COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated: November 9, 2020 Country-Specific Information: The Department of State has issued a  Level 3 Travel Advisory for Romania  recommending that U.S. citizens reconsider travel to Romania due to COVID 19. Since February 26, 2020, Romania has confirmed 306,991 cases of COVID-19 within its borders. There are 8,009 confirmed deaths related to COVID-19. Post suspended all routine consular …

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Ambassador Zuckerman Tests Negative for Corona Virus

Ambassador Zuckerman met with Minister of Transportation Lucian Bode on Wednesday November 4th. We were advised that Minister Bode tested positive for corona virus. Ambassador Zuckerman was not deemed to have been a contact pursuant to applicable guidelines. The Ambassador has no Covid symptoms, is in good health and late Sunday afternoon tested negative for …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman Met with Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu

On Friday, July 24, Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman met with Foreign Affairs Minister Bogdan Aurescu at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The two discussed a number of issues currently facing Romania and the United States, including national security, energy policy, and malign influence. The Ambassador emphasized the importance of “the two countries moving forward together, on …

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Ambassador Adrian Zuckerman at the Open Source Intelligence Tools Virtual Conference

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Open Source Intelligence Tools: The convergence of investigating intellectual property crime, organized crime, human trafficking, and cybercrime, and a special welcome to those of you for who this is the first time taking part today, the 17th ICHIP and largest webinar we have done here in …

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Statement on Schrems II Ruling and the Importance of EU-U.S. Data Flows

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued the following statement on the July 16 ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems II case. “While the Department of Commerce is deeply disappointed that the court appears to have invalidated the European Commission’s adequacy decision underlying the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, …

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Online Auction

The Embassy of the United States of America is organizing an online auction of U.S. Government property (vehicles, furniture, household appliances, IT equipment, welcome kits and supplies), starting Monday, July 20, at 8:30 AM, until Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 5:00 PM. Photos of the auctioned objects can be viewed and offers submitted on the …

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Overseas Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2020. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and …

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2020 Trafficking in Persons Report for Romania

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo released the State Department’s 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report on June 25. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the TIP report and the introduction to the 2020 edition celebrates our progress in combating human trafficking. The goal of the report is to stimulate action and create partnerships around the …

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Diversity Visas: Delayed Opening of the DV-2021 Entrant Status Check

The Department is postponing the opening of the Entrant Status Check for DV-2021 applicants from May 5 to June 6, 2020. The Department’s resources are currently being used in its role in the COVID-19 pandemic response and are being prioritized for the assistance to U.S. citizens overseas. The delayed opening will not negatively impact our …

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Holocaust Remembrance Day – Yom HaShoah – on April 21

The U.S. Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust. Each year across the United States, state and local government organizations, workplaces, schools, and religious and community centers host remembrance activities to reaffirm our nation’s commitment to keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. The Days of Remembrance run …

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Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo

April 8, 2020 Continuing U.S. Leadership in the Global COVID-19 Response through Additional U.S. Foreign Assistance Thanks to the unmatched generosity of the American people and the efforts of the U.S. government, the United States has continued to lead the world’s public health and humanitarian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are building on that …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period. …

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Never too Young to Change the World (Video Contest)

Never too Young to Change the World: Youth Standing Up for Everyone’s Rights Video Contest As part of the campaign to increase the respect for and awareness of human rights for all, especially by youth, the  U.S. Embassy in Bucharest invites high school students aged 16-18 to participate in a video competition on “Never too …

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Opening Statement at the Warsaw Process Working Group on Missile Proliferation

Remarks by Dr. Christopher A. Ford, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation Bucharest, Romania November 14, 2019 Good morning, everyone.  On behalf of the United States, I would like to thank our gracious Romanian hosts who have allowed us to meet here in this fantastic venue, and also the Polish government for its …

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Deputy Chief of Mission Abigail Rupp at GMF Event

Your Excellencies, Honored Guests, Colleagues, It’s a pleasure to be here to deliver some opening remarks to this event. I thought I’d start by first of all thanking the German Marshall Fund for this effort on coordinating our discussions on countering criminal information aggression and I think the most important piece of this is to …

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U.S. and Romania Sign Nuclear Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding

The Government of the United States of America and the Government of Romania signed a Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Strategic Civil Nuclear Cooperation (NCMOU) to further solidify the steadfast partnership of our two nations. This Memorandum strengthens U.S.-Romania ties in an area of cooperation that is deeply rooted in our mutual national security and strategic …

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Diversity Visa Lottery Program DV-2021

Instructions: Complete instructions can be found on the Department of State’s public webpage at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/diversity-visa-program-entry/diversity-visa-instructions.html When: Submit entries for DV-2021 beginning Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 19:00 (Romania time) and before Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 19:00 (Romania time).  Where: Electronic entries are accepted ONLY at www.dvlottery.state.gov Fees: There is NO fee to enter the Diversity Visa …

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Public Designation Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption, of Romania’s Liviu Nicolae Dragnea

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson MEDIA NOTE September 5, 2019 Secretary Michael R. Pompeo is publicly designating the former Speaker of the Romanian Chamber of Deputies, Liviu Nicolae Dragnea, due to his involvement in significant corruption. This designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related …

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Joint Statement from President of the United States Donald J. Trump and President of Romania Klaus Iohannis

As the Presidents of the United States and Romania, we stand together as friends and Allies to advance our robust and durable strategic partnership. Through our deepening partnership, we will create new opportunities for greater security, growth, and prosperity and be in better position to respond to shared global challenges and responsibilities. We recall the …

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U.S. Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

On February 2, 2019, the United States provided its six-month notice of withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty due to the Russian Federation’s continuing violation of the treaty. The U.S. withdrawal pursuant to Article XV of the treaty takes effect today because Russia failed to return to full and verified compliance through the …

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U.S. Embassy Statement on the World Day against Trafficking in Persons

  In recognition of July 30, the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the Embassy of the United States condemns trafficking in persons in all of its forms.  The U.S. is committed to working with Romanians to help end all human trafficking. We strongly urge all governments to combat human trafficking through comprehensive and victim-centered …

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Statement on World Press Freedom Day

Today, we honor the many journalists and media actors who have dedicated their lives, often at great risk, to promote transparency and accountability throughout the world, including in Romania as well.  Recent threats against Romanian investigative reporters have no place in a democratic, Western civilization.  Professional investigative journalists and the stories they bring to society …

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U.S. Embassy on the Vandalism Against the Jewish Cemetery in Husi

The Embassy of the United States of America in Romania unequivocally condemns the recent vandalism carried out against the Jewish cemetery in Huși. The destruction of dozens of Jewish graves is not only an attack against the Jewish community, but also an attack against the diversity of the entire Romanian society. We stand together with …

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Major partners of Romania express concern about Rule of Law

On behalf of Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. We, Romania’s international partners and allies, call on all parties involved in drafting emergency government ordinances modifying justice sector laws to avoid changes that would weaken the rule of law and Romania’s ability to fight crime …

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Passport and Visa Services During Lapse in Appropriations

At this time, scheduled passport and visas services in the United States and at U.S. Embassies and Consulates overseas will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits. We will not update this account until full operations resume, with the exception of urgent safety and security information. For information on our services and …

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International Anticorruption Day

In support of the International Anticorruption Day, the U.S. Embassy is launching a speech competition “No Corruption Means:….” in which contestants will speak on the topic of what a Romania without corruption means to them.  Contestants are urged to include in their remarks what they see as the main social, political, economic or security results …

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March on Violence Against Women

The Ambassadors of Algeria, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, United States of America and Sweden in Romania will  join the march “Together for Women’s Safety”, in Bucharest, Saturday, the 20th of October, starting at 3PM. The Ambassadors of Austria, Canada, Lebanon and Peru express their solidarity with the participants. The march is organized by …

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Joint Bioterrorism Investigations Seminar

The U.S. Embassy and the Department of Defense, through the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and its International Counterproliferation Programs (ICP), organized an International Joint Bioterrorism Investigations seminar in Bucharest (July 9 – 13, 2018). Open to delegations from Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, this regional initiative was aimed to provide mid- to senior-level …

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Major Partner Countries Call Upon Romania to Consider Potential Negative Impact of Criminal Law Amendments

On behalf of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States please receive the statement below: We, Romania’s international partners and allies, call on all parties involved in amending Romania’s criminal and criminal procedure codes to avoid changes that would weaken the rule of law or Romania’s ability to fight crime or corruption.  …

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Assistant Secretary Wess Mitchell’s Statement to Media at Departure

For the past couple of days, as you know, I was here for a meeting with the U.S.-Romanian Strategic Dialogue.  It gave us a chance to talk about the extensive cooperation that the United States and Romania have in so many areas, but particularly security and defense, energy cooperation.  We have a very robust commercial …

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Inclement Weather

Due to inclement weather, the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest will be closed and have only limited operations on March 23. For U.S. citizen emergencies please call +40 21 200 3300. All Summer Work and Travel visa appointments for March 23 have been cancelled. Students with appointments scheduled on March 23 will be rescheduled by their …

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Cancellation of Summer Work and Travel Interview Appointments for March 23rd

Attention Summer Work and Travel (SWT) participants who are scheduled for interviews on Friday, March 23rd. Please be advised that all Summer Work and Travel interview appointments have been cancelled. Please do not appear at the Embassy on Friday March 23rd. Summer Work and Travel coordinators have been notified and will reschedule all appointments. Please …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NATO Secretary-General Stoltenberg at the Aegis Ashore Operationalisation Ceremony

– 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

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Ambassador to NATO Assistant Secretary Frank A. Rose Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Romanian State Secretary Daniel Ionită Strategic Affairs Bucharest, Romania Moderator:  We have a very prestigious panel.  I would like to begin with our host, Romanian State Secretary for Strategic Affairs, Daniel Ionită.  You’ll find his bio in your …

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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. 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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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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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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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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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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