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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4th of July Celebration 2018

Thank you to all of our friends and partners for attending our celebration of the 242nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The theme for this year’s event was Viva Las Vegas! We owe special thanks to the student choir from Musical School Vasa Pavic for performing Montenegro’s national anthem.  In addition, the Embassy thanks ...
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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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U.S. Embassy in Podgorica Continues to Support Montenegrin Entrepreneurs

U.S. Embassy Podgorica hosted an entrepreneurship expert Dr. Sharon Freeman the week of June 4 as a part of its continuing efforts to support Montenegrin entrepreneurs.     Dr. Freeman is an entrepreneur and business owner.  She established her first company in Hong Kong and subsequently established and operated another five companies there.  Her consulting ...
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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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Embassy Hosted Iftar Dinner

On June 6, the U.S. Mission to Montenegro hosted an Iftar dinner for more than 80 people from different ethnic and religious backgrounds to mark the holy month of Ramadan in the Islamic Centre in Bar. Chargé d’Affaires Judy Kuo invited all citizens of Montenegro to show compassion and goodwill in everyday life to one another.  This is the 14th Iftar ...
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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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U.S. Embassy in Podgorica Continues to Support Montenegrin Entrepreneurs

U.S. Embassy Podgorica is hosting entrepreneurship expert Dr. Sharon Freeman the week of June 4. (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 = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.0'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Are you interested in learning from the best experts about #startingAbusiness, #ideaGeneration, identifying a #targetMarket, ...
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Largest Joint Cross Border Crime Operations in the Balkans Region

U.S. Embassy’s Export Control and Border Related Security (EXBS) Program, with its regional Border and Migration and Customs Agencies held one of the largest joint cross border crime operations in the Balkans region. The Exercise was a byproduct of the Southern Border Initiative (SBI) consisting of senior Border Police and Custom representatives from Albania, Montenegro, ...
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The Spirit of the Game and Fair-play Shared with the Montenegrin Youth

The international sports organization 10 Million Discs organized an ultimate    at Elementary School Sutjeska in Podgorica on June 2.  The event, which gathered students from different parts of Montenegro, is a culmination of a project supported by the U.S. Embassy Podgorica, Montenegro’s Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Sports. The goal of the program ...
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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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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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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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Integrated Anti-Corruption Investigations

On January 29-30, 2018, the U.S. Embassy’s INL Rule of Law Program organized a conference titled “Integrated Anti-Corruption Investigations.”   Ambassador Uyehara gave opening remarks, stressing the importance of cooperation between all authorities in the fight against corruption.  This conference served as a platform to discuss relevant cases among prosecutors of the region, as well ...
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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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2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Large Grants Program

The U.S Embassy is accepting project abstracts for the 2018 AFCP Large Grants Program until December 31, 2017. If, following the technical review, rating, and ranking of abstracts are invited to advance to Round 2, the Applicants shall submit full project proposals. This competitive global fund was established to help countries preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate ...
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2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy is accepting project proposals for the 2018 AFCP Small Grants Program until December 31, 2017.  This competitive global fund was established to help countries preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures. The projects selected to receive funding under this program will advance U.S. diplomatic goals and demonstrate the depth of U.S. respect ...
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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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“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. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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