REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA) – USAID’s “Balkan Media Assistance Program (BMAP)”

Engaging Content Grants (ECG), Cycle 1 Publication Date:  28th September 2018. Deadline for Applications: 28th  October 2018. (30 days) USAID’s BMAP goal is to make media in the Western Balkans more competitive in the local and regional marketplaces and strengthen the sustainability of the independent media sector across the region, particularly in the digital space. ...
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Improving Provision of Services and Awareness to Combat Trafficking in Persons in the Balkans:  Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kosovo

Chargé d’Affaires Judy Kuo participated in today’s kickoff meeting for the U.S. funded project “Improving Provision of Services and Awareness to Combat Trafficking in Persons in the Balkans:  Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kosovo”.    This project builds on regional and national mechanisms to promote collaboration and identification of individuals who may be victims of trafficking in ...
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Reception for Young Entrepreneurs

We hosted young Montenegrin entrepreneurs tonight for a special event focused on supporting this important community. It goes without saying that entrepreneurs are the foundation and driving force of any economy – both in the United States and here in Montenegro.  Entrepreneurs have the flexibility to identify new opportunities and find a niche that meets ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports School Mural Project to Promote Inclusion, Tolerance, and Collaboraiton

Elementary School “Bozidar Vukovic Podgoricanin” hosted a celebratory event on September 21 to mark the completion of the community mural project “Painting the Way to Tolerance and Inclusion.”  The project was funded by the Department of State and supported by U.S. Embassy Podgorica.   At the event, school principal Ljubinka Nedic and U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Jeff Adler ...
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U.S. Government-Supported Access English Language Program Successfully Completes in Podgorica

U.S. Embassy Charge D’ Affaires Gordon Duguid, together with the English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro (ELTAM), officially closed a two-year Access Microscholarship Program in Podgorica, Montenegro, on August 29. 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.  Twenty-five 14-16 years ...
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U.S. Navy Ship Visiting Bar

The U.S. Naval Ship Carson City arrived in Bar for its first official visit to Montenegro on Sunday, July 29.  USNS Carson City is a Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport vessel currently serving with Military Sealift Command. “This is the first time we’ve made a port call on Montenegro, so I’m sure this visit will be one ...
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DCM Judy Kuo at Alfa Center Regional NATO Conference

DCM Judy Kuo delivered remarks at a July 19 conference on NATO membership called “All for One, One for All.”  Montenegro joined NATO on June 5, 2017, and Montenegro is contributing on many levels to the alliance throughout the world.  The NGO Alfa Center organized today’s conference. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = ...
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Video Interview: Governor of Maine Paul LePage Visiting Montenegro

Governor LePage, thank you for spending time with us on your first trip to Montenegro. I understand Montenegro and Maine share many similarities. Can you tell us about your state? Yeah, our state is, it’s quite a bit larger than Montenegro, but it’s got a very small population – only about a million people. The ...
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Media Advisory: Governor of Maine Paul LePage to Visit Montenegro

Governor of Maine Paul LePage will be making his first visit to Montenegro July 15-18.  On Monday July 16, Governor LePage will meet with Montenegrin officials, including President Milo Djukanovic, Speaker of the Parliament Ivan Brajovic, Minister of Defense Predrag Boskovic, and State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Zoran Jankovic. During his stay in Montenegro, Governor ...
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Building of Capacities of Public Accounting in Montenegro

On June 15, 2018, Charge Kuo delivered opening remarks at the a graduation ceremony for students of the USG co-funded project “Building of Capacities of Public Accounting in Montenegro,” stressing the importance of achieving professional standards for the Montenegro public finance administration, an integral part of public administration reform. The U.S. Embassy, though the U.S. ...
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Conference Regarding Investigations Into Conflicts Of Interest

On June 11 and 12, 2018, the U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the International Anti-Corruption Academy organized a conference regarding investigations into conflicts of interest.    Chargé Judy Kuo delivered opening remarks, stressing the important work of Montenegro and its partners in strengthening the rule of law.  
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National Police and U.S. Embassy Security Forces Conducted Joint Exercise

On Saturday June 9, National Police and U.S. Embassy security forces conducted a joint exercise on the Embassy’s compound to strengthen interoperability between allies and support the development of Montenegro’s domestic security capabilities.  The exercise, dubbed Gvozdeni Orao or Iron Eagle, was the first ever of its kind in Montenegro.  Special police operators from PJP ...
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Ambassador Uyehara: Congratulations, Montenegro, on your first NATO anniversary!

Congratulations, Montenegro, on your first NATO anniversary! In joining NATO, Montenegro took an important step forward as a member of the Euro-Atlantic community. This community is a family of nations whose shared commitment to democratic values and common security binds us together in partnership. As a member of NATO, Montenegro stands shoulder-to-shoulder with an equal ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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U.S. State Department Director for South Central European Affairs Matthew Palmer Visiting Podgorica

U.S. State Department Director for South Central European Affairs Matthew Palmer is visiting Podgorica September 20-22.  During his visit, Mr. Palmer and Ambassador Margaret A. Uyehara are exchanging views with Montenegrin government officials, civil society, and political party leaders to further strengthen U.S.-Montenegrin relations.  Through these meetings, Ambassador Uyehara and Mr. Palmer continue our broad ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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EducationUSA and U.S. 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 at Hotel Ramada, Millennium Congress Hall (Mall of Montenegro), on Friday, April 8, 2016, 17:00-20:00.  The U.S. College Fair is part of the EducationUSA Southeastern Europe Recruiting Tour which also included similar ...
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U.S. Embassy Honors Women’s History Month with tour by Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards in Montenegro

March 8, 2016 The United States Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with American Music Abroad and local partners in Kotor, Niksic, Pljevlja and Podgorica is organizing a tour by Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards in Montenegro March 8-15.  The band will perform at the St. Paul’s Church in Kotor on March 10 at 7 ...
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Visa Applicants to Pay MRV Visa Fees at the U.S. Embassy as of February 1, 2016

In accordance with U.S. Department of State policy and regulations, starting Monday, February 1, 2016, all Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) applicants at the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica will be required to pay the machine-readable visa (MRV) fee on the day of their interview at the Embassy.  The MRV fee (USD 160) can be paid in Euros only, and ...
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Embassy Statement (2015/12/2)

The U.S. Embassy congratulates Montenegro on receiving an invitation to join NATO. Today marks a major step for the country, and affirms the great strides made in many areas, especially rule of law and public support for the Alliance. Today, Montenegro enters a new era. Ambassador Uyehara said, “Today is a very exciting day. Montenegrins ...
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Statement (2015/10/25)

October 25, 2015 The US Embassy strongly condemns the violence that erupted during the protests on the evening of October 24, which injured members of the police, journalists and protesters. We also condemn the damage to property, including to the Albanian Embassy. A full investigation into all incidents in accordance with established laws and procedures ...
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United States Celebrates International Education Week (2015/11/17)

The United States Embassy in Podgorica will mark International Education Week (IEW) with a series of events hosted at American Corner Podgorica and American Reading Room Cetinje November 16-20.  The IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education created promote educational exchanges, including programs that attract ...
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Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann Visiting Montenegro (2015/10/6)

October 6, 2015 Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the U.S. Department of State, Judith Heumann, is visiting Montenegro October 6-8, 2015.  Ms. Heumann will meet 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 international ...
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Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Visiting Montenegro (2016/11/4)

November 4, 2015 Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons at the U.S. Department of State, Randy Berry, is visiting Montenegro November 4-5, 2015.  Mr. Berry will meet Deputy Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, Deputy Minister for Human and Minority Rights Blanka Radosevic-Marovic, Prime Minister’s Advisor for LGBTIQ Issues Jovan Kojicic, Ombudsman Sucko Bakovic, ...
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U.S. Ambassador Uyehara to Open Conference on Cross-Border Crime between Montenegro and Kosovo (2015/5/6)

The United States Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Judicial Training Center (JTC), and the United States Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo, will host 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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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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U.S. Embassy and EducationUSA Advising Center Host U.S. College Fair (2015/3/27)

The Embassy of the United States of America in Podgorica, in cooperation with the newly-opened EducationUSA Advising Center at American Corner Podgorica, will organize a U.S. College Fair at the Cultural Center “Budo Tomović” on Monday, March 30, 18:00-20:00. The fair will be open to high school and university students, as well as their parents ...
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Poetica Musica to Perform in Montenegro (2015/3/23)

The United States Embassy in Podgorica is organizing a tour of the duo Poetica Musica in Montenegro March 23-27.  The duo consists of soprano Eleanor Valkenburg, Artistic Director of Poetica Musica, and pianist Natasa Mitrovic.  Poetica Musica will hold concerts entitled “American Beauty” at the “Dara Cokorilo” Music High School in Niksic on March 23 ...
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DCM Bix Aliu to Open Conference on Cyber-Terrorism (2015/3/12)

The United States Embassy Podgorica, in cooperation with the Judicial Training Center and the OSCE Mission, will host a two-day conference March 12-13 entitled “Cyber Terrorism and New Cyber Threats in Montenegro.”  U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission B. Bix Aliu, OSCE Deputy Head of Mission Dan Redford, and Executive Director of the Judicial Training ...
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Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara Presents Certificates to Montenegrin Maritime Border Police (2015/2/19)

February 19, 2015 On Friday, February 20, at 11:00, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara will visit Bar to present certificates to 18 members of the Montenegrin Maritime Border Police who are participating in a Boarding Officer Course organized by the U.S. Coast Guard.   The closing event will include a certification ceremony at Hotel ...
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Ambassador Brown Presents Certificates to Corporate Interns (2014/12/18)

December 18, 2014 In an AmCham holiday reception on December 17, Ambassador Brown praised the work the Chamber is doing to promote a more dynamic investment climate in Montenegro and its collaboration with the government and the international community.  The Ambassador presented certificates to Montenegrin students who participated in AmCham’s 2014 Corporate Internship Program.  She ...
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Statement (2014/12/18)

December 18, 2014 The United States congratulates the Government of Montenegro on the arrests of Cristian Vintila, Massimo Romagnoli, and Virgil Flaviu Georgescu, who have been charged with conspiring to sell large quantities of military-grade weaponry to the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (the “FARC”)—a designated foreign terrorist organization—to be used to kill Americans in ...
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Embassy organizes a seminar on WMD Proliferation Seminar (2014/12/16)

December 16, 2014 On December 16, the U.S. Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, B. Bix Aliu, opened a seminar on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Proliferation, organized by the United States Embassy in Podgorica, through its Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program.  The three-day seminar, held in Podgorica, will discuss issues of WMD ...
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US Embassy Organizes a Training Deployment to Vienna (2014/12/12)

December 12, 2014 The United States Embassy in Podgorica, through the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), funded a two day training deployment to Vienna, Austria, for representatives of the Montenegrin Supreme Court, Office of National Coordinator for Fight against Trafficking in Human Beings (TIP), and a Civil Society Organization ...
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U.S. Embassy in Podgorica and Partners Conclude Training on Financial Investigations, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery (2014/12/5)

On December 4-5, 2014, the United States Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Montenegro and the Judicial Training Center (JTC), organized a training on Financial Investigations, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery. The training brought together representatives of the Montenegrin judiciary, prosecution, Tax Administration, Customs ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement Regarding LGBT Parade in Podgorica (2014/11/3)

November 3, 2014 The United States Embassy congratulates the organizers of and participants in Podgorica’s second LGBT pride parade, held on November 2, 2014.  We also commend the government’s support for the parade, both before and during the event, and especially the work of the police, who demonstrated professionalism in protecting the participants and preventing ...
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