Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow Summer Institute 2019

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019. The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship is an intensive short-term exchange program, created to foster relationships among young Europeans and Americans to build strong linkages and awareness of shared values.  The four week program will enable teenagers, ages 16-18, to explore U.S. foreign policy priorities such as youth engagement, support for democracy and civil ...
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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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Embassy closed on Wednesday December 5th

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade will be closed Wednesday, December 5 as part of a national day of mourning declared by President Trump for former President George H.W. Bush. In memory of our 41st President, the Embassy has opened a condolence book through Friday. We have also created a virtual condolence book where all are ...
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President Trump message on the death of former President George H.W. Bush

December 1, 2018 Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night. Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service — to be, in ...
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The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Grants

The U.S. Embassy in Belgrade is pleased to announce that we are now accepting project proposals for The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The AFCP enables the U.S. Government to work with Serbia to preserve its unique cultural heritage. Project proposals are due on November 22, 2018 and must strictly comply with the ...
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OneBeat Balkans Application Open

We’re thrilled to announce that applications are now open for first-ever OneBeat Balkans program! If you’re a musician from Albania, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, (or a U.S. OneBeat alum), we encourage you to apply now! The fully-funded program will run February 1-24, 2019. To apply, visit:  apply.balkans.1beat.org OneBeat Balkans is an initiative of the U.S. Department ...
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Outlaw Regime: A Chronicle of Iran’s Destructive Activities

Secretary Pompeo  released  the State Department’s report detailing the magnitude of the Iranian regime’s destructive behavior at home and abroad. The report covers Iran’s support for terrorism, its missile program, illicit financial activities, threats to maritime security and cybersecurity, human rights abuses, as well as environmental exploitation.  Download the report»   Confronting Iran: The Trump Administration’s Strategy»
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow Summer Institute 2018

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. The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellow Summer Institute is an intensive short-term exchange program created to foster relationships among young Europeans and Americans to build strong linkages and awareness of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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$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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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