corporative Directors of Serbia Event

Friends and colleagues, thank you for having me here with you today.  I was genuinely pleased to accept the invitation to speak here because I firmly believe in the goals of your organization.  More efficient and ethical corporate and public governance in Serbia will lead to increased competitiveness, improved economic freedom, and reduced corruption.  These ...
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Ohio National Guard and Serbian Military Combined Medical Teams Help Citizens in Rural Serbia

Serbian Armed Forces and the Ohio National Guard organized free medical examinations for the residents of eight villages remote from health care facilities in the towns of Presevo and Bujanovac during the month of September. Joint medical teams carried out 3,364 examinations on 1,900 patients on six locations in the Pcinj Administrative District. In Reljan, ...
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Night Clubs Restricted

August 12, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that as a safety precaution due to violence targeting foreigners, the following splavs and clubs have been declared “off-limits” for U.S. citizen officers, staff, and dependent family members who are under Chief of Mission Authority in Serbia: Plastic night club Splav Slep Mr. Stefan ...
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Protest in Belgrade on Wednesday (July 12, 2016)

July 12, 2016 U.S. Embassy Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that the citizens’ initiative “Let’s Not Drown Belgrade” will hold a protest against the recent demolition of buildings in Savamala on Wednesday, July 13, at 6:00 p.m. in front of Belgrade City Hall at Dragoslava Jovanovica #2.  After the protest, participants will walk through Belgrade from ...
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Independence Day Reception

July 5, 2016 Mr. President, Madam Speaker, Mr. Prime Minister, Your Holiness, Ministers, Members of Parliament, Diplomatic colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, I wish you a Happy 4th of July! I wish to thank Touch ‘n Go, Steve Rider, children’s chorus Čarolija, as well as all of our sponsors, embassy employees and volunteers for their help ...
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Protest in Belgrade

The citizens’ initiative “Let’s Not Drown Belgrade” announced it will hold a protest Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. in front of the Belgrade City Hall, Dragoslava Jovanovica Str. #2.  The protest is against the recent demolition of buildings in Savamala.  After the protest, rally participants will walk through Belgrade.  From City Hall, they will ...
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Country Reports on Terrorism 2015 – Serbia

Overview: The Government of Serbia continued its efforts to counter international terrorism in 2015. The Government of Serbia hosted a regional counterterrorism conference focused on foreign terrorist fighters and sent representatives to countering violent extremism (CVE) conferences hosted in Albania, Italy, and Slovenia. Serbia’s law enforcement and security agencies, the Ministry of Interior (MUP)’s Directorate ...
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Opening Remarks at OPDAT conference – Changing paradigm in public procurement: Towards Value for Money and Higher Efficiency

Jun 1, 2016 Opening remarks Public Procurement Training Conference – June 1 2016 Potpredsednice Udovički, gospodine Ujehara, gospodine Benedikt, gospodine Verheijen, direktore Jovanoviću i drugi uvaženi gosti, havala vam što ste danas ovde. Hvala vam i na vašoj stalnoj podršci i saradnji sa američkom ambasadom na ključnom pitanju sa kojim se suočava Vlada Srbije i ...
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OSCE Conference on “Managing Complex Data in Organized Crime and Corruption Cases”

May 26, 2016 Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I wish to extend a special welcome to Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucić, Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković, MOI State Secretary Aleksandar Nikolic, Amb. Giuseppe Manzo, and Amb. Arne Sannes Bjørnstad. We also have a number experts present; thank all of you — presenters, experts, and participants, for ...
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U.S. Government Donates over $340,000 Worth Equipment to Serbian Border Police

On Wednesday, May 25, Ambassador Kyle R. Scott joined Head of Border Police, General Milenko Bozovic and State Secretary at the Ministry of Interior Aleksandar Nikolic at an official ceremony to mark the donation of equipment to Serbian Border Police from the Government of the United States. The equipment donation was made through the US ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports International Historic Preservation Conference

On Monday, May 23, Cultural Attaché Erika Kuenne will give opening remarks at the International Historic Preservation Conference, organized by the Danube Competence Center. The Embassy has supported the conference by bringing keynote speaker Mr. John Bonafide, Director of the Technical Preservation Services Bureau for New York State’s Division of Historic Preservation. Mr. Bonafide’s presentation ...
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U.S. Ambassador Scott Meets Long-Time Disability Movement Activist Gordana Rajkov

  U.S. Ambassador Scott Meets Long-Time Disability Movement Activist Gordana RajkovOn May 10, 2016, Ambassador Kyle R. Scott met with Ms. Gordana Rajkov, President of the Center for Independent Living (CIL) Serbia and long-time disability movement activist, to discuss voters with disabilities’ participation in the April 2016 Serbian elections.  Last month’s election was the first ...
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Long Jeremy: Danas Conference Center Remarks

Long Jeremy | May 5, 2016 Good morning and hello to my colleagues from the government, fellow panelists, and all of the esteemed guests here today. Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today about the importance of energy independence. In particular, I want to thank the Danas Conference Center for organizing this ...
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04.26 U.S. Embassy Belgrade will offer the Department of State’s Foreign Service Officer

April 26, 2016 U.S. Embassy Belgrade will offer the Department of State’s Foreign Service Officer Test on Saturday, June 4th from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the embassy. Interested candidates can sign up online at beginning tomorrow at the Pearson VUE website . The registration period is from April 27 through June 1, 2016. For more information ...
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Protest in Belgrade on March 27

Embassy Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that the nationalist organization Zavetnici announced it will hold a protest on Sunday, March 27, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Republic Square in downtown Belgrade.  Zavetnici described the protest as directed against the Serbian government and Serbia–NATO cooperation.  U.S. citizens should note the protest’s location and proximity to the pedestrian ...
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U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Sign Agreement for Humanitarian Project in New Belgrade

March 21, 2016 On Monday, March 21, Gordon Duguid, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, will meet with Aleksandar Šapić, President of the Belgrade Municipality of New Belgrade to sign a humanitarian agreement which will fund the rehabilitation of three buildings in New Belgrade to convert them into daycare centers for children with disabilities. The ...
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U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission to Sign Agreement for Humanitarian Project in New Belgrade

On Monday, March 21, Gordon Duguid, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, will meet with Aleksandar Šapić, President of the Belgrade Municipality of New Belgrade to sign a humanitarian agreement which will fund the rehabilitation of three buildings in New Belgrade to convert them into daycare centers for children with disabilities. The Municipality of New ...
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Europe Travel Alert

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.  Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016. U.S. ...
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Ongoing Flooding in Southwest Serbia

March 10, 2016 U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia Serbia has announced a state of emergency in fourteen municipalities in southwestern Serbia because of flooding and heavy rains.  Floods or threats of floods are most serious in the cities and municipalities of Čačak, Novi Pazar, Kraljevo, Arilje, Lučani, Topola, Požega, Bajina Bašta, Ivanjica, Raška, Ljig, Rača, and ...
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Ambassador’s message on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2016 Women make immeasurable contributions to our world, and not just because they are half the planet’s population. Women are entrepreneurs, judges, farmers, educators, scientists, artists, soldiers, mothers, heads of state – all the things that men do (except, of course, for the mothering part!) Without women’s contributions, economies would collapse, political systems ...
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Panel Discussion on Women in Tech

March 7, 2016 Female leaders in Serbia’s information and communication technologies (ICT) field and the wider business community emphasized the importance of broader participation by women in the ICT sector. The panel was organized by the Commercial Department of the U.S. Embassy in Serbia and AmCham. At the opening of the panel, a special video ...
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Condolences to the families of the Serbian hostages tragically killed in Libya

February 20, 2016. The United States Embassy expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the Serbian hostages Sladjana Stankovic and Jovica Stepic who were tragically killed in Libya‎. Upon hearing the press reports, Ambassador Kyle Scott spoke directly with Prime Minister Vucic and Foreign Minister Dacic to express his profound regret and the sincere ...
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U.S. Ambassador Attends Donation Ceremony at Clinical Center in Belgrade

February 18, 2016 On Thursday, 18 February, Ambassador Kyle Scott will attend a donation ceremony at the Clinical Center in Belgrade to mark the donation of a General Electric diagnostic workstation to this institution. The total value of the donation is $100,000 and funding was provided by the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) through its Humanitarian ...
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United States Welcomes Serbia’s Passage of Holocaust Restitution Law

February 12, 2016 The United States welcomes the Serbian Parliament’s passage of an heirless property restitution law on February 12. With passage, Serbia became the first European country to pass a Holocaust heirless restitution law since the 2009 U.S.-sponsored Terezin Declaration. The law, which mandates restitution for heirless property of Holocaust victims, is considered the ...
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Planned Protest in Nis

February 3, 2016 U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia U.S. Embassy Belgrade informs U.S. citizens that an anti-NATO demonstration is expected to take place at Kralja Milana Square in Nis on Friday, March 4, at 4:00 p.m.  There is no official estimate of the number of participants. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and ...
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U.S. Commemorates International Migrants Day

With ever increasing numbers of migrants moving throughout the world, the UN General Assembly declared 18 December as a day to honor the role of the migrant and the contribution that migration brings to development. The United States embassy in Belgrade marks International Migrants Day 2015, by reflecting on the millions of migrants who depart ...
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Embassy Sms Text Messages

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade occasionally sends messages for U.S. citizens via SMS text message.  All messages for U.S. citizens are also disseminated via email and posted on the embassy website.  SMS text messages sent by the embassy come from “USEMB.”  Our SMS system requires that your mobile telephone number be shared with a third-party ...
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The United States strongly supports Serbia’s aspirations to join the European Union

The United States strongly supports Serbia’s aspirations to join the European Union. We, therefore, welcome Prime Minister Vucic’s commitment made following a meeting with the EU and Quint Ambassadors to continue on this path. As one of Serbia’s advocates in this process, we understand that hard work and the implementation of difficult reforms is still ...
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Violence at Border with Hungary

September 17, 2015 U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia This is an update to the September 16 Message for U.S. Citizens<http://serbia.usembassy.gov/messages-and-notices-for-us-citizens/hugary_serbian_border.html> advising of Hungary-Serbia border crossing closures at Horgos-Roszke (E75 Highway) and Backi Vinogradi-Asotthalom. Violence has been reported in the vicinity of the closed border crossings and the potential for continued violence or an escalation of violence ...
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Road Closures at Hungary-Serbia Border

September 16, 2015 U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia This message is to inform U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Serbia that the refugee crisis is affecting land border crossings along the Hungary-Serbia border.  The border is currently closed at the E75 highway crossing at Horgos-Roszke and at Backi Vinogradi-Asotthalom.  Hungarian police advise motorists who intend ...
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Serbian Soccer Season

August 26, 2015 U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia With the start of the 2015 soccer season, we alert U.S. citizens to the potential for violence before, during, and after some soccer matches in Serbia.  In the past there have also been clashes between police and soccer fans both in stadiums and the surrounding area.  Police presence may be increased ...
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Embassy congratulates Prime Minister Vucic and his team on reaching the important agreements in Brussels

We congratulate Prime Minister Vucic and his team on reaching the important agreements yesterday in Brussels with Kosovo Prime Minister Mustafa. We also applaud the excellent work of EU High Representative Mogherini and the EU in facilitating these agreements and the ongoing Brussels Dialogue. These four agreements on energy, telecommunications, principles for establishing an Association/Community ...
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Vršac celebrates the completion of the first phase in the redevelopment of the “former army club” brownfield site

The Mayor of Vršac Čedomir Živković, the U.S. Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, and the President of the NALED Managing Board Vladan Atanasijević attended a ceremony to mark the completion of the First Phase in the Redevelopment of the “Former Army Club” Brownfield Site in Vršac. During the past months, with U.S. Government and NALED support, ...
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Country Reports on Terrorism 2014 – Serbia

Overview: The Government of Serbia continued its efforts to counter international terrorism in 2014. Serbia’s law enforcement and security agencies, the Ministry of Interior (MUP)’s Directorate of Police and the Security Information Agency (BIA) in particular, continued bilateral counterterrorism cooperation with the United States. Serbia’s two main police organizations, the Special Anti-Terrorist Unit and the ...
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USAID recognizes nine new partners in development

On Tuesday, June 9, during a reception at the Ambassador’s residence, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and United States Agency for International Development Mission Director Azza El-Abd recognized nine new partner organizations, from the civil society and private sector, that have been awarded direct grants by USAID. The new partner organizations are: Serbian Association of Managers ...
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Launch of education campaign on new whistleblower protection law

Belgrade At a press conference on June 3, 2015, USAID’s Judicial Reform and Government Accountability Project and the Ministry of Justice launched an educational outreach campaign for the new Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers. The campaign will educate the public on important concepts under the new Law to shield whistleblowers from retaliation. “This law ...
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The United States congratulates Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama

The United States congratulates Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on the first official visit by a Serbian prime minister to Tirana on May 27th. Vucic’s historic visit comes six months after Prime Minister Rama visited Belgrade in the first such visit by an Albanian prime minister in nearly 70 ...
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Growing Exports to America: the Food Safety Modernization Act and Serbian Suppliers to the American Market

Chargé d’Affaires Gordon Duguid and State Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Enviromental Protection Danilo Golubović will open a conference on the “United States Food Safety Modernization Act and Its Implications for Suppliers to the U.S. Market.” The event will be hosted by the Serbian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, May 28, from 9:00 ...
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Reminder for U.S. citizens

U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Serbia should remain vigilant regarding their personal security and be alert to local security developments. Please follow these good personal security practices: Avoid crowds or large gatherings when traveling in public; Know where you are going and have a plan of what to do in the event you encounter ...
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American Astronaut Marsha Ivins Tours Serbia

American astronaut Marsha Ivins will tour Serbia, May 18-22. One of only 56 female astronauts, Ms. Ivins is a veteran of five space shuttle missions. Ms. Ivins presents a history of human spaceflight through NASA images, including first-hand accounts of Shuttle missions, the storied Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, and the International Space Station. During ...
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Embassy Sponsors the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia’s Awards for Excellence in Investigative Reporting

On Tuesday, May 5, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby will join journalists and representatives from the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia to honor Serbia’s investigative reporters in a special awards ceremony held at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts. Every year in May, we celebrate World Press Freedom Day, a day set aside to recognize the irreplaceable ...
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Democratic Party Protest And Partizan-Red Star Match This Weekend

The  Democratic Party (DS) will organize a protest rally tomorrow, Saturday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. in Trg Republike (Republic Square).  The protest is directed against the government.  DS has begun advertising the event, but there is no official estimate of expected participants.  Embassy personnel have been advised to exercise caution if in the vicinity ...
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EducationUSA Southeastern Europe College Fair

Public Affairs Officer Ryan Rowlands will open the EducationUSA Southeastern Europe College Fair on Friday, April 24. Organized by the International Academic Center – EducationUSA Serbia in cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, this college fair will bring representatives and admissions officers from over a dozen American universities and colleges to Belgrade, many for ...
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Embassy Celebrates Earth Day

The Embassy is marking Earth Day in partnership with the Think Big Team with a public service event on Wednesday, April 22. Working together, we will show our support for environmental protection and hope to raise the awareness of the public, particularly the youth, to this very important issue. Ambassador Michael D. Kirby will join ...
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U.S. Embassy Presents the Results and Best Practices from More than Ten Years of Assistance for Local Integration of Refugees and Displaced Pers

On April 7, the U.S. Embassy and its implementing partner Catholic Relief Services will present a publication Integration of Displaced Population in Serbia: Lessons Learned and How To Guide, intended to serve as a reference manual and a tool for local and central government to further build capacity to deliver assistance to populations of concern ...
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Opening of Renovated Higher, Basic, and Misdemeanor Courts in Pirot

Pirot On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, the Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković, the U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Michael D. Kirby, and the Norwegian Ambassador to Serbia Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, will officially open the newly renovated premises of the Higher, Basic and Misdemeanor Courts in Pirot. The President of the High Court Council and Supreme Court ...
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Opening Statement for Chairman’s Event on Safety of Journalists

Charge d’affaires Gordon Duguid March 27, 2015 The United States joins others in thanking the OSCE Chairmanship in Office, Minister Ivica Dacic and the Serbian Minister for Culture and Information, Ivan Tasovac for hosting this conference and for their opening remarks. We also warmly welcome the participation of OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, ...
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Regional Leadership Conference for Bar Associations and Civil Society

Belgrade On March 27, 2015, Bar Association leaders and Justice-sector Civil Society representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia will come together for a two-day regional leadership conference. Participants will discuss ways to enhance Bar Association services and strengthen the role of local Bar Association Chambers in advancing the rule of law ...
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Ambassador Kirby Opens Safe House in Vranje

March 18, 2015 On Thursday, March 19, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby will attend a ceremony to mark the opening of the Safe House in Vranje. Through the Embassy’s Office of Defense Cooperation, the European Command of the U.S. Armed Forces invested $213,000 to construct this facility. Work began in August 2014 under the supervision of ...
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U.S. Embassy donates video-conferencing equipment to the Organized Crime Prosecutor’s Office

January 27, 2015 The U.S. Embassy Belgrade and the U.S. Department of Justice Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training Program in Serbia donated a modern video-conferencing system to the Organized Crime Prosecutor`s Office of the Republic of Serbia. This donation will help the Organized Crime Prosecutor’s Office handle cases with a foreign nexus more efficiently ...
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