Inaugural Address by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

The United States Capitol 11:52 AM EST THE PRESIDENT: Chief Justice Roberts, Vice President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice President Pence, distinguished guests, and my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope. Of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages America …

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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Last updated:   02/11/2021 ***  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 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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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)

U.S. Embassy Awards Winners of the Video Contest “Never Too Young to Change the World: Stand Up for Everyone’s Rights” On December 15 teachers and high school students, and American diplomats gathered online to honor the winners of the student video contest “Never Too Young to Change the World: Stand Up for Everyone’s Rights”. This …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. – 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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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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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 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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