Ambassador Hans Klemm at Citadel “Countering 21st Century Threats”

Thank you very much for the invitation to again speak at Citadel on a very important topic today: “Countering 21st Century threats.” But before I begin my prepared remarks, I would like to take a moment to express my condolences and sympathies to those who admired King Michael of Romania. In the past century there ...
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U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2018

The U.S. Embassy to Romania strongly encourages the Romanian cultural organizations (state institutions or NGOs) to apply for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2018. The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) supports a wide range of projects to preserve cultural heritage, such as the restoration of historic buildings, archaeological site preservation, ...
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Proposals Affecting the Independence of the Judiciary

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC The United States notes with concern that the Parliament of Romania is considering legislation that could undermine the fight against corruption and weaken judicial independence in Romania. This legislation, which was originally proposed by the Ministry of Justice, threatens the progress Romania has made in recent years ...
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Thanksgiving Turkey

Williams Sonoma Brown Sugar Brine Recipe 2 1/2 cups kosher salt 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1 Tbs. peppercorns 1 gallon water 1 1/2 gallons ice water 1 turkey, 16 to 18 lb., rinsed In a large pot over high heat, combine the salt, brown sugar, peppercorns and the 1 gallon water. Bring ...
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Europe Travel Alert – November 17, 2017

United States Embassy in Romania Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Europe Travel Alert  November 17, 2017 The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. The ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the SME Ceremony

Mr. President, Chairman Niculescu, members of the Government, members of the Romanian Parliament, very distinguished guests, Mr. Mayor, Thank you sincerely for inviting me to participate at this morning’s event. Seeing who I’m sitting next to, it a great, great honor to be a participant at this morning’s session. So, thank you to the National ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the Trade Winds Forum Opening Ceremony

Mr. Prime Minister, Counselor, distinguished guests, colleagues, friends, ladies and gentlemen, I will try to be brief and not to be repetitive. As the American Ambassador to Romania, I have three priorities. One is to promote security, the security of the United States, in partnership with our very strong ally, Romania. In this effort, especially ...
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New Entry Period For Diversity Visa Program – DV-2019

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. In order to ensure fairness and protect the integrity of the process for all those ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust

Remarks by Ambassador Hans Klemm National Day of Commemorating the Holocaust Holocaust Memorial, Bucharest Monday, October 9, 2017 – 1000 Members of the Parliament, Councilor, Observers of the Government, Distinguished Guests, your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, as we remember today all the victims of the Holocaust, let us also note that there is a disturbing ...
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Aegis Ashore Romania is fully operational and fully funded

Aegis Ashore Romania is fully operational and fully funded. It is a critical contribution of the United States and Romania to NATO Ballistic Missile Defense. The legislation under consideration in the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act is regarding additional capabilities for air defense of the base in Deveselu. The United States remains committed to ensuring ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi

Mr. Rector, Mr. Minister, Madam Ordonator de credite, Ambassador, Mr. Mayor, Mr. Prefect, Mr. President of the County Council, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you sincerely for giving me the opportunity to visit Iasi and visit the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University this morning to help celebrate the beginning of the new academic year. I ...
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Diversity Visa Lottery Program – DV2019

When does DV2019 open? The United States’ Diversity Visa Program will open for electronic entries on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 19:00 (Romania time).  It will only remain open until Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 19:00 (Romania time).   To participate in this year’s program, please visit the Department of State’s web page:  www.dvlottery.state.gov  during this registration period. There you will ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the Aspen Energy Summit

U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Aspen Energy Summit Centrul de Afaceri Multifuncţional Lumina Verde, Ploieşti Thank you, Ambassador. Ladies and gentlemen, Mircea Geoana has had many positions of great distinction in his life and career but I hope you don’t mind that I use Ambassador as a title because I think it’s fitting ...
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Statement By Ambassador Hans Klemm on the death of Corporal Mădălin Stoica in Afghanistan

I was saddened to hear of the death of Corporal Mădălin Stoica who was killed during an incident in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and of injuries to other two Romanian soldiers. I would like to extend my personal condolences and those of the United States to the family and friends of Corporal Mădălin Stoica, as well as ...
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Worldwide Caution – December 6, 2017

United States Embassy in Romania Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution December 6, 2017 As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and ...
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20th years of Strategic Partnership

Good Evening. President Constantinescu, Governor Isărescu, Ladies and Gentlemen. I would like to offer a special note of gratitude to Governor Isarescu and the Board of the National Bank of Romania for this evening in which we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Strategic Partnership between the United States and Romania. For two decades, ...
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Trade Winds

Trade Winds is the largest annual U.S. government organized trade mission designed to match U.S. and foreign businesses to create business partnerships between our countries.  This Trade Winds 10th anniversary event will be the largest government trade mission in the region’s history.  Approximately 50 Department of Commerce officials and 80-100 small and medium businesses will have ...
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Romanian Justice Ministry Proposals to Revise its Justice System

U.S. Embassy Statement Concerning the August 23, 2017, Romanian Justice Ministry Proposals to Revise its Justice System The United States-Romania Strategic Partnership is rooted in a commitment to democratic values, good governance and strengthening the rule of law as these are the foundation for increasing our shared security and prosperity.  Firmly establishing rule of law ...
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Infographics competition: “Together, we can make a difference”

“Corruption is an insidious plague that has a wide range of corrosive effects on societies,” writes former UN Secretary-General Kofi A. Annan in the Foreword to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, signed by most UN members. He explains that corruption undermines democracy and the rule of law, leads to violations of human rights, distorts ...
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The 20th Anniversary of the United States – Romania Strategic Partnership

  The United States Embassy is pleased to mark the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Strategic Partnership between the United States of America and Romania, on July 11, 1997. For two decades, the United States and Romania have collaborated closely on building a framework aimed at strengthening bilateral relations, supporting Romania’s democratic development ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the 2017 Independence Day Reception

– As prepared for delivery – Mr. President, Mr. Prime Minister, Your Royal Highness, Your Excellences, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Embassy of the United States of America as we celebrate our nation’s independence. Let me first thank our donors, vendors, the American Chamber of Commerce, and Major League Baseball for their ...
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Romanian Delegation Participates In 2017 Selectusa Investment Summit

Romanian Companies Join Global Business Leaders and U.S. Government Officials at Top Investment Event Bucharest, Romania – U.S. Ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm today announced that 23 delegates from 17 companies from a variety of industries across Romania traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the SelectUSA Investment Summit (Summit) , June 18-20. The Summit is the highest profile ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the Timken Bearing Plant Opening Ceremony

Rich, Bogdan, Mr. President, Mr. Secretary, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I just have a few more words about Timken.  As Andreas said, this very plant represents nearly 60 million dollars in additional investments in Timken Operations in Prahova and Romania.  It will add, at least in the beginning, 120 jobs.  It is a measure ...
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Contest – We invite SWT alumni to the Independence Day reception

Codilinschi Adriana My Life-changing Summer Work & Travel Experience ‘I wish I were more courageous, more confident in my own abilities and more self-reliant. I wish I could travel to new places, meet new people and learn about different cultures.’ These words were constantly running through my mind in the summer of 2010. Little did ...
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Video: President Trump Holds a Joint Press Conference With President Iohannis

Remarks By President Trump and President Iohannis In A Joint Press Conference Rose Garden 2:51 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP: President Iohannis, thank you for being here. It’s an honor to welcome such a good friend of America to the White House. As you know, the people of Romania and America share much in common — ...
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Independence Day 2017

The U.S. Embassy Bucharest, Romania thanks our sponsors for their generous support of our July 4th Independence Day Reception.  This year’s theme celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Major League Baseball great Jackie Robinson’s breaking of the color barrier in professional baseball in the United States.  Prior to Mr. Robinson’s entry, African Americans were not welcomed ...
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White House: Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of President Klaus Iohannis of Romania

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 31, 2017 President Donald J. Trump will welcome President Klaus Iohannis of Romania to the White House on June 9, 2017, for a working visit. President Trump looks forward to discussing ways to further deepen ties and strengthen the United States-Romania strategic partnership.
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Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the “Women of Courage” Award Ceremony

Good evening, everyone.  I am delighted you could all join us to celebrate five Romanian women who embody compassion, resilience, and, above all else, courage.  While these women come from diverse backgrounds and work in different sectors of society, they are united in their willingness to take on some of the toughest issues facing Romania.  ...
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“American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” Photo Exhibit

Madam State Secretary, Director, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Dear students, Thank you for providing me the opportunity to join with you this morning. I want to thank the National Library for agreeing to host this exhibition. I also need to thank the Kennedy Library, Wiener Schiller Productions, Getty Images and others who made this ...
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Donation for Three Transylvanian-Saxon Fortified Churches

U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation 2016/2017: “Safeguarding three Transylvanian-Saxon fortified churches: best practice for traditional crafts and community building” The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that Ambassador Hans Klemm is donating $59,300 to the Superior Consistory of the Evangelic Church Sibiu under the auspices of the special U.S. Department of State program called ...
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Ambassador’s Fund For Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Opening Ceremony

Bishop, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, It’s a great honor, a delight for me to be with you this morning in Movile. I have now been the Ambassador of the United States to Romania for about one year and a half. Of course, I am the Ambassador to all of Romania, not just Bucharest and ...
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“John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” Photo Exhibit

The U.S. Embassy in Romania, the National Library of Romania, and the Youth Forum Association invite the Romanian public to visit a valuable exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. “American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” brings together images culled from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, ...
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Romanian Dishes With U.S. Ingredients – Contest

We invite you to participate in the contest “Cook Romanian dishes with U.S. ingredients”. This contest aims to familiarize the Romanian public with American ingredients and gastronomy and has no commercial purpose. Participation Requirements: You must be a Romanian citizen, living in Romania. You must respect the guidelines for each stage of the contest and ...
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Nationwide Emergency Siren and Notification Drill, April 18-21

Nationwide Emergency Siren and Notification Drill The Romanian Department for Emergency Situations will test Emergency Notification/Public Announcement Systems via emplaced loud speakers from April 18 and April 21 between 10AM and 3PM in Bucharest and in all counties across Romania.  The tests will consist of loud warning sounds (5 different tones) for a duration of ...
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Interim Strategic Partnership Meeting Between the U.S. and Romania

Representatives of the Embassy of the United States of America and of the ministries and agencies of Romania held an Interim Strategic Partnership meeting in Bucharest, Romania, on April 12th, 2017. The meeting was an opportunity for the parties to take stock of developments in bilateral cooperation, exchange information on Romanian and US policy, identify ...
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Measles Outbreak in Romania – April 10, 2017

United States Embassy Bucharest, Romania Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Measles Outbreak in Romania April 10, 2017 U.S. Embassy Bucharest informs U.S. citizens that Romania is experiencing a measles outbreak, though the majority of cases are concentrated in areas where immunization coverage is especially low.  Regardless, Romania has reported over 4,000 cases and 18 deaths from ...
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Winners of the Student Video Contest “Stand Up for Someone’s Rights”

Teachers and high school students, along with American diplomats gathered today at Grand Cinema in Mall Baneasa Shopping City to honor the winners of the student video contest “Stand up for someone’s rights today.” This contest was launched on December 8, 2016 to mark the Human Rights Day. The Embassy received 74 videos from 24 ...
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“Fighting Global Corruption: Business Risk Management” Workshop

President Daraban, fellow speakers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for this opportunity and I’ll follow the President’s lead by also keeping my remarks brief. It is my pleasure to be here today and to welcome all of you to this special event, “Business Without Corruption: U.S. Anti-Corruption Best Practices Tailored to the Needs ...
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Worldwide Caution – March 3, 2017

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Read the full text of the Worldwide Caution message on the ...
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Call for Applications for a Grant to Organize the J. F. Kennedy Civic Education and Engagement Camp for Youth

The U.S. Embassy, Bucharest invites non-profit non-governmental Romanian organizations and institutions with activity and experience in the field of education to apply for a grant to organize the J.F. Kennedy Civic Education, Engagement, and Leadership Camp for Youth.  The camp should take place the first week of August 2017. The audience will be composed of ...
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The ”Fighting Eagles” Deepen U.S.-Romanian Security Cooperation with Troops, Heavy Equipment and Joint Training

The Embassy of the United States of America welcomes the arrival of the ”Fighting Eagles,” 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment (1/8) to Romania‎. The 1/8’s 500 Soldiers bring M1 Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, and Paladins (155 mm self-propelled artillery) and will be stationed at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Constanta County. This is part of ...
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Worldwide Caution – December 6, 2017

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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Protests Expected To Continue Over The Coming Weekend

Anti-government protests are expected to continue through the coming weekend. A large scale protest is planned for Sunday, February 12 at Piaţa Victoriei beginning at 6 p.m. Organizers are hoping for a million participants. Government supporters also continue to meet at the Presidential Palace.  Their numbers are expected to reach two or three thousand. Expect ...
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Large Scale Anti-government Protests Continue Throughout Romania

Large scale anti-government protests are expected this evening and through the coming weekend at Piaţa Victoriei and other locations to include, but not limited to, the Ombudsman’s Office, Ministry of Justice, and PSD Party Headquarters.  Large protests are also expected in other cities across Romania. Romanian government passed a decree to de-criminalize certain forms of ...
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Expected Protests

Regional Security Office SECURITY NOTICE February 2, 2017 Expected Protests Large scale anti-government protests are expected this evening and through the coming weekend at Piaţa Victoriei and other locations to include, but not limited to, the Ombudsman Office, Ministry of Justice, and PSD Party Headquarters. Large protests are expected to continue taking place in other cities ...
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Planned Protest in Bucharest

February 1, 2017 Planned Protest Protests related to recent events in Romania are scheduled for this evening at Piaţa Victoriei with the possibility of protesters moving to the Ombudsman Office, Ministry of Justice, and PSD Party Headquarters. Protesting is currently underway with a small number of protesters. Numbers are expected to increase in size to ...
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United Nations Security Council Briefing on Ukraine

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City Thank you, Mr. President. Thank you, Under-Secretary-General Feltman, Under-Secretary-General O’Brien, and Ambassador Apakan for your useful and comprehensive briefings today. This is my first appearance in this chamber as the Permanent Representative of the United States. ...
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Major Partner Countries Call on the Government of Romania not to Reverse its Fight Against Corruption

On behalf of the Embassies of Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Netherlands and the United States please receive the statement below: “We, Romania’s international partners and allies, express our profound concern at the actions of the Romanian Government on the night of January 31, 2017, which have undermined Romania’s progress on rule of law and the ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm met with Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu

The Embassy of the United States in Bucharest acknowledges that Ambassador Hans Klemm met with Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu earlier today.  The Ambassador congratulated the Minister on his appointment, and noted the United States’ commitment to strengthening our strategic partnership, a partnership based on shared values and the common goals of promoting regional security, economic ...
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U.S. Embassy Congratulates The New Government And Parliament Of Romania

The Embassy of the United States of America congratulates the new Government and Parliament of Romania. We look forward to working with Prime Minister Grindeanu and his cabinet to further develop our Strategic Partnership,which aims to increase our shared security, enhance our nations’ mutual prosperity, and strengthen democratic institutions. Our partnership is also based on ...
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Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather, the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest will have limited operations on January 11, 2017. For U.S. citizen emergencies please call +40 21 200 3300. All visa appointments for January 11, 2017 have been cancelled. Applicants with appointments scheduled on January 11, 2017 may reschedule at www.ustraveldocs.com/ro or by calling + 40 317 ...
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10th Anniversary Of American Corner Cluj-Napoca

Remarks By Deputy Chief Of Mission Dean Thompson At The 10th Anniversary Of American Corner Cluj-Napoca December 11, 2016 Bună ziua, Vă mulţumesc foarte mult pentru prezenţa dumneavoastră aici, la Biblioteca Judeţeană “Octavian Goga” Cluj, pentru a sărbători împreună 10 (zece) ani de la înfiinţarea American Corner Cluj-Napoca. We couldn’t have celebrated this important anniversary ...
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Video Contest: All Human Beings Are Born Free & Equal In Dignity And Rights

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. […] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the University of Craiova

Ambassador Hans Klemm at the University of Craiova (Photo: Iulia Vasile / U.S. Embassy) Thank you very, very much for giving me this opportunity to spend some time with you this morning.  My name is Hans Klemm, I am the Ambassador of the United States of America to Romania.  This is my first opportunity to ...
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Europe Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, ...
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Express Mail U.S. Voted Ballots Now

The Embassy of the United States in Romania encourages all U.S. citizens to exercise their right vote.  U.S. Federal elections will take place on November 8.  Please note, the U.S. Embassy is NOT a polling station.  Citizens cannot come to the Embassy to vote. All absentee ballots in the U.S. are administered by the state ...
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Transatlantic Relations

Secretary Kerry’s October 4 Speech on Transatlantic Relations at George Marshall Foundation in Brussels SECRETARY KERRY: Well, je suis John Kerry. (Laughter.) Welcome. Karen, merci, danke schon, dank u wel, and thank you – I’m really delighted to be here in the heart of Europe. I’m delighted to be in this extraordinary library building of great history, and I ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm At The Dedication Of The Elie Wiesel Square

Mrs. Mayor General, Your Excellences, distinguished guests, We stand here today to honor the late Elie Wiesel.  A native son of Romania, he made sure the world never forgot the horrors of the Holocaust.  And, after a lifetime of commitment, he truly had become a “messenger to mankind.” When Wiesel was growing up in the ...
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Charge d’Affaires Dean Thompson at the Innoteque Conference

Mr. Deputy Prime Minister, Ambassador, speakers, distinguished guests, colleagues, It is really a great opportunity to be here today and I want to open by offering Ambassador Klemm’s regrets that he couldn’t be with you this morning to the opening due to some changes in his travel plans, but he will be back this afternoon ...
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Charge d’Affaires Dean Thompson at the University Of Agricultural Studies and Veterinary Medicine

Honorable Rector Sorin Cimpeanu, Honorable Education Minister Dumitru, His Excellency Ambassador Saint-Paul, colleagues from the diplomatic corps, esteemed guests, teachers and students, It is my pleasure to be here today to congratulate the Faculty of Biotechnology on its 20th anniversary and to celebrate the progress and advances Romania has achieved in agriculture through biotechnology. Biotechnology ...
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Diversity Visa Lottery Program – DV2018

When does DV2018 open? The United States’ Diversity Visa Program will open for electronic entries on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 19:00 (Romania time).  It only will remain open until Monday, November 7, 2016 at 19:00 (Romania time).  To participate in this year’s program, please visit the Department of State’s web page: www.dvlottery.state.gov during this registration ...
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Joint Statement on the Implementation of the Joint Declaration on the Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century Between Romania and the U.S.

The Governments of the United States of America and Romania held their fifth annual Strategic Partnership Dialogue in Washington, DC, on September 26, 2016. This partnership is rooted in a shared commitment to democratic values – rule of law, open markets, respect for human rights, and people-to-people ties. The two Governments reaffirmed these principles and ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm At The Varian Conference

Dr. Paun, ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, Thank you for asking me to join you this afternoon for what will be I hope a meaningful, instructive and valuable several hours to learn about what we believe to be very important American technologies. The topic is of course radio-neurosurgery and it’s hosted by Varian, a proud American ...
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Innovation ecosystem in Romania

The Embassy of the United States is pleased to invite innovation experts from U.S. universities, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Hubspot to an event exploring, though dialogue with other international experts, how to create, nurture and maximize an innovation ecosystem in Romania. For conference details: http://innoteque.com/ . Over many years, the United States Government and ...
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The American Shelf at the “Bod Péter” Covasna County Library

Today, United States Ambassador Hans Klemm inaugurated the ninth American Shelf in Romania at the “Bod Péter” Covasna County Library.  The U.S. Ambassador offered the book donation to the Library Director Szabolcs Szonda. American Shelf is a book donation program consisting of reference titles, classical and contemporary American literature, English language and children’s books, which ...
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The Fifth Anniversary Of The Joint Declaration On Strategic Partnership For The 21st Century Between The United States Of America And Romania

The Embassy of the United States in Romania and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly recognize and salute the fifth anniversary of the signing, in Washington, D.C., on the 13th of September 2011, of the Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership for the 21st Century between the United States of America and Romania.  The Joint Declaration ...
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The American Shelf at the „Kájoni János” Harghita County Library

Today, United States Ambassador Hans Klemm inaugurated an American Shelf at the Kájoni János” Harghita County Library by presenting a collection of books to Library Director Katalin-Mária Kopacz. American Shelf is a book donation program consisting of reference titles, classical and contemporary American literature, English language and children’s books, which become part of the library’s ...
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Important Notice For Diversity Visa (Dv) 2017 Entrants

On September 6, 2016 the United States Department of State has selected an additional 7,700 Diversity Visa Lottery winners worldwide for the lottery year DV-2017.  If you entered the Diversity Visa Lottery in October 2015, please use your unique confirmation number on the only official Entrant Status Check website www.dvlottery.state.gov to see if you were selected ...
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Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on Syrian Refugee Admissions

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2016 Less than a year ago, in response to an historic global refugee crisis, involving millions of Syrians in flight from violence and conflict, President Obama directed his Administration to increase the number of Syrian refugees provided safe haven in the United ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm Inaugurates the American Shelf at “Panait Istrati” County Library Brăila

U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm inaugurated today the seventh American Shelf at “Panait Istrati” County Library Brăila.  The Ambassador presented the gift of the American Shelf to Library Director Dragoș Neagu. The book collection includes136 titles offering access to reference books, classic and contemporary U.S. literature, English language teaching methodology and English language learning, as well ...
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Over 2,800 troops from ten countries trained together during Saber Guardian Exercise

Ambassador Hans Klemm participated Thursday, August 4, in the Saber Guardian 16 exercise DV Day in Cincu, Braşov, Romania. Saber Guardian 16 took place between July 27 and August 7 and involved more than 2,800 troops from five NATO countries (Bulgaria, Canada, Poland, Romania and the USA) and five Partnership for Peace states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, ...
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Ceremonia de comemorare a Holocaustului împotriva romilor

Ambasadorul Hans Klemm a participat marţi, 2 august 2016 la ceremonia de comemorare a Holocaustului împotriva romilor. Depunerea de coroane în amintirea acestora a avut loc la la Memorialul Victimelor Holocaustului din Bucureşti. În noaptea de 2 august 1944, aproximativ 3000 de copii, femei, bătrâni şi bărbaţi de etnie romă, au fost ucişi în lagărul ...
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Civil Rights In America, And In Its Cinema: From Birth Of A Nation To Selma

Good Morning Everyone. Thank you Sorin for the lovely introduction and I would also like to thank the Rasnov team for inviting me here to speak today. Dignitaries, distinguished guests, students, ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to be at such a monumental festival to discuss civil rights in America as demonstrated through cinema. And ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the 2016 Independence Day Reception

– As prepared for delivery – Mr. President, we have three celebrations tonight. The first is to commemorate the signing by American patriots on July 4, 1776, of the Declaration of Independence. In that document, our Founders asserted not only that all are created equal with the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson at the Diversity March

It’s been nearly two weeks since nearly 50 people were slaughtered in Orlando.  And that is nowhere near enough time for healing or for moving beyond the terrible realization of that day’s events.  The memories of those who were lost will, above all, live on in the minds and the hearts of their loved ones long ...
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Delegates From Romania Participate In The 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

The Embassy of the United States of America in Romania is happy to announce that Elena Cobianu, Catrinel Fratean, and Vlad Craioveanu will attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which will take place June 22-24, 2016 in Palo Alto, California. They will be joining more than 700 entrepreneurs from around the world along with investors, ...
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“NATO in the 21st Century”. Remarks by Ambassador Klemm at the University of Bucharest

Good afternoon everyone. Rector Dumitru, Mr. President Constantinescu, Minister Curaj, colleagues from the diplomatic corps, ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, Thank you for giving me the opportunity this afternoon to speak about a very important topic, as was introduced by the rector: the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the 21st Century. As you mentioned Mr. ...
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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson at Innovation Labs Demo Day

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and distinguished guests.  I want to thank the Innovation Labs team for inviting me this evening.  It is my honor to be here tonight and it is my pleasure to offer some words of encouragement during this graduation ceremony.  I look forward to seeing some of the teams present their ...
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Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Ad-Interim Dean Thompson, at Entrepreneurship Event

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and distinguished guests.  Minister of Education Adrian Curaj, Minister of Labor Dragos Pislaru, it is a pleasure to have you here.  Thank you for attending the U.S. Embassy and TechLounge’s 2016 Entrepreneurship Evening, a celebration of Romanian entrepreneurship and innovation. President Obama believes in the power of entrepreneurship, and we ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement on Mihail Manolescu

The U.S. Embassy is disappointed by the National Bank of Romania’s decision to honor former interwar National Bank Governor Mihail Manoilescu through the release of coins bearing his image.  Manoilescu was an active promoter of and contributor to fascist ideology and anti-Semitic sentiment in Romania, which ultimately led to the country’s darkest period.  While the ...
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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work at the Inauguration of the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Facility at Deveselu

– As prepared.  Check against delivery – Deveselu, Romania Good afternoon.  It’s a real pleasure for me to be here on my first visit to Romania.  I only wish I could stay longer to see more of this beautiful country.  I want to thank President Iohannis, Prime Minister Ciolos, and Minister Motoc for being such ...
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Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos at the Inauguration of the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Facility at Deveselu

– As prepared.  Check against delivery – Deveselu, Romania Secretary General, Deputy Secretary of Defense, President of the Romanian Senate, Ministers, Your Excellencies, Dear members of the military, diplomats and local officials, Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to be at the Deveselu Military Base today with you – Romanian, American, North-Atlantic Alliance ...
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– As prepared.  Check against delivery – Deveselu, Romania Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for that welcome. Today represents an important moment for NATO and for transatlantic security. This ceremony means that the United States’ AEGIS Ashore system here at Deveselu is certified for operations. This represents a significant increase in the capability to defend ...
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U.S. Amiral Mark Ferguson at the Inauguration of the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Facility at Deveselu

– As prepared.  Check against delivery – Deveselu, Romania President of Romanian Senate Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu,Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Valeriu Zgonea, Prime Minister Ciolos, Secretary General Stoltenberg, Ambassador Klemm, Deputy Secretary of Defense Work, Minister of Foreign Affairs Comanescu, Minister of National Defense Motoc, General Ciuca, distinguished visitors and guests; Good Morning and on ...
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Press briefing with Ambassador Lute, Assistant Secretary Frank Rose and Romanian State Secretary For Strategic Affairs Daniel Ionită

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Ambassador Hans Klemm at the Awarding of Journalists for Tuberculosis Awareness-Raising Pieces

Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, It’s an honor for the United States Embassy to be hosting you to — as both Mr. and Mrs. Constantin said — to discuss and find a way forward on a very important medical topic, of concern to the world, to America, but especially to Romania. Tuberculosis remains a global ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm on the death of Sergeant First Class Iulian Dumitrescu and Sergeant Adrian Vizireanu and injuries to a Romanian soldier

I was saddened to hear of the deaths of Sergeant First Class Iulian Dumitrescu and Sergeant Adrian Vizireanu who were killed during an incident in Kandahar, Afghanistan and of injuries to a third Romanian soldier. I would like to extend my personal condolences and those of the United States to the family and friends of ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm Inaugurates the American Shelf at “Alexandru D. Xenopol” County Library Arad

U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm inaugurated today the sixth American Shelf at “Alexandru D. Xenopol” County Library Arad. The Ambassador presented the gift of the American Shelf to Library Director Florin Didilescu. The book collection includes133 titles offering access to classic U.S. literature, reference books about the U.S. and English teaching books. Similar to the other ...
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U.S. Government Supports Politehnica Smart Micro Grid

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that, in its continuing support for the Government of Romania, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the University Politehnica Bucharest (UPB) for a feasibility study on the technical, economic and financial viability of implementing a Smart Micro Grid pilot system on campus. UPB is ...
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A “Phased, Adaptive Approach” for Missile Defense in Europe

President Obama has approved the recommendation of Secretary of Defense Gates and the Joint Chiefs of Staff for a phased, adaptive approach for missile defense in Europe.  This approach is based on an assessment of the Iranian missile threat, and a commitment to deploy technology that is proven, cost-effective, and adaptable to an evolving security ...
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Agreement Between the United States of America and Romania on the Deployment of the United States Ballistic Missile Defense System in Romania

Preamble The United States of America and Romania (hereafter referred to as the “Parties”); Having in mind the United States – Romanian Strategic Partnership and the further development thereof, and recognizing that a very important pillar of the United States – Romanian relationship is the solidarity embodied in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, ...
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Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Inauguration of the Federal Mogul Facility in Ploiesti

Thank you President Hendricks, Chairman Ninivaggi, Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I will keep my remarks short. There are really only three points I would like to make. First, thank you for inviting me here today. It is a great pleasure and a distinct privilege both for personal, as well ...
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International Roma Day

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I extend my best wishes to all Roma on International Roma Day. On April 8, we celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Roma people everywhere, and the contributions that Roma make to our societies, ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks on Romanian Woman of Courage Erika A. Garnier

Good evening, everyone.  I am delighted you could all join us tonight to help honor and celebrate six Romanian women who embody compassion, resilience, and, above all else, courage.  While these women come from diverse backgrounds and work in different sectors of society, they are united in their willingness to take on some of the ...
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Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Ad-Interim Dean Thompson, at the Women’s Health Conference

The U.S. Embassy congratulates the organizers of the third Women’s Health Conference in Romania, which brings together health care professionals, policy makers, civil society, and media. Coming together today to discuss women’s health issues is an important step towards addressing Romania’s health care challenges. Improving the public health system starts with the smart implementation of ...
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EUCOM Announces European Reassurance Initiative Implementation Plan

News Release Headquarters, United States European Command Media Operations Division Release: 16-04 March 30, 2016 STUTTGART, Germany – As part of the United States commitment to increased assurance and deterrence, U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) will begin receiving continuous troop rotations of U.S.-based armored brigade combat teams (ABCT) to the European theater in February 2017, bringing ...
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Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Ad-Interim Dean Thompson, at the Critical Infrastructure Protection Forum

Critical Infrastructure Protection Forum Bucharest March 30, 2016 Ladies and Gentlemen, Often described as the backbone of a country’s economy and security, critical infrastructure represents a fundamental element in the public’s perception and confidence in the way a state functions. Leaders and decision makers from both the public and private sectors are called upon to ...
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Remarks By U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Ad-Interim Dean Thompson, At The Launch Of The Amcham Romania Competitiveness Report (March 29, 2016)

Daniela, thank you very much for those important remarks and congratulations as you wrap up your tenure as President of AmCham and as AmCham moves towards a new board in the coming days.  We have some very exciting times ahead of us and we appreciate all the support and effort that this current board has ...
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U.S. Secretary Of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announces Largest-Ever U.S. Delegation To Attend 2016 Hannover Messe

Size and Scope of U.S. Delegation Creates Unparalleled Opportunity for Romanian Businesses and Investors WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that she will lead the largest-ever U.S. delegation to Hannover Messe, the world’s foremost trade fair for industrial technology, taking place April 25 to 29, 2016 in Hannover, Germany. The United States ...
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Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Ad-Interim Dean Thompson, at Parliamentary Debate on Cyber Security

Good morning ladies and gentlemen and distinguished guests. Chairperson Birchall, thank you for inviting me to participate in today’s debate and for organizing and hosting this event. The world has benefited tremendously from the use of information technology and the Internet’s rapid expansion. An engine of global economic growth, cyberspace has allowed us to create ...
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Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires A.I. Dean Thompson at the launch of the „MSD for Mothers” CSR Campaign

Vă mulţumesc foarte mult pentru invitaţia la lansarea proiectului “Mame pentru viaţă. Viaţă pentru mame” în România. MSD va lucra împreună cu World Vision la un model care să previnã decesele materne evitabile şi să sprijine accesul mamelor la servicii de sănătate de calitate în unele dintre cele mai sãrace comunităţi rurale din România în ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm, at the 3M Customer Innovation Center Opening

Catalin, Bernard, Mr. Counselor, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you very much for inviting me to be present here this morning to open the 3M Innovation Center in Bucharest, Romania. One of my responsibilities as the United States Ambassador to Romania is to promote the interest of U.S. business in Romania, both in terms ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm, Celebrating Women in Law Enforcement

Police Academy Bucharest Deputy Rector Busuioc, Deputy Inspector General Petre, Distinguished guests from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Friends and partners at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Police Academy, Colleagues, Distinguished women of the police, ministry and Gendarmerie, I am honored to be here with you today to celebrate the exceptional achievements of our female colleagues ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks “Present Security Challenges in the Euro-Atlantic Space” Citadel Discussion Group in Cluj-Napoca

Ambassador Aurescu, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for inviting me here today to talk about Present Day Security Challenges in the Euro-Atlantic Sphere. We are living in uncertain and dangerous times; the dangers we face today are more complex than they have been at any other recent point in history. In today’s world we face ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm Reflections on Presidents’ Day University of Babes-Bolyai

– As prepared for delivery – Bună ziua tuturor. Domnule rector Pop, domnule profesor, stimaţi profesori şi studenţi ai Universităţii Babes-Bolyai, vă mulţumesc pentru disponibilitatea de a mă primi. Sunt foarte bucuros să mă aflu aici pentru a discuta despre viaţa a doi preşedinţi americani. And now, if you do not mind I will continue ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm on the 160th Commemoration of the Emancipation of Roma Slaves

Tismana Monastery, Gorj County The Roma who reached Wallachia and Moldavia in the second half of the 14th Century were met with a cruel reception.  For the next 500 years, they were enslaved.  They were bought, sold, and traded, their families torn apart, their very lives always at the mercy of their owners.  Among these ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Statement

With regard to the proposed legislation entitled “Proiectul de Lege privind promovarea demnitatii umane si tolerantei fata de diferentele de grup,” United States Government policy is clear. The protection of free speech, even if offensive, is a foundational aspect of a healthy democratic society. While we condemn discrimination and hate, we also oppose laws that ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador at Fondul Proprietatea’s Fifth Anniversary of Listing at the Bucharest Stock Exchange

Minister Grigorescu, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to be with you today as we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the listing of Fondul Proprietatea on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. Greg, members of Fondul’s board, thank you for inviting me to mark this occasion with you. Fondul’s listing on the Bucharest ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at Fulbright Commission Award Ceremony

Mr. President, Minister Comănescu, Minister Curaj: It is an honor for me to be here this evening and to represent the Embassy of the United States of America in Romania on the occasion of the conferral of the Order of Cultural Merit to the Fulbright Commission. Educational and cultural exchanges are powerful diplomatic tools and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the University of Suceava: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Bună ziua tuturor. Rector Valentin Popa, Profesor Luminiţa Turcu, stimaţi profesori şi studenţi ai Universităţii Ştefan cel Mare din Suceava, vă mulţumesc pentru disponibilitatea de a mă primi. Sunt foarte mulţumit să mă aflu aici pentru a discuta despre viaţa şi activitatea lui Martin Luther King Jr. şi despre impactul său asupra Statelor Unite şi ...
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U.S. – Romania Joint Statement On The Technical Capability Of The Aegis Ashore Site At Deveselu, Military Base, Romania

The United States and Romania are committed to enhancing bilateral ties and working to strengthen security in the Euro-Atlantic area.  In the context of their Strategic Partnership, the United States and Romania are pleased to announce today that major military components of the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System (AAMDS) in Romania, a key element in ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Ceremony Marking the Technical Capacilities of the Aegis Ashore Site at Deveselu

Good morning! Let me begin by thanking Foreign Minister Comanescu for graciously hosting us today to mark this important occasion, as well as Minister Motoc, and his predecessors, for being such gracious hosts for our installation at Deveselu! I’d also like to thank Vice Admiral James Syring, Director of the Missile Defense Agency; Vice Admiral ...
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The U.S. Embassy Has Selected Qodemo As Its December 2015 Entrepreneur Of The Month

Our Entrepreneur of the Month program highlights individuals and companies that exemplify the best attributes of entrepreneurship.  An entrepreneur sees the potential in a new idea and then takes a bold, often risky step, using only his or her ability, drive and courage to turn that idea into reality.  Through our Entrepreneur of the Month ...
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The Legacy of President Kennedy: A Thousand Days

By Ambassador Hans Klemm University of Bucharest Vice-Rector, Professor Iucu, Vice-Dean Dr. Deteșeanu, Professor Roske, distinguished faculty and students of the University of Bucharest, thank you for allowing me to visit with you today to discuss the legacy of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. With your patience, I would like to review briefly President Kennedy’s life, ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the International Anti-Corruption Day Event at the National School of Political and Administrative Studies

Rector Doctor Pricopie, Your Excellency, colleagues, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I am very honored to be present here at the school in order to participate in a commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day. Your words were both very strong and inspiring Rector Doctor Pricopie, words that I’m fully in agreement with. The United States Embassy ...
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Corruption Harms Us All: Here’s What We Can Do About It

By the U.S. Department of State’s Luis E. Arreaga, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs As many who read this are no doubt aware, business leaders often confront difficult and seemingly impossible challenges not only to thrive, but just to survive.  As a diplomat, many have told me that ending ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement After Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Meeting with Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos

This morning Ambassador Hans Klemm paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos at Victoria Palace. Ambassador Klemm congratulated the Prime Minister on his appointment and the formation of the new government, offered his support, and emphasized that the United States of America will remain a close ally, strategic partner and friend of Romania. ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm Invites Romanians Interested In The Romania-U.S. Friendship To Participate In An Online Discussion

U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm arrived in Romania just two months ago.  With an interest in Romania sparked as early as his university years by his professor, distinguished writer and literary critic Matei Călinescu, and charmed by Romania’s language, history and culture, the Ambassador stated even before his arrival that he is looking forward to having ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Honoring of the November “Entrepreneur of the Month”

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests. Thank you for joining us here today, as Soribel mentioned, to honor this month’s winner of the U.S. Embassy’s Entrepreneur of the Month award for November 2015. As I hope you know, every month, for the past year, the Embassy has been trying to highlight individuals or companies ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Commissioning of Transgaz’s Şinca Compressor Station

Minister Gerea, Mr. Nicolicea, Ambassador Constantinescu, Mr. Văduva, Mr. Sterian, honored guests, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for giving me this opportunity to speak at this important event this evening. Bună ziua, vă mulțumesc pentru această invitație, și vă felicit pentru modernizarea stației de compresoare de la Șinca. Today’s launch demonstrates very clearly that Romania ...
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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson at Elie Wiesel Institute 10th Anniversary

Bună dimineaţa Daţi-mi voie să le mulţumesc foarte mult lui Alexandru Florian şi Institutului „Elie Wiesel” pentru că mi-au oferit ocazia de a vă vorbi astăzi. I would also like to say hello to my friend, Radu Ioanid, who is joining us from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. And I want to say ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm Participates In Inauguration Ceremony At Deveselu School And Kindergarten

U.S. Ambassador to Bucharest, Hans Klemm, participated Tuesday, November 10, in an inauguration ceremony at Deveselu school and kindergarten. „Providing a better environment for the education of the children of this part of Romania will have long lasting effects.  Better education leads to better outcomes and will help the future of the region and help ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Inauguration Ceremony at Deveselu School and Kindergarten

Bună dimineaţa domnule Aliman, domnilor şi doamnelor, Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Thank you very much for your exceptionally warm welcome to me and my wife, Mari, this morning in Deveselu. I would first like to take a moment to thank both the school administrators and the local government officials who have come together and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Statement

These past days have been both dynamic and very moving. We again offer condolences on the tragic loss of life on October 30 and in the days since. We applaud the non-violent exercise of freedom of speech and assembly, and encourage all Romanians to stay engaged in the civic process. The United States of America ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement

The Embassy of the United States of America was deeply saddened to learn about the terrible tragedy last night in a club in central Bucharest. We send our most sincere condolences to the families, friends, and acquaintances of those who lost their lives. Our thoughts and prayers also go the many who were injured, and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Honoring of the October “Entrepreneur of the Month”

– As prepared for delivery – Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, [and distinguished guests]. Thank you for joining us here today as we honor the U.S. Embassy’s Entrepreneur of the Month for October 2015. In January 2015, the U.S. Embassy launched the Entrepreneur of the Month program. Each month, the Embassy highlights individuals and companies ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at Fondul Proprietatea’s Investor and Analyst Days

Dr. Mobius, Mr. Mihalache, Minister, Deputy Governor, Greg and my good friend, Ambassador Paul Brummel from the United Kingdom, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for this opportunity. Being new to Romania, I anticipate I will learn a great deal from you, the participants in this conference, as you know so much more about ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at Women’s Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network (We Can) Breast and Cervical Cancer Advocacy, Education and Outrea

Distinguished guests, members of parliament, thank you for asking me to speak here today. The U.S. Embassy congratulates the Women’s Empowerment Cancer Advocacy Network, (WE CAN), on the organization of its Seventh Breast and Cervical Cancer Advocacy, Education and Outreach Summit.  I salute WE CAN for gathering a wide range of stakeholders, including survivors, advocates, ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the 10th Anniversary of F&R Worldwide in Romania

[In Romanian] Bunǎ seara şi bine aţi venit! [In Romanian] Mǎ bucur sǎ vǎ primesc în seara aceasta in casa mea pentru o ocazie specialǎ. Thank you for joining us to celebrate F&R Worldwide ’s 10th year in the Romanian market. Congratulations to Ramona Ţepelea, F&R’s Managing Director, Martin Dreiseitel, the company’s CEO and President, and others ...
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Human Trafficking Affects Us All

Today human trafficking traps over 20 million people worldwide.  As modern-day slavery, it is a crime that happens almost everywhere and affects virtually everyone.  Yet many still think of human trafficking as an issue affecting only other people, in other countries.  The truth is it affects you; it affects us all.  Trafficking victims may have ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Trafficking in Persons Forum

– As prepared for delivery – Good afternoon.  First, I would like to thank Ms. Șerbănuță [share-buh-NUTE-suh] for that warm introduction, and for showing me around this beautiful library.  I would also like to welcome [Panelists’ Names to Come], and thank them for taking the time out of their very busy schedules to be with ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks at the Case for Investing in Romania Business Conference Sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce

Thank you, Daniela.  I am recently arrived in Romania so to have this opportunity to spend some time with you this morning is a great one and I’m thankful for your invitation for me to be here this morning. Members of the Board of The American Chamber of Commerce in Romania, distinguished guests, ladies and ...
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Remarks by U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson at the Seminar on Computer Crimes Against Children

Inspector General Tobă / Deputy Inspector General Spiridon, Colleagues from the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and the Romanian National Police, Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m honored to be with you this morning and welcome you to a specialized training program designed to improve investigative skills and raise awareness about the various cyber threats ...
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U.S. Ambassador Hans Klemm’s Remarks in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015

– As prepared for delivery – Good morning.  We are gathered here today to commemorate the Romanian victims of the Holocaust.  This colossal act of barbarity and murder was unprecedented in scale.  With certitude and determination, governments and people harnessed the terrible forces of hatred and intolerance into a destructive machine aimed at exterminating an ...
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The U.S. Embassy, Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, and the American Councils for International Education announce FLEX

The U.S. Embassy, Bucharest, and the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, along with the American Councils for International Education are pleased to invite Romanian high school students to participate in the FLEX – Future Leaders Exchange Program. FLEX is an educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  It offers Romanian high ...
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DV Lottery 2017 Starts

The Embassy of the United States in Bucharest is announcing the Visa Lottery Program (Diversity Visa – DV) for 2017.  The Diversity Visa immigration program makes available to individuals who meet simple but strict qualifying requirements visas for permanent residence in the United States.  Romania is among the countries eligible to participate in the DV-2017 ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates 75 Years of International Visitors Leadership Program

The U.S. Embassy celebrates the 75th anniversary of the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), one of U.S. Government initiatives promoting mutual understanding through communication at the personal and professional level. The IVLP is the premier professional exchange program of the Department of State. It was initiated in 1940, when Nelson Rockefeller launched an “exchange of ...
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U.S. Embassy Awards The September Entrepreneur Of The Month

The U.S. Embassy has selected Romina Furniture as its September 2015 Entrepreneur of the Month. Our Entrepreneur of the Month Program highlights individuals and companies that exemplify the best attributes of entrepreneurship.  An entrepreneur sees the potential in a new idea and then takes a bold, often risky step, using only his or her ability, ...
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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis

Vice President Biden met today with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations, European security, anti-corruption, energy security, and the European migration crisis. The leaders discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations in the security, political, and economic spheres, as well as Romania’s important contributions to NATO security efforts, including its support for ...
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Romanian And American Volunteers Clean Up Beach In Mamaia

Around 300 volunteers took part in a beach clean-up in Mamaia. The event was organized in observation of the International Coastal Cleanup Day by the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest in partnership with the Navy League of the United States – Romania Council. International Coastal Cleanup Day, held annually on 19 September, raises awareness of the ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates Tuberculosis Test Kits to the Marius Nasta Institute

On September 24, the U.S. Embassy donated more than 1,900 (1930) Tuberculosis test kits to the Marius Nasta Institute in Bucharest. The Chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) Colonel Louis Seliquini donated the kits to the leadership of the Institute on behalf of the U.S. government. The value of the kits is USD ...
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USTDA Strengthens Support For Energy Security In Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a $956,000 grant to support Transgaz S.A.’s Pipeline Expansion Project.  The grant funds a feasibility study to improve and confirm the technical design and economic and financial specifications for constructing the Romanian section of the Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria Connector (BHRA) and the Black Sea-Shore-Podisor Connector gas ...
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Statement by U.S. Ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm on Romanian soldiers injured in Afghanistan

I was saddened to hear about the Romanian soldiers who were injured in the attack involving an improvised explosive device during a mission in Afghanistan on Sunday. On behalf of the government of the United States, I want to express my sincere sympathy to the soldiers, their families, friends, and fellow soldiers and to wish ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Regional Conference on Counter Terrorism and Foreign Terrorist Fighters

The U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Department of Justice hosted a three-day regional conference Best Practices to Address the Eastern Mediterranean Terrorism & Foreign Terrorist Fighter Threat in Bucharest from September 15-17. Chargé d’Affairs a.i. Dean Thompson and Prosecutor General Tiberiu Nitu opened the event which was held in Bucharest. The conference featured judges, prosecutors, ...
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U.S. Embassy: Judicial and rule of law institutions

The U.S. Embassy recognizes the important role independent rule of law institutions play in a healthy democracy. Respecting and protecting that independence are the responsibility of all state actors and institutions. As we have noted in the past: Judicial and Rule of Law institutions should be able to act with complete independence, and both the laws of Romania and ...
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Remarks by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Dean Thompson at the August Entrepreneur of the Month Event

– As prepared for delivery – Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen and distinguished guests, thank you for joining us here today as we announce the U.S. Embassy’s Entrepreneur of the Month for August 2015. I would like to thank both Modpack System for opening their fine facilities, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Prahova ...
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President Obama on the Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning.  Our nation was founded on a bedrock principle that we are all created equal.  The project of each generation is to bridge the meaning of those founding words with the realities of changing times — a never-ending quest to ensure those words ring true for every single American. Progress on this ...
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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Dean Thompson at Expert Forum Seminar “How Are We Fighting For The Rule Of Law In The Region?”

Good afternoon and thank you to Expert Forum for inviting me here today. It’s an honor to be speaking, along with these distinguished Ambassadors, to the very people who are transforming judicial and law enforcement systems in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. It’s been 25 years since the fall of the iron curtain and rise of ...
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Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Dean Thompson Remarks at the “Conference on the Strategic Partnership in Education and Economics”

Thank you very much for your kind welcome and this excellent opportunity to address key members of our government in both the executive and legislative branches. There will be many topics under discussion today, among which is the critical issue of how our countries can strengthen economic ties under the auspices of our bilateral strategic ...
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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 24, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: ·         Kathleen Ann Doherty – Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, Department of State ·         Hans G. Klemm – Ambassador to Romania, ...
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135 Years Of Friendship

U.S. Diplomacy in Romania: A Persistent Affinity 135 Years Old Op-Ed by Mark Taplin It was a Christmas Eve, half a century ago, that my father still remembers well. Dressed in a morning suit he had hastily borrowed, he witnessed William Crawford present his credentials to Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej in an official ceremony at Palatul Victoria ...
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U.S. Embassy Selects January Entrepreneur of the Month

The U.S. Embassy has selected Senator Wine as January 2015 Entrepreneur of the Month. Through our Entrepreneur of the Month Program, we highlight individuals and companies in Romania that have recognized the potential of a new or emerging business idea, and then developed a focused approach with drive and courage to turn that idea into ...
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Romania and United States Perform Joint Mast “Stepping” Ceremony For Deveselu Missile Defense Site

Officials from Romania, the United States, Poland, NATO, and Turkey conducted a joint Mast Stepping ceremony on November 17, 2014 for the Aegis Ashore missile defense site now under construction at Deveselu, Romania. In naval tradition, when a mast is stepped (process of raising a ship’s mast and setting it into a notch or step ...
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European Reassurance Initiative and Other U.S. Efforts in Support of NATO Allies and Partners

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release Since early March, the United States has taken action, both bilaterally and through NATO, to reassure allies of our solemn commitment to their security and territorial integrity as members of the NATO Alliance.  A persistent U.S. air, land, and sea presence in the region, ...
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U.S. Government Awards Contract for Construction of Facilities at Missile Defense Site in Deveselu

In support of the European Phased Adaptive Approach Phase II, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has awarded a construction contract to Kellog Brown & Root Services, Inc. (http://www.kbr.com). The contract is valued at USD 134 million and will be performed at the Deveselu Base in Olt County Romania. The contract encompasses all ...
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U.S. Awards Base Operations and Services Contract For Missile Defense Site at Deveselu

In support of the European Phased Adaptive Approach Phase II, the U.S. Naval Facility Engineering Command (NAVFAC) in Naples, Italy awarded a 31 month Base Operations and Services Support (BOSS) contract to U.S. firm Exelis Systems Corporation 19 March, 2013. The contract, which is valued at USD $5.7M, will be performed at the Deveselu Base ...
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U.S. Government Awards Task Order to Romanian Company for Construction of Temporary Facilities in Deveselu

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District has awarded an eight-month USD 3.3 million task order to SC Glacial PROD SRL, headquartered in Ilfov, Romania, to construct temporary facilities in support of the deployment of the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System in Deveselu, Romania. The task order includes for the placement of a temporary ...
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United States Ballistic Missile Defense Site at Deveselu Air Base in Romania

The United States and Romania jointly selected the Deveselu Air Base near Caracal, Romania, to host a U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System which employs the SM-3 interceptor (also referred to as the Aegis Ashore System).  The deployment to Romania is anticipated to occur in the 2015 timeframe as part of the second phase of the ...
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United States European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) and NATO Missile Defense

On September 17, 2009, President Barack Obama announced the U.S. decision to adopt a new approach to ballistic missile defense in Europe.  This plan is called the European Phased Adaptive Approach or EPAA.  The President stated: To put it simply, our new missile defense architecture in Europe will provide stronger, smarter, and swifter defenses of ...
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Secure Flight Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is in the process of implementing a new initiative, known as the “Secure Flight Program”, that is designed to improve the safety of airline passengers and make it more convenient to fly to/from the United States. Effective October 1, 2010, if your travel plans include airline flights to/from ...
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