Construction of New Campus for U.S. Embassy in Podgorica

The U.S. Department of State is proud to announce the construction of a new campus for the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro. On September 20, 2021, Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke Reinke, Mayor Ivan Vuković, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs State Secretary Ljubomir Misurovic signed a stone which will be placed in the foundation of our …

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Time to Unite for Montenegro’s Euro-Atlantic Future

by U.S. Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke and UK Ambassador Karen Maddocks Members of the international community who care about Montenegro’s Euro-Atlantic trajectory were deeply shaken by the recent events surrounding the enthronement of Metropolitan Joanikije.  There’s no doubt that these events clearly raised strong feelings.  They also attracted extremists, in addition to foreign actors, who …

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Joint Statement on the United States-Montenegro Economic Dialogue

SEPTEMBER 16, 2021  The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Montenegro.  The first United States-Montenegro Economic Dialogue was held via video conference on September 16, 2021.  Prime Minister Zdravko Krivokapic, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose W. Fernandez, and Senior Bureau Official for Economic and Business …

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Antony J. Blinken, Secretary Of State – Press Statement on Montenegro Statehood Day

On behalf of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Montenegro as you celebrate your Statehood Day. This year, as we mark 15 years of robust bilateral relations and Montenegro’s fourth year as a NATO Ally, the United States stands with all those who are committed to pursuing the reforms needed to …

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USAFE Health Specialists Visit Montenegro

A team of three international health specialists from U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa (USAFE) Command’s Surgeon in Ramstein, Germany traveled to Podgorica to meet with Montenegrin Military medical representatives from May 18-20, in order to establish a baseline assessment of Montenegro’s NATO Role 1 Medical Treatment capabilities.  In addition to the …

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U.S. Embassy Donates Equipment to National Police Forensic Center

On May 13, 2021, U.S. Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke visited the National Police Directorate’s Forensic Center in Danilovgrad to donate IT equipment valued at $108,000. This equipment provides the Forensic Center with a secure computer network and data storage, helping the center as it prepares to transition to an automated laboratory information management system. Ambassador …

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U.S. Embassy Organized Training on Corruptive Criminal Offenses

The U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with the Center for Training in The Judiciary and State Prosecution, recently organized a training on corruptive criminal offenses for Montenegrin judges and prosecutors.  A number of local, regional, and international trainers discussed various aspects of effective anti-corruption legislation, as well as challenges they faced through several case studies.  Training participants gained insight into how to best craft effective legislation and enhance cooperation with law …

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Training Builds Capacity to Counter Transnational Organized Crime

On May 5, 2021, Embassy Law Enforcement Assistance Attaché Steve Monaco and Acting Police Director Zoran Brdjanin spoke with participants of an online seminar focused on the use of strategy to combat transnational organized crime. The participants represented the National Police Directorate, the Ministry of Interior, and the Ministry of Justice. Participants met on a …

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U.S. Embassy Funds Telephone Jammers for Spuz Prison

The U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, supported the purchase of a telephone jammer system for the detention wing of the prison facility in Spuz. The Montenegrin Government purchased part of the equipment and conducted its installation, while the Embassy’s Rule of Law Program financed the purchase of software and related equipment …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity for 2021 Media Professionalization Assistance Program

The U.S. Embassy Podgorica’s Public Affairs Section announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2021 Media Professionalization Assistance Program . The Embassy will support projects of media or civil society/non-governmental organizations that facilitate the development of media freedom and journalistic professional standards in Montenegro. Project proposals should address the following priority areas: 1.            Support for the practice of high-quality, professional journalism; 2.            Support for media …

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2021 Media Professionalization Assistance Program

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY PODGORICA Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title:             2021 Media Professionalization Assistance Program Deadline for Applications:               May 20, 2021, at 17:00 local time CFDA Number:                                19.900 Award Floor:                                     $30,000 Award Ceiling:                                  $70,000 Total Program Amount:                   $300,000 Anticipated Number of Awards:     5-10 (depending on the amount of …

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Exhibition about Historic American Red Cross Mission to Montenegro Highlights Longevity of Bilateral Relationship

U.S. Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke, in the company of historians Nebojsa Čagorović and Slavko Burzanović, the director of the Museums and Galleries of Podgorica, Vučić Ćetković,  and the director of the NGO Paradigma, Brit Boone, visited an exhibition featuring photos taken by members of the historic American Red Cross mission to Montenegro after the end …

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Learn to Discern – Montenegro: Call for Experts

The Embassy is pleased to partner with IREX and the Montenegro Media Institute to support an innovative media literacy project:  Learn to Discern – Montenegro.  The project team is seeking Montenegro-based media literacy experts to adapt IREX’s media and information literacy curriculum. To ensure that the material is suitable and inclusive in order to best engage adult …

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Ambassador Reinke Speaks at ENEMO Roundtable

On February 22, 2021, Ambassador Reinke participated in a roundtable organized by the European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO) and the Montenegrin Parliament to discuss electoral reform.  In her virtual address, the Ambassador said that she was very proud that the State Department, along with the National Endowment for Democracy and the National Democratic Institute, was able to support …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program

The U.S. Embassy Podgorica/Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Department of State announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program. The Democracy Commission Small Grants Program is designed to support initiatives that contribute to open and competitive political systems and to the protection of human rights.  For this NOFO, …

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Embassy Donated Medical Equipment to Bar General Hospital

The Embassy continues to donate medical equipment to hospitals throughout the country during #COVID-19. On Thursday, February 18, the Office of Defense Cooperation headed by Commander Matthew Hamm, and Defense Attaché Lieutenant Colonel Robert Craig Perry delivered a mobile ultrasound and equipment monitors to Bar general hospital.  The donation was made possible thanks to the …

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Embassy delivers specialized patrol boats to the National Police Directorate

The U.S. Embassy recently donated two specialty patrol boats to the National Police Directorate.  The Diamondback air boats are commonly used by police and border agencies in the United States to patrol marshes, swamps, and tidal areas.  The Embassy’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), coordinated the donation. ICITAP is supported by the Department of …

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Black History Month

Statement by President Joe Biden On Black History Month February 01, 2021 This February, during Black History Month, I call on the American people to honor the history and achievements of Black Americans and to reflect on the centuries of struggle that have brought us to this time of reckoning, redemption, and hope. We have …

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U.S. Embassy Modernizes Basic Court of Podgorica’s Large Courtroom

U.S. Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke, together with the Senior Anti-Corruption Advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Erik Larson, joined the President of the Basic Court in Podgorica, Zeljka Jovovic, for a tour of the court’s newly renovated large courtroom on January 29, 2021. Through the U.S. Embassy’s Rule of Law Program, approximately $280,000 was …

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Nikšić Students Graduate from Access English Language Program

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Judy Rising Reinke, together with the English Language Teachers’ Association of Montenegro (ELTAM), officially presided over the graduation of students from Nikšić from their two-year Access Microscholarship Program on January 21, 2021. The graduation ceremony was organized virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Access Microscholarship Program is a two-year, intensive, …

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Joe Biden: America’s next president

Joseph R. Biden Jr., a former vice president and a longtime Capitol Hill lawmaker known for reaching across the political aisle to get things done, takes office on January 20 as the 46th president of the United States. Biden served eight years as former President Barack Obama’s vice president and defeated incumbent President Donald J. …

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Ambassador Reinke and Minister of Interior Sekulović Signed Memorandum of Cooperation

On January 15, 2021, U.S. Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke and Minister of Interior Sergej Sekulović signed a Memorandum of Cooperation between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Ministry of the Interior of Montenegro. The document formalizes the parties’ intent to implement information sharing mechanisms to identify potential security risks, conduct risk assessments, and identify travelers engaged in transnational organized crime or terrorism.

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Competition for Global UGRAD Scholarship

One Semester University Undergraduate Exchange   The call for applications is CLOSED.   The call for applications has been extended until March 15, 2021.    To apply, go to:  https://webportalapp.com/sp/closed/n9bqhdalu1  (from January 4, 2021 – February 28, 2021)   To read more: The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) provides a diverse group of emerging student leaders …

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Ambassador Reinke Meets with Participants in Seminar on Transnational Organized Crime

On December 16, 2020 Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke spoke with Montenegrin government officials who are participating in an online seminar on transnational organized crime. The seminar examines the use of strategy in countering transnational organized crime and how the use of a strategy strengthens efforts against all forms of organized crime. The U.S. Embassy, through …

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International Education: Keeping Doors Open

As we confront the global COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing challenges together, we are reminded of the enduring value of education and cooperation – both are at the core of our ability to handle these challenges. This year, like every year since 2000, we mark International Education Week. Education and exchanges, like many other aspects of …

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U.S. Embassy Donates Equipment to the National Police Directorate

Assistant Director Enis Baković of the National Police Directorate met on October 30, 2020 with Steve Monaco, the Embassy’s Attaché for Law Enforcement Assistance. Assistant Director Baković and Mr. Monaco signed donation letters on equipment provided by the U.S. Embassy to units working on crime intelligence and investigations of trafficking in persons. The equipment was provided …

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U.S. Embassy Facilitates Training on Digital Evidence For the National Police Directorate

The U.S. Embassy, through its International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), is providing online training on digital evidence collection and analysis for the National Police Directorate’s High-Technology Crime Unit and Forensic Center.. The training consists of forty hours of online training, combined with reading and practical assignments. The training will advance individual operators’ proficiency …

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BMAP Media Innovation Lab

USAID’s BMAP Media Innovation Lab (MIL) is an annual event that provides a creative, collaborative space where media professionals, designers, technologists, and others can come together to develop localized tools and projects that will help tackle challenges facing digital media across the Balkan region. This year’s Innovation Lab theme will be: Reporting Ethically During a Pandemic, and …

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Ambassador Reinke Presents U.S. Donation to National Police Directorate  

Ambassador Judy Reinke presented an equipment donation on October 8, 2020 to the Montenegrin Police Directorate and its Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Prevention of Terrorism Financing Department. The U.S. Embassy, through its International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), donated hardware and software required to establish a secure data network within the AML Department, enabling …

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U.S. Government Supports the Red Cross of Montenegro During COVID-19

The United States is leading the global response to COVID-19. The United States has pledged more than $20.5 billion in assistance around the world, including more than $115 million in Europe and Eurasia from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State. Our global efforts build upon decades of U.S. …

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United States Continues To Support Montenegro During The COVID-19 Pandemic

As the  COVID-19  situation in Montenegro worsens, the United States continues to provide support to our friend, partner and Ally.  This assistance builds on long-term U.S. investment in Montenegro’s health system. After the first donations of three monitors to the Clinical Centre of Montenegro in April, which allow doctors to monitor the vital signs of critical …

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Law Enforcement Assistance Program Donates Digital Thermometers to Border Police

The U.S. Embassy, through its International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), donated 30 digital thermometers to the Montenegrin Border Police at Bozaj on September 17, 2020. These are the first digital thermometers to be placed into service by the border police, who will use them at border checkpoints throughout Montenegro. ICITAP is part of the U.S. …

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Law Enforcement Assistance Programs Support Regional Workshop on Transnational Organized Crime

The U.S. Embassy, through its programs on law enforcement and prosecutorial assistance, recently connected representatives of the Montenegrin National Police Directorate and Montenegrin prosecution and judiciary to a regional event on prosecuting transnational criminal organizations. A total of three online events will be conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), relying on participation from …

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United States Remains Committed to Supporting Montenegro on Its Euro-Atlantic Path

Following the State Election Commission’s release of the official results from the parliamentary elections which took place on August 30, 2020, the United States applauds Montenegro for showing democratic maturity while holding peaceful and participatory elections during the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. government respects the professionalism and dedication of all those who played a role …

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Apply for FLEX High School Exchange Program!

This call for applications is now CLOSED. Are you a high school student who would like to spend a school year living and studying in the United States?  If so, apply for the FLEX high school exchange program! This year, the application process will be take place online from September 1 until October 15, 2020. …

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Secretary of State Pompeo’s Press Statement: Montenegro Statehood Day

As Montenegro commemorates Statehood Day, I offer the congratulations of the United States Government and the American people. Last month, we celebrated Montenegro’s third anniversary as a NATO Ally, and we look forward to strengthening this important partnership.  We commend Montenegro for the progress you have made with the recent opening of the final chapter …

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Efficient Investigation, Criminal Prosecution and Adjudication of War Crimes Training Organized

The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, in cooperation with the Center for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution, organized a training on the Efficient Investigation, Criminal Prosecution and Adjudication of War Crimes, in Budva on June 29 and 30. Experienced War Crimes Prosecutors, Senior Justice Adviser Erik Larson, and Lidija Vukcevic from Special State Prosecution, presented …

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US Embassy Donates Training Equipment to Police Academy

The U.S. Embassy, through its ICITAP program, presented an equipment donation to the Montenegrin Police Academy in Danilovgrad. The equipment, valued at close to $11,000 USD, will support the Academy in building their capacity to deliver training programs focused on serious organized crime. Since 2010, the U.S. Embassy has allocated over $17 million dollars for …

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EducationUSA Hosts Virtual College Fair for South Eastern Europe

The Embassy, in collaboration with the State Department-supported EducationUSA Advising Center housed at the American Corner in Podgorica, was slated to host its annual U.S. college fair in April in Podgorica.  As the COVID-19 pandemic forced the in-person fair to be cancelled, the EducationUSA Network will host the first ever Virtual U.S. College Fair for South Eastern Europe on June 4 and 10. The …

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Embassy donates equipment and furniture to the Shelter for Victims of Trafficking in Persons

The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, through its INL Rule of Law, donated computer equipment and furniture to the new Montenegrin Shelter for Victims of Trafficking in Persons on May 26, 2020.  INL Senior Justice Advisor Erik Larson and members of his team met with shelter representatives and pledged continued support to Montenegro in its fight …

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U.S. Embassy in Podgorica Donates Tablets for Roma High School Students

The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, through a project carried out by the NGO Mladi Romi and funded by the U.S. State Department’s Alumni Rapid Response Fund,  financed the purchase of 75 tablets to ensure equal access to online education for Roma high school students in nine Montenegrin towns.  As a friend, partner, and ally, the United States is proud …

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Call for Applications: 2020 Media Professionalization Assistance Program

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOW CLOSED. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY PODGORICA Notice of Funding Opportunity   Funding Opportunity Title:             2020 Media Professionalization Assistance Program Deadline for Applications:                June 10, 2020 CFDA Number:                                19.900 Award Floor:                                     $30,000 Award Ceiling:                                  $70,000 Total Program Amount:                   $300,000 Anticipated Number of Awards:     5-10   THIS NOTICE …

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Call for Applications: 2020 COVID-19 Response Fund

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOW CLOSED. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY PODGORICA Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title:             COVID-19 Response Fund   Deadline for Applications:                until June 10, 2020 CFDA Number:                                19.900 Award floor:                                      $10,000 Award ceiling:                                   $20,000 Total amount available:                    $100,000 Anticipated number of awards:       5-7   THIS …

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The United States Provides Assistance to Montenegro to Respond to COVID-19

The United States Government has committed $300,000 in health assistance to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Montenegro. The United States, via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing critically-needed support by coordinating with the Government of Montenegro, international humanitarian partners, and other stakeholders to identify priority areas for investment. U.S. …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Podgorica, Montenegro (April 15, 2020)

Location:  Montenegro Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica has updated its COVID-19 page, which provides the latest information on the ground in Montenegro as well as information on local resources.  You may access that information here:  https://me.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ .  The U.S. Embassy is not arranging repatriation flights; all U.S. citizens in Montenegro should be prepared to shelter …

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U.S. Embassy Assists Americans Return Home

The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica organized a Montenegro Airlines flight on the morning of April 9, 2020 to transport 26 U.S. citizens and residents to London, for onward flights home to the United States. The flight stopped in Sarajevo on the way, picking up an additional 22 U.S. citizens and residents. Nationals of Canada, Hungary, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Podgorica, Montenegro (April 9, 2020)

Location:  Montenegro Event:  All 34 passengers for today’s flight have successfully departed Montenegro.  The U.S. Embassy is not arranging any further repatriation flights at this time. The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica has also updated its COVID-19 page, which provides the latest information on the ground in Montenegro as well as information on local resources.  You may access …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Podgorica, Montenegro (April 8, 2020)

Location: Montenegro Event:  Commercial Flight out of Podgorica, Montenegro All passengers for tomorrow’s flight have been notified.  The U.S. Embassy will be in touch shortly for instructions regarding transportation to the airport.  You will also be responsible for providing your own mask and gloves in order to board the flight. Based on current demand, we expect this will be …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Podgorica, Montenegro (April 7, 2020)

Location: Montenegro Event:  Commercial Flight out of Podgorica, Montenegro The U.S. Embassy has arranged for U.S. citizens and green card holders to purchase seats on a chartered flight leaving from Podgorica Airport (TGD) to U.S. destinations via London Heathrow Airport. The departure date is tentatively planned for this Thursday, April 9, 2020.  If you have not yet purchased your ticket, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Podgorica, Montenegro (April 3, 2020)

Location: Montenegro Event:  The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica exploring options for a charter flight next week, tentatively departing Thursday April 9, 2020  to London. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket for this flight or have any questions, please contact the travel agency, GlobTour, directly at  embassy.travel@globtour.ba  or at the following phone numbers: +38762 749408 Lejla, 0038762 330826 Arijana …

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#AllTogether – Open Letter from Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke

Dear Friends: I have been deeply touched by the recent scenes from Italy of people gathering on their balconies to sing or play instruments for their neighbors.  This is surely a tribute to the Italian spirit, a spirit I know Montenegro shares.  I have been inspired by the home-made banners draped from Italian balconies urging people to …

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United States Embassy Launches English Access Program in Cetinje

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

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Ambassador Reinke Met with Montenegrin Association of Political Science Students

On March 5, Ambassador Reinke met with a group from the Montenegrin Association of Political Science Students (MAPSS) as part of its “Embassy Days” initiative.  This was the Ambassador’s second time hosting “Embassy Days” where students visited the U.S. Embassy to learn from the Ambassador and other American officers about their diplomatic activities.  The Ambassador …

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Fulbright Foreign Student Program– Call for Applications

Competition for the 2022 – 2023 academic year is now CLOSED   This program provides participants with grants (financial support) to conduct non-degree, full-time academic research at the graduate level at U.S. institutions of higher education in their field of study for a minimum of four months (generally, a U.S. academic semester) to a maximum …

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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program – Call for Applications

Competition for the 2022 – 2023 academic year is now CLOSED     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 2022 Semester (1st semester of 2022-23 …

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Ambassador Reinke Presents U.S. Government Donation to Border Police

Ambassador Judy Reinke presented an equipment donation today to the Montenegrin Border Police at its newly established National Coordination Center in Podgorica. The U.S. Embassy, through its ICITAP program, facilitated the donation of the equipment, valued at close to $100,000 USD. Since 2010, the U.S. Embassy has allocated over $17 million dollars for programs to …

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Ambassador Reinke Discusses Entrepreneurship with UCG Students

Ambassador Judy Reinke gave a presentation at the University of Montenegro’s Faculty of Economy on February 20, 2020.  As part of a series of guest lectures marking the faculty’s 60th anniversary, Ambassador Reinke spoke to approximately 100 students about the U.S. experience regarding the crucial role of entrepreneurship in supporting a democratic society. #Entrepreneurship is a …

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Ambassador Reinke Visits Shelter for Trafficking Victims

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

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Training Integrity Managers to Fight Corruption

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

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Ambassador Reinke Hosts Reception Marking IVLP 80th Anniversary  

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

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All Parties Should Engage in a Constructive Dialogue; Fundamental Freedoms Must be Safeguarded

The U.S. Embassy urges all parties to engage in a constructive dialogue over the religious freedom law.  We continue to call on all sides to show restraint and avoid any escalatory or violent actions. The United States strongly supports fundamental freedoms such as speech, association, assembly, and the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their …

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Ambassador Reinke Plants a Tree at University of Montenegro

Ambassador Judy Reinke met with the Rector of the University of Montenegro, Danilo Nikolić, on January 30.  The two discussed higher education in both Montenegro and the United States and potential avenues for future cooperation. Ambassador Reinke then joined Rector Nikolić in planting an olive tree as a sign of the long-standing partnership in education …

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Notice of Funding Opportunity: 2020 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund

U.S. Department of State U.S. Embassy Podgorica Notice of Funding Opportunity The Embassy of the United States in Podgorica, Montenegro, announces an open competition for past participants (“alumni”) of U.S. government-funded and U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to submit applications to the 2020 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF 2020).   We seek proposals from teams of at …

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Op-ed: Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke

As 2019 comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments that have shaped the U.S.-Montenegrin relationship.  From our recent collaboration to defend against malicious cyber actors, to working together to contribute to the NATO alliance’s collective security, our cooperation has helped to spread peace, security, and prosperity.  These activities are …

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Ambassador Reinke Opens Regional Forum on Judicial Cooperation

Ambassador Judy Reinke spoke at the opening of a regional forum on cooperation in criminal matters, hosted by the Montenegrin Ministry of Justice, on December 16-17 in Budva, The forum is an opportunity for judges, prosecutors and representatives of the justice ministries from Montenegro, Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina to discuss the implementation of …

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Ambassador Reinke Visits Pljevlja

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

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2020 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship – Call for Applications

The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship is an intensive short-term exchange program, created to foster relationships among young Europeans and Americans to build strong linkages and awareness of shared values.  The four-week program will enable teenagers, ages 16-18, to explore U.S. foreign policy priorities such as youth engagement, support for democracy and civil society, and economic prosperity.  The …

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Ambassador Reinke Visits U.S. Funded Facilities for Children with Disabilities in Bijelo Polje

Ambassador Judy Rising Reinke visited two U.S. Humanitarian Assistance (HA) Program projects in Bijelo Polje on December 5, 2019. The United States European Command HA Program allocated $245,000 to expand the “Tisa” Day Care Center for children with disabilities.  The improvements were completed in 2018. Wonderful to see how 🇺🇸 @US_EUCOM assistance has had a positive …

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Ambassador Reinke Meets with Media Literacy Exchange Program Participants

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

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U.S. Special Operations Command Completed Training with Montenegro’s Specialized Diving Units

On November 22, 2019 personnel from U.S. Special Operations Command completed training with Montenegro’s specialized diving units from the Ministries of Defense (MOD) and Police Administration.  During the three-week joint training event held off the shores of Tivat divers conducted a series of complex open water dives demonstrating their advanced operational readiness. This training event …

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Call for Applications: SUSI Program for Students of Journalism, Media Studies and Communication

Call for Applications is now CLOSED.   Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Students are intensive short term academic programs whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States, while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  SUSI programs are five-week Institutes in June-July that consist of a …

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

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

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Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback Visited Montenegro

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

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

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

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Embassy Hosts Top Youth Essay Writers on Euro-Atlantic Integration Benefits and Challenges

The U.S. Embassy hosted a group of young Montenegrins who submitted winning essays in Alfa Center’s national essay competition on the Euro-Atlantic integration process and challenges. It’s inspiring to talk to talented Montenegrin youth essay writers about our shared values as #NATO members. Hvala @alfacentarnk na inicijativi. It’s important to discuss relevant issues and ask the hard …

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Ambassador Reinke Visits Newly Renovated School in Bioce

U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Judy Reinke visited the newly renovated facilities of the “18. oktobar” school in Bioce on November 7, 2019.  The U.S. European Command (EUCOM) Humanitarian Assistance Program, through the U.S. Embassy and its Office of Defense Cooperation, allocated $109,000 U.S. dollars for this renovation. It’s fun to go back to school 😊 …

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Competition for Global UGRAD Scholarship

Call for Applications is now CLOSED.    One Semester University Undergraduate Exchange To apply, go to: https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/ugrad_student_application . To read more:   The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by World Learning.  It is a fully-funded scholarship for one semester of …

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United States, Montenegro Partner to Defend Against Malicious Cyber Actors

For the second year in a row, at the invitation of the Montenegrin Government, an elite cyber team of U.S. service members is working alongside Montenegrin cyber defenders to counter malicious cyber actors on critical networks and platforms. Along with U.S. European Command, the U.S. Cyber Command team’s operations are part of U.S. efforts to …

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2020 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Small Grants Program

This call for proposals is now CLOSED. The U.S. Embassy is accepting project proposals to preserve cultural sites or objects and museum collections of historical or cultural significance to the cultural heritage of Montenegro ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 for the 2020 AFCP Small Grants Program until December 10, 2019. Disclaimer: Issuance of this NOTICE OF Funding …

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2020 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) Large Grants Program

This call for proposals is now CLOSED. The U.S Embassy is accepting project abstracts for the 2020 AFCP Large Grants Program until December 4, 2019.  Proposals to preserve cultural sites or objects and museum collection of historical or cultural significance to the cultural heritage of Montenegro may range from $200,000 to $800,000. This competitive global fund was established …

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Ambassador Reinke Spoke at Fund for Active Citizenship (faKT)’s Civil Society Forum

Ambassador Reinke participated in the Fund for Active Citizenship (faKT)’s Civil Society Forum on October 24, 2019, the culmination of the Embassy’s and fAKT’s cooperative project which increased the capacity of civil society organizations. The projects prepared by faKT’s micro grants have been able to affect change in the fields of youth outreach and empowerment, …

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Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) Trains Judges in Tivat

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) held a two-day training for judges in Tivat Montenegro on October 24 – 25, 2019, which focused on providing technical assistance on the enforcement of international sales contracts. CLDP technical assistance aims to improve the foreign investment climate in Montenegro by combatting corruption that undermines …

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

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

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Ambassador Reinke Spoke at Digital Forensic Center 365 Conference

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

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Author Shelly Oria at Fifth International Podgorica Bookfair

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

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

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

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Strengthening Our Alliance with Montenegro – Fact Sheet

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

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Call for Applications: Central European Tech Innovation & Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program

Travel to the US and gain experience in technology and entrepreneurship! The US Dept. of State, along with WorldChicago, has introduced dozens of international Tech and Entrepreneurship leaders to our city’s thriving ecosystem through the Professional Fellows Program. Continuing in Spring 2020, 18 new fellows from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, and Montenegro will spend …

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DV2021 Lottery Visa Program

We are excited to announce that 2021 Diversity Visa lottery program will open October 2, and run until November 5, 2019.  You can try your luck and register for DV2021 lottery visa program and obtain a green card for permanent residence in America.  If you wish to register, please read instructions for DV2021 LOTTERY VISA …

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

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

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American Jazz Quartet Engages Montenegrin Audiences

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

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