“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 of the Romanian Business Environment”.

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 the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat

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 fight against corruption over the

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 prosperity and the rule of

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 a commitment to good governance

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 + 40 317 800 260 (from Romania) or

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 where a voter is registered. 

One year since the tragedy in the Colectiv Club

Today we remember those who lost their lives or were injured in the tragic, preventable Colectiv fire one year ago.  Out of the tragedy arose hope.  Tens of thousands of Romanians peacefully joined together to voice their desire for a Romania free from corruption, with a transparent and responsive government, and fully engaged in a Europe whole, free and at

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 plays a key-role in addressing

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 become part of the library’s

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 represents an important reference point

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 collection.  It is intended for

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 in this second round

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 U.S. Embassy acknowledges Romania’s right

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 gracious hosts during my visit. 

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 officials, together allies and friends

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 European Allies against the proliferation

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 behalf of the United States

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 packets, but I would just

Telephonic Briefing with Deputy Secretary Blinken

Antony J. Blinken U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Telephonic Press Briefing Hosted by the Brussels Media Hub Moderator:  Thanks so much, and greetings everybody from the U.S. Department of State.  I would like to welcome all of you dialing in from across Europe today, and thank you for joining us in this call. We are especially pleased to be joined

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 five American Shelves in Botosani,

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 the oldest, largest and most

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, including the over one million

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 the total Army presence in

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 will be the official Hannover

Telephonic Press Briefing on the European Reassurance Initiative

Major General David W. Allvin Director of Strategy and Policy for U.S. European Command Hosted by the Brussels Media Hub MODERATOR:  Good morning everybody, and greetings from the U.S. Department of State.  I would like to welcome all of our participants who are dialing in from across Europe this morning, and thank all of you for joining in this discussion.

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 Phase II of the European

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 program, the Embassy showcases individuals

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. The Ambassador explained the Embassy’s

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 an open and productive dialogue

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 Romania grow and prosper.” said

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 for whom we hope for

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 school students an opportunity to

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 program. The entries for the

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 persons” program with Latin America.

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, drive and courage to turn

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 the Resolute Support Mission in

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 dangers marine debris poses to

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 147,000 and funding was provided

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 pipeline projects. The grant was

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 the due process of individuals

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 journey often comes in small

G-7 Leaders’ Declaration

Schloss Elmau, Germany We, the leaders of the G7, met in Elmau for our annual Summit on 7 and 8 June 2015. Guided by our shared values and principles, we are determined to work closely together to meet the complex international economic and political challenges of our times. We are committed to the values of freedom and democracy, and their

Crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in Southern France

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release We are saddened by the news that Germanwings flight 9525 crashed in southern France on its way from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the 150 people on board. We are reviewing whether any U.S. citizens were aboard

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, Department of State ·         Jeffrey

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