United States Embassy Launches English Access Program in Cetinje

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Judy Rising Reinke, together with the English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro (ELTAM) president Dragana Radoman, Mayor of Cetinje Aleksandar Kašćelan, and Ministry of Education representative Marash Dukaj officially launched the English Access Program in Cetinje on March 9, 2020. This is the fifth Access Program in Montenegro, building upon the …

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Art in Embassies: Ambassador Reinke Unveiled Collection of Artworks

Ambassador Reinke unveiled a collection of artworks at her residence on February 20, 2019 as part of the Art in Embassies program. View this post on Instagram Thank you to all our partners and friends from the world of 🇲🇪 arts and culture who came last night to the official unveiling of my art collection, made possible by the Art in Embassies Program. Each of these paintings speaks to me and is representative of the American experience. I’m glad to see that many of my guests enjoyed the collection, which focuses on the rugged beauty of nature – something that both the 🇺🇸 United States and 🇲🇪 Montenegro share in abundance. A post shared by Ambasadorka SAD Džudi Rajnke (@us_ambassador_mne) on Feb 21, 2020 at 3:40am PST The Department of State’s …

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Ambassador Reinke Visits Shelter for Trafficking Victims

Ambassador Judy Reinke joined Labor and Social Welfare Minster Kemal Purisic and  Interior Minister Mevludin Nuhodzic to visit a newly opened shelter for human trafficking victims in Danilovgrad on February 19, 2020. https://twitter.com/USAmbMNE/status/1230151138764304385 Ambassador Reinke praised the opening of this shelter for survivors of human trafficking as a positive step forward that will provide support …

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Training Integrity Managers to Fight Corruption

The U.S. Embassy is supporting ten trainings for government integrity managers to improve Montenegro’s ability to fight corruption and other forms of serious crime through the use of administrative law and actions. At the opening of the training series on February 10, 2019, Senior Justice Advisor  Erik Larson said “In a country where almost 90% …

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Ambassador Reinke Hosts Reception Marking IVLP 80th Anniversary  

Ambassador Judy Reinke hosted alumni of the State Department’s premier professional exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program, on February 5, 2019. Montenegrin leaders from spheres ranging from government to civil society and the media gathered to celebrate the enduring friendship between the United States and Montenegro. Our exchange program alumni are the embodiment of …

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Ambassador Reinke Visits Pljevlja

Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke traveled to Pljevlja December 6 – 7, 2019. She met with Mayor Igor Golubović, and discussed areas of cooperation between the U.S. and the Pljevlja Municipality.. Thank you to Mayor Golubović and the community of #Pljevlja for hosting me and for supporting our @ACPljevlja , a great community resource! Insightful discussion on current …

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Ambassador Reinke Meets with Media Literacy Exchange Program Participants

Ambassador Judy Reinke met with five Montenegrin educators on December 2, 2019 who had recently returned from an exchange program in the United States to learn first-hand about U.S. federal, state, and local government efforts to promote media literacy for students. Through meetings with interlocutors in Washington, Los Angeles, and Chicago they explored current trends …

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Chargé d’Affaires Judy Kuo Spoke at Media Literacy Project Closing Event

Chargé d’Affaires Judy Kuo delivered opening remarks at a conference marking the conclusion of an Embassy-supported project designed to improve media literacy in Montenegro held on November 19, 2019.  The project was carried out by MINA News Agency and NGO Juventas and sought to advance media literacy, critical thinking, and to improve the journalistic standards …

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Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback Visited Montenegro

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback visited Montenegro November 15-16, 2019 to meet with religious leaders, including the Jewish community, the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Montenegrin Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church, and the Islamic Community. In addition to Montenegro, Ambassador Brownback is visiting Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania, and the Netherlands, …

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Ambassador Reinke Inaugurates Renovated Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital

Ambassador Judy Reinke opened the renovated Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Children’s Hospital in Podgorica on November 15, 2019. As part of a joint project with the Montenegrin Government, the United States made contributions valued at over $275,000 dollars to upgrades to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. This project is one of four health-related …

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Montenegrin Armed Forces to Acquire U.S.-manufactured Vehicles

Ambassador Judy Reinke joined Minister of Defense Predrag Boskovic October 23, 2019 for the signing of an agreement finalizing the sale of 67 state of the art joint light tactical vehicles, which are manufactured by U.S. company Oshkosh. The acquisition is a positive step forward in NATO ally Montenegro’s ongoing efforts to modernize its Armed …

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Ambassador Reinke Spoke at Digital Forensic Center 365 Conference

Ambassador Reinke spoke at the Atlantic Council of Montenegro’s Digital Forensic Center 365 Conference October 22 in Podgorica.  In her remarks, the Ambassador discussed U.S. government efforts to combat and build resilience against entities that endeavor to undermine democracies through the spread of disinformation and malign influence. Very pleased to join the Atlantic Council of …

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Author Shelly Oria at Fifth International Podgorica Bookfair

Shelly Oria, the author of New York 1, Tel Aviv, which earned nominations for a Lambda Literary Award and the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, was a special guest of the 5th International Podgorica Bookfair that took place October 1-5. In a conversation with Montenegrin author Dragana Krsenkovic Brkovic, who translated her story “Beep” in …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic Remarks to the Press

PRIME MINISTER MARKOVIC:  (Via interpreter)  Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to express my great pleasure over having this opportunity today to host the Secretary of State Mr. Pompeo.  This is a historic visit of a secretary of state of the United States to our country.  After the visit of Vice President Pence, this is another …

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Strengthening Our Alliance with Montenegro – Fact Sheet

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson October 4, 2019 Strengthening Our Alliance with Montenegro Fact Sheet “During 13 years of independence, Montenegro has made important progress in its integration into the Euro-Atlantic community. Your historic admission to NATO in 2017 has further strengthened a strong partnership between our two countries and I warmly …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Travel to Italy, The Holy See, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Greece

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Italy, The Holy See, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Greece from October 1 to 6. The Secretary will attend the U.S.-Holy See Symposium on Partnering with Faith-Based Organizations, where he will deliver keynote remarks.  He will have a private audience with His Holiness Pope Francis, and meet …

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American Jazz Quartet Engages Montenegrin Audiences

The prestigious American jazz quartet Laurin Talese & A Novel Idea toured Montenegro September 23-25, with stops in Podgorica, Pljevlja, and Bijelo Polje. View this post on Instagram 😍 #soundOn 🎼 Laurin Talese & Novel Idea bend je u Pljevljima. Najljepši način da im požele dobrodošlicu u njihov grad našli su osnovci i srednjoškolci iz #Pljevlja, danas u Američkom uglu Pljevlja. Ovo je bila sjajna prilika I da testiraju svoje poznavanje engleskog jezika i unaprijede vještinu konverzacije na stranom jeziku razgovorom sa američkim muzičarima.Učenici nisu ‘samo’ učili engleski, nego su i saznali više o tome kako se gradi uspješna karijera jednog muzičara u SAD, šta za džezere znači muzika i dr. #USguest2MNE #ExchangeOurWorld A post shared by U.S. Embassy Podgorica (@usa_in_mne) on Sep 24, 2019 at 8:58am PDT

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