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  • Ambassador Marcie B. Ries (Photo: U.S. Embassy)

    Ambassador Marcie B. Ries Hosts Photo Exhibit

    On April 9, 2014, Ambassador Marcie B. Ries hosted the opening of the photo exhibition “Together Hand in Hand in One Society” at the American Corner in Sofia to celebrate International Roma Day.

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  • Secretary John Kerry (DOS Photo)

    Situation in Ukraine

    Secretary Kerry (Apr. 8): "The United States and our allies will not hesitate to use 21st-century tools to hold Russia accountable for 19th-century behavior."

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    Saber Guardian 2014 - Resounding Success

    On April 3, Deputy Chief Of Mission Bryan Dalton and Bulgaria's Deputy Defense Minister Ivan Ivanov attended the Distinguished Visitors Day of the multinational exercise Saber Guardian 2014 at Novo Selo Training Area, near Sliven, Bulgaria.

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    Preventing ATM Skimming Fraud

    On 2 April 2014, OSAC Bulgaria Country Council held its seventh event for OSAC constituents and American Chamber of Commerce members on preventing ATM skimming fraud.

Secretary Kerry, left, speaks with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton in Brussels April 2.

    Secretary Kerry on Crimean Crisis and NATO

    Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine underscore that the NATO alliance takes seriously any country’s attempt to change the borders of Europe by the use of military force.

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  • Fact Sheet: NATO-Ukraine Cooperation

    Russia's aggression against Ukraine has led to Russia's international isolation, including NATO's suspension of all practical cooperation with Russia. (PDF 400 KB)

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  • Shannon Plumb: Film Sketches
    Shannon Plumb: Film Sketches

    Shannon Plumb Exhibition: 18.04 - 07.05.2014 Official opening: 23rd April 2014, 6 p.m., Academia Gallery, 1 Shipka Str., Sofia Open discussion: The center of culture and debate “Red House”, 24th April, 2 p.m. Towheads film projection: NAFTA Cinema hall: 24th April, 6 p.m.  

Interview with Assistant Secretary Nuland for BNT (Photo: U.S. Embassy)
    Assistant Secretary Nuland in Sofia

    Today, March 31, Assistant Secretary Nuland met with senior Bulgarian government officials to discuss bilateral and regional issues, including our shared commitment to transatlantic values as members of NATO, the development of our economic partnership, and Bulgaria’s energy diversification efforts.  

  • Renovation of Day Center for Adults with Disabilities in Kazanlak (Photo: U.S. Embassy)
    Renovation of Day Center for Adults with Disabilities in Kazanlak

    On Monday, March 24, LTC David Galles, Mayor of Kazanlak, Mrs. Galina Stoyanova, Stara Zagora Regional Governor, Mrs. Zhivka Aladzhova, and Ms. Lindsay Saltsgiver, The Cedar Foundation Executive Director, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Day Center for Adults with Disabilities in Kazanlak.  

  •  A Practical Approach to Journalism Ethics
    A Practical Approach to Journalism Ethics

    The digital age has transformed how journalism is created and distributed. With the ubiquity of cellphones and other mobile devices that can connect to the Internet, the lines between content consumer and creator are blurred and sometimes erased. As the number and type of content sources increases, so does the possibility of citizens receiving and acting upon distorted or dishonest information.  

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    Report on Human Rights Practices for 2013

    Feb. 27: Secretary Kerry submitted the 2013 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices to the United States Congress. Secretary's Remarks» Fact Sheet» | Bulgaria 

 Report IP Theft
    Report IP Theft

    The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) the U.S. government's clearinghouse for investigations into counterfeiting and piracy — crimes that threaten the public's health and safety, the U.S. economy, and our war fighters.  

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  • 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.  

  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2014

    Your vote counts! Did you know that many recent U.S. elections have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by military and overseas voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline.  

  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Seasonal Flu

    This message is to inform U.S. citizens that the Bulgarian Ministry of Health has declared a seasonal flu epidemic in Bulgaria. This may result in school closures and other public health measures to decrease the spread of the illness. 

  • The U.S. Embassy Introduces New Visa Processing Procedures for Nonimmigrant Visas

    As of September 13, 2012, the U.S. Embassy in Sofia is transitioning to a new appointment system and document pick-up service, with an expanded call center for scheduling appointments and making general inquiries. This system is being implemented worldwide and includes all services in one fee. 

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