EXBS Training Course on Advanced All-Terrain-Vehicles for Montenegrin Border Police

On May 14-18, the U.S. Embassy’s Export Control and Border Related Security (EXBS) Program conducted a training course on Advanced All-Terrain-Vehicles (ATVs) Operations for 12 Montenegrin Border Police Officers, conducted by Polish Border Guard (PBG) instructors. The training will increase the Border Police capacity in responding to incidents in difficult terrain at the borders in ...
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Montenegro Joins A-5 Members for Training in Maryland

Montenegro, along with other members of the Adriatic Charter and Estonia, recently participated in the Vigilant Guard 2018 training organized by The Maryland National Guard. Designed as a response to a hypothetical catastrophic hurricane in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, Vigilant Guard was an exercise that allowed Maryland authorities to collaborate with federal ...
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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program – Call for Applications

Competition for the 2019 – 2020 Academic Year is Now Open The Application for the Fulbright Scholar Program (Post-Doctoral) in the United States (NON-DEGREE) Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program – The Embassy of the United States of America in Montenegro is now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Semester (1st semester of 2019-20 academic year) or Spring 2020 ...
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Public Affairs Office Grants Program 2018

The United States Embassy in Podgorica / Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Department of State supports specific projects and initiatives on the topics listed in the Notice of Funding Opportunity through awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Here is the call for applications.  Grants are awarded to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), media, and to U.S. alumni.  Preference will be given to ...
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The United States Army Europe Band and Chorus is coming to Montenegro!

The U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus is an 18-piece show band consisting of a rhythm section, horns, and vocals stationed in Sembach, Germany.  They bring a high energy, family friendly show to audiences throughout Europe.  The performance will feature singing, dancing, and music from artists such as Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, and ...
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The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica strongly condemns last night’s attack on journalist Olivera Lakić

The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica strongly condemns last night’s attack on journalist Olivera Lakić.  We wish her a quick recovery. This act of violence is an attack on freedom of the press in Montenegro.  As Montenegrin leaders noted last night, this crime requires a swift, determined investigation to bring those responsible to justice.  Journalists must be able to ...
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Fulbright Foreign Student Program– Call for Applications

The Foreign Student Program, a non-degree research program, brings more than 1,800 foreign students from 144 countries to U.S. universities each year.  Foreign students apply for Fulbright grants through the U.S. Embassy in their home countries.  Fulbrighters are chosen for their leadership potential, with the opportunity to observe each other’s’ political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ...
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Press Statement: World Press Freedom Day

In honor of World Press Freedom Day, the United States Embassy in Podgorica recognizes the important contributions of Montenegrin journalists to Montenegro’s democratic development, especially those who bring to light stories of public interest, often at great personal risk.  As guardians of democratic values and ideals, journalists play a fundamental role in informing the public and holding ...
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Inspection and Detection Equipment Training at the Border Crossing Point Debeli Brijeg

The U.S. Embassy’s Export Control and Border Related Security (EXBS) Program, in cooperation with Montenegrin Police Academy, organized an Inspection/Detection Equipment Training at the Border Crossing Point Debeli Brijeg on the border with Croatia. This is the first training delivered by an Instructor from the Police Academy at the border control point. A total of ...
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Conference on Extremist Radicalization and Violence Assessment

On March 19, the U.S. Embassy’s INL Rule of Law Program supported the organization of the Conference titled “Extremist Radicalization and Violence Assessment – an analysis of needs, gaps and opportunities to address violent extremism in Montenegro.” (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; ...
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Montenegrin Explosive Ordnance Disposal Responders Visited Maine

A group of Montenegrin law enforcement and military explosive-ordnance-disposal (EOD) responders visited the Maine State Police EOD Team March 5-9 together with several U.S. federal law enforcement agencies (FBI, ATF, and the Fire Marshal). The two teams had the opportunity to exchange experiences and become familiar with each other’s tactics, techniques, and procedures for dealing ...
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United States and Montenegro Sign Agreement to Strengthen Collaboration in Support of the Fulbright Academic Exchange Program

On March 2, Ambassador Uyehara and Minister of Education Damir Sehovic met to discuss bilateral cooperation in the area of education.  Ambassador Uyehara and Minister Sehovic signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen and develop cultural ties between the United States and Montenegro through the Fulbright Academic Exchange Program.  The Memorandum details measures both partners ...
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Statement for Media

The U.S. Embassy Podgorica is collaborating closely with Montenegrin law enforcement authorities regarding the attack on our Embassy compound shortly after midnight on Thursday, February 22.  The U.S. Embassy Podgorica has no indication this morning’s attack is part of an ongoing threat, although the investigation continues into the motives of the alleged assailant.  The U.S. Embassy Podgorica ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Presented Food Donation to Red Cross for Social Welfare Users

On Monday, February 12, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Uyehara delivered a donation consisting of food and hygienic items to the Red Cross for recipients of social welfare from the Secretariat for Work, Youth, and Social Welfare of the Municipality of Podgorica.  The Ambassador presented the donation to the Red Cross at the People’s Kitchen ...
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Summer Work Travel Call for Application Is Open

The Summer Work Travel program provides foreign students with an opportunity to live and work in the United States during summer vacation from college or university.  Through this popular program, participants learn firsthand about American culture and life in the United States. Below is a list of the agencies authorized to operate in Montenegro to ...
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Donation of IT Equipment to Agency for Prevention of Corruption

On January 24, 2018, Ambassador Uyehara met with the  to hold a ceremony marking the donation of IT equipment and software. This donation – worth more than $40,000 – will assist the Agency in more efficiently and effectively investigating asset declaration forms of Montenegrin public officials. Ambassador Uyehara also stressed the importance of open, fair, ...
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United States Supports International English Language Teacher Training Program

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara, together with the Regional English Language Officer Jen MacArthur and English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro (ELTAM) President Dragana Radoman officially launched international English language teacher training program “Cross-Border Classroom Connections” on January 10 in Budva.   The program covers 40 hours of training for approximately 75 current English language ...
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U.S. Embassy Podgorica donated a Home Detention Central Monitoring System

On December 20, 2017, U.S. Embassy Podgorica donated a Home Detention Central Monitoring System to the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro. Montenegro’s Criminal Code provides that individuals who are subject to a sentence of imprisonment of 6 months or less may be sentenced to serve that sentence by confinement to the premises where they live. ...
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Balkan Media Assistance Program – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for KEY PARTNERS

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for KEY PARTNERS “Balkan Media Assistance Program” (BMAP) Bosnia and Herzegovina-Kosovo-Macedonia-Montenegro-Serbia   Deadline: January 12, 2018 Open to: Media outlets from BiH, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia Description The “Balkan Media Assistance Program” (BMAP) project is funded by USAID and implemented by Internews. Through the project, Internews will help media outlets from Bosnia and ...
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XI Conference Dedicated to the Fight against Corruption

On December 11, 2017, the Embassy of the United States supported the organization of the XI Conference Dedicated to the Fight against Corruption, organized by the Network for Affirmation of NGO Sector (MANS).  Ambassador Uyehara gave opening remarks, stressing the importance of  the fight against all forms of corruption, particularly political corruption and the recovery ...
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Green Border Interdiction training for Montenegrin Border Police

On December 4-8, the U.S. Embassy’s Export Control and Border Related Security (EXBS) Program, organized the Green Border Interdiction training for Montenegrin Border Police. The course provided the participants with the fundamentals skills to effectively respond to border intrusion detection and successfully locate, identify and apprehend individuals illicitly crossing remote border regions who may be ...
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Use of Montenegrin Criminal Law to Counter Terrorism and Violent Extremism

On November 20, 2017, the U.S. Embassy’s INL Rule of Law Program organized a conference titled “Use of Montenegrin Criminal Law to Counter Terrorism and Violent Extremism.” H.E. Ambassador Uyehara and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Zoran Pazin gave opening remarks, stressing the importance of commitment in the fight against all forms of terrorism. ...
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Veterans Day Observed in Niksic

On November 7, Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché, COL Michael S. Tarquinto, and Operations Coordinator, MSG Matthew O’Keefe, observed Veterans Day by laying wreaths in the Nikšić cemetery at the gravesites of six Montenegrins who served in the United States Armed Forces.  In his remarks, COL Tarquinto honored the brave service of the veterans, ...
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US Embassy Podgorica Donated Inspection And Detection Equipment To Montenegrin Border Police

On November 7, 2017 the EXBS Program (Export Control and Related Border Security Program), US Embassy Podgorica, donated inspection and detection equipment to the Montenegrin Border Police.    This specialized equipment consisted of a  portable X-Ray inspection system, two thermal imager cameras, six video scopes, two all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trailers and ATV protection gear, rider ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Visited Montenegro

On November 2-4, James A. Walsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), traveled to Podgorica, Montenegro to meet with police and government officials to discuss INL rule of law and law enforcement programs. His itinerary included meetings at the Podgorica High Court, the Center for Training the Judiciary ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Discusses Tolerance and Countering Radicalism with Youth in the North

On the second day of her October 26-27 visit to northern Montenegro, Ambassador Uyehara spoke at the closing event of an U.S. Embassy Democracy Commission-funded project about preventing youth radicalization in three northern municipalities implemented by ForumMNE.             #USpartnerMNE Today we are in #Berane , discussing tolerance & cooperation with youth from ...
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Workshop on Public Relations in State Prosecution

The United States Embassy in Podgorica, INL Rule of Law Program, in Cooperation with the Supreme State Prosecution Office organized a Workshop on Public Relations in State Prosecution. The aim of this workshop is to discuss best practices and possibilities to further enhance the increasing transparency of State Prosecution.  U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann ...
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Access Microscholarship Program Launch in Rozaje

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara, together with the English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro (ELTAM), officially launched the Access Microscholarship Program in Rozaje on October 26. Following programs in Niksic and Podgorica, this is the third program of this kind launched in Montenegro. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if ...
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Fashion Show for Women’s Empowerment

Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara hosted a Fashion Show for Women’s Empowerment at her residence, together with Australian Ambassador Julia Feeney. The show featured the works of Open Centre Bona Fide from Pljevlja and NGO Niti from Bijelo Polje. Amb. Uyehara opens doors of her residence 2 a fashion show 4 #women 's empowerment together with Australian ...
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Donation to the Administrative Court of Montenegro

The U.S. Embassy, through its Rule of Law Program of the State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) donated IT equipment to the Administrative Court of Montenegro.  This donation is a continuation of the successful cooperation between INL and thisCourt.  This donated equipment will significantly improve the  working conditions and efficiency of the Administrative Court in their work, including in cases ...
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Training Deployment To California For Group Of Montenegrin Officials

In October, the Embassy of the United States, through its INL Rule of Law Program supported a Training Deployment to California for a group of Montenegrin officials from State Prosecution Special Police team and the Government’s Office for Fight Against Trafficking in Persons.  The focus of the visit was the fight against trafficking in persons ...
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Press Release

October 23, 2017 – U.S. Embassy Podgorica is disappointed that an October 22 report by Pink M did not include our spokesperson’s official response to Pink M’s inquiries regarding the Embassy’s October 12 tweet supporting “independent and responsible media as a key for #Montenegro and its #EuroAtlantic and #EU aspirations”.  In the interest of promoting balanced journalism and correcting ...
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“Homicide Investigations: Advanced Skills and Techniques” Training Course

On October 23, 2017 Deputy Chief of Mission Judy Kuo attended the opening ceremony of a training course presented by the U.S. Department of Justice ICITAP in cooperation with the INL Resident Legal Advisor and the Milwaukee Police Department.  This “Homicide Investigations: Advanced Skills and Techniques” course presented a week of intense training in modern ...
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Trainings on Advanced Training on Mediation in Criminal Matters

The INL Rule of Law Program is dedicated to supporting criminal justice reform in Montenegro. This week, with INL’s support, the Center for Mediation organized two iterations of two-day trainings on Advanced Training on Mediation in Criminal Matters on October 1-2 and October 3-4 in Budva. These activities will help teach alternate dispute resolutions for minors ...
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Visiting Speaker: Passion Is Main Fuel For Business

Last week the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica hosted a speaker tour around Montenegro with an entrepreneurship expert, Samira Cook Gaines. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Posted by U.S. Embassy Podgorica on Sunday, September 24, 2017 Samira Cook Gaines ...
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U.S. Government-Supported Access English Language Program Successfully Completes in Niksic

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara, together with the English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro (ELTAM), officially closed a two-year Access Microscholarship Program in Nikšić, Montenegro, on September 15.        The Access Microscholarship Program is a two-year, intensive, afterschool English-language learning program for talented students sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  ...
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Commemorating the 9/11 Victims

September 11, 2017 On this day, we remember the 2,997 victims of the 9/11 attacks – Americans and citizens from more than 90 other countries – and we stand resolute in partnership with Montenegro, NATO, and our allies around the world in the fight against terrorism.
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Ambassador Uyehara Visited Center for Training of Judiciary and State Prosecution

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara visited the Center for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution (CTJP) in Podgorica on September 11, 2017.  The visit featured several donations provided by the Embassy through the INL Justice Program.  CTJP is one of the Embassy’s most important partners  in the rule of law reform efforts in Montenegro.
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Third Funding opportunity for NGOs in Montenegro through Criminal Justice Civil Society Program

Embassy of the United States of America to Montenegro, INL Justice Program published the Third Funding opportunity for NGOs in Montenegro through Criminal Justice Civil Society Program Deadline for application is November 5, 2017. The main goal of the program is to help Montenegro transition to a more effective and transparent criminal justice system by ...
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U.S. Congressmen Visit Montenegro

Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Chairman of the Montenegro Caucus in the United States House of Representatives, led a delegation of five members of Congress to visit Montenegro August 31-September 2, 2017. Accompanying Rep. Lamborn were Rep. Stephen Cohen (D-TN), Rep John Shimkus (R-IL), Rep. Andy Barr (R-KY), and Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA). During their visit, ...
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U.S. Senators Visit Montenegro

Following the historic visit of Vice President Mike Pence earlier this month, six U.S. Senators traveled to Montenegro August 11-13 to support U.S.-Montenegrin relations. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) was leading the delegation.  Accompanying Senator Blunt are Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Senator Thom ...
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Vice President Pence in Europe: Montenegro

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence landed in Montenegro on Tuesday, August 2 and were greeted by Prime Minister Dusko Markovic and his wife, Nata. The two leaders met and the Vice President thanked the Prime Minister for Montenegro’s leadership in promoting regional stability. Following their meeting, Vice President Pence also spoke at ...
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Readout of Second Lady Karen Pence’s Visit to Podgorica, Montenegro

Second Lady Karen Pence started the day with the Vice President and participated in a meet-and-greet with U.S. embassy employees and their families. Then, the Second Lady and Vice President took photos with the United State Marines Detachment Unit. The Second Lady continued her day to the Martinovic Honey Farm in Dubovik Village. There, Mrs. Pence joined ...
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Second Lady Karen Pence to Visit Montenegro

WASHINGTON, DC – Second Lady Karen Pence will travel to Tallinn, Estonia; Tbilisi, Georgia; and Podgorica, Montenegro July 29-August 2, 2017. In Podgorica, Montenegro, Mrs. Pence will tour a honey farm where she will learn about a local family’s beekeeping business. Following the visit, Mrs. Pence will participate in a cultural tour of Lake Skadar, ...
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Adriatic Charter Summit- Media Guidance

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY NOT FOR REPORTING, BROADCAST OR OTHER DISTRIBUTION Adriatic Charter Summit August 2, 2017 – Podgorica, Montenegro  Media Advisory #1 Media Credential Application Deadline: Thursday, July 27, at 2:00 PM CEST Background: Montenegro and the Republic of Macedonia will co-host the Adriatic Charter Summit on August 2, 2017, in Podgorica, Montenegro.  In addition to the Vice ...
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Vice President Mike Pence to Travel to Montenegro

WASHINGTON, DC – At the direction of President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Tallinn, Estonia; Tbilisi, Georgia; and Podgorica, Montenegro July 30-August 2, 2017. In Podgorica, Montenegro, the Vice President will meet with Montenegrin President Filip Vujanović and Prime Minister Duško Marković.  The Vice President will also participate with leaders from across ...
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Charge Aliu Opens Conference on Plea Bargaining

The United States Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Center for Training in the Judiciary and State Prosecution (CTJP) and the Ministry of Justice hosts a c on July 11-12, in Kolasin. In his opening remarks, Charge d’Affairs B. Bix Aliu stressed that the robust implementation of the rule of law is a crucial element ...
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Training Deployment to Sarajevo for Prosecutors from Montenegro

The Embassy of United States, through its INL Justice Program, is currently supporting a training deployment to Sarajevo for prosecutors from various prosecutors’ offices in Montenegro, including the Supreme, Special, High and Basic prosecutors’ offices. Officials in charge of public relations will have meetings at the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Sarajevo ...
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U.S. Emergency Planners Help Montenegro Prepare For Disasters

Disaster preparedness planners from the United States and Montenegro came together, June 26-29, in Podgorica to help better prepare one of the world’s youngest democracies to effectively respond to potential catastrophic events. U.S. emergency managers from  the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Military Emergency Preparedness program under OSD and trainers joined Maine Army National ...
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Access Program Summer Camp Finished

English language summer camps rock, especially when they are part of the Access Program. As a perfect way to wrap up this year’s Access summer camp, we made some s’mores together with our Access students at Ivanova korita. It was an opportunity for students to chat in English with Public Affairs Officer Mark Weinberg and ...
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Open Call: Strengthening Civil Society in Montenegro

The United States Embassy in Montenegro, acting through the Public Affairs Office, is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards, pending availability of funds for the Strengthening Civil Society in Montenegro Program . U.S. Embassy Podgorica/Public Affairs Office anticipates awarding one cooperative agreement in the amount of up to $200,000 under this funding opportunity to a selected organization. The ...
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Open Call: Media Professionalization Assistance Program

The United States Embassy in Montenegro, acting through the Public Affairs Office, is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards, pending availability of funds, for the Media Professionalization Assistance Program . The United States Embassy in Podgorica plans to support specific projects and initiatives that facilitate the development of media freedom and journalistic professional standards in Montenegro through grant ...
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4th of July Celebration 2017

Yesterday we celebrated our Independence Day a little early. Thank you to all of our friends and partners for coming to the reception organized in honor of the 4th of July. This year celebration’s theme was bringing Hawaiian flair to Montenegro. Petra Radulovic, a talented young musician from Kotor, performed the Montenegrin National Anthem. The ...
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DCM Aliu Opens Access Summer Camp

Fifty students from Niksic and Podgorica who participate in the Access English language program came together at Ivanova korita for their joint summer camp! Deputy Chief of Mission B. Bix Aliu welcomed the students to the camp and shared with them what the American Dream means to him. The Access Microscholarship Program is a two-year, ...
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U.S. Ambassador Opened Renovated Wards of General Hospital in Niksic

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara and the State Secretary of the Ministry of Health Milovan Vujovic officially opened the renovated Ophthalmology and Urology wards of the General Hospital in Niksic. The U.S. European Command (EUCOM) humanitarian assistance program, through the U.S. Embassy and its Office of Defense Cooperation, has provided 300,000 USD for ...
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Opening Ceremony of Course at Montenegrin National Police Academy

On June 19, 2017 Ambassador Uyehara attended the opening ceremony of a course at the Montenegrin National Police Academy, presented by the U.S. Department of Justice, ICITAP program in cooperation with the Milwaukee Police Department.  This “Training for Trainers: Patrol Operations” course will develop 12 experienced Montenegrin police officers into instructors who can teach U.S police ...
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Training Deployment for Montenegrin Officials Focused On International Financial Investigations

The U.S. Embassy INL Rule of Law Program organized a Training Deployment for Montenegrin officials with a focus on international financial investigations. While in Miami, Florida, representatives from the Office of the Special Prosecutor, Special Police Team and State’s Administration for Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing met with a series of officials from ...
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Deadline for Applications for Fulbright Student Program Extended

We have some exciting news! Call for the Fulbright Student Program has been extended! United States Embassy Podgorica is now accepting applications for the Fulbright Student Program until August 1 2017. The call was opened on March 23 2017. For more information on how to apply see  the call for applications . All Fulbright grants are research only and ...
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Commercial Motor Vehicle Interdiction Course

On June 12, the Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara presided over the opening ceremony of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Interdiction Course held in Podgorica, Montenegro.   The course is sponsored by the United States Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program and conducted by a team of six regional instructors for a total of twenty Montenegrin ...
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Small Boat Operations Instructor Development Course

Small Boat Operations Instructor Development Course, sponsored by the United States Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program, was completed on June 9 in Bar, Montenegro.    This 10-day course was conducted by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) instructors, for a total of 12 Maritime Border Police officers. They had an opportunity to ...
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Ambassador Uyehara hosted Iftar dinner

On June 1, U.S. Ambassador Margaret Anne Uyehara hosted an Iftar dinner for more than 80 people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds in celebration of the Islamic holy month Ramadan at the Madressa (Islamic high School) in Tuzi. The Ambassador stressed that the message of love, peace and forgiveness taught by both Jesus and Mohammed, can serve as a unifying ...
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United States and Montenegro Sign Agreement to Share Tax Information

Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara and Montenegrin Finance Minister  Darko Radunovic signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) today to implement provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and to promote transparency between the two nations on tax matters.  The agreement underscores our continued cooperation and strong bilateral relationship with Montenegro as well as growing international ...
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Montenegro, Albania, and Kosovo Open Joint Police Cooperation Center

On 30 May, Ambassador Margaret Uyehara took part in the opening ceremony of the Trilateral Police Cooperation Center (PCC) in Plav. At the opening of the joint PCC, Ambassador Uyehara praised the commitment of the police from the three states to cooperate in “achieving safe and effective border control techniques and fostering cross border information ...
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Donation to the National Police Academy

On May 26, 2017 ICITAP Senior Police Advisor Frank Herbert presented a donation on behalf of U.S. Embassy Podgorica of a Sony HD Video Camera and eight LG 55′ Flat Screen Monitors to Montenegro’s National Police Academy.  This donation, valued at $10,000, will allow the Police Academy to create high quality training videos which can be viewed ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Hosts Asian American Dinner for Access Students

We like to say that the Access Program is more than an English learning program. Last night we certainly lived up to that statement. Ambassador Uyehara welcomed a group of Access Program Podgorica students and teachers to her residence. She talked to the students about one of the most prominent aspects of the U.S. culture ...
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Closing Ceremony of the Regional Cross Border Cyber-Crime Investigations Course

US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Bix Aliu presided over the closing ceremony of the Regional Cross Border Cyber-Crime Investigations Course held in Podgorica, Montenegro. The course was sponsored by the United States Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program and conducted by the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) instructors. The 5-day training focused on ...
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Ambassador Uyehara at Festival of Real Estate Investments

Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara spoke at the opening ceremony of the 8th annual Festival of Real Estate Investments (FREI) . She talked about the importance of Montenegro’s Euro-Atlantic integration processes for economic development and the business opportunities that NATO membership can lead to in any country, including Montenegro. The Ambassador said that there is the ...
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Alumni Blog: Everything Often Seems Larger Than Life

Marija Krivokapic I Fulbright Student and Scholar Program Experiences   As an assistant professor of English language and literature I received my first Fulbright stipend in 2009. I spent the fall semester at Louisiana State University in Alexandria, LA, teaching two courses: Great Authors (D. H. Lawrence and His Travel Writing) and Contemporary Native American ...
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Call for Applications for Fulbright Scholar Program Open

United States Embassy Podgorica is now accepting applications for the Fulbright Scholar Program. The call is opened on May 5 and will close on October 1, 2017. For more information on how to apply see  the call for applications. All Fulbright grants are research only and these grants are awarded for a period of 1 semester. The application process ...
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Donation of Equipment to Montenegrin Border Police

On April 20, 2017, EXBS donated classroom equipment consisting of a notebook computer, color laser printer, projector and projector screen, to the Montenegrin Border Police. The equipment, valued at $2,400, will be located at the border crossing  of Dobrakovo with Serbia in a new in-service training classroom. EXBS program is part of a broader effort ...
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Alumni Blog: Program Surpassed All My Expectations

Mladen Grgić | Fulbright Student Program Experience   In 2016, I was granted a Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship for a research visit to Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) at the University of California, Berkeley. My research is focused on Chinese foreign policy and its outward investments, and I chose the UC Berkeley as it ...
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Congressman Nunes visits Montenegro

House Intelligence Committee Chairman, and member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Devin Nunes visited Montenegro April 18 – 20, 2017. Congressman Nunes met with the Deputy Prime Minister for Political System, Internal and Foreign Policy Zoran Pazin, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Srdjan Darmanovic, Defense Minister Predrag Boskovic and Parliament Speaker Ivan Brajovic. ...
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NATO Allied Force Commander Visits Montenegro

Admiral Michelle Howard, Commander of the NATO Allied Joint Force Command Naples, visited Montenegro on April 10-11.  Admiral Howard met with Montenegro’s Defense Minister Predrag Boskovic and Chief of Defense Lieutenant General Ljubisa Jokic to discuss Montenegro’s progress towards becoming a full-fledged member of the Alliance.   During the visit, Admiral Howard also held a ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Speaks at “Message from Saturn” Musical Premiere

On April 8, Ambassador Uyehara spoke at the premiere of the musical “Message from Saturn” at KIC Budo Tomovic in Podgorica. The musical is part of an Embassy-funded project to commemorate 2017 Jazz Appreciation Month in Montenegro. The CSO Jazz Art, the Art School for Music and Ballet “Vasa Pavic,” KIC Budo Tomovic, and a U.S. ...
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2017 U.S. College Fair Gathers 400 Visitors

EducationUSA Advising Center Podgorica, in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States of America in Podgorica, hosted a U.S. College Fair as part of the EducationUSA Southeastern Europe Recruiting Tour on April 7,2 017. Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara visited the event and encouraged Montenegrin students to find out about various opportunities and benefits of ...
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U.S. Supports Regional Housing Program for Refugees: Construction of Apartments for Refugees in Berane Begins

On April 7, 2017, Pol/Econ Chief Leslie Freriksen attended a ceremony to mark the opening of the construction site for 94 apartments for refugee families from the Rudes settlement in Berane as part of the Regional Housing Project (RHP).  Following completion of the € 3.9 million project aimed at providing permanent housing solutions for refugees who ...
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World War I, United States and Montenegro: How Montenegrin Citizens Helped U.S. Soldiers

On April 6th, leaders from across the world will gather in Kansas City to participate in the WWI Centennial Commemoration event . On this occasion, leaders from around the world will come to honor all who sacrificed during the War. Among those who gave their lives for a Europe, and world, more whole peaceful and prosperous serving in the ...
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Conference on Combating Cross-Border Crime

The Embassy of the United States in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Center for Education in Judiciary and State Prosecution organized a Conference on combating cross-border crime between Montenegro and the Republic of Croatia. The conference takes place in Igalo, on April 3 and 4. In past years, the INL Justice Program in Montenegro organized a series ...
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Empowering Women to Become Entrepreneurs

In honor of Women’s History Month and this year’s topic Be Bold for Change, Ambassador Uyehara hosted a group of distinguished female leaders to discuss women’s underutilized development potential in Montenegro’s economy and what steps can be taken to empower women to become entrepreneurs. The women explored the roles Government, the American Chamber of Commerce and ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Visited NGO Kranjania in Ostros

Ambassador Margaret A. Uyehara and Public Affairs Officer Mark Weinberg visited women from the NGO Kranjanija in Ostros. The visit was part of the Embassy’s outreach activities to commemorate March as Women’s History Month. The Ambassador expressed her support for the work they do and encouraged them to persevere despite the challenges.   NGO Kranjanija ...
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Symposium on Leadership and Ethics for Police Administration

On March 29, 2017, U.S. Embassy Podgorica’s ICITAP Police Assistance Program presented a “Symposium on Leadership and Ethics” for Montenegro’s twenty highest ranking police administrators.  During this symposium, ICITAP’s Advisors shared their experience and knowledge of contemporary police leadership skills, ethical principles in organizational development and working with the community to solve complex crime problems.  ...
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Alumni Blog: On Wealth and Importance of People

Dr Vladimir Leposavić | Fulbright Student Program Experience   In 2014, I was selected to spend an academic year as a Fulbright Foreign Student Visiting Researcher, representing Montenegro, in the United States. My basic goal was to conduct research in international human rights; more specifically, on the international legal protection of minorities at the American ...
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Alumni Blog: On Wealth and Importance of People

Dr Vladimir Leposavić | Fulbright Student Program Experience   In 2014, I was selected to spend an academic year as a Fulbright Foreign Student Visiting Researcher, representing Montenegro, in the United States. My basic goal was to conduct research in international human rights; more specifically, on the international legal protection of minorities at the American ...
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EducationUSA and US Embassy Podgorica Host U.S. College Fair

EducationUSA Advising Center Podgorica, in cooperation with the Embassy of the United States of America in Podgorica, will host a U.S. College Fair as part of the EducationUSA Southeastern Europe Recruiting Tour on Friday, April 7, 2017, 17:00-20:00, at Hotel Hilton, Podgorica. The fair will be open to both high school students interested in undergraduate ...
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Call for Applications for Fulbright Student Program Open

United States Embassy Podgorica is now accepting applications for the Fulbright Student Program. The call is opened on March 23 and will close on June 15 2017. For more information on how to apply see the call for applications . All Fulbright grants are research only and these grants are awarded for a period of 2 semesters (9 months). ...
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Fire Safety Training

The U.S. Embassy Podgorica, in cooperation with the Rescue and Protection Service of the Capital City of Podgorica, organized a fire safety drill on the Embassy’s compound. The Embassy employees and Podgorica’s Rescue Service staff participated in the drill. The Office of Fire Protection in the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations in Washington, DC, supervised ...
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Montenegro FLEX Alumni at Civic Education Week

Adea Kalac from Rozaje, Neda Bulatovic from Podgorica, Hana Lluka from Tuzi and Ivana Buric from Bar are just several of students from Montenegro who are currently in the United States on one-year high school FLEX exchange program supported by the State Department. Together with other FLEX students from the region, this week they visited Washington ...
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Training on International Financial Investigations

The Embassy of the United States in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Center for Education in Judiciary and State Prosecution organized  a Training on International Financial Investigations for representatives of the judiciary, state prosecution, Agency for Prevention of Corruption, Tax Administration, Inspection Authority, Custom Administration, Police Authority, Property Administration, and Administration for Prevention of Money ...
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Donation to Montenegrin Airport Border Police

On March 14, Regional Security Officer Keith Easter delivered $9,000 USD worth of equipment to the Montenegrin Airport Border Police on behalf of the United States Embassy in Podgorica and its Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program.  The donated equipment consists of a document inspection microscope and a laser color printer.  
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Ambassador Uyehara Op-Ed: Being Bold for Change This International Women’s Day

People around the world have gathered to mark International Women’s Day for over 100 years. Today we come together once again to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. I understand that here in Montenegro the day has traditionally provided the opportunity to tell the women in our lives – mothers, daughters, ...
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Conference on Court Manager in Kolasin

The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Center for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution, organized the Conference on Court Manager in Kolasin, February 27-28, 2017. The Conference was opened by H.E. Ambassador Uyehara and the President of Supreme Court of Montenegro Vesna Medenica. In her opening remarks, the Ambassador Uyehara noted that ...
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President’s Day with our Access class

President’s Day is approaching and one of the ways to celebrate it was with our English language Access class in Niksic. Head of Public Affairs Section Mark Weinberg and students discussed how is President’s Day celebrated in the United States. Weinberg asked students how many U.S. presidents were there, who served the longest, etc. It ...
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United States Donate Technical Equipment for Supreme Court

The Ambassador of the United States to Montenegro, H.E. Margaret Ann Uyehara visited the High Court in Podgorica to mark the donation of technical equipment for the courtroom that will enable audio-video coverage of trials, video-conferencing of remote witnesses, and audio and video scrambling of protected witnesses. The President of the Supreme Court thanked the ...
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Training on Interdiction of Stolen Vehicles

On February 6 -10, the U.S. Embassy, through its Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) program, organized a training on Interdiction of Stolen Vehicles and using the EXBS donated vehicle diagnostic units. The training was delivered by Croatian Border Police Instructors for a total of 16 Montenegrin Customs, Border Police Officers and Police Academy ...
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European Convention on Human Rights and Criminal Proceedings Training

The U.S. Embassy Podgorica INL Section, in cooperation with Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM), the Conrad Adenauer Stiftung, and the Center for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution supported another training for young lawyers, legal advisors and interns working in the courts and prosecution offices. The subject of this year’s training, which is ...
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Training Deployment to the State Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Croatia

The Embassy of the United States, in cooperation with the OSCE mission to Montenegro organized a training deployment to the State Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Croatia on 15 and 16 of December 2016. The subject of the training deployment was “Transparency in the work of prosecutors and relations with the public and media”. ...
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U.S. Military Donates Medical Equipment to the Children’s Hospital

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret A. Uyehara delivered a donation of specialized medical equipment to the Institute for Children’s Diseases of the Clinical Center of Montenegro in Podgorica. The U.S. European Command (EUCOM), through the U.S. Embassy’s Office for Defense Cooperation has provided $15,000 for an OPTI microscope and audiometer donated for the Children’s Hospital. ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Visits Telecommunication Agency

Ambassador Uyehara met with managers of the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Affairs in Podgorica. They informed Ambassador Uyehara about their activities and thanked the United States for its continued support. The Ambassador expressed an interest in further cooperation with the Agency and other Montenegrin institutions active in the telecommunication sector.
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Cyber Crime Training for representatives of State Prosecution, Courts and Police

The United States Embassy to Podgorica, in cooperation with the Center for Training of the Judiciary and the Prosecution of Montenegro organized a Cyber Crime Training for representatives of the State Prosecution and Courts and Police on 30 November and 1 December in Budva, Montenegro. INL Resident Legal Advisor Erik Larson and Senka Danilović, President ...
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Marking International Education Week

The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica is marking International Education Week (IEW) with a series of events hosted by EducationUSA Center Podgorica November 14-18, 2016. On November 15, Ambassador Uyehara, together with Cultural Center “Budo Tomović” Director Snezana Burzan and EducationUSA Adviser Anica Vujnovic, highlighted the importance of educational exchanges and opportunities offered through EducationUSA Podgorica. ...
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Verification of Authenticity of Documents Training

DCM Bix Aliu presided over the opening ceremony of a specialized training course “Verification of Authenticity of Documents”, sponsored by the Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program of the United States Embassy in Podgorica. This one week training is being held at the Police Academy in Danilovgrad. The training is conducted by two ...
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Advanced Training on Public Relations

The United States Embassy to Podgorica, in cooperation with the Centre for Training of the Judiciary and the Prosecution of Montenegro and the OSCE mission organized a second iteration of the Advanced Training on Public Relations for representatives of the State Prosecution and Courts November 7-9 in Budva, Montenegro. Resident Legal Adviser Erik Larson and ...
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Chargé Aliu speaks at the Days of Prosecutors

The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica supported the organization of the Days of Prosecutors of Montenegro. This traditional gathering of Montenegrin state prosecutors is taking place in Becici on 1 November 2016. While congratulating state prosecutors for their successful work so far, Chargé d’Affaires B. Bix Aliu stressed the importance of further reforms in the rule ...
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Basic PR training for representatives of State Prosecution and Courts

The United States Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Centre for Training of the Judiciary and the Prosecution of Montenegro and the OSCE Mission to Montenegro has organized a third iteration of the Basic PR training for representatives of State Prosecution and Courts on 24-25 October in Budva, Montenegro. Resident Legal Advisor Erik Larson, ...
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U.S. Embassy promotes Cyber Security

U.S. Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara, Mayor of Municipality Niksic Veselin Grbovic and Director General of the Ministry of Science, Darko Petrusic opened the first Montenegrin Cyber Security Forum on October 20, in a newly opened Innovative Entrepreneurship Center – Tehnopolis – in Niksic, which also houses the Montenegrin Cyber Educational Center. At the occasion, Ambassador ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Opened “Vladimir Nazor” School Renovated Facilities

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara and the Secretary of the Ministry of Education Slobodan Filipovic officially opened the renovated facilities of the “Vladimir Nazor” elementary school in Podgorica. The U.S. European Command (EUCOM) humanitarian assistance program, through the U.S. Embassy and its Office of Defense Cooperation, has provided 184,459 euros for this project. ...
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Elections Matter: Go Vote!

This autumn marks major events for both Montenegro and the United States. Montenegrins and Americans alike will participate in every democracy’s most important rite of passage: casting a vote to elect their leaders. Elections are always important because they represent the voice of every citizen in a democracy. That is certainly true this year when ...
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Regional Conference on Present and Future Challenges in Fighting Cross Border Organized Crime

Charge Aliu Speaks at the Opening of the Regional Conference on Present and Future Challenges in Fighting Cross Border Organized Crime On October 6-7, 2016, the United States Embassy in Podgorica and the EU funded project International Cooperation in Criminal Justice Prosecutors’ Network of the Western Balkans supported organization of the Regional Conference on Challenges ...
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Border Control Equipment Donation

On September 27, Ambassador Uyehara delivered a $155,000 USD worth of equipment to Montenegrin Border Police, Customs Administration and Police Academy, a donation of the United States Embassy in Podgorica and its Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program. The donated equipment consists of nine video scope kits, four vehicle inspection systems, one document ...
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Youth Discussing Euro-Atlantic Integration with Ambassador Uyehara at 9th REACT Camp

Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara gave a lecture at the 9th annual Regional Euro-Atlantic Camp (REACT), organized by the NGO Alpha Center at Ivanova Korita, Cetinje. The Ambassador spoke about U.S. policy in Montenegro. The Alpha Center gathered about 100 students, NGO representatives, media and government officials from all around the world at this year’s REACT ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Opens Conference on Plea Bargaining

On September 8-9, 2016, the United States Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Centre for Training of the Judiciary and the Prosecution (CTJP), hosted a two-day Conference on Plea Bargaining. Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara and President of the Executive Board of the CTJP Senka Danilovic spoke at the opening of the conference in Budva ...
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Discussion on Social Workers and Non-Discrimination

Deputy Chief of Mission B. Bix Aliu spoke today at the U.S. Embassy supported roundtable “Social workers and Non-Discrimination” organized by the Center for Anti-Discrimination Equista. The roundtable is a part of a larger project supporting social workers in their work and focuses on providing training on non-discrimination and legislation analysis. Minister of Social Welfare ...
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Opening Coca Cola Active Zone in Herceg Novi

Ambassador Uyehara visited Herceg Novi on July 26 where she participated in the opening of the sixth Coca Cola active zone in Montenegro. Designed as a place for exercise and recreation, the active zones include a variety of equipment and are designed with the goal to motivate people to exercise more. “Corporate social responsibility is ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

U.S. Embassy hosts Independence Day Celebration   On July 1, 2016, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara hosted a reception to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Independence of the United States. Ambassador Uyehara said that the celebration marks the birthday of the United States, ten years of the Embassy opening, and the close ...
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Training for Customs Officers

The Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program of the United States Embassy in Podgorica sponsored the participation of eight Montenegrin Customs Officers attending an advanced X-ray Image Analysis training held in Bratislava, Slovakia.
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U.S. Embassy promotes Cyber Threat Defense

The U.S. company Cisco Systems, one of the leading global information technology solutions companies, organized Cisco Security Day for corporate, banking, insurance and government institution representatives in Podgorica on June 28, 2016. U.S. Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Information Society and Telecommunications Vujica Lazovic opened the event. At the ...
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Conference on Combating Cross-Border Crime between Montenegro and Serbia

The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Center for Training in the Judiciary and State Prosecution (CTJP), organized in Kolasin a two-day conference on combating cross-border crime between Montenegro and Serbia. B. Bix Aliu, the U.S. Embassy Podgorica Charge d’Affaires, spoke at the opening of the conference on June 15, along with Rifat ...
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All Terrain Vehicle Training for Montenegro Border Police

On May 30-June 2, the Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program of the United States Embassy in Podgorica, sponsored an All Terrain Vehicle(ATV) training course for Montenegro Border Police Officers in Kolasin, Montenegro. The Course was conducted by three Serbian Border Police trainers who participated in two previous EXBS-sponsored Polish Border Guard ATV ...
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Promotion Ceremony (2015/5/26)

May 26, 2015 On May 26, Chief of the U.S. Office of Defense in Montenegro Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Marek Strosin was promoted to the rank of Commander (CDR). Admiral Mark Ferguson, the Commander Joint Force Command Naples, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa, Ambassador Uyehara, Major Pete Carter and Commander Strosin’s family participated in the ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Visits Ulcinj

On May 12, 2016 Ambassador Margaret Uyehara met with the new mayor of Ulcinj, Mr. Nazif Cungu. Ambassador Uyehara congratulated the mayor on his appointment and expressed the Embassy’s support for development in Ulcinj. The Ambassador also met the Speaker of the Local Parliament, Loro Nrekiq, and other officials. The Mayor and the Ambassador discussed ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Visits Herceg Novi

On May 8-9, Ambassador Uyehara visited the municipality of Herceg Novi where she met with the President of the Local Assembly, Mr. Andrija Radman, and other municipal officials. They discussed current and potential investment projects as well as municipality’s efforts to improve investment climate in Herceg Novi. President Radman accompanied the Ambassador to visit Mirko ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Opens National Conference of English Language Teachers

On Saturday, May 7, Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara, along with the British Ambassador Ian Whitting, Ministry of Education representative Mubera Kurpejovic, British Council Country Director Vanja Madzgalj, Bureau of Education representative Ljiljana Subotic, Faculty of Philology Dean Dragan Bogojević and ELTAM President Dragana Radoman, opened the second National Conference of English Language Teachers, ELTAM Day ...
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U.S. Embassy and Partners Conclude Training for Public Relations Officials from the Prosecution and Agency for Prevention of Corruption

On April 25-26, 2016, the United States Embassy in Podgorica, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Montenegro and the Center for Training in Judiciary and Prosecution (CTJP), organized a Basic Training for Public Relations Officers from all the ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Visits North –East Montenegro

On April 26 -27, during a visit to the north-east municipalities Petnjica, Berane and Andrijevica, Ambassador Uyehara met with mayors, CSOs, entrepreneurs, and local opinion leaders. The Ambassador also visited a mosque, a local school in Petnjica, a regional economic development center, as well as a refugee camp and a Regional Housing Project construction site ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Visits Pljevlja

On April 18-19, Ambassador Uyehara visited the northern-most Montenegrin municipality of Pljevlja to mark the seventh anniversary of the American Corner Pljevlja. During the visit, the Ambassador met Mayor of Pljevlja Mirko Djacic as well as a variety of NGO contacts, local entrepreneurs and U.S. alumni. The Ambassador also underlined the importance of volunteering to ...
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U.S. College Fair Gathers 500 Montenegrin Students

Over 500 students and parents visited the U.S. College Fair organized by the EducationUSA Advising Center Podgorica, in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica on April 8. Representatives from thirteen U.S. universities shared information about their undergraduate and postgraduate programs and talked about possibilities for and advantages of studying in the United States. At ...
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DSS Global Race for Charity

To help mark its 100th Anniversary, the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) sponsored a “DSS Global Race for Charity” on April 2. Ambassador Uyehara, the Embassy Community and their families participated in the 5KM Fun Run/Walk in Porto Montenegro and 31 KM “ Go the distance“ Run from Porto Montenegro to Perast. The beneficiary ...
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U.S. Donation for Montenegrin Border Police

The Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program of the United States Embassy in Podgorica, donated two vehicles to Montenegrin Border Police to be used to enhance patrolling of the state borders. The vehicles will be equipped with specialized equipment also donated by EXBS. The total value of the donation is over 70 thousand ...
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Embassy Podgorica Continues to Support Rule of Law Reforms in Montenegro

The US Embassy in Podgorica in cooperation with the Center for Training in the Judiciary and State Prosecution started a two day Training on “Integrated Investigations and Innovative Trends in Corruption and Organized Crime Cases” on March 28, 2016. Speaking at the opening of the event, Ambassador Uyehara emphasized the importance of integrated investigations, which ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Speaks at the War Crimes Conference

Ambassador Uyehara speaking today at a war crimes conference in Podgorica called upon institutions in Montenegro to “effectively investigate and prepare high quality indictments” and encouraged them to “reach verdicts in line with international standards”. Th‎e conference titled “Suppression of Impunity for War Crimes” is organized by NGO Human Rights Action and the Office of ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Speaks with the AmCham Community

On March 23, Ambassador Uyehara was a keynote speaker at the first AmCham luncheon organized in 2016. The event served as an opportunity for the Ambassador to mark her one-year anniversary as the U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro. Ambassador Uyehara said that a lot has changed since she arrived in February 2015 and that highlight of ...
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Meeting with the Jewish Community in Montenegro

On March 20, Ambassador Uyehara and DCM Aliu met with President of the Jewish Community in Montenegro Jaša Alfandari and donated books for their library. Ambassador Uyehara and Mr. Alfandaridiscussed the history of the Jewish community in Montenegro, and the challenges this community faces. The Ambassador also visited the synagogue and the library.
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U.S. Embassy Honors Women’s History Month with tour by Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards

The Embassy, in cooperation with American Music Abroad and local partners in Kotor, Niksic, Pljevlja and Podgorica organized a tour by Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards in Montenegro March 8-15. The band performed at the residence of U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara, in honor of International Women’s Day, at the St. Paul’s ...
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Rule of Law Study Visit Workshop

On Monday, March 7 Ambassador Margaret Uyehara and Deputy Prime Minister Markovic hosted a workshop on the Montenegro Police Reorganization Project. The workshop was held so that police officers who participated in two study visits to the United States could discuss their experiences and to make suggestions for reform to the Montenegro policing system.
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Ambassador Uyehara Visits Niksic

On March 4, Ambassador Uyehara visited the municipality of Niksic where she met with Mayor Veselin Grbovic and visited Niksic hospital to present the donation of an ultrasonic knife manufactured by the U.S. company ConMed. While in Niksic, the Ambassador visited Brewery Trebjesa, owned by U.S. – Canadian Molson Coors, and the Goranovic meat company. ...
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U.S. Embassy Podgorica Organizes a Visit to the Kosovo Judicial Institute

A delegation from the Montenegrin Center for Training of Judges and State Prosecutors (CTJP) ‎visited on February 23-24 the Kosovo Judicial Institute (KJI) in Pristina, Kosovo. ‎CTJP representatives had the opportunity to learn about the structure and management of the KJI and its training programs for justice officials in Kosovo. Representatives of both judicial training ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Gives Certificates to Participants of Port Facility Security Audit Seminar

The U.S. Coast Guard organized a four-day seminar in Bar on implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), with the aim of helping Montenegro’s ports facility security audits to meet international standards. Representatives of the Ministry of Transportation and Maritime Affairs, Police Directorate, Navy, and Port Authorities from Bar and Kotor ...
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EducationUSA Academy

EducationUSA is pleased to announce that the EducationUSA Academy will be held at ten U.S. colleges and universities in summer 2016. This year, US Embassy Podgorica, in cooperation with EducationUSA Center Podgorica, will cover the costs of participation for one highly competitive student from Montenegro to participate in the EducationUSA Academy on one of the ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Visits Clinical Center of Montenegro and the Institute for Public Health to Mark Donation of Medical Equipment

On February 10 2016, Ambassador Uyehara participated in the donation of two electric surgical knives manufactured by the U.S. company ConMed to the Clinical Center of Montenegro. The Director of the Clinical Center Ranko Lazovic, who received the Ambassador, was very appreciative of this much needed donation. The Ambassador also met with the Director of ...
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Secretary of Defense’s 2015 Award for Excellence

On February 2, Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara, together with General Philip Breedlove, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe awarded Embassy staff members from the Department of Defense with the Secretary of Defense’s 2015 Award for Excellence in Maintenance Training, Advice, and Assistance of Foreign Security Forces. This award recognized members of the Ministry of Defense Advisors ...
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Toys for Tots at the Children’s Hospital Podgorica

On January 15, Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara, together with DCM B. Bix Aliu and the U.S. Marine Detachment representatives from U.S. Embassy Podgorica, delivered toys donated by the U.S. Embassy community to children hospitalized at the Children’s Hospital of the Clinical Center of Montenegro. It was a great way to wrap up the holiday season ...
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Embassy Supports Union of the Blind

1/29/2015 On January 29, Deputy Chief of Mission B. Bix Aliu gave opening remarks at an open roundtable themed “The Importance of a Textbook for Literacy in the Braille Alphabett”, a culmination of the U.S. Embassy-sponsored project “Textbook in Braille alphabet”, organized by Union of the Blind of Montenegro. The Union of the Blind of Montenegro received a 2013 Democracy Commission grant to ...
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Montenegro Pride 2015 (2015/12/14)

December 13, 2015 Deputy Chief of Mission B. Bix Aliu and the US Embassy team supported the third pride parade organized on December 13 in Podgorica.  The Pride took place without any incidents.  Around 200 hundred people, protected by the police, marched peacefully. Participants included LGBTI activists, the Minister of Human and Minority rights, the Mayor of Podgorica, and representatives of civil society and the international community.   Charge D ’Affaires Aliu addressed ...
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Fast Forward Human Rights Film Festival (2015/10/12)

December 10, 2015 Ambassador Uyehara participated in a press conference launching the 6th edition of the Embassy-sponsored Fast Forward Human Rights Film Festival which will take place in Podgorica, Berane and Kotor December 11-15.  This Festival is organized by NGO “Centre for Civic Education” and many other local and international partners.  The Festival launched today in honor of International Human Rights ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Visits Ulcinj (2015/12/9)

December 8, 2015 On December 8, Ambassador Uyehara visited the Salina area in Ulqin/Ulcinj. She was accompanied by Director of National Parks of Montenegro, Zoran Mrdak and members of Parliament from Ulcinj and USG exchange alumni Genci Nimanbegu and Dritan Abazovic.  Ambassador Uyehara also visited the Lighthouse, located in Valdanos Bay, accompanied  by Deputy Director of Maritime Security and USG exchange ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Speaks at the IX National Anti-Corruption Conference (2015/10/12)

December 9, 2015 On December 9, Anti-corruption Day, Ambassador Uyehara, together with the Minister of Justice Zoran Pazin, Head of the EU Delegation to Montenegro Mitja Drobnic, German Ambassador to Montenegro Gudrun Elisabeth Steinacker, UK Ambassador to Montenegro Ian Whitting and MANS Executive Director Vanja Calovic gave, gave opening remarks at the IX National Anti-Corruption ...
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“Stories of Everyday Ethics” Book Presentation (2015/12/9)

December 9, 2015 On December 9, International Anti-Corruption Day, U.S. Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara, together with representatives of NGO JUVENTAS and NGO ATAK, presented the book “Stories of Everyday Ethics” authored by a group of Montenegrin students at American Corner Podgorica. The “Stories of Everyday Ethics” book is a result of a larger program supported ...
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U.S. Navy Ship Visits Montenegro (2015/12/7)

December 2015 The U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) arrived in Bar, Montenegro, on December 6 for a scheduled port visit as part of the U.S.-Montenegro bilateral defense relationship. During the visit to Montenegro, the Commanding Officer, Commander Alysa L. Ambrose, and members of the ship’s crew met with their Montenegrin Navy ...
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Toys for Tots (2015/1/5)

5/1/2015 As part of the Toys for Tots program, the U.S. Embassy’s Marine Security Guard detachment and Deputy Chief of Mission B. Bix Aliu visited the Children’s Hospital in Podgorica on January 5 to deliver toys to hospitalized children to bring a moment of joy at this time of the holiday season.   The staff of the hospital, led by Director Vesna Miranovic, introduced the visitors to the parents and children, ...
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Reception on the Occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (2015/12/4)

December 3, 2015 The U.S. Embassy and American Chamber of Commerce hosted a reception on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities which gathered around 60 guests from disability-rights NGOs, companies and state agencies.  Ambassador Uyehara, Am/Cham President Bulatovic and Minister of Labor and Social Welfare Kovacevic highlighted the importance of employment and social ...
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U.S. Embassy Launches the Access Microscholarship Program (2015/12/1)

december 1, 2015 U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara, together with the English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro (ELTAM), representatives of the Ministry of Education and the Municipality of Nikšić, officially launched the Access Microscholarship Program in Nikšić. The Access Microscholarship Program is a two-year, intensive, afterschool English language learning program for bright, economically ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Promotes Importance of the IPR Protection (2015/12/1)

December 1, 2015 On December 1, Ambassador Uyehara spoke on the IPR Conference organized by Microsoft Montenegro. During the conference, Ambassador underlined that United States cares deeply about the protection of intellectual property highlighting that IP generates $5.8 trillion per year for the U.S. economy which represents a greater percentage of GDP than any other ...
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Donation for the Constitutional Court of Montenegro (2015/11/30)

November 30, 2015 Ambassador Uyehara and representatives of the Embassy Rule of Law Section delivered today a $7,000 donation of computer equipment and law literature to the Constitutional Court of Montenegro.  This was the first official visit of a U.S. Ambassador to the Constitutional Court.  Ambassador Uyehara met with the President of the Court Ms. ...
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Small Group Home for Children with Disabilities Opened in Bijelo Polje (2015/11/25)

November 25, 2015 On Wednesday, November 25, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara along with Minister of Labor and Social Welfare Zorica Kovacevic and Mayor of Bijelo Polje Aleksandar Zuric officially opened a small group home for children with disabilities in Bijelo Polje.  The project will provide care and a life resembling home life ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Visits Mojkovac and Kolasin (2015/11/20)

November 20, 2015 On November 20, Ambassador Uyehara visited the municipalities of Mojkovac and Kolasin and met with mayors Medojevic and Vuksanovic to discuss economic conditions and opportunities for growth in the north.  During the visit, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce Montenegro, the Embassy donated two fully equipped internet suites to the ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Opens Conference on Cybercrime (2015/11/19)

November 19, 2015 The U.S. Embassy Podgorica and the OSCE Mission to Montenegro, in cooperation with the Judicial Training Center, hosted a two-day Regional Conference on Cybercrime on November 18-19.  U.S. Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara, OSCE Deputy Head of Mission Dan Redford, Deputy Police Director Milovan Pavicevic, and the Head of the Strategic Police Matters ...
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Seminar on Issues Regarding Amendments to Criminal Legislation (2015/11/18)

November 18, 2015 Approximately 50 participants, judges, prosecutors, police officers, defense attorneys and Ministry of Justice representatives, came together to discuss amendments to the Montenegrin Criminal Procedure Code and Criminal Code, and the new Law on Execution of Prison Sentences, Fines and Security Measures.  A publication containing the above three was also promoted at this ...
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United States Celebrates International Education Week (2015/11/19)

November 18, 2015 Ambassador Uyehara visited American Corner Podgorica on November 18 to celebrate International Education Week (IEW). IEW was marked in Montenegro with a series of events hosted at American Corner and EducationUSA Advising Center Podgorica and American Reading Room Cetinje November 16-20. IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Marks Global Entrepreneurship Week by Speaking with the University Students (2015/11/17)

November 17, 2015 On November 17, Ambassador Uyehara was a keynote speaker at an event organized by the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development which hosted Global Entrepreneurship Week in Montenegro.  The Ambassador spoke to over 150 students at the University of Donja Gorica about the importance of entrepreneurship in today’s global economy.  She highlighted ...
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Montenegrin Prosecutors Visit United States (2015/11/13)

November 2015 A delegation of Montenegrin prosecutors and police officers, led by the Special Prosecutor Milivoje Katnic, concluded a five day training deployment to the United States with the support from the U.S. Embassy/INL Section.  They visited the Milwaukee Police Department and Prosecution and received training on homicide investigations and prosecution techniques.  The delegation had ...
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Marking Veteran’s Day in Niksic (2015/11/12)

November 12, 2015 On Wednesday, 11 November, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., B. Bix Aliu, and the Defense Attaché, LTC Michael S. Tarquinto, observed Veterans Day by laying wreaths in the Niksic cemetery at the gravesites of six Montenegrins who served in the United States Armed Forces.  In his remarks, LTC Tarquinto honored the brave service of ...
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EXBS Program delivers “Identification of Explosives” to Montenegro’s Border Police (2015/11/12)

November 11, 2015 Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program in U.S. Embassy Podgorica delivered a course for Montenegrin Border Police on Identification and prevention of illegal transit of explosive materials, explosive devices and materials used for their production at the Police Academy in Danilovgrad.  The one week course was delivered by two Polish ...
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United States Donates ICT Equipment to the Ministry of Economy (2015/11/6)

November 6, 2015 The United States Embassy in Podgorica, through its Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program, donated seven computers and one printer to the Ministry of Economy and its Directorate for Multilateral and regional Trade Cooperation and Foreign Economic Relations. This donation is valued at over eight thousand (USD) and will be ...
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Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Visits Montenegro (2015/11/6)

November 6, 2015 Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons at the U.S. Department of State, Randy Berry, visited Montenegro November 4-5, 2015.  Mr. Berry met with Deputy Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, Deputy Minister for Human and Minority Rights Blanka Radosevic-Marovic, Prime Minister’s Advisor for LGBTI Issues Jovan Kojicic, Ombudsman Sucko Bakovic, as ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Visits Tuzi (2015/11/3)

November 3, 2015 On November 3, Ambassador Margaret Uyehara visited Tuzi, and met with president of Tuzi urban municipality Abedin Adžović and a group of local MPs to discuss opportunities and challenges facing their local community. The Ambassador also paid a visit to the “Plantaze” Wine Production Company, as well as cultural landmarks such as ...
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Honoring U.S. Veteran from Montenegro (2015/10/29)

October 29, 2015 On October 27, United States Defense Attaché, Lieutenant Colonel Michael Tarquinto, laid a wreath at the memorial site of Private First Class Steve P. Kilibarda in Velimlje, Niksic, Montenegro.  PFC Kilibara served in the U.S. 3rd Infantry Division during World War I and was recognized with the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroic ...
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Ambassador Uyehara opens Cisco Day in Montenegro and Highlights Importance of Cyber Security (2015/10/16)

October 16, 2015 On October 15, Ambassador Uyehara opened “Cisco Day” in Montenegro welcoming representatives of the business community, different ministries and state institutions to find out more about IT trends, Cisco’s technology solutions and analysis.   The Ambassador said that the cyber security challenge is complex and pervasive and that maintaining a high level of ...
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Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann Visited Montenegro (2015/10/8)

Ocotber 8, 2015 Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State, Judith Heumann, visited Montenegro October 6-8, 2015.  During the visit, Ms. Heumann met with Minister of Human and Minority Rights Suad Numanovic, Head of the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee Halil Dukovic, Ombudsman Sucko Bakovic, as well as civil society and ...
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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month (2015/10/7)

October 2015 In order to help raise awareness about the need for early detection of breast cancer, the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica is illuminated pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, celebrated every October. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women both in the developed and ...
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Alumni Weekend School on Democracy for Montenegrin Youth (2015/10/1)

October 1,2015 On September 25, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Mark Weinberg spoke at the opening of the Alumni Weekend School on democracy and rule of law for Montenegrin Youth: “New Generation – Responsible Generation” in Danilovgrad, Montenegro. IVLP alumnus Aleksandar Dedovic initiated the idea by gathering a group of 10 Montenegrin mid-career alumni, professionals ...
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Rule of Law Section Donation (2015/9/29)

September 29, 2015 On September 29, the U.S. Embassy INL Rule of Law section donated technical equipment to the Agency for Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism of Montenegro.  A second round of additional donations are also planned later this year.  These donations are part of U.S. Government efforts to assist in strengthening ...
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Alumni Driven Film Festival on Rule of Law (2015/10/1)

September 28, 2015 Seanema Film Festival Ulcinj was held in Ulcinj September 25-28. The festival, with the theme “Challenging the Corrupted Mind”, showed documentaries from around the world about anti- corruption initiatives and civic activism. It was initiated by exchange alumna from Ulcinj, Drita Llolla, with a  group of fellow alumni and youth from Ulcinj. The festival, partly supported by ...
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Ambassador Uyehara opens InfoFest 2015 (2015/9/28)

September 28, 2015 On September 27, Ambassador Uyehara together with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Information Society and Telecommunication, Vujica Lazovic opened XXII Festival of Information Technology Achievements – InfoFest 2015.  A large number of industry leaders including U.S. companies (Cisco, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Oracle, Symantec) and important regional ICT companies will participate ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Presents Certificates to Corporate Interns (2015/9/24)

September 23, 2015 On September 23, AmCham Montenegro organized a reception to celebrate the 5th anniversary of their Internship Program.  Ambassador Uyehara praised the work the Chamber is doing to promote a more dynamic investment climate in Montenegro and their efforts to cultivate Montenegro’s next generation of business leaders.  The Ambassador presented certificates to seventeen ...
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US Ambassador Uyehara opens Conference on Protection of Human Trafficking Victims (2015/9/22)

September 22, 2015 US Ambassador Uyehara joined today the Supreme State Prosecutor Ivica Stankovic, National Coordinator for Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings Zoran Ulama, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime representative Davor Raus in opening the Conference on “Protection of Human Trafficking Victims in Criminal Proceedings”. This four day Conference focuses ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Speaks At NATO Panel in Podgorica (2015/9/21)

September 21, 2015 On September 21, Ambassador Uyehara participated in a panel discussion on NATO organized by the GoM NATO Membership Council’s Communication Team and the Slovak Embassy in Podgorica.  Ambassador Uyehara spoke about the importance of the NATO integration process for the future of Montenegro. “What is important in this process is community, a group of people who share common ...
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INL with Partners Conclude Another Successful Training for Young Lawyers (2015/9/12)

September 12, 2015 The U.S. Embassy Podgorica INL Section successfully concluded their 4th training on the European Convention on Human Rights and Criminal Proceedings.   In this event, INL partnered with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation to assist the non-government organization Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) in implementing this project for young lawyers, including legal advisors ...
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Embassy hosts a joint Montenegro-Albania training on GPS devices for Border Police

September 11, 2015 The United States Embassy in Podgorica, through its Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program, organized training on handheld GPS units donated by the EXBS program. A total of 27 Montenegrin and Albanian Border Police Officers took part in two training sessions from 7-8 and 9-10 September. This course, held by ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Visits Bijelo Polje (2015/9/9)

September 9, 2015 During her first official visit to Bijelo Polje on September 9, Ambassador Uyehara met with the Mayor of Bijelo Polje, Aleksandar Zuric and his team to discuss the main challenges and opportunities in the municipality.  The Ambassador visited some U.S. funded projects, such as the USAID supported Green Market Rasovo and “Small ...
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A/S Nuland Visits Montenegro

July 12, 2015 As part of a six-country regional tour, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland visited Montenegro on July 12. Ms. Nuland met with Parliament Speaker Ranko Krivokapic, Deputy Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Luksic, and Minister of Defense Milica Pejanovic Djurisic to ...
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U.S. Embassy hosts Independence Day Celebration (7/4/2015)

7/4/2015 On July 2, 2015, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara hosted a reception to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the Independence of the United States. Remarks made by Ambassador Uyehara reiterated the message of friendship and partnership between the two countries. “As Montenegro prepares to enter its tenth year as a newly independent ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Visits Pljevlja (2015/6/26)

June 26, 2015 During her first official visit to Pljevlja on June 23 and 24, Ambassador Uyehara met with the Mayor of Pljevlja Mirko Djacic and his team to discuss the main challenges and opportunities in the municipality.  Ambassador Uyehara also met with a group of NGO representatives, held a presentation at American Corner Pljevlja, ...
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U.S. Navy Ship Visits Montenegro (2015/6/26)

June 25, 2015 The U.S. Navy Whidbey Island Dock Landing Ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) is visiting Bar, Montenegro, on June 24-28 for a scheduled port visit as part of the U.S.-Montenegro bilateral defense relationship. During the visit to Montenegro, the Commanding Officer, Commander Thomas Ulmer, and members of the ship’s crew have met with ...
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Visit to IMOC (2015/6/23)

The Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) at U.S. Embassy Podgorica organized a two-day best practice visit to the Inter-Institutional Maritime Operational Centre (IMOC) in Durres Albania, for Montenegrin Border Police, Navy and Maritime Safety Department of Montenegro.  A total of 14 participants (8 from Montenegro and 6 from Albania) exchanged experiences and best ...
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Celebrating a Decade of the A-SMYLE Program (2015/6/22)

June 22, 2015 On June 22, Ambassador Margaret A. Uyehara hosted a reception to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the State Department’s American Serbia and Montenegro Youth Leadership Exchange (A-SMYLE).  In the last decade, more than 150 high-school students from Montenegro have spent an academic year in the United States attending school and living with American host families in this program, which is implemented by American ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Iftarn (2015/6/22)

June 19, 2015 On June 19, U.S. Ambassador Margaret Anne Uyehara hosted an Iftar dinner for more than 60 people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds on the occasion of the Islamic holy month Ramadan at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Bar. Ambassador stressed that Ramadan tells a story of shared universal values: peace and charity, the importance of family and community. “Back ...
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Meeting with the Administrative Court President (2015/6/19)

June 17, 2015 On June 17, Ambassador Uyehara met with the President of the Administrative Court of Montenegro, Ms. Branka Lakocevic.  This was the first official meeting, during which President Lakocevic informed the Ambassador on the work of the court and ongoing legislative changes.  Ambassador Uyeaha and President Lakocevic talked about the past cooperation between ...
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Police Training with the ICITAP Assistance

June 17, 2015 On June 17, Ambassador Uyehara participated in a practical exercise organized by the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) of the U.S. Department of Justice at the Police Academy in Danilovgrad. This is the first iteration of a course put on as a part of Patrol Pilot Project soon to be implemented ...
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Microsoft Signs the Strategic Partnership with the Government of Montenegro (2016/6/16)

June 15, 2015 On June 15, Microsoft and Government of Montenegro signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement. The Agreement with Microsoft represents a continuation of the mutually beneficial working relationship between the parties established in 2005.  This is the third such three year strategic partnership, in which Microsoft will provide data servers and more than 1000 software ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Visits Tivat

June 15, 2015 On June 16, Ambassador Uyehara visited Tivat.  She met with the Mayor of Tivat Ivan Novosel and his team to discuss the main challenges and opportunities in the municipality.  Ambassador Uyehara also met with representatives of Porto Montenegro and Lustica Bay to speak about foreign investment and tourism and toured the Knightsbridge ...
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Announcing Embassy-Funded REACT Camp

June 9, 2015 Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara gave remarks at the press conference announcing the eighth annual Regional Euro-Atlantic (REACT) Camp, which will be organized by NGO Alpha Center and held August 28-September 2 in Vučje, Nikšić.  Alpha Center plans to gather about 100 students, NGO representatives, media and government officials from more than 20 ...
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Seminar on Financial Investigations (2015/6/4)

June 4, 2015 U.S Embassy Podgorica, INL Section, in cooperation with the OSCE Mission to Montenegro and the Judicial Training Center of Montenegro, initiated today a two-day seminar on Financial Investigations.  Titled “Financial Investigations, Anti-Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Procedures”, this seminar brings together local Judges, Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys, as well as experts from ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Opens Renovated Oncology Department in Clinical Center of Montenegro (2015/5/29)

May 29, 2015 On May 29, Ambassador Uyehara joined the Minister of Health, Budimir Segrt, Minister of Science, Sanja Vlahovic, and Director of Clinical Center of Montenegro, Ranko Lazovic, to re-open the renovated Oncology Department and mark a €25,000 cancer equipment donation by U.S. Company Hologic.  Ambassador Uyehara said that the upgrade allows the department ...
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In Honor of Asian-American Heritage Month (2015/5/28)

May 28, 2015 In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Ambassador Margaret Uyehara and Embassy Officer Ryan Leong told their personal stories of being part of Asian-American families at American Reading Room in Cetinje. Ambassador Uyehara talked about marrying into an Asian-American family with roots in Okinawa and Hawaii and raising five children.  Ryan ...
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Conference on Plea Bargaining (2015/5/28)

May 28, 2015 On May 28, U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission B. Bix Aliu, Supreme Court Judge Radule Kojović and the Kotor Chief  Basic Prosecutor Danka Zivkovic spoke at the opening of  a two-day Conference on the Use of Expanded Plea Bargaining Procedures, in Budva.  The conference is hosted by the U.S. Embassy Podgorica, ...
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Ambassador Visits Rozaje (2015/5/20)

May 20,2 105 During a May 19-20 visit to Rozaje, Ambassador Uyehara met with Mayor Ejup Nurkovic and discussed economic conditions and the municipality’s strategy for growth.  Ambassador Uyehara attended the presentation of UNICEF’s Study on Investing in Early Childhood Education in Montenegro in local parliament and visited kindergarten Bosko Buha.  She also met with ...
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Men’s League Against Gender-Based Violence (2015/5/19)

May 19, 2015 On May 19, Ambassador Uyehara spoke at a press conference marking the completion of NGO NOVA’s project “Montenegrin Men’s League Against Violence.”  The project, which was supported through the U.S. Embassy’s Democracy Commission Small Grants program, engaged Montenegrin men to speak out against gender-based violence with a goal of changing other men’s perceptions of violence and raise awareness about ...
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Youth Discuss Detrimental Effects of Corruption on Society Values (2015/5/18)

May 18, 2015 On May 18, Ambassador Uyehara joined Center for Children’s Rights Director Rajka Perovic in opening the final event of the Embassy-supported project “Corruption against the System of Social Values.” The event included a panel discussion by a group of six dynamic middle and high school students who talked about the ways that  corruption affects their lives. Government ...
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Celebrating the Power of Women Entrepreneurship (2015/5/15)

May 15, 2015 On May 15, Chargé Aliu joined the Minister of Human and Minority Rights, Suad Numanović and Turkish Ambassador, Mehmet Niyazi Tanilir to mark the Day of Women’s Entrepreneurship and opened the conference called “Power of Woman”. Chargé Aliu said that Montenegro’s entrepreneurs will play a leading role in bringing prosperity and sustainable ...
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U.S. Ambassador Uyehara Opened Conference on Cross-Border Crime (2015/5/8)

May7-8, 2015 The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Judicial Training Center (JTC), and the United States Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo, hosted a “Conference on Combating Cross-Border Crime between Montenegro and Kosovo” in Plav, on May 7-8.  U.S. Ambassador Margaret Uyehara, President of Supreme Court Vesna Medenica, President of High Court in Bijelo ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Speaks at 2BS Forum

On May 6, Ambassador Uyehara gave opening remarks at the 6th annual “To Be Secure (2BS) Forum” in Budva. Ambassador Uyehara praised Montenegro’s efforts toward NATO integration. She encouraged Montenegro to improve public support for NATO and also urged to continue its reforms in the area of rule of law.
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Diskusija na temu prednosti članstva u NATO savezu (2015/5/6)

2015/5/6 Ambasadorka SAD Margaret Uehara govorila je na otvaranju konferencije “Koristi Crne Gore od članstva u NATO savezu”.  Konferenciju je organizovao Džordž Maršal Centar (GCMC), Udruženje alumnista Džordž Maršal Centara iz Crne Gore i Komunikacioni tim Savjeta za članstvo u NATO, uz podršku Kancelarije za bezbjednosnu saradnju pri Ambasadi SAD u Podgorici. Panelisti koji su ...
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Honoring an American Veteran in Montenegro (2015/5/5)

May 4, 2015 The Defense Attaché Office through US Veterans Administration obtained a headstone for the US Veteran Mitar J. Vukichevich (1888-1982) who fought in WWI.  On Monday, 04 May, the Defense Attaché LTC C. Darren Evans attended the ceremony of placing the headstone on the veteran’s grave, and together with his family members, he ...
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Computers for the Office of the National Coordinator for Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings (2015/4/2)

April 29, 2015 On April 28, the US Embassy Rule of Law Section delivered computer equipment to the Office of the National Coordinator for Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings.  This equipment transfer, along with the capacity building support and training the US Embassy previously provided, is designed to enhance the capacity of the Government ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Visits Ulcinj (2015/4/29)

April 29, 2015 On April 29, Ambassador Uyehara visited Ulcinj, where she met with the Mayor of Ulcinj Fatmir Gjeka and a diverse group of minority politicians, businesspeople, professionals nd youth.  In addition to brief tours of the Old Town Ulcinj and Valdanos Bay, Ambassador Uyehara also had the opportunity to hear the perspectives of ...
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Ambassador Joins the Opening of Cetinje Parliamentary Forum (2015/4/28)

April 28, 2015 On April 28, Ambassador Uyehara joined Parliament Speaker Ranko Krivokapić, Chairperson of the Security and Defense Committee Mevludin Nuhodžić, and Director of the OSCE Secretary General Office Ambassador Marcel Pesko in opening the seventeenth Cetinje Parliamentary Forum which takes place April 28-29 in Cetinje. This year’s Forum focuses on Human Rights and ...
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Organized Crime Investigations Course (2015/4/27)

April 27, 2015 On April 27, Ambassador Uyehara presented remarks at the opening of a week-long training course for Montenegrin Police Investigators entitled, “Organized Crime Investigations.”  This course is hosted by U.S. Embassy Podgorica and U.S. Department of Justice ICITAP, in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigations.  This training course will provide contemporary skills ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Presents Certificates to Interns of an American Company (2015/4/24)

April 24, 2015 On April 23, Ambassador Uyehara praised the work of U.S. company International Bridge, which provided an opportunity to 24 Montenegrin students to participate in their on-line  internship program and gain new skills and practical experience to better meet the needs of the local and international labor market.  The Ambassador congratulated the students ...
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Seminar on Communication and Public Relations for Montenegrin Judiciary, Prosecution and Police (2015/4/22)

April 22, 2105 The United States Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with the OSCE Mission to Montenegro initiated today a three-day training on communications and public relations for a group of judges, prosecutors and police officers. U.S. Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara, along with the Acting Head of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro Dan Redford, President ...
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Cooperation Between U.S. Navy and Montenegrin Air Force (2015/4/21)

April 21, 2015 On April 21, Ambassador Uyehara took part in a Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) event conducted by the United States Navy.  The event was held to familiarize the Montenegrin Air Force personnel with the standard operating procedures for Search and Rescue Operations featuring squadron and detachment-size units.  The exercise took place at ...
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Computer Equipment for Basic Courts (2015/4/21)

April 20, 2015 On April 20, 2015, the US Embassy Podgorica Rule of Law Section, funded by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), delivered computer equipment to the Basic Courts in Zabljak and Pljevlja.  This equipment will allow faster access for judges to the court system, and with that, also better ...
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2015 Alumni Mini Grants Competition

Published on April 17, 2015 Purpose of the Program The United States Embassy in Podgorica announces an Alumni “Mini” Grants Competition designed to support innovative, small-scale projects to promote rule of law and combat corruption in Montenegro developed and implemented by teams of at least two or more alumni of U.S. government exchanges. In this ...
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Embassy Joins Honoring International Roma Day (2015/4/8)

April 8, 2015 On April 8, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret A. Uyehara made opening remarks at an award ceremony celebrating the best investigative journalism stories published in 2014 on the social integration of Roma in Montenegro. The ceremony was organized by the Montenegrin Ministry of Culture and Ministry for Protection of Human and Minority ...
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U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Aliu to Open Conference on Administrative Law (2015/4/3)

April 6, 2015 The United States Embassy Podgorica, in cooperation with the Administrative Court and the Judicial Training Center (JTC), hosts a “Conference on the Use of Administrative Law in Investigating and Adjudicating Official Misconduct and Corruption Matters” in Bečići, Budva on April 6-7.  U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Mr. B. Bix Aliu, President of the ...
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28 + 1 Trees for NATO Day (2015/4/4)

April 4, 2015 Chargé d’ Affaires B. Bix Aliu participated in planting 28 + 1 trees as a way to mark April 4, NATO Day. The first 28 trees symbolize the NATO member states, while the 29th tree symbolizes Montenegro as a future member state.  The event was organized by the Atlantic Council of Montenegro ...
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U.S. College Fair Hosted by U.S. Embassy and EducationUSA Advising Center a Success!

March 30, 2015 On March 30, the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with the newly-opened EducationUSA Advising Center at American Corner Podgorica, organized a U.S. College Fair at the Cultural Center “Budo Tomović.” The fair gathered hundreds of Montenegrin students who came to talk to over 40 volunteers, including U.S. Embassy diplomats and other ...
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Course on “Uniformed Patrol Techniques for Police Managers” (2015/4/1)

March 30, 2015 On March 30, 2015 Charge d’Affaires B. Bix Aliu delivered remarks at the opening of ICITAP’s (International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program) “Uniformed Patrol Techniques for Police Managers” training course at Montenegro’s National Police Academy.  This course will present an overview of modern police patrol concepts in support of the Montenegrin Ministry of Interior’s ...
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Certificates for Montenegrin Border Police Officers (2015/4/1)

March 27, 2015 Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Sunshine Ison presented certificates to 16 Montenegrin Border Police Officers at the end of a five-day training entitled “Apprehending and Bringing in Persons Illegally Crossing State Borders.” The training was held at the Police Academy in Danilovgrad. The course, presented by the Polish Border Guard and supported ...
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Certificates for XIX Human Rights School (2015/3/26)

Chargé d’Affaires B. Bix Aliu awarded certificates to 29 students graduating from the XIX Human Rights School organized by the Center for Civic Education, which is supported through the project “Youth Build Montenegro” by the US Embassy in Montenegro. Before receiving their certificates, the students met with the President of the Committee for Human Rights ...
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Training Equipment for Montenegro’s National Police Academy (2015/3/26)

March 26, 2015 On March 26, 2015 Charge d’Affaires Bix Aliu and U.S. Embassy Podgorica’s ICITAP (International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program) team presented $5,000 worth of training equipment to Montenegro’s National Police Academy.  This equipment will assist in training new police recruits and veteran officers in modern self-defense techniques, how to safely handcuff suspects and also ...
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Ambassador Uyehara and Mayor Stijepovic Open EducationUSA Advising Center at American Corner Podgorica (2015/3/16)

March 16, 2015 On March 16, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara and Mayor of Podgorica Slavoljub Stijepović officially opened Montenegro’s first EducationUSA Advising Center within the existing American Corner Podgorica at Cultural Center “Budo Tomović”. With the opening of EducationUSA, students will have access to accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, objective and timely information about ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Visits Cetinje (2015/3/13)

March 12, 2015 On March 12, Ambassador Uyehara visited Cetinje, where she met with the Mayor of Cetinje Aleksandar Bogdanovic and had a brief tour of the Old Royal Capital of Montenegro.  Ambassador Uyehara also used the opportunity to visit the American Reading Room in Cetinje, where she was greeted by a group of over twenty elementary ...
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US Embassy Supports Regional Cooperation in Strategic Trade Control (2015/3/6)

U.S. Embassy, through its Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program, organized a visit to Slovenia for a Montenegrin government delegation to discuss Strategic Trade Control (STC) issues. Eight Montenegrin officials from the Ministries of Economy, Foreign Affairs, Defense and Internal Affairs took part in the Slovenia-Montenegro STC Consultations, held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Attends AmCham Event “Openly with the Prime Minister” (2015/3/4)

March 3, 2015 On March 4, Ambassador Uyehara gave remarks at the AmCham Event “Openly with the Prime Minister”.  Ambassador Uyehara said that the Embassy places a strong emphasis on strengthening the commercial partnership between United States and Montenegro.  She also underlined the importance of lowering barriers to enable entrepreneurs to do business and added that communication and collaboration between the private sector and government ...
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US Embassy Podgorica Concludes Conference on Countering Violent Extremism in Montenegro (2015/3/3/)

March 3, 2015 US Embassy Podgorica in partnership with the Montenegrin Ministry of Justice and the Judicial Training Center organized a two day Conference on Strategies of Countering Violent Extremism in Montenegro, including the Implementation of the Planned Foreign Fighter Amendments to the Criminal Code. The event was opened by US Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret ...
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Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara Presents Certificates to Montenegrin Maritime Border Police (2015/2/20)

February 20, 2015 On Friday, February 20 the U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara visited Bar to present certificates to 18 members of the Montenegrin Maritime Border Police who took part in the Boarding Officer Course organized by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). The training is part of the Embassy’s Export Control and Related ...
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Ambassador Uyehara Presented Credentials (2015/2/19)

February 19, 2015 On Thursday, February 19, 2015, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara had the honor to present her credentials to the President of Montenegro Filip Vujanović in the Presidential Residence in Cetinje. After the credentialing ceremony, Ambassador Uyehara had an opportunity to speak with President Vujanović and reiterate her commitment to strengthening ...
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Training on European Convention on Human Rights and Criminal Legislation (2015/2/18)

February 18, 2015 The United States Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with the non-government organization Center for Democracy and Human Rights (CEDEM) and the German foundation Konrad Adenauer, initiated a 3-day training for young lawyers. Over 30 participants, lawyers, interns from rule of law institutions, and experts, have come together to learn about the European ...
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Emergency Medical Kits Donation (2015/2/17)

On February 6, 2015 DOJ/ICITAP Senior Police Advisor Frank Herbert presented a donation of three (3) emergency medical kits to Montenegro’s Special Anti-Terrorist Unit (SAJ).  This donation is part of a long standing U.S. Embassy Podgorica program of training and assistance to Montenegro’s justice sector.  Previously DOJ/ICITAP, in cooperation with U.S. Army EUCOM sent three (3) ...
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President of Montenegro Presents Ambassador Brown with The Montenegrin Flag of Second Rank Decoration

4/2/2015 Montenegro’s President Filip Vujanovic honored Ambassador Sue K. Brown with “The Montenegrin Flag of Second Rank Decoration” during her farewell meeting with the President on February 4. President Vujanovic expressed his great appreciation for U.S. support to Montenegro’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration processes, highlighting Ambassador Brown’s personal contributions toward strengthening U.S. – Montenegro bilateral ...
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US Embassy Podgorica Supports Montenegro’s Border Police

The United States Embassy in Podgorica and its Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program organized training for a total of 60 Montenegrin Customs and Border Police Officers on November 10-14, 2014.  The training was delivered by EXBS instructors, experienced former U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency.  The United States, through the EXBS program ...
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