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Dr. Matthew Rhodes, Mr. Andrew McClearn, Dr. Peter Kolb, Dr. Georgi Sharkov (Photo credit: MSG Stefan Sprenger, GCMC)

    Southeast Europe Cyber Security Workshop in Sofia

    The George C. Marshall European Center (GCMC) for Security Studies, in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, conducted a cyber-security workshop entitled “Regional Cooperation to Improve Cybersecurity International Norms and Policy Best Practices”.

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    Conference in Honor of International Roma Day

    Ambassador Eric Rubin took part in a conference in honor of International Roma Day, which took place on April 7th at the Ramada Hotel in Sofia.

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    International Roma Day

    Statement by Secretary Tillerson: "On behalf of the United States, I wish all Roma everywhere a happy International Roma Day."

  • Ambassador Rubin in Kardzhali (Photo: U.S. Embassy)

    Ambassador Rubin Visits Kardzhali

    March 31 - As part of his first Kardzhali visit, Ambassador Eric Rubin participated in a Tolerance and Mutual Understanding Day organized by the Olga Lengyel Institute and Israeli-Bulgarian Institute.

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    U.S.-NATO Alliance

    Secretary Tillerson (Mar.31): "The U.S. commitment to nsatlantic security."NATO is strong and this Aliance remains the bedrock for transatlantic security."


  • Remarks by Secretary Tillerson with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

    April 12 - "We spoke extensively about Syria, and in some areas we share a common view. Specifically, we both believe in a unified and stable Syria, and we agree we want to deny a safe haven for terrorists who want to attack both of our countries. We agree that North Korea has to be de-nuclearized. We agreed there needs to be more senior-level communication between our two countries, both at a diplomatic and military level."

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  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Turkey Travel Warning

    U.S. citizens are warned of increased threats from terrorist groups in Turkey. Carefully consider the need to travel to Turkey at this time, and avoid travel to southeast Turkey due to the persistent threat of terrorism. 

  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

    As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Heightened Security Measures

    According to the Bulgarian Minister of Interior, security measures have been heightened in all cities around the country by increasing police presence around Bulgaria’s critical infrastructure, in winter resorts, and locations where large gatherings are expected.  

  • Passport Execution Fee $10.00 Increase - Request for Public Comments

    The Department of State proposes an adjustment to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services of the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs (“Schedule of Fees” or “Schedule”) for the execution fee for passport books and cards.  

  • Attention! Important Change Regarding Photo Requirements

    Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in U.S. passport and visa photos. 

  • July 4th Voting Message

    Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter.  

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert - Europe (May 31, 2016)

    As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation. The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present greater targets for terrorists planning attacks in public locations, especially at large events. 


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