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    Brian Dailey - Declassified: Unraveling a Paradox

    October 21 – November 23, 2014, National Art Gallery, Sofia. Contemporary Art Foundation is proud to present Declassified: Unraveling a Paradox, a mid-career retrospective of acclaimed American artist Brian Dailey.  

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    SIAL 2014

    October 19-23, 2014, Paris, Parc Des Expositions - SIAL is the largest international food marketplace. As a multi-specialist exhibition, it brings all the food channels together under one roof. 

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    Office of Defense Cooperation Alumni Reception

    On September 18, the Office of Defense Cooperation at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia hosted their 22nd Anniversary Alumni Reception for graduates of the Combined Education and Training Program (CETP). 

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    NASA Air Campaigns Focus on Arctic Climate Impacts

    Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to three times faster in the Arctic. As the region’s summer comes to a close, NASA is studying how rising temperatures are affecting the Arctic. 

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    U.N. Recognizes U.S. Project that Measures Greenhouse Gas

    A greenhouse gas field measurement research program developed by scientists at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several collaborating institutions has been named a “Project to Watch” by a United Nations organization that focuses on harnessing big data for worldwide benefit. 

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    Engage Young People in Building Democracy, Kerry Says

    The International Day of Democracy’s theme for 2014 — Engaging Young People on Democracy — “powerfully underscores the importance of youth in building and preserving democracy,” says Secretary of State John Kerry. 

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  • Diversity Visa Lottery Program (DV-2016)

    Diversity Visa (DV) Program The Department of State is pleased to announce the beginning of the Diversity Visa lottery program 2016 (DV-2016), commonly known as the “Green Card Lottery.” 

  • Absentee Voting Week is September 29-October 6

    Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! 

  • New Consular Fees Effective on 12 Sep 2014

    The Department of State published some amendments to the Schedule of Fees for Consular services, effective on 12 Sep 2014. 

  • Technical Problems with Passport/Visa System

    The U.S. Department of State continues to experience technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category. At the U.S. Embassy Sofia, we have been able to approve many of the visas that were affected and we continue to work to process the others. We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers. 

  • July 4th Voting Message

    Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections!  

  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Attacks Against Foreigners

    U.S. Embassy Sofia informs U.S. Citizens that the Embassy has received several reports in the past few months regarding attacks in Sofia against foreigners. 

  • Worldwide Caution

    The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September 25, 2013, to provide updated information on security threats and terrorist activities worldwide.  

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