U.S. and Poland Host Agro-Terrorism and Bioterrorism Seminar

U.S. Embassy Warsaw Charge d’Affairs Eric Green and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Undersecretary of State Rafał Romanowski welcomed officials from eight countries to a two-day (September 19-20) seminar on agro-terrorism and bioterrorism in Warsaw. The seminar is a bilateral effort by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Polish ...
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Joint Statement by President Donald J. Trump and President Andrzej Duda of the Republic of Poland

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 18, 2018   SAFEGUARDING FREEDOM, BUILDING PROSPERITY Through United States–Poland Strategic Partnership   Poland and the United States share a common history and set of values that both nations hold dear.  Recognizing that the international order is being challenged, the time is now for our nations to ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Speaks at Celebration Honoring the Polish Righteous

On September 16 at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Green gave remarks at a luncheon honoring the heroism of Polish Righteous who saved Jews during the Holocaust and Nazi occupation of Poland.  Sponsored by the New York-based Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR), the ...
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Polish Youth Baseball Players Among the Best in Europe

For the first time ever, two Polish baseball players from Poland were selected for Major League Baseball’s elite European All-Star Cadet Camp that brings the best young baseball players from across Europe for an intensive training camp.  Wojtek and Łukasz, who play in the Polish Baseball and Softball League under 15 division took part in ...
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U.S. Ambassadors to Poland: From Hugh Gibson to Georgette Mosbacher – 100 Years and Beyond

Ambassador Mosbacher gave remarks on U.S.-Polish relations before 60 guests and media at residence on September 14 entitled “U.S. Ambassadors to Poland: From Hugh Gibson to Georgette Mosbacher – 100 Years and Beyond.” In her remarks, the Ambassador outlined her policy priorities, including greater economic cooperation and increased trade; energy diversification and security; and strengthening ...
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Constitution Day

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 17, 2018 Today we mark an event that forever altered the course of world history. On this day 231 years ago, the United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention, setting in motion the American experiment in limited government and ...
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The Urbanator is Back in Town!

The Embassy is pleased to once again support the Polish – American music project URBANATOR DAYS, a unique opportunity for musical youth to unveil their talent on stage with top professional jazz musicians from Poland, Europe and the United States. The project will include music workshops on Thursday, September 27 and a concert by Michal ...
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Fulbright Commission Hosts BBQ for Polish Fulbright Alumni

On September 14th, Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Green spoke at a reception in honor of Polish alumni of the Fulbright Program that the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission hosted in Warsaw.  Academics from universities from all over Poland took part in the celebratory event.  Both Deputy Chief of Mission Green and the Executive Director of the ...
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Poland and the United States Celebrate Another Return of Looted Art to Its Rightful Home in Poland

On September 14 at the National Museum in Warsaw, the U.S. Embassy, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and Homeland Security Investigations celebrated the return to Poland of the 1628 painting “Portrait of a Lady.”  The painting was stolen by the Nazis from the National Museum in Warsaw during World War II and ended ...
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International Day of Democracy

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC September 15, 2018 On this International Day of Democracy, the United States reaffirms its unwavering belief in democracy as the form of government with the greatest capacity to advance peace, prosperity, and security, and to safeguard the universal human rights, fundamental freedoms, and dignity of every person. ...
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Ambassador Mosbacher Visits U.S. Troops in Powidz

Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher met with U.S. and Polish soldiers in Powidz on September 12 to learn about infrastructure improvements to the airfield and future expansion.  U.S. Army Europe’s rotational deployments to Poland enhance deterrence and increase interoperability among NATO Allies.  US military presence also fulfills the United States’ 2014 and 2016 NATO Summits commitments to ...
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Celebrate Poland and America’s Shared History – Apply for the Kościuszko Foundation’s New Centennial Award Scholarship!

The New York-based Kościuszko Foundation has announced a new call for applications for fellowships and grants for advanced study, research, and/or teaching at universities and other institutions of higher learning in the United States. One of this year’s awards is the new “Centennial Award” which will honor the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Poland and the ...
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Transfer of Authority for NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland

Primary Contact: 1LT Christina Shoptaw Ph#: +1 865-236-7461 Email:  christina.m.shoptaw.mil.@mail.mil Task Force Raider, 2/278th ACR Wednesday, September 12, 2018 BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland— The NATO Enhanced Presence Forward Battle Group Poland is set to replace commanders and units in a transfer of authority scheduled for September 20, 2018. Battle Group Poland commanded by U.S. Army Lt. Col. ...
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Ambassador Mosbacher Participates in 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony in Warsaw

Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher delivered remarks during a 9/11 commemorative ceremony in Skaryszewski Park, Warsaw, organized by the District of Praga-Poludnie and co-hosted by District Mayor Tomasz Kucharski (Burmistrz Dzielnicy Praga-Południe) and Chairman of the Praga-Poludnie District Council Marcin Klus.  During her remarks, Ambassador Mosbacher read a statement by the White House commemorating the date: “The ...
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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo on the Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC September 10, 2018 Tomorrow we honor the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the terrorist attacks 17 years ago on September 11. Tomorrow also marks six years since the tragic loss in Libya of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone ...
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Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Sam Brownback Travels to Ukraine, Poland, and Uzbekistan

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 10, 2018 In Ukraine, Ambassador Brownback will meet with government officials and religious leaders to discuss efforts to protect and promote religious freedom. In Poland, Ambassador Brownback will attend the 2018 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe as part ...
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Presidential Proclamation on National Days of Prayer and Remembrance

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 7, 2018 National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation   During the National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we pause to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 innocent people who were murdered by radical ...
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Ambassador Mosbacher Visits Uprising Museum, Old Town, and Dom Spotkań z Historią

On September 7, a day after Georgette Mosbacher was credentialed by Poland’s President Andrzej Duda, the United States’ new – and 28th – Ambassador to the Republic of Poland familiarized herself more with Poland’s history and culture during a visit to the Warsaw Rising Museum, Castle Square, and Dom Spotkań z Historią.  In between these ...
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Annual OSCE Human Rights Conference Opens in Warsaw on Monday

WARSAW, 6 September 2018 – Some 1,500 representatives of governments and civil society from the OSCE’s participating States and partner States will gather in Warsaw for a two-week meeting beginning on 10 September. They will review the implementation of the commitments adopted by their governments in the fields of human rights and fundamental freedoms, democracy, ...
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U.S. Delegation to the 2018 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 7, 2018 Ambassador Michael G. Kozak will lead the U.S. delegation to the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), to be held in Warsaw, Poland, September 10-21, 2018. This annual meeting will bring together hundreds of civil ...
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Apply to Participate in the Winter 2019 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) on U.S. National Security Policymaking in the U.S.

The State Department is pleased to invite nominations for the Winter 2019 Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) for Scholars on U.S. National Security Policymaking. The six week-long Institute will take place from January 3 to February 15, 2019 at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE. The U.S. Embassy invites Polish candidates to apply ...
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Cultural Attaché Supports Embassy and Fulbright Mentorship Program for High School Students

On August 31, 2018 Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings met with the mentees of the EducationUSA Advisory Program. The students came to Warsaw from all over Poland for a training related to preparing their successful application to universities and colleges in the United States. The high school mentorship program was prepared by the U.S. Embassy in cooperation ...
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U.S. Embassy Attends Blue Army Commemorations

Several representatives from the U.S. Embassy’s Offices of the Defense Attaché and Defense Cooperation attended a ceremony in memory of the sacrifices of the Blue Army on Saturday 2 at the Blue Army Memorial in Warsaw. The event recognized contributions by some 25,000 Americans who volunteered for duty in France during WWI, and was attended ...
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Back to School: Polish FLEX Students in the U.S. and Applications Now Open for Next Year’s Edition

The U.S. Embassy would like to wish all of our 43 Polish FLEX students a successful year in their American high schools and with their host families as they begin their exchange in the United States.  The students were selected based on their leadership and civic engagement and come from towns across Poland.  They will ...
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American Corner Radom and USAFE Band Showcases the Future of Polish Fashion

United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) Touch ‘n’ Go Band performed to a sold-out audience at the 2018 Radom Fashion Show on August 25.  The band performed a repertoire of today’s popular American, chart-topping hits! The annual fashion show promoted emerging talented designers and offered them networking opportunities with established fashion entrepreneurs. The event also ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Official Visit of President Duda of Poland

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary August 28, 2018 President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda of Poland for their first official visit to the White House on September 18, 2018.  The visit takes place as Poland celebrates the centennial year of ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Singer Festival Opening at Royal Łazienki Park and Nożyk Synagogue

On August 26th the 15th edition of the Warsaw Jewish Culture Festival named after Polish-American Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer kicked off with two fabulous musicial performances.  On the stage of the Theater on the Water in Royal Łazienki Park, superstar Israeli-American songwriter and guitarist David Broza gave a solo performance (and then played with ...
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Illinois National Guard Major General Richard Hayes Honored by Poland

Illinois National Guard (ILNG) Commander Major General Richard J. Hayes received the Commander’s Cross and Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland from President Andrzej Duda for his contribution to Poland’s defense and sovereignty on August 15 during a ceremony at the Presidential Palace. General Hayes commented that the medal reflects ...
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President Donald J. Trump is Rebuilding and Readying Our Military to Defend Against All Threats

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary August 13, 2018 PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS REBUILDING AND READYING OUR MILITARY TO DEFEND AGAINST ALL THREATS “We must protect those who protect us. When our service members are in uniform, it is our obligation to ensure that they have the finest equipment, the finest training, ...
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The First Year of Partnerships Comes to a Close for Resolute Castle 2018

U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs Office Phone: +49 (0) 162.105.1250 www.eur.army.mil   | kimberly.d.calkins.mil@mail.mil DRAWSKO POMORSKIE TRAINNG AREA, Poland – The closing ceremonies for Resolute Castle 18 will be held at the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland, at 10 a.m. Aug. 27, 2018. Resolute Castle 18 is a six-month exercise supported by the South Carolina National Guard, ...
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Holocaust Teacher Training for Teachers

The U.S. Embassy invites teachers and educators to apply for participation in the Holocaust Teacher Training program which takes place annually in June and July. For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) in New York, has helped organize summer teacher-training programs in the ...
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STATEMENT: Imposition of Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act Sanctions on Russia

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON August 8, 2018 Imposition of Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act Sanctions on Russia Following the use of a “Novichok” nerve agent in an attempt to assassinate UK citizen Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal, the United States, on August 6, 2018, determined under the Chemical and ...
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Press Releases: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

08/07/2018 06:40 PM EDT   Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC August 7, 2018   The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke on the phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today to discuss a range of bilateral issues. Secretary Pompeo reiterated strong U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and ...
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Chargé d’affaires Lays Wreath at 74th Anniversary of Warsaw Uprising Commemoration Ceremony

On August 1, Chargé d’affaires Eric Green participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Monument of the Polish Underground and Homeland Army in Warsaw in honor of the 74th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.  Participants in the ceremony included the Mayor of Warsaw, Deputy Speaker of the Sejm, Head of the Association of Polish Underground ...
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Remarks at the Close of the Ministerial Advancing Religious Freedom

Press Release: Remarks at the Close of the Ministerial Advancing Religious Freedom Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC July 26, 2018   SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. Since the earliest days of his presidency, President Trump has directed his administration to advance and defend the rights of religious freedom at ...
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U.S. Airmen and Soldiers conduct a proof of concept exercise in Poland

Airmen and Soldiers were deployed for one month to Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, in July, to test their ability to rapidly setup facilities, equipment and vehicles as part of the European Contingency Air Operations Sets effort. A first for the U.S., this effort sets the standard for future exercises and real world Deployable Air Base ...
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American – Israeli Star Composer to Open Isaac Bashevis Singer Festival in Warsaw

To mark the fifteenth anniversary of the Singer Festival, the famous Israeli – American guitarist David Broza will appear for the first time in Poland for a solo concert at the On the Water Theater at the Royal Lazienki Park. A multi-platinum artist, who performs in Hebrew, Spanish, English, and Arabic, Broza is well known for his ...
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Crimea Declaration

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC July 25, 2018 Russia, through its 2014 invasion of Ukraine and its attempted annexation of Crimea, sought to undermine a bedrock international principle shared by democratic states: that no country can change the borders of another by force. The states of the world, including Russia, ...
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U.S. Embassy has Launched the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Mentoring Program

U.S. Embassy has launched the pilot edition of the FLEX Mentoring Program. It is a year-long mentoring program aimed at connecting FLEX program alumni with senior alumni of other U.S. Government sponsored exchange programs for a unique professional development opportunity. It is funded by U.S. Embassy Warsaw and carried out with a partnering organization – ...
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Poland – Investment Climate Statement for 2018

Economic officers stationed at U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions around the world prepare annual reports analyzing 170 foreign markets to help U.S. companies make informed business decisions. This year’s reports feature a new, streamlined format to help U.S. companies more easily access information about countries that have implemented business-friendly reforms, export opportunities around the world, as well ...
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Colonel Thomas Hough – Biography

After commissioning through ROTC, COL Hough served as in 3-187th IN, 3rd IBCT, 101st ABN Division (AASLT). Upon successful completion of his first assignment, COL Hough attended the Infantry Maneuver Captains Career Course (MCCC), where he received orders to XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft. Bragg, N.C. While assigned to XVIII Airborne Corps, COL Hough served in ...
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My America: 2018 Summer Work Travel Photo Contest

The U.S. Mission to Poland is excited to announce the 2018 edition of the “My America: Summer Work Travel” photo contest.  We invite Polish Summer Work Travel participants to submit photographs that highlight their experience in America.  Photographs may focus on the natural environment, culture, people, or places in the United States, among other subjects.  ...
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Deputy Cultural Attache Scott Whitmore Meets with Young Leaders of Social Projects

Scott Whitmore, deputy cultural attache, met with young leaders of social projects who took part in the Equal Opportunities Program of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation. Scott Whitmore talked to them, among others, about the US educational system and learning opportunities in the United States. The program in which young people participated was a week-long training ...
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FLEX Alumni Mentoring Program

On Monday July 16 U.S. Embassy Warsaw and American Councils for International Education launched a mentoring program for alumni of the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 FLEX exchange. FLEX exchange participants get scholarships to go to the USA for a year to study at an American high school and stay with an American host family. The FLEX ...
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Next Stop: America

Ambassador Jones recently met with 43 high school students who are departing to the U.S. for the 3rd edition of the FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange Program) in Poland.  Highlighting the unique opportunity these students will have while in the United States, Ambassador Jones challenged the students “to be ambassadors of Poland while in the U.S. ...
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Mentors

Marta Berecka, curator, completed her post-graduate studies Totalitarianism – Nazism – Holocaust and Culture Management in the Institute of Culture at the Jagiellonian University. She is a certified teacher, and since 2007 employee of Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. Initially, she was in the Program Section team. From 2013-2017 she was the head of Educational Projects of ...
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Mentees

Dawid Baluch was born in Silesia, close to coal mines and to mountains. His mother is a teacher and his father is a coal miner. Dawid enjoys doing a lot of sports such as running, cycling, cross fit, and volleyball which he achieved 3rd place in a Volleyball Championship. He is willing to take part ...
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American Center Warsaw and the U.S. Embassy Celebrate July 4th in Warsaw!

On July 7, a perfect summer Saturday, the U.S. Embassy Warsaw, American Center Warsaw and Dom Spotkan z Historia (History Meeting House, DSH) jointly organized a public event in downtown Warsaw, celebrating both July 4th and the centennial of Poland regaining its independence.  The picnic took place in the historic center of Warsaw and attracted over 8,000 ...
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Polish-U.S. Law Enforcement Transnational Crime Cooperation

Polish Central Bureau of Investigation (CBSP) police officers cooperated with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Pakistani Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) in order to prevent the 61.2 million PLN worth of substances from being distributed. Over 3 tons of hashish and 517 kilograms of APAA/BMK (amphetamine precursor) were seized as the result of an ...
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Center for American Law Studies at University of Warsaw Celebrates 20th Anniversary with International Conference

On June 26, the Center for American Law Studies at the University of Warsaw (CALS) celebrated the 20th anniversary of its establishment by holding an international gathering of legal professionals at the “Poland-U.S. Conference on the Rule of Law.”  Held at the premises of the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Law and Administration, the anniversary ...
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U.S. Marines at the Opening of “Kameralne Lato” Festival in Radom

July 1, 2018  U.S. Marines took part in a family picnic in Radom opening the “Kameralne Lato” festival. This year it is the 11th edition of “Kameralne Lato” – the National Film Meetings, which consists of a series of film and educational meetings (more: www.kameralnelato.pl ). During the event there was an opportunity to learn about ...
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Civic UP Academy Concludes First Edition of Civic Education and Engagement for 27 Polish Youth

Ambassador Jones closed out the first edition of the Civic UP Academy with remarks to 27 Polish high school students, FLEX alumni and NGO partners, stating “how important it is for young people like those gathered here today to help rejuvenate the close relationship between Poland and the United States and to be active members ...
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The Importance of Diversity in European Energy Security

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 29, 2018 This week’s World Gas Conference in Washington, DC, reinforced the fundamental importance of countries and regions employing a diverse matrix of fuels, source countries and delivery routes to enhance their energy security. Over the last week, U.S. officials underscored the strong U.S. opposition to ...
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Legislation in Poland Regarding Crimes Committed During the Holocaust

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson June 27, 2018  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON Legislation in Poland Regarding Crimes Committed During the Holocaust The United States welcomes the Polish Parliament’s passage of amendments to its Institute of National Remembrance Law. This action underscores Poland’s commitment to open debate, freedom of speech and academic inquiry.  The Holocaust and the ...
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100 Years Together- Ambassador Jones Gives Remarks at Batory High School Graduation

As part of the Batory High School’s end-of-year celebrations on June 22, Ambassador Jones spoke to students at one of the oldest and most prestigious high schools in Warsaw, highlighting the role the United States played in helping Poland regain independence 100 years ago.  Ambassador Jones also discussed the longstanding bilateral relationship between Poland and ...
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Ambassador Jones Signs a Letter of Support Titled “Together for the Environment”

On June 21, Ambassador Jones signed a Letter of Support, titled “Together for the Environment,” for the common implementation of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in support of UNEP/GRID Warsaw in partnership with the UN Environment Program. The director of UNEP/GRID Warsaw, Maria Andrzejewska, also attended the signing and shared updates from ...
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American Duo Performs Finale at Zachor Festival of Jewish Culture in Białystok

On June 19 in Białystok, the American duo Elizabeth Schwartz and Peter Stan from New York performed the grand finale at the closing gala of the 11th edition of the Zachor Festival of Jewish Culture.  The Zachor Festival, which took place this year from June 16-19, celebrates the rich Jewish cultural heritage in northeastern Poland.  It was ...
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Polish Language Class Immerses Soldiers in Cultural Landscape

BEMOWO PISKIE, POLAND 06.20.2018 Story by 2nd Lt. Robert Bannon 2d Cavalry Regiment Educational opportunities abound in the U.S. Army, enriching Soldiers who actively seek them out and reap their benefits. Even in the midst of a six-month rotation in Bemowo Piskie, Poland as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence initiative, Soldiers from the 1st ...
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American Corner Gdańsk Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Naval Support Facility Redzikowo Captain Scott McClelland

Commanding officer of the Naval Support Facility Redzikowo Captain Scott C. McClelland  spoke with high school students from Gdańsk about Polish-American security cooperation and the future of NATO.  CAPT McClelland also provided an overview of his military and civil career, travels and everyday life at Redzikowo base as well as shared personal insights on the importance of ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Ziemia Słupska 2018 Folklore Festival in Słupsk

On June 17 the City of Słupsk held its second edition of “Ziemia Słupska,” a popular and colorful festival of folklore groups that the U.S. Embassy helped to support.  The festival featured 21 musical folk ensembles that performed music from various regions.  The festival also included sounds and sights from America, with the Huu-Ska Luta ...
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Polish Government Honors FBI Official for Repatriation of Looted Art to Poland

On June 18 at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Warsaw, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture Piotr Gliński held a ceremony honoring five  individuals who have contributed to the successful repatriation of looted Polish art stolen during World War II. Among those he honored was Assistant Legal Attaché James Brown from ...
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Remarks by Assistant Secretary Mitchell: Anchoring the Western Alliance

  Remarks A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs The Heritage Foundation Washington, DC June 5, 2018 Good morning everyone, it’s really great to see a lot of friends in the audience and I appreciate you all being here today. I’d like to thank Heritage Foundation for inviting me to speak today. ...
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U.S. Musicians to Perform at 11th Annual Zachor Jewish Culture Festival in Białystok

The 11th edition of Zachor Festival of Jewish Culture will take place in Białystok, Poland from June 16-19.  This year’s festival, “Zachor – Color and Sound,” will present three performers from the United States.  On Monday, June 18, the vocalist and guitar player Gerard Edery ( https://www.gerardedery.com ) will perform a concert of Sephardic songs with ...
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Alert for U.S. Citizens: Entry to Kaliningrad from Poland during FIFA World Cup 2018 – June 13, 2018

United States Embassy Warsaw Alert for U.S. Citizens: Entry to Kaliningrad from Poland during FIFA World Cup 2018 June 13, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw informs U.S. citizens traveling overland between Poland and Kaliningrad in the Russian Federation during the FIFA World Cup 2018 that the Polish Border Guard recommends early appearance at border ...
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45 U.S. Fulbright Scholars Conclude Their Work and Research in Poland

On June 8, Deputy Chief of Mission John Law and Embassy personnel attended the graduation ceremony for 45 U.S. Fulbright fellows who are concluding their work and research in Poland.  Hosted by the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission in the majestic Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace that houses the Museum of the University of Warsaw, the ceremony honored the work, ...
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Annual Startup Camp Program in September 2018 in Rijeka

U.S. Embassy Zagreb will be hosting annual Startup Camp program this September and applications are now open.  The Startup Camp is a 5-day program that provides extraordinary mentoring from successful entrepreneurs and investors from Croatia and the United States. The projects will be evaluated by venture capitalists, business angels, businessmen, and the best teams will ...
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Presidential Proclamation on Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2018

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary June 8, 2018 Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation   More than two centuries ago, on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress formally adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of our ...
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Embassy and Karta Foundation Promote U.S.-Polish People-to-People Relations During Visit with Polish Legislators

On June 5th Cultural Affairs Officer Dan Hastings visited Poland’s parliament (Sejm) where he gave a presentation on the U.S. diplomatic mission’s ongoing “100 Years Together” initiative across Poland.  He was cordially hosted by Małgorzata Wypych, the head of Polish Sejm’s Parliamentary Group for Polish-US Relations, and six other Members of Parliament who belong to ...
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Ambassador Jones Hosts Visit of Supporters of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

On May 30 Ambassador Jones hosted a dinner for a delegation led by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and representatives from the Polish government and organizations promoting Jewish culture and history.  During their tour of the region, the delegation visited Holocaust memorial sites in Ukraine and Poland, and other historical sites and museums.  The ...
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MSNBC ‎Anchor Richard Lui Visits Poland

Mission Poland hosted MSNBC ‎anchor Richard Lui from May 21-24 as an expert media speaker. During his visit to Poland, he spoke to students at the University of Warsaw and the College of Social and Media Culture in Torun on the changing media landscape and challenges in the 21st century. He also met with civil ...
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Change of Command Ceremony for NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland

Primary Contact: Capt. Anna Bielek-Pestka Ph#: +48- 723-251-615 Email: 15bz.rzecznik@ron.mil.pl 15th Mechanized Brigade BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland— The NATO Enhanced Presence Forward Battle Group Poland is set to replace commanders in a change of command ceremony scheduled for July 14, 2018. Battle Group Poland commanded by U.S. Army Lt. Col. Adam Lackey and commander of 1st Squadron, ...
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Saber Strike 18 Begins in Poland

Primary Contact: Capt. Anna Bielek-Pestka Ph#: +48- 723-251-615 Email:  15bz.rzecznik@ron.mil.pl 15th Mechanized Brigade 4 June 2018 BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland– Soldiers from the NATO Enhanced Presence Battle Group Poland participated in the opening ceremony of Saber Strike 18 on Monday, June 4, 2018. The opening ceremony signified the start of the eighth iteration of a long-standing U.S. ...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on LGBTI Pride Month

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 1, 2018 The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals ...
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Recommendations to the President on Securing America’s Cyber Interests and Deterring Cyber Threats Through International Engagement

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 31, 2018   As a highly connected nation, the United States depends on the open, interoperable, reliable, and secure global Internet. Through its diplomatic efforts, international engagement, and coordination on behalf of the U.S. government, the U.S. Department of State advances U.S. objectives in cyberspace ...
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Presidential Proclamation on National Ocean Month, 2018

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary May 31, 2018   National Ocean Month, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The United States is a nation whose identity, wealth, and security are inextricably linked with the ocean and coastal waters.  From sea to shining sea, Americans benefit from ...
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International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 – Poland

Executive Summary The constitution provides for freedom of religion and states that religion is a personal choice, and all churches and religious organizations have equal rights. An agreement with the Holy See determines relations with the Roman Catholic Church and grants it privileges not accorded to other religious groups. Statutes adopted because of agreements between ...
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Dagger Brigade to Pass Atlantic Resolve Mission to Ironhorse Brigade

Ironhorse Public Affairs Office Phone: +48 510-905-076 www.facebook.com/1stABCT1stCD | lloyd.e.bedford2.mil@mail.mil ZAGAN, Poland – The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team “Dagger Brigade,” 1st Infantry Division, will conduct a relief in place ceremony with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team “Ironhorse Brigade,” 1st Cavalry Division, at 10 a.m. June 4, at the Zagan Cultural Palace in downtown Zagan. During ...
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Chargé D’affaires Law Opens 2nd Young Leaders Conference

Chargé D’affaires John Law, addressing an audience of 350 young students from high schools and universities across Poland at the 2nd annual Young Leaders Conference held May 24-25 at the Palladium Theater, spoke about his diplomatic career as well as “the importance of youth in renewing the strong relationship shared between Poland and the United ...
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The Shoot Down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 24, 2018 The United States has complete confidence in the findings of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) as presented today by the Dutch Public Prosecutor: the missile launcher used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 originated from the 53rd Anti-aircraft Brigade of the Russian Federation, ...
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Embassy Honors History of Polish-U.S. Relations at Łazarski Univeristy

On May 15, Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings visited  Łazarski University in Warsaw where he met with second and third year international relations and law students as part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing “100 Years Together: People, History, Future” initiative.  Highlighting that the connections between America and Poland date back to America’s founding and the contributions ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Meets with Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC May 21, 2018 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Secretary Michael Pompeo met with Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz on May 21 in Washington. During the meeting, Secretary Pompeo congratulated Foreign Minister Czaputowicz on the centennial of Poland’s restored independence and thanked Poland for its leadership ...
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Exercise Saber Strike 18 to Take Place in June

U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs Office Phone: 0611-143-537-0009 | DSN: (314) 537-0009 www.eur.army.mil | donald.t.wrenn.civ@mail.mil WIESBADEN, Germany – Exercise Saber Strike 18 will be held June 3-15 at training areas in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Approximately 18,000 participants from 19 different countries will participate in the eighth iteration of the exercise spread across the four countries. ...
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Arts Incubator Program Successfully Concludes with Exhibition at Copernicus Science Center

On May 11, the award-winning American artist Amy Karle and participants of the first ever Arts Incubator program in Poland presented their final exhibition – Layers of Life – at the internationally acclaimed Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw.  The exhibition, which runs through May 27 in the Copernicus Center Pavilion located on the banks of the Vistula River – ...
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U.S. Embassy and Kosciuszko Foundation Announce New Exchange Award to Celebrate Polish-U.S. History

On May 17, Ambassador Paul Jones hosted a reception at his residence in Warsaw to honor the work of the New York-based Kosciuszko Foundation in promoting closer ties between the United States and Poland.  Together with Marek Skulimowski, the President and Executive Director of the Kosciuszko Foundation, Ambassador Jones personally recognized the 40 new Kosciuszko Foundation ...
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Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor: On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 17, 2018 The United States stands for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights. Our nation was founded on the bedrock principle that we are all created equal – and that every person is entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. ...
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The Opening of the Kerch Bridge in Crimea

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC May 15, 2018 The United States condemns Russia’s construction and partial opening of the Kerch Strait Bridge between Russia and occupied Crimea, which was done without the permission of the government of Ukraine. Crimea is part of Ukraine. Russia’s construction of the bridge serves as a reminder ...
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Eight Nations Set to Participate in Strong Europe Tank Challenge

Email: usarmy.bavaria.7atc.list.jmtc-pao-all@mail.mil COM: +49(0)9641-70-569-0029 Web: www.eur.army.mil/7atc Photos: www.flickr.com/photos/7armyjmtc/ Video: www.youtube.com/7thArmyTrainingCommand/ GRAFENWOEHR, Germany (May 1, 2018) – U.S. Army Europe and the German Army will co-host the third Strong Europe Tank Challenge at Grafenwoehr Training Area, June 3 – 8, 2018. Eight NATO and partner nations are scheduled to participate in this year’s tank challenge. Austria, France, Germany, Poland, Ukraine ...
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Opening of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 14, 2018 Today I am proud to celebrate the opening of the United States Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. This significant event fulfills a promise made by President Trump. As he proclaimed on December 6, 2017, “Seventy years ago, the United States, under President Truman, ...
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Award-Winning American Artist and Polish Colleagues to Present Arts Incubator Exhibition at Copernicus Science Center on May 11

On May 11 at 8:30 pm at the internationally-acclaimed Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw, award-winning American artist Amy Karle and 20 prominent Polish artists will open their long-awaited exhibit Layers of Life. The project hosted by the Copernicus Science Center and directed by Karle, will present a collection of Bioart and STEM projects created with new ...
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U.S. Fulbright Fellow Delights Poznań Public with Ode to Chopin and the Beatles

Last last month in the city of Poznań, U.S. Fulbright Fellow, visiting professor, and accomplished pianist Pamela Howland gave the latest of her captivating public performances throughout Poland on “Chopin Meets the Beatles:  Songs of Love, Loss & Longing.”  Appearing at the Stary Browar mall in Poznan as the guest of Poznań’s Adam Mickiewicz University, ...
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EducationUSA Interactive Webchat on Student Visas

EducationUSA Interactive: Student Visas • Date and Time: Thursday, May 24, 2018, 11:00 EDT / 15:00 UTC • Event page: https://www.facebook.com/EducationUSA • Language: English Are you an international student interested in studying in the United States? Do you need help with applying for a student visa and have questions on the process? Join EducationUSA for a Facebook Live event ...
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Embassy Supports American Day at “Various Varsovians” Festival in Warsaw

On April 26, the local organization Dom Kultury Śródmieście featured an “American Day” as part of a series of meetings held during the “Various Varsovians” Festival in Warsaw that is designed to highlight the international diversity of Warsaw.  The Festival highlighted various communities of foreigners who have settled in Warsaw and showed how they work ...
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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens – May 7, 2018

United States Embassy Warsaw Security Alert for U.S. Citizens  May 7, 2018 The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children. Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings. In the past they have used knives, guns, and vehicles as ramming devices. They may ...
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Second Women in Tech Coffee Empowers Women, Creates New Connections

On April 25th, Catherine Jones, wife of Ambassador Paul Jones and the co-founder and CEO of Werbie, hosted the second Women in Tech Coffee in Warsaw, Poland. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, eighty women from the business, entrepreneurship, and STEM fields gathered to discuss empowering women in the workplace and out.  An accomplished ...
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World Press Freedom Day

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 3, 2018 On the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, we renew our commitment to promoting and protecting a free press, which is an essential pillar of democracy. The United States values freedom of the press as a key component of democratic governance. By ...
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Poland National Day

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 3, 2018 On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people and government of Poland as you celebrate the 227th anniversary of the Constitution of the Third of May. The Constitution of the Third of May was a ...
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American Artist and Copernicus Science Center Launch First Arts Incubator Program in Poland

On April 26, the award-winning American artist Amy Karle officially launched the first ever Arts Incubator program in Poland.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and hosted by the internationally acclaimed Copernicus Science Center, the Arts Incubator program is an international cultural exchange initiative that sends distinguished American artists abroad to partner with local ...
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U.S. Air Force Europe Band Wraps Up 9 Day Tour of Poland with Grand Finale in Szczecin Philharmonic Hall

On April 26 the U.S. Air Force Europe Band The Jazz Ambassadors completed their nine day tour of Poland with a grand finale concert at the spectacular  Szczecin Philharmonic Hall . The Jazz Ambassadors performed yet another fantastic mix of Glen Miller hits and contemporary jazz compositions to the enthusiastic reception of nearly a full house of 1,000 people!  The highlight ...
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Dr. Thomas Culhane Visits Poland to Conduct Workshops on Solving Environmental Challenges

To commemorate Earth Day 2018 and as part of Mission Poland’s environmental outreach, Embassy Warsaw and CG Krakow ‎invited Dr. Thomas Culhane from the University of Southern Florida in Tampa for a week of workshops, meetings and discussions with students, academia, NGOs, city government officials, business and start-ups on solving environmental challenges through technology and innovation, ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 2018 as Jewish American Heritage Month

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 30, 2018 JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2018 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION      During Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate the profound contributions that the Jewish faith and its traditions have had on our Nation.  Two hundred years ago, in ...
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President Donald J. Trump Approves Section 232 Tariff Modifications

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 30, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Donald J. Trump issued two proclamations authorizing modifications of the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum.  The Administration has reached a final agreement with South Korea on steel imports, the outlines of which were previously announced by U.S. ...
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Archives

U.S. Marines at the American Sports Picnic in Lublin – a way of celebrating 100 Years Together (May, 2018) New Baseball Sports Complex Opened in Wroclaw (April, 2018) Baseball in December!- PAS Warsaw Supports Baseball in Schools Program (December, 2017) Grand Opening of the First American Football Stadium in Poland, in Zielona Góra (October, 2017) American Sports Weekend in Warsaw #USsportsWarsaw (August, 2017) U.S. Embassy Supports Marcin Gortat Camps (July, 2017) American Soldiers Played an American Flag Football Game with the PLAF Dragons Zielona Góra (November 2016) U.S. Embassy Promotes Baseball in Miejska Gorka (July, 2016) Ambassador Jones Gives Shout-out to U.S. Embassy Support for Marcin Gortat Camps (June, 2016)
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USS Farragut Visits Gdynia

USS Farragut visited Gdynia from April 27 to 29 to support maritime security operations in support of U.S. national security interests in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. It departed its homeport of Mayport, Florida, April 11, 2018. During his visit, USS Farragut Commander Casey Baker stated the visit strengthens U.S.-Poland military collaboration and ...
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American Sports Picnic in Lublin

In support of our Sports UP outreach,  the U.S. Embassy Warsaw is partnering with Lublin Ravens baseball club and Lublin Titans American football club in support of their American Picnic on May 5th . The event starts at 12:00 at the park by the castle. There will be plenty of attractions waiting for all guests such as: ...
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US Air Force in Europe Band Continues National Tour of Poland with Visit to Grudziądz

On April 24 the Jazz Ambassadors from the visiting U.S. Air Force Europe (USAFE) Band visited Grudziądz where they delighted 200 hundred spectators with Big Band and jazz classics before holding a spontaneous jam session with local residents after the show.  The 14 male and female musicians played a range of jazz classics from American greats like ...
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Statement from the President on the Confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 26, 2018 I am pleased with the Senate’s confirmation of Mike Pompeo to serve as our country’s top diplomat. Having a patriot of Mike’s immense talent, energy, and intellect leading the Department of State will be an incredible asset for our country at this critical time ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Karta Foundation’s “Peers of Independence” Project

The U.S. Embassy is proud to support the “Peers of Independence” project recently established by the Karta Foundation to honor the centennial of Poland regaining its independence in 1918.  “Peers of Independence” is a project aimed at encouraging Polish youth to learn about one of the most beautiful moments of people-to-people relations between Poland and ...
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Acting Secretary Sullivan Travels to Brussels

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 25, 2018 Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Brussels, Belgium from April 26-27, to lead the U.S. delegation to the NATO Foreign Ministerial. The Acting Secretary will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and join NATO Allies to discuss preparations for ...
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FLEX – Future Leaders Exchange Program – copy

Name) was selected to participate in the Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX), an exchange program for youth sponsored by the United States government and administered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The goal of the program is to promote mutual understanding between citizens of the United States and Poland, as students learn ...
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U.S. – Poland Business Summit Highlights Healthy Economic Ties

More than 350 U.S. and Polish business and government leaders gathered in Warsaw on April 26th for the U.S. – Poland Business Summit. Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki joined U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Elizabeth Erin Walsh and U.S. Ambassador to Poland, Paul Jones, in addressing the delegates at the Warsaw ...
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Presidential Message on Earth Day, 2018

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 22, 2018 Today, our Nation commemorates Earth Day, a celebration of the blessings given to us by our Creator.  Among them, we cherish our magnificent land and waterways, abundant natural resources, and unique wildlife.  As a Nation, it is our duty to recognize the importance of ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on Committee Approval of Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 23, 2018  Statement from the Press Secretary on Committee Approval of Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo With Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo’s favorable report from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the American people are one step closer to having their top diplomat in place at a ...
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USAFE Band Enchants Audiences at Warsaw’s Łazienki Park and Local School for Visually Impaired

On April 21 at the exquisite Royal Łazienki Theater in Warsaw’s Łazienki Park, the Jazz Ambassadors from the visiting U.S. Air Force Europe (USAFE) Band delighted 200 spectators with American music classics.  The 14 male and female musicians played and sang Big Band music, Glen Miller originals, Ella Fitzgerald masterpieces and contemporary jazz composed by ...
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New Baseball Sports Complex Opened in Wroclaw

On Saturday, April 21, Wroclaw opened their new baseball/softball sports complex which is the home of the local Polish Baseball and Softball League team, the Wroclaw Barons. The opening ceremony took place at the Wrocławska Arena Sportu on ul. Niepodległości 6. During the event the visitors were able to play baseball and softball and watch ...
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Acting Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 21, 2018 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on April 21, on the margins of the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Toronto, Canada. The Acting Secretary reaffirmed the United States’ ironclad ...
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U.S. – Poland Science and Technology Agreement Signing Ceremony at Department of State

Notice to the Press Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 20, 2018 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. will welcome Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jaroslaw Gowin to the U.S. Department of State on Monday, April 23 at 3:30 p.m. for the signing of the U.S.-Poland Agreement on Scientific and ...
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Embassy Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on April 19, 1943, Ambassador Jones attended official commemorations organized by the Government of Poland at the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes Monument.  Joining him from Washington, DC was Susan Sandler, the Department of State’s Deputy Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues.  Earlier in ...
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Embassy Supports 1st Annual ZYGMUN Model United Nations Conference in Warsaw

On April 12, Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings gave the keynote speech at the 1st Annual ZYGMUN Model United Nations Conference hosted by the American School of Warsaw.  Polish and international students based in Poland attended the conference, as did student delegations from Greece and Norway.  The theme of the conference was “Unity – the Key ...
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U.S. Dairy Experts Visit Poland

The Embassy’s Office of Agricultural Affairs and the Polish Federation of Cattle Breeders and Dairy farmers teamed up to bring U.S. dairy genetics and nutrition experts to Poland to discuss cattle breeding and herd management. Dr. Scott Jensen from the University of Idaho and Mr. Jay Weiker, President of the National Association of Animal Breeders, ...
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Sports UP – U.S. Embassy Warsaw Launches New Sports Diplomacy Initiative

Sports UP (“U” for U.S. and “P” for Poland) is Embassy Warsaw’s initiative focused on bringing the United States and Poland closer together through the promotion of sports, particularly American sports. Sporting events are a fantastic way to increase dialogue between Poles and Americans and greater mutual cultural understanding between our two nations. Sports are ...
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Statement from the President on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 17, 2017  Statement from the President on the Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump join the Nation in celebrating the life of Barbara Bush. As a wife, mother, grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. ...
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Ambassador Jones Talks to Polish Students from Action Diplomacy Group

On April 16, Ambassador Jones met with 20 students from Action Diplomacy, a university student club organized by the Foreign Affairs Club at the Warsaw School of Economics, to discuss the role of the Embassy, the U.S. and Polish bilateral relationship and to answer questions from the students on a variety of topics including current ...
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Flag Ceremony for Warsaw Uprising Home Army Vets

On April 12, 2018, U.S. Defense Attaché Colonel John Downey presented three veterans of the Warsaw Uprising with U.S. flags. Accompanying him during the ceremony was Peter Chudy, a Polish-American resident of Warsaw and an avid amateur historian. The three veterans, all in their nineties, served in key roles during the Warsaw Uprising. Nearly 1,000 ...
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CIA Director Mike Pompeo’ Statement Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Statement for the Record before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations The Honorable Mike Pompeo April 12, 2018 Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, Senators, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today as the nominee for U.S. Secretary of State. I’m grateful for your attention to my nomination over the last several weeks, ...
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Governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner Visits Poland

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will visit Krakow and Warsaw April 14 to 16. During his trip the Governor will meet with Polish President Andrzej Duda to discuss Illinois’ commitment to friendship and relationship with Poland and Polish community. Gov. Rauner also will meet with Ambassador Paul Jones to discuss Poland-Illinois relations.  In Warsaw, the Governor will ...
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U.S. Diplomatic Mission Participates in the 30th Anniversary of the International March of Living

The U.S. Consul General Walter Braunohler and Public Affairs Counselor Frank Finver participated today in the International March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau.  This year is the 30th anniversary of the International March of the Living attended by people from around the world who come to Poland to study the history of the ...
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Presidential Proclamation on Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2018

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 11, 2018 Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, and during this week of remembrance, we reflect on one of the darkest periods in the history ...
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Excerpts from CIA Director Pompeo’s Prepared Remarks

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 11, 2018 Excerpts from CIA Director Pompeo’s Prepared Remarks Thursday morning, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations as they begin deliberations on his nomination to be the next U.S. Secretary of State.  Please see below excerpts ...
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Jazz Ambassadors from U.S. Air Force Europe Band to Tour Poland April 17-26

From April 17-26, a jazz ensemble from the United States Air Force Europe Band will tour Poland in support of the U.S. Mission to Poland’s 100 Years Together campaign that celebrates the people-to-people ties that have united Poland and the United States over the last century. In cooperation with the U.S. Consulate General in Kraków, ...
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Transfer of Authority Ceremony for NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Contact: Capt. Gary Loten-Beckford Cell: 001- 573-586-9463 Email: garylotenbeckford@gmail.com BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland—  1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (War Eagles) based out of Vilseck, Germany is set to replace 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Wolf Pack) in a transfer of authority ceremony scheduled for April 20, 2018. Battle Group ...
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Department of State Event Commemorating Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 9, 2018 On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, during the Holocaust Days of Remembrance, the Department of State and the Embassies of Israel and Poland will sponsor a Yom HaShoah observance event at the U.S. Department of State. The event will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ...
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International Roma Day

Press Statement John J. Sullivan Acting Secretary of State Washington, DC April 6, 2018 On behalf of the United States, I wish all Roma everywhere a happy International Roma Day. On April 8, we celebrate the Romani people, their rich cultural heritage, and worldwide societal contributions. We are proud to recognize the over one million Americans ...
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President Donald J. Trump is Standing Up To Russia’s Malign Activities

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 6, 2018  PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS STANDING UP TO RUSSIA’S MALIGN ACTIVITIES “It is more important than ever before to come together as Americans. We cannot allow those seeking to sow confusion, discord, and rancor to be successful.” – President Donald J. Trump NEW ACTIONS ...
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Ambassador Jones Opens the 2nd SelectUSA Conference in Warsaw

U.S. Ambassador to Poland Paul Jones opened the 2nd SelectUSA Conference in Warsaw on April 4th, 2018.  More than 90 investors already doing business in or looking at opening businesses in the United States attended this conference, which was co-organized by the U.S. Embassy Commercial Section and the Polish Agency for International Trade and Investment. ...
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50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary April 3, 2018 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Fifty years ago today, on April 4, 1968, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was tragically assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.  Though he was ...
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U.S. Embassy and Copernicus Science Center to Launch American Arts Incubator in Poland

The U.S. Embassy is proud to partner with the acclaimed Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw to host the first ever American Arts Incubator (AAI) in Poland during April and May.  AAI is an international cultural exchange initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and ZERO1 that sends distinguished American artists abroad to partner with local community members and ...
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Embassy Celebrates Women’s History Month with Warsaw University Student Association

On March 27 CAO Dan Hastings spoke at this year’s inaugural event of the Prawie Kino, a project run by the Independent Students’ Association of the University of Warsaw.  To celebrate Women’s History Month the Embassy partnered with Prawie Kino to sponsor a special screening of the iconic Color Purple by Steven Spielberg featuring Oprah ...
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U.S. Embassy Participates in Kościuszko Foundation Conference

On March 24 at the Emigration Museum in Gdynia, Deputy Chief of Mission John Law took part in the Kościuszko Foundation’s biennial Alumni Association Conference organized this year by the Kościuszko Foundation’s Alumni Association, the Faculty of History at the University of Gdańsk and the Emigration Museum.  DCM Law gave the keynote speech at the ...
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Poland: United States and Poland Sign Patriot Deal

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC March 28, 2018 The United States welcomes today’s signing in Warsaw of an agreement concluding Phase I of Poland’s purchase of the Patriot missile defense system, worth $4.6 billion. This includes a brand new, state-of-the-art command and control system for Poland’s air and missile defense. The signing ...
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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Expulsion of Russian Intelligence Officers

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 26, 2018 Statement from the Press Secretary on the Expulsion of Russian Intelligence Officers Today President Donald J. Trump ordered the expulsion of dozens of Russian intelligence officers from the United States and the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle due to its proximity to ...
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Statement on Holding Russia Accountable for its Destabilizing Behavior

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson March 26, 2018  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON Holding Russia Accountable for its Destabilizing Behavior On March 4, Russia used a military-grade nerve agent to attempt to murder a British citizen and his daughter in Salisbury.  This attack on our Ally the United Kingdom put countless innocent lives ...
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Embassy Proudly Sponsors the 22nd Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival

On March 20th in Warsaw at Poland’s National Philharmonic, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra gave a sterling performance honoring the lives and works of the great American composers Samuel Barber, George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein during the 22nd edition of the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival.  They also honored one of Poland’s greatest composers Krzysztof Penderecki, ...
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Embassy Commemorates World Down Syndrome Day at the American School of Warsaw

On March 21, World Down Syndrome Day, Cultural Affairs Officer Dan Hastings was invited by the American School of Warsaw to speak to 5th grade students about Down Syndrome.  Hastings, the proud father of a child with Down Syndrome, talked about his family’s life raising their child.  He answered numerous questions from children about the ...
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Embassy Continues Celebration of Women’s History Month with Film Screening on March 27

Prawie Kino, a project by the Independent Students’ Association, is coming back this year to the University of Warsaw Old Library (ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 24). To celebrate Women’s History Month the opening event will be Embassy – sponsored screening of the iconic Color Purple by Steven Spielberg with an introduction by a famous Polish critic, ...
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OECD Releases Report on Poland’s Economy

The OECD released its biannual report on Poland’s economy on March 19 with input from all OECD members, including the United States.  It highlights Poland’s strong economic fundamentals, and encourages Poland to improve innovation and the future labor market performance as key tasks to ensure continued growth.  U.S. Embassy Warsaw plays a key role in ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Warsaw on March 23, 2018

United States Embassy Warsaw Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Warsaw on March 23, 2018 March 21, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw informs American citizens that a demonstration will take place near the Polish parliament (Sejm) in Warsaw on Friday, March 23, 2018. Expect large crowds and traffic disruptions in the city center, ...
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Polish Delegation Participates in the Transatlantic Energy Security Forum

In cooperation with the U.S. Embassy Warsaw, a Polish natural gas delegation, headed by Secretary of State and Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure Piotr Naimski, will travel to Texas, Florida, and Washington, DC, March 19-23.  In Houston, Texas, Secretary of State Naimski, Undersecretary of State Michal Kurtyka, and GazSystem Deputy CEO Artur Zawartko will address ...
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West Point Cadets Visit to Poland

Ambassador Paul Jones met with cadets from the U.S. Army Military Academy at West Point on March 16th as part of their week-long tour to Poland. The cadets are members of a West Point Polish club, called the “Kosciuszko Squadron,” which is an association of cadets who explore and enjoy their Polish heritage while teaching others ...
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Statement from the United States, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on the Attack in Salisbury

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 15, 2018 We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, abhor the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, United Kingdom, on March 4, 2018. A British police officer who was also exposed in the attack remains ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on the United Kingdom’s Decision to Expel Russian Diplomats

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 14, 2018 The United States stands in solidarity with its closest ally, the United Kingdom.  The United States shares the United Kingdom’s assessment that Russia is responsible for the reckless nerve agent attack on a British citizen and his daughter, and we support the United Kingdom’s ...
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Crimea is Ukraine

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC March 14, 2018 Four years ago this week, Russia held an illegitimate, fabricated “referendum” in Ukraine in a futile attempt to legitimize its purported annexation of Ukrainian territory. Crimean residents were compelled to vote under scrutiny by heavily armed Russian troops. Russia’s claim that Ukrainians made a ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase

U.S. Embassy Warsaw Message to U.S. Citizens: Passport Fee Increase March 14, 2018  Important notice:  Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 for U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, including first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport ...
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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform for the First Time in Poland!

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the imminent arrival in Poland of the New York-based Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to participate in the 22nd edition of the Ludwig Van Beethoven Easter Festival.  Held in cities throughout Poland from March 16-30, this year’s dynamic Beethoven Easter Festival will commemorate the anniversaries of two great American composers:  ...
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Attributing Responsibility for the Nerve Agent Attack in the U.K.

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC March 12, 2018 The United States was in touch with our Allies in the United Kingdom ahead of today’s announcement, including in a call between Secretary Tillerson and Foreign Secretary Johnson this morning. We have full confidence in the UK’s investigation and its assessment that ...
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Ambassador Jones and Fulbright Director Kick off 2nd Edition of High School Mentorship Program

On March 9 in Warsaw, Ambassador Jones and Justyna Janiszewska, Executive Director of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission, kicked off the 2nd edition of the “EducationUSA Advisory Program” for 20 Polish high school students interested in studying at American universities.  The 20 students were selected from an application field of almost 400 high school students across ...
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Assistant Secretary Mitchell to Travel to Pristina, Skopje, Belgrade, Athens, and Nicosia

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 11, 2018 Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell will travel to Pristina, Kosovo; Skopje, Macedonia; Belgrade, Serbia; Athens, Greece; and Nicosia, Cyprus March 12-17. On March 12 in Pristina, he will meet with senior Kosovo officials, including President Thaci, Prime Minister Haradinaj, and ...
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International Women’s Day

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 8, 2018 International Women’s Day On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the many incredible contributions made by women of all ages in the United States and around the world.  We honor the vital role of women in our communities, businesses, civil society, and government.  And we ...
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Embassy Takes Part in Commemoration of March 1968 Events at Warsaw’s Gdansk Train Station

On March 8 at Warsaw’s Gdansk Train Station, Ambassador Jones and Embassy personnel took part in the commemoration of events of March 1968.  Organized by the Shalom Foundation, Jewish Theater and Center for Yiddish Culture, the commemoration honored the 50th anniversary of the March 1968 purges in which thousands of Polish Jews were expelled from ...
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Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson

March 6, 2018 The United States has articulated its concerns with the IPN legislation in statements from Secretary Tillerson and the Department Spokesperson, as well as a video message by Ambassador Jones.  Reports alleging a suspension of security cooperation or high level dialogue are simply false.
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March 11 at the National Museum: Don’t Miss Ignacy Jan Paderewski Jazz Concert!

  You don’t want to miss this! As part of its ongoing Sto Lat Razem campaign to commemorate Poland’s rebirth and U.S. support a century ago, the U.S. Embassy and the American Center Warsaw, in cooperation with the National Museum, invite you to a special event featuring works of Ignacy Jan Paderewski in jazz arrangements.  ...
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US Embassy Hosts Finalists of the U.S. Knowledge Competition “I Know America 2018”

On March 2, Deputy Chief of Mission John Law hosted 28 high school finalists of the “I Know America” competition at his residence in recognition of their hard work and dedication to learning more about American culture and history.  He noted that this year the U.S. Embassy is celebrating the U.S. role in Poland regaining ...
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U.S. Speaker Engages with Audiences Throughout Poland on the Rebirth of Poland and American Support

Polish-American historian Dr. John Radzilowski from the University of Alaska visited Poland in mid-February as part of the U.S. Mission’s ongoing campaign “100 Years Together:  People, History, Future.”   He traveled throughout the country to discuss America’s role in the rebirth of Poland 100 years ago, the friendship between President Woodrow Wilson and Polish composer and ...
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Come Meet Polish High School Students in Warsaw! (April 24-25)

The U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassies in Poland, Austria and the Czech Republic are organizing educational fairs and partnership development opportunities in their respective countries from April 23 to April 27, 2018. In Warsaw the fair will take place on April 24-25 in the beautiful library of the University of Warsaw.  Come to ...
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U.S. Embassy Sponsors POLIN Museum’s Inaugural Music Festival

The U.S. Embassy proudly joined the Embassies of Israel, Belgium and Argentina in sponsoring the inaugural music festival held by the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.  Held at the POLIN Museum in Warsaw from February 16-18, 2018, the “Roots’n’Fruits” music festival explored the roots of contemporary Jewish, Israeli and Polish music and ...
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Alert – U. S. Consulate Krakow, Poland February 14, 2018

Alert – U. S. Consulate Krakow, Poland February 14, 2018 Location: Begins in the Main Square/Glowny Rynek, marches down ul. Sienna, turns onto Stolarska, ends in front of U.S. Consulate General Krakow, ul. Stolarska 9, Krakow Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on Saturday, February 17, 2018 beginning at 1800 in the Main ...
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Embassy Alumni Open Homes to American Interns

The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw recently created an Alumni homestay program that matches Polish alumni of U.S. exchanges with American interns working at the Embassy.  Thanks to the kindness and support of our Alumni community the initiative is taking off.  Fulbright Alumna Małgorzata Korzycka recently hosted an American intern, Renay, for a week in early ...
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Submissions for Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative 2018

Attention Polish entrepreneurs:The U.S. Department of State is proud to partner with The German Marshall Fund to implement the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (#YTILI). YTILI brings young European entrepreneurs pursuing commercial and social ventures to the U.S. for an intensive 12-day program of exchange, dialogue, and guidance from hosts and mentors across the U.S. ...
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Alert – U. S. Consulate Krakow, Poland February 8, 2018

Alert – U. S. Consulate Krakow, Poland February 8, 2018 Location:  U.S. Consulate General Krakow, ul. Stolarska 9, Krakow Event:  A demonstration is expected to take place on Thursday, February 8, 2018 beginning at 1800 in front of the U.S. Consulate.  The demonstration is expected to be in opposition to the U.S. government and U.S. ...
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Statement by Secretary Tillerson on Recent Legislation in Poland

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson February 6, 2018 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON Recent Legislation in Poland The United States is disappointed that the President of Poland has signed legislation that would impose criminal penalties for attributing Nazi crimes to the Polish state.  We understand this law will be referred to Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal.  ...
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U.S. Embassy Officer Shares West Virginia and Scouting Experiences with Polish Scout Leaders

Next July, 500 Polish scouts from the Zwiazek Harcerstwa Polskiego (Polish Scouting Association) will travel to participate in the International Scouting Jamboree in West Virginia.  The U.S. Embassy is partnering with the association by providing information sessions to the group ahead of their trip.  Alison Behling, a West Virginia native and scout,  led a discussion ...
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Statement on Legislation in Poland Regarding Crimes Committed During the Holocaust

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson January 31, 2018 STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON Legislation in Poland Regarding Crimes Committed During the Holocaust The history of the Holocaust is painful and complex. We understand that phrases such as “Polish death camps” are inaccurate, misleading, and hurtful. We are concerned, however, that if enacted ...
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Secretary of State Tillerson with Polish Foreign Minister Czaputowicz at Joint Press Conference

Press Availability Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Warsaw, Poland January 27, 2018 MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the press conference of the Secretary of State Mr. Rex Tillerson and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland Mr. Jacek Czaputowicz. Minister, the floor is yours. FOREIGN MINISTER ...
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Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks at a Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes Monument

January 27, 2018. SECRETARY TILLERSON: On behalf of the American people, I’m honored today to recognize, along with our Polish friends, and commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Auschwitz-Birkenau was a place of unimaginable horror and tragedy, and it – but we must remember what happened there and in similar camps under the ...
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Presidential Message on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Presidential Message on International Holocaust Remembrance Day Issued on: January 26, 2018 Tomorrow marks the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death and concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.  We take this opportunity to recall the Nazis’ systematic persecution and brutal murder of six million Jewish people.  In their death camps and under their ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Visit to the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes Monument on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On January 27, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will lay a wreath at the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes Monument, which is a memorial to the 1943 Jewish Ghetto Uprising.  January 27 marks the commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi extermination camp. The Secretary will ...
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Voting Message to U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections – January 22, 2018

 U.S. Embassy Warsaw Voting Message to U.S. Citizens Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections January 22, 2018 Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ...
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Consular Services During Government Shutdown

The U.S. Government is commencing a partial shutdown due to a lapse in appropriations. The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, U.S. Consulate General in Krakow, and U.S. Consular Agency in Poznan will continue providing services to U.S. Citizens during the shutdown. For now we expect to also continue providing visa and other consular services in Poland. ...
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US Embassy Supports Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Bridge to MassChallenge Warsaw

On January 18, Ambassador Jones spoke to representatives of 23 startups from Poland and other countries in central and eastern Europe who were taking part in the first edition of the Bridge to MassChallenge Warsaw.  Sponsored by Poland’s Foundation for Technology Entrepreneurship (FTE), hosted at the Google campus in Warsaw, and supported by the U.S. Embassy ...
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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to London, Paris, Davos, and Warsaw

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON January 18, 2018 Secretary Tillerson to Travel to London, Paris, Davos, and Warsaw   U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to London, Paris, Warsaw, and Davos January 21-27. On January 21, he will arrive in London, where he will meet ...
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Presidential Message Honoring Barbara Jordan

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2018   Presidential Message Honoring Barbara Jordan “It is both a right and a responsibility of a democratic society to manage immigration so that it serves the national interest.”  With this simple, common-sense perspective, civil rights icon Barbara Jordan challenged our Nation’s ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims January 15, 2018, as the Martin Luther King,Jr., Federal Holiday

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims January 15, 2018, as the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday Issued on: January 12, 2018 The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., dedicated his life to a vision: that all Americans would live free from injustice and enjoy equal opportunity as children of God. His strong, peaceful, and lifelong ...
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The U.S. Embassy and POLIN Museum Invite Teachers to Apply for Holocaust Teacher-Training in the U.S.

The U.S. Embassy Warsaw and the Polin Museum have partnered again this year to sponsor Polish secondary teachers to travel to the United States for a Holocaust teacher training program which will take place in the summer of 2018.  For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the Association of ...
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Recruitment Opens to Congressional Internship Program for Polish Students

On January 11, Transatlantic Future Leaders Forum (TFLF) begins recruitment for the third edition of their Congressional internship program in Washington D.C. seeking the best and brightest university students.  Application deadline is March 15, 2018.  This highly competitive program runs from August to October, 2018 and includes internships in U.S. Congressional offices plus a series ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information – January 9, 2018

U.S. Embassy Warsaw Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 9, 2018 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have ...
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Embassy supports jazz partnership between Poland and United States

In late December the Embassy supported the deepening relationship between Warsaw’s well known Bednarska Jazz College and the Berklee School of Music in Boston. In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the founding of one of Poland’s leading jazz education institution — the Bednarska Jazz Study Center — the Embassy provided support of a jazz exchange ...
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100th Anniversary of President Wilson’s Fourteen Points Address Calling for Poland’s Independence

January 8, 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s famous “Fourteen Points” address to the U.S. Congress, in which he notably called for Poland’s independence.  As part of the U.S. Embassy’s recently launched initiative, 100 Years Together:  People * History * Future, Ambassador Paul Jones presented a plaque to the City of Warsaw ...
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Baseball in December!- PAS Warsaw Supports Baseball in Schools Program

On December 16 in Wroclaw six Polish public schools participated in the first Play Ball baseball tournament, celebrating the final stage of a pilot program that introduces Polish students to the game of softball and baseball.  Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer Scott Whitmore attended the tournament, met with local organizers and officials and handed out prizes and awards ...
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Shared Responsibility for Shared Security: Building on U.S.-Europe Relations for the Future

By A. Wess Mitchell on December 19, 2017 I had the privilege of accompanying Secretary Tillerson on his recent, seventh trip to Europe. It was a busy week of meetings in Brussels, Vienna, and Paris with our NATO Allies, EU partners, OSCE members, and French leaders. In every engagement the Secretary reinforced the United States’ commitment to ...
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Ambassador Jones Hosts Holiday Jazz Concert at His Residence

On December 14 Ambassador Jones ushered in the holiday season at his residence in Warsaw by hosting a festive jazz concert for distinguished guests from Poland’s cultural world.  The convivial evening began with outstanding performances by students from the Bednarska Jazz College of Poland’s Frederic Chopin State Music School accompanied by the Chicago-born Polish-American vocalist ...
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A New National Security Strategy for a New Era

“Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.” President Donald J. Trump A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ERA: Less than a year after taking office, President Donald J. Trump is unveiling ...
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U.S. Department of State Declaration on the Centennial of President John F. Kennedy

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC December 14, 2017 The Department of State pays tribute to the memory and legacy of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the centennial of his birth in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1917. President Kennedy pursued a foreign policy based on American strength, a commitment to human freedom ...
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American Beef Festival in Warsaw

On Monday, December 11, U.S. Ambassador Paul Jones kicked off the U.S. Meat Export Federation’s (USMEF) 2017 American Beef Festival at the Hard Rock Café in Warsaw.  USMEF, along with its local partner, Elkopol, is sponsoring the American Beef Festival in fifteen Warsaw restaurants through December 20.  Participating restaurants will develop a range of innovative recipes to showcase American beef, which ...
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American Soldiers Took Part in the Charity Campaign “Szlachetna Paczka”

Several Soldiers from the U.S. Army joined Polish Soldiers from the 11 Batalion Dowodzenia in delivering donated goods to families in need in Szprotawa and Bukowina in December 9th.  The “Szlachetna paczka” charity organization collected donated goods and the 11ACD partnered with them to deliver them to designated families. The Soldiers from the Dagger Brigade ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Warsaw on December 15, 2017

United States Embassy Warsaw Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Warsaw on December 15, 2017 December 12, 2017 The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to ...
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Apply to the EducationUSA Advisory Program!

Do you dream of studying in the USA?  Would you like someone more experienced to guide you through the application process?  Then please apply to take part in the EducationUSA Advisory Program of the U.S. Embassy and U.S.-Polish Fulbright Commission to obtain support from professional education advisors and Polish alumni of U.S. universities!    Apply ...
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A Message from President Donald J. Trump on Hanukkah

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary December 12, 2017 Hanukkah is a time for Jewish families around the world to come together around the lighting of the menorah and celebrate the miracles of the past and promises of the future.  Melania and I wish all of our Jewish brothers and sisters celebrating this ...
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Poland: National Broadcasting Council’s Fine on TVN24

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 12, 2017 The United States is concerned by Poland’s decision to fine the private TV broadcaster TVN for alleged biased reporting of demonstrations outside Parliament last December. This decision appears to undermine media freedom in Poland, a close ally and fellow democracy. Free and independent media ...
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Meeting the Foreign Policy Challenges of 2017 and Beyond

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State The 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum Washington, DC December 12, 2017 (excerpt) I want to touch a bit on the NATO and Europe relationship quickly, and this was an early trip of the President’s as well. And I think the important thing is that the Atlantic alliance is ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

United States Mission to Poland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution – December 6, 2017  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, ...
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Ambassador Jones Celebrates 100 Years of US-Polish Relations in Talk at Koźmiński University in Warsaw

On December 7 Ambassador Paul Jones visited Koźmiński University where he met with its international student body, gave a talk on “Celebrating 100 Years of US-Polish Relations” and answered questions from students.  The Ambassador spoke about the last century of relations between Poland and United States, emphasizing the key role that people-to-people connections have played ...
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Second Lady Karen Pence Unveils the Christmas Decorations at the Vice President’s Residence

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Second Lady December 4, 2017 Washington, DC—Second Lady Karen Pence continues the tradition of decorating the Vice President’s Residence for the Christmas season. This year’s theme is “Make the Season Bright” with metallic ornaments, stars, and candles throughout the residence.  There are four Christmas trees on the main floor, ...
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Announcing Winners of My America Summer Work Travel Photo Contest 2017

We are pleased to announce the winners and finalists of the 2017 edition of the My America photo contest for participants of the Summer Work Travel program. First Prize – Michał Binkiewicz “Wanderer on the road” Second Prize – Karolina Centkowska “Monumental Friendship” Third Prize – Bogusz Kluz “The biggest” The other finalists include the ...
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International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC December 3, 2017 The opportunity for everyone in America to enjoy equal rights in political, social, economic, and cultural life is central to our success as a nation. Passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act recognized that persons with disabilities have the same rights as other ...
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100 Lat Razem: Ludzie, Historia, Przyszłość

In the coming months, U.S. Embassy Warsaw and U.S. Consulate General Krakow will be commemorating the centennials of Poland regaining independence (2018) and the establishment of U.S.-Polish diplomatic relations (2019).  The Mission will initiate its celebrations of these milestone dates on December 6 and continue commemorating them in Poland and the United States.  These anniversaries ...
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Presidential Proclamation on World AIDS Day, 2017

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary November 30, 2017 WORLD AIDS DAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   The first documented cases of the human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) 36 years ago became the leading edge of an epidemic that ...
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United States Returns Stolen Piece of Art to Poland

On November 29 at Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Ambassador Jones and personnel from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Art Crime Team returned to Poland a stolen painting from the United States.  Painted in the late 19th century by the Polish artist Robert Sliwiński (1840-1902), the “Street with Castle Ruins” was located in ...
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On the Latest D.P.R.K. Missile Launch

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC November 28, 2017   The United States strongly condemns North Korea’s launch of what is likely an intercontinental ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, indiscriminately threatening its neighbors, the region and global stability. The D.P.R.K.’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and the means to ...
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The U.S. and Europe: Strengthening Western Alliances

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Jane Harman, President and CEO of the Wilson Center The Wilson Center Washington, DC November 28, 2017   MS HARMAN: Good morning. I’m Jane Harman, president and CEO of the Wilson Center. Happy to be talking to a packed crowd and to welcome Secretary Rex Tillerson back to the ...
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Promoting Women First in Entrepreneurship: Embassy Supports Female Leaders at Summit

Promoting entrepreneurship is at the forefront of the United States’ global engagement and economic policy priorities. The White House-led Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), an annual gathering of entrepreneurs and investors from around the world, is a visible symbol of this important work. The United States and India will co-host the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in ...
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Presidential Proclamation on National Day of Thanksgiving

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary November 17, 2017 THANKSGIVING DAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   On Thanksgiving Day, as we have for nearly four centuries, Americans give thanks to Almighty God for our abundant blessings.  We gather with the people we love to show ...
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PGNiG and Centrica LNG Agreement

We welcome today’s announcement of an agreement between PGNiG and Centrica to export U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Poland – an ally and friend – over the next five years, a sign of our continued strengthening of commercial and energy security ties.  We view this delivery as another step toward increased U.S. energy exports ...
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Polish-American Innovation Bridge (PAMI) Conference Strengthens Bilateral Innovation Ties

Mission Poland joined the worldwide celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017 (GEW2017) with several events, including the fourth iteration of its flagship Polish-American Innovation Bridge (PAMI), hailed by Polish radio station RMF.FM as the “the most interesting conference for startups and new entrepreneurs.”  Consulate Krakow partnered with the Creativity and Innovation Lab Foundation (FLIK), Top ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Europe Travel Alert – November 16, 2017

United States Mission to Poland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Europe Travel Alert – November 16, 2017 The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events. The full text of the Europe Travel ...
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A/S for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell Visits Poland

Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell visited Warsaw from November 11-14 and met with Polish counterparts to underscore the United States’ commitment to Polish-American relations. During his visit, Assistant Secretary Mitchell participated in Polish Independence Day ceremonies and met with several senior government officials, including Minister of Foreign Affairs Witold Waszczykowski and ...
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Embassy and Łódź Honor the Life of African-American Shakespearean Actor Ira Aldridge

In early November, the US Embassy joined celebrations organized by the University of Łódż to honor the life and accomplishments of the African-American Shakespearean Actor Ira Aldridge who died while performing in Łódż 150 years ago.  Born in New York City, Aldridge was an American and later British stage actor and playwright who achieved acclaim ...
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FabLab at the Copernicus Center is Now Open!

On Tuesday November 7th Deputy Chief of Mission John Law participated in the opening of the FabLab in partnership with Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw. The Copernicus Science Center FabLab is Poland’s first FabLab where children and educators learn how to design by using digital production equipment—such as 3D printers, plotters, digital cutters—as well as ...
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U.S. Embassy Sponsors Film Director David Lynch Art Exhibition in Torun

As part of its longstanding support for Poland’s acclaimed Camerimage Festival that celebrates the art of cinematography, the U.S. Embassy proudly contributed again, this time to bringing to Torun, Poland a personal art exhibition of the famous American film director and global cultural icon David Lynch.  The director of acclaimed films and TV productions such ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims November 2017 as National Native American Heritage Month

The White House October 31, 2017 National Native American Heritage Month, 2017 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation American Indians and Alaska Natives are inextricably linked with the history of the United States. Beginning with the Pilgrims’ arrival at Plymouth Colony and continuing until the present day, Native American’s contributions ...
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International Education Week 2017 and International Students Day

This week marks the 17th Annual International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, which celebrates and promotes the benefits of international education and exchange programs worldwide. Initially created so that America could inspire its students to travel abroad, IEW now encourages and supports foreign students ...
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Assistant Secretary Wess Mitchell’s Swearing-in Remarks

Remarks A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Benjamin Franklin Room Washington, DC November 2, 2017 Thank you for those kind words, Secretary Tillerson—I’m grateful for the confidence that you and President Trump have placed in me to lead the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. Let me also express my ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Warsaw and Kraków on November 11, 2017

United States Embassy Warsaw Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Warsaw and Kraków on November 11, 2017  November 9, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw informs U.S. citizens that multiple scheduled demonstrations and events will take place in Warsaw and Kraków on Saturday, November 11, 2017, in celebration of Polish Independence Day. The Embassy ...
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National Day for the Victims of Communism

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary November 7, 2017 Today, the National Day for the Victims of Communism, marks 100 years since the Bolshevik Revolution took place in Russia.  The Bolshevik Revolution gave rise to the Soviet Union and its dark decades of oppressive communism, a political philosophy incompatible with liberty, prosperity, and ...
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A/S for European and Eurasian Affairs Mitchell Visits Brussels, Paris, London, Berlin, Warsaw, Kyiv

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 5, 2017 Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell will travel to Brussels, Belgium; Paris, France; London, England; Berlin, Germany; Warsaw, Poland; and Kyiv, Ukraine, November 6-16, to underscore the U.S. commitment to our transatlantic alliance and to our partnerships. On November 6, he will arrive ...
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U.S. Speaker Visits Poland to Discuss 100 Years of U.S.-Polish Relations

As part of the Embassy’s U.S. Speaker Program, Neal Pease, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and editor in chief of The Polish Review, is visiting Poland for a series of lectures on the history of Polish-American relations.  His visit is part of the Embassy’s commemorations of the centennials of Poland regaining independence ...
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September-October Issue of Zoom in on America

The September-October 2017 issue of Zoom in on America is about the famous expedition of Lewis and Clark at the beginning of the 19th century. If traveling West in today’s America – where every hill, mountain, creek and valley has been measured, photographed and inspected by scientists – can arouse admiration, let us imagine what it ...
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Media Invited to Observe Atlantic Resolve Aviation Rotation Readiness Demonstration in Poland

3 November 2017 DRAWSKO POMORSKIE TRAINING AREA, Poland — The 1st Assault Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, will host Operation Thoroughbred 2017 here, at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. Media are invited to observe approximately 160 Soldiers as they conduct a readiness demonstration validating the unit’s preparedness since they’ve arrived from Fort Hood, Texas, as ...
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Ambassador Jones and Mrs. Jones Host “Masters and Robots” Conference Participants

On October 25 Ambassador Paul Jones and Mrs. Catherine Jones hosted participants of the first edition of “Masters and Robots” Conference, dedicated to exponential technology and to promoting activity that raises human evolution for the greater good. The conference is organized by Digital University Foundation and SingularityU Warsaw Chapter, the Polish branch of Singularity University. ...
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Battle Group Poland Tours Warsaw Uprising Museum and Museum of Blessed Father Popieluszko

90 soldiers from the Battle Group Poland toured the Warsaw Uprising Museum and the Museum of Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko in Warsaw, Poland, Oct. 27, 2017. The soldiers gained an in depth knowledge of Poland’s history during WWII and were provided the opportunity to taste Polish cuisine for lunch. The tour was organized by the ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims October 24, 2017, as United Nations Day

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary October 23, 2017   UNITED NATIONS DAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   On United Nations Day, we recognize the more than seven decades of contributions the United Nations has made to peace and security among nations.  The United Nations was founded on the ...
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1st Air Cavalry Brigade Replaces the 10th Aviation Brigade in Europe

On October 20, U.S. Army helicopters arrived in Belgium to begin a nine-month rotation, which will provide air support for units stationed in Europe.  As part of its deployment, the Army’s 1st Air Cavalry Brigade brought 89 helicopters across the Atlantic, including 12 CH-47 Chinooks, 38 UH-60 Black Hawks,15 HH-60 Medevac Black Hawks and 24 ...
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Enhanced Forward Presence NATO Battle Group Transfer of Authority Ceremony

By SSG Jennifer Bunn The 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2/2CR) transferred authority of Battle Group Poland to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (3/2 CR) during a ceremony on Oct. 20, 2017, at the Bemowo Piskie Training Area near Orzysz, Poland. In March of 2017, 2/2CR deployed to Poland–along with soldiers from Romania and ...
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US Embassy and American Center Warsaw Co-Sponsor “From Poland with Love” Exhibition

Photo: Public Affairs Counselor Frank Finver attends the opening of the “From Poland with Love” exhibition. On October 18 the US Embassy’s Public Affairs Counselor Frank Finver attended the opening of the “From Poland with Love” exhibition curated by the Dom Spotkań z Historią in Warsaw.  The event, which included a screening of the short ...
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A Grand Opening of the First American Football Stadium in Poland, in Zielona Góra

As part of our sports diplomacy efforts, the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section participated in the opening of the first football field in Poland in Zielona Gora on October 21.  Also participating in the opening day events were 50 soldiers from the 497th Combat Service Support Battalion located in Powidz.  The U.S. army soldiers first ...
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Delegation of five Members of Congress in Poland

United States’ Representative Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, led a delegation of five Members of Congress to Poland on October 21-22.  Members of the delegation were Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Anthony G. Brown, Ted Budd, and Alex Mooney. The Members of Congress participated in briefings led by Major General John  L. ...
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Ambassador Jones Tours Lubelskie Voivodship by Bicycle

From September 29-October 1, Ambassador Jones and Embassy colleagues rode almost 150 kilometers on bicycles in the Lubelskie region of Poland.  Conducting “Dyplomacja na Rowerze” (Diplomacy on Bicycle), Ambassador Jones got to see up close the beauty of this picturesque and vibrant region and to familiarize himself with local culture and customs.  During his ride, ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports “Festival of The Tree” and Public Awareness of Environmental Preservation

On October 10, the newly arrived Counselor for Public Affairs Frank Finver took part in the 15th edition of the annual “Festival of the Tree” initiative organized by Klub Gaja in Pole Mokotowskie park in downtown Warsaw.  Joined by US Embassy colleagues and the renowned artist Leon Tarasewicz, Finver planted an apple tree alongside other ...
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American Soldiers Meet With Residents of Bydgoszcz and Elbląg!

The 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (3/2CR) is conducting a tactical road march with over 800 Troops to Orzysz, Poland from Rose Barracks, Germany in support of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP). They are replacing 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment (2/2CR), which was the first American unit deployed to Poland as part of NATO’s ...
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Presidential Proclamation – General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2017

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary October 10, 2017 GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Today, we commemorate General Casimir Pulaski, a Polish immigrant whose heroic contributions to the American Revolutionary War helped shape our Nation’s history.  Known as the “Father of the American Cavalry,” ...
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NATO-U.S. Military Presence in Poland 

NATO Military Presence in Poland Multinational Corps Northeast (MNC-NE), Szczecin Multinational Corps Northeast is the headquarters for Eastern Europe which reports to the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), which undertakes a wide range of joint military operations. Allied Command Counterintelligence (ACCI) ACCI detects, deters and neutralizes the threat of terrorism, espionage, sabotage and subversion ...
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Ambassador Jones Hosts Newly Arrived Fulbright Fellows from America

On September 22 at his residence, Ambassador Jones hosted 43 newly arrived American Fulbright Scholars from America who will spend the next academic year in different cities across Poland.  He also hosted counterparts from the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission and Polish colleagues who host and help mentor the Fulbright scholars at various universities around the country. ...
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American Diplomats Join Students in Clean-Up of Vistula River during “Clean Up the World” Event

Diplomats from the US Embassy took part in the 24th annual “Clean Up the World” event held on September 15 in Warsaw.  Organized by the Our Earth Foundation, this year’s event paired diplomats from 18 embassies with pupils from primary schools throughout Warsaw.  After the organizers provided volunteers with garbage bags and gloves, the pupils ...
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Opening of “Tadeusz Kosciuszko – A Man of Vision” Exhibition

On the evening of September 18 in the heart of Warsaw Ambassador Jones helped officially open the innovative outdoor exhibition Tadeusz Kosciuszko – A Man of Vision.  Designed by the Museum of Polish History  and proudly supported by the US Embassy, the exhibition will be open to the public 24 hours through the end of September at the Krakowskie ...
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Recruitment for the Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX)

American Councils for International Education in cooperation with the United States Embassy in Poland have started recruiting for the next edition of the FLEX Program (Future Leaders Exchange Program). The program which is targeted at third-graders of gymnasium and first-grade highs school students gives them the opportunity to study one year in American high school ...
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10th Anniversary of PAFF Leaders IVLP on Demand Program Celebration at Ambassador’s Residence

At the 10th Anniversary reception for PAFF Leaders held September 18 at the Ambassador’s Residence, Ambassador Jones stated that as “the best and brightest from Poland, you participated in one of our most prestigious international exchange programs, one that is leading the way towards a better tomorrow.” Since it’s inception, the exchange program has sent ...
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Graduation Ceremony for the 2016-2017 Polish Fulbright Grantees

Frank J. Finver, Counselor for Public Affairs with Fulbright grantee In his remarks at the graduation ceremony for the 2016-2017 Polish Fulbright grantees, Deputy Chief of Mission, John Law, congratulated the scholars on their exchange and  underlined the  significance of the Fulbright Program for the development of science in both countries. “The Fulbright Program is an ...
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U.S. Troops Join NATO Deployment to Poland and Region

News Releases and Statements   Battle Group Poland Welcomes New Commander Lt. Col. Christopher L’Heureux BALTOPS 17 to Set Sail in June LTG Hodges Visits new MCE Headquarters, Signs PAF NCO Corps Assessment U.S. Army Europe’s Mission Command Element moves to Poland 2nd Cavalry Regiment Deployment Media Advisory (March 16, 2017) [PDF 147.86 Kb] Sec. Tillerson NATO Foreign Ministerial Intervention Remarks (Mar. 31) 2nd Cavalry Regiment Deploys to Poland NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Preparing for Poland (Feb. 18, 2017) Joint Press Statement: NATO Sec. Gen. Stoltenberg U.S. Sec. of Defense Mattis (February 2017) President Trump’s Call with NATO Sec. Gen. Stoltenberg (February 2017)
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Acting Secretary of the Army McCarthy and Senator Moran Visit Poland

On September 1, 2017 Acting Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) visited U.S. troops deployed to Poznan and Powidz as part of U.S. Army Europe’s Atlantic Resolve mission.  They also toured Polish facilities of ‎4th Infantry Division’s Mission Command Element and 21st TSC’s Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and were briefed on ...
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Security Message to U.S. Citizens: Europe Travel Alert – August 31, 2017

United States Mission to Poland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Europe Travel Alert – August 31, 2017 The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. The full text of the Europe Travel Alert is available at  https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/Europe.html . This Travel Alert expires on November 30, 2017.   For ...
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American Armored Brigade Combat Team in Poland

  Beginning in early January 2017, the U.S. Army’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division (3/4 ABCT) will deploy to Poland and establish its brigade headquarters in Żagań.  The brigade will also deploy to NATO’s other eastern member countries in order to enhance deterrence, increase interoperability, and meet U.S. commitments to NATO Allies. ...
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Congressional Delegation Led by U.S. Representative Lamborn Visits Poland

U.S. Representatives Douglas Lamborn (R-CO), Stephen Cohen (D-TN), Garland Barr (R-CA), John Shimkus (R-IL), and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) visited Poland on August 28th to meet civil society leaders and develop a deeper understanding of the destruction of the Jewish community during WWII and discuss recent efforts revitalizing the Jewish community in Poland.  During ...
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Nonimmigrant Visas For Residents of Belarus

All nonimmigrant visa (NIV) operations across Russia have been suspended beginning August 23, 2017.  The U.S. Embassy in Moscow and the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg will no longer accept new visa applications for residents of Belarus.  Residents of Belarus can schedule non-immigrant visa (NIV) appointments at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw; the U.S. Embassy ...
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Catherine Jones Hosts Polish Women Active In Entrepreneurship and The Tech World

“Fighting the gender bias by highlighting the positive role of women mentors in the community is essential,” said Catherine Jones, an entrepreneur and wife of U.S. Ambassador to Poland Paul Jones, while hosting over 30 women active in entrepreneurship and the tech world at her event “Women in Tech: Coffee and Conversation” on August 24. Catherine, ...
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Ambassador Jones Visits School for Leaders for the Polish Community Abroad

On Thursday, August 24, U.S. Ambassador to Poland Paul W Jones visited School for Leaders for the Polish Community Abroad sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  This year’s program includes 23 participants from Canada and the United States and focuses on the Polish Diaspora in North America. Once back in their home communities after ...
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City of Warsaw Dedicates General Patton Boulevard

U.S. Embassy Warsaw Defense Attaché Colonel John Downey participated in the opening of the newly established General Patton Boulevard in Warsaw during a ceremony on August 16, alongside Warsaw’s Deputy Mayor Renata Kaznowska and other distinguished guests. Troops from the United States 2nd  Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment—the same unit which General Patton commanded toward the ...
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LTG Hodges Receives Commander’s Cross from President Duda

On August 15, U.S. Army Europe Commanding General LTG Ben Hodges was awarded with the Commander’s Cross from President of Poland Andrzej Duda “for his commitment to the development of Polish-US military cooperation, the strengthening of the NATO eastern flank and increasing the U.S. presence in Poland.” During the ceremony, President Duda said: “Thank you, Sir, ...
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Rep. Royce’s Visit to Poland

U.S. Representative to the 39th district of California Ed Royce arrived in Poland for a three day visit on August 11. While on a multi-country trip, Congressman Royce met with Polish government officials, civil society leaders and United States Government officials to discuss the threats facing our European NATO allies, and stressed U.S. commitment to the ...
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Senator Elizabeth Warren Visits Poland

Senator Elizabeth Warren came to Poland with a two day visit on August 8.  During her first trip to Poland, Sen. Warren visited Poznan where she met with leaders and soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division Mission Forward-Command Element and received overview of U.S Army operations across Europe. In Powidz, Senator Warren toured the facilities ...
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General Mark Milley Visited Poland

Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army General Mark Milley and Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe Major General Timothy McGuire visited Poland on August 7 to strengthen Polish-American military cooperation and it’s future development. During their meetings with Polish leaders and counterparts, they discussed U.S. military presence in Poland, including the U.S. Armored Brigade Combat ...
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American Armored Brigade Combat Team Coming to Poland

Speeches and News Releases U.S. Army Europe Press Releases Lt. Gen. Tim Ray’s remarks at the Port of Bremerhaven, Germany (8 January 2017) ABCT Deployment: EUCOM News Release (PDF) Major General Timothy McGuire’s Welcoming Ceremony Remarks (PDF) Ambassador Jones’ Interview on PBS News Hour (Jan. 22, 2017) Support units slated to arrive in Europe: USAREUR News Release (Jan. 27, 2017) U.S. Soldiers involved in traffic accident in Skwierzyna: USAREUR Press Release EUCOM LtGen Timothy Ray Remarks (Zagan, Jan. 30, 2017) [PDF] Polish town honors fallen WWII airmen 10th Combat Aviation Brigade deploys to Poland in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve Commitment ‘Galvanized’ in ERI Implementation Plans (24 May 2017) Army Europe’s Mission Command Element moves to Poland Armor to Arrive in Poland for Back-to-Back Rotation Armored Brigades Mark First Transition of U.S. Army Rotational Forces (USAREUR, Sept. 22, 2017) 4ID transfers authority of Atlantic Resolve Mission Command Element to 1ID (28 February, 2018)
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U.S. Embassy Supports Marcin Gortat Camps

Camp in Lodz, photo: Wojciech Figurski / 058sport.pl The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw was a sponsor of the 10th edition of the Marcin Gortat Camps, a series of basketball workshops for children organized by the Marcin Gortat Foundation.  During this year’s camps, Gortat invited three fellow NBA players to run the camps with him: Bo ...
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Battle Group Poland Welcomes New Commander Lt. Col. Christopher L’Heureux

Battle Group Poland, as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) initiative, and 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment said goodbye to Lt. Col. Steven Gventer, former commander, and welcomed Lt. Col. Christopher L’Heureux as the new commander in a traditional change of command ceremony in Bemowo Piskie training area on July 25. Gventer, the battle ...
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May-June Zoom in on America

American photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006) began his career in Farm Security Administration, and then worked for „Vogue” and „Life” magazines. Apart from photography, he was a film director, and a writer. His artistic motto was: “I Use My Camera as a Weapon”. This issue of Zoom in on America is about his life and the ...
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My America: 2017 Summer Work Travel Photo Contest

The U.S. Mission to Poland is excited to announce the 2017 edition of the “My America: Summer Work Travel” photo contest.  We invite Polish Summer Work Travel participants to submit photographs that highlight their experience in America.  Photographs may focus on the natural environment, culture, people, or places in the United States, among other subjects. ...
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President Trump Visits Warsaw Ahead of G20 Summit

On July 5, 2017, President Trump travelled to Warsaw as part of an invitation from Polish President Andrzej Duda to visit Poland in advance of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. The visit reaffirmed America’s steadfast commitment to one of its closest European allies, and emphasized the Administration’s priority of strengthening NATO’s collective defense. During ...
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Show us #MyLAStory and Fly to California!

Are you California Dreaming? Would you like to take an amazing journey to the City of Angels, magnificent San Francisco, magical Yosemite National Park, or spend an extraordinary afternoon on one of California’s beaches? You can experience all of these and and more! Show us why you want to travel to California in a short ...
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Remarks by President Trump to the People of Poland

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release                   July 6, 2017 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP TO THE PEOPLE OF POLAND Krasiński Square Warsaw, Poland 1:16 P.M. CEST MRS. TRUMP:  Hello, Poland!  Thank you very much.  My husband and I have enjoyed visiting your beautiful country.  I want to thank President and Mrs. ...
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Workshop for Customs and Border Enforcement Personnel

The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration partnered with the Polish Customs Agency to hold the first Joint Field Operation workshop for law enforcement personnel from seven European Union Member States. Hosted by the Polish Customs Agency at the Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport in Poland, the program took place June ...
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U.S. Embassy Donated English Language Books to School in Redzikowo

On June 14, 2017 the U.S. Embassy Warsaw donated to the Zespół Szkół in Redzikowo about 500 English language books for young readers on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense.  U.S. servicemen from the nearby military base in Redzikowo joined the Embassy’s Counselor of Public Affairs, Christopher Midura, in a ceremony at the school ...
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Independent Students’ Association to Host 3rd Annual Film Festival from June 15-17

From June 15-17, Prawie Kino, a project by the Independent Students’ Association, is sponsoring a three-day film festival in the Small Courtyard at the University of Warsaw (ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 24). The event begins daily at 21:00. The film festival will showcase masterpieces of world cinema, along with contemporary titles. The three days of the ...
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Statement by the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Foreign Travel

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release June 09, 2017 Statement by the Press Secretary on President Donald J. Trump’s Upcoming Foreign Travel President Donald J. Trump accepted the invitation of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, to visit Poland in advance of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, ...
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Colonel Ray Wojcik Discusses General Tadeusz Kościuszko’s Legacy with Local Students

On Friday, June 2, 2017, Colonel Ray Wojcik met students at the Konopnicka Gymnasium in Legionowo to celebrate and discuss the accomplishments of the Polish-American hero General Tadeusz Kościuszko.  More than 200 students from Konopnicka and two of Warsaw’s high schools, i.e. Hoffmanova and Vladislaus Fourth schools, attended the event, which was organized by Adam and Margo ...
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First LNG Delivery to Poland

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON The United States welcomes the arrival of the first U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment to Central Europe, which arrived in Poland on June 7.  U.S. LNG exports support American jobs, lower energy prices for our partners abroad, and contribute to Europe’s energy security goals using a reliable, market based supplier. ...
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American Chamber of Commerce’s Membership Meeting at Ambassador’s Residence

U.S. Ambassador to Poland Paul W. Jones hosted the American Chamber of Commerce’s monthly membership meeting at his residence on June 7, 2017.  The breakfast gave the Ambassador the opportunity to address AmCham’s general membership and to have an informal discussion with them about issues in U.S. – Polish relations. Ambassador Jones made opening remarks ...
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U.S. Speaker Comes to Poland to Discuss Access and Equality for People with Disabilities

As part of the Embassy’s U.S. speaker program, David Capozzi, Executive Director of the U.S. Access Board, came to Poland for a week-long program to share the American experience in ensuring accessibility for people with various disabilities. Mr. Capozzi visited four cities, meeting with Polish national and local authorities as well as a network of ...
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Polish Parliamentary Delegation Visits NATO, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Forces Europe

(Photo: USAREUR) From May 30th to June 1, Polish Parliamentary representatives Arkadiusz Czartoryski (PiS), Iwona Arent (PiS), Małgorzata Wypych (PiS), Grzegorz Długi (Kukiz’15) and Norbert Obrycki (PO) visited Brussels, Ramstein, and Wiesbaden to gain a better understanding of ballistic and intermediate range missile defense, as well as NATO and U.S. led deployments to NATO’s eastern ...
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Polish Participants Take Part in Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative

The Department of State’s Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) develops and cultivates relationships among emerging European and American leaders. YTILI is an investment in the transatlantic partnership to strengthen prosperity and enhanced security on both sides of the Atlantic. European participants come from all across the continent. In 2017, 116 young entrepreneurs will participate ...
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Students Honored for Winning the “Connecting People to Nature” Poster Competition

On Monday June 5th U.S. Embassy Warsaw hosted an award ceremony for students and their parents from four different Polish schools honoring the students for their winning poster designs for the “Connecting People to Nature” poster competition.  The students created posters reflecting the importance of protecting nature and caring about our planet. The goal of ...
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Coming to Trojmiasto: Memphis in Poland Festival Celebrating American Culture and Civil Rights

The Memphis in Poland Festival is the second part of an international cultural festival which honored Polish culture in Tennessee in 2015 and will now honor American Culture and Civil Rights in Trojmiasto June 12-18. The festival will feature a concert on June 17 at Opera Lesna which will include Polish and American blues and ...
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BALTOPS 17 to Set Sail in June

COMMANDER NAVAL STRIKING AND SUPPORT FORCES NATO REDUTO GOMES FREIRE ESTRADA DA MEDROSA 2780-070 OEIRAS PORTUGAL BALTOPS 17 to set sail in June 25 May 2017  OEIRAS, Portugal – The 45th edition of Exercise BALTIC OPERATIONS (BALTOPS) will take place in the Baltic Sea from 1 to 16 June. Air, maritime, and ground assets from ...
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Expert Panel on 100th Anniversary of Kennedy’s Birth

The U.S. Embassy’s American Center in Warsaw will host a panel discussion on President John F. Kennedy’s legacy on Monday, May 29, at 5:00 p.m. at the History Meeting House (ul. Karowa 20, Warsaw). The expert panel will feature former Polish Prime Minister Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Professor Zbigniew Lewicki of the University of Warsaw and Cardinal ...
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Manhattan Transfer Pianist Headlines 10th Jewish Culture Festival in Bialystok

New York-based pianist, arranger, composer, and producer Yaron Gershovsky is coming back to perform at the 2017 Zachor Festival of Jewish Culture in Białystok.  Co-organized by the local Citizen Education Center, the event  celebrates rich Jewish cultural heritage of the region. The Embassy is a proud sponsor of the gala A graduate of Berklee College ...
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Polish Cadets Meet with U.S. UK and Romanian Soldiers from Battle Group Poland’s Ready Platoon

(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kevin Wang) Polish cadets met with the U.S. UK and Romanian soldiers from Battle Group Poland’s ready platoon at Bemowo Piskie Training Area. During a static display of military equipment at the training site, multinational soldiers taught cadets from the War Studies University in Warsaw how to operate various equipment ...
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Oscar of the Polish Museums: U.S. Embassy Sponsored Frank Stella Exhibition Wins “Sybilla” Award

The Polish Ministry of Culture awarded the U.S. Embassy-sponsored Museum exhibition Frank Stella and Synagogues of Historic Poland the Sybilla award for “Exhibition of the Year 2016” during the Ministry’s 37th annual awards banquet honoring the achievements of Polish museums and public collections on May 16, 2017.  The Sybilla awards are considered the equivalent of ...
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22 May: The History and Future of the Transatlantic Bond Webchat

On Monday, May 22, at 17:00, the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs’ Acting Assistant Secretary John Heffern will host a public webchat focusing on the transatlantic bond between the United States and its European allies.  Daniel S. Hamilton, Executive Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International ...
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“American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” – New Photo Exhibition

Senator John F. Kennedy from Massachusetts, 1957. (Photo Philippe Halsman/Magnum Photos) A new exhibition commemorating President John F. Kennedy’s life and work will be on view at the History Meeting House from May 20 through June 18. “American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” is one of the most exhaustively researched collections of Kennedy ...
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Polish Cadet to Attend United States Military Academy at West Point

The Polish Ministry of National Defense, in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Warsaw, nominated Bartłomiej Grzybowski to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.  This is the first time in 9 years that a Polish cadet has attended West Point. Cadet Candidate Grzybowski from the Military Technical Academy of Warsaw visited the U.S. Embassy ...
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NSF Redzikowo Signs Premiere Training Agreement with Polish Forces

By Lieutenant Alex Perrien Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia Public Affairs REDZIKOWO, Poland (NNS) — Naval Support Facility Redzikowo Commanding Officer Capt. Ricky Gilbert signed Memorandums of Agreement May 10 with the Polish Force Protection Battalion, JW5718 and the 7th Coastal Brigade. The Memorandum will allow American Sailors and Polish Soldiers to train together ...
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U.S. Embassy Warsaw’s Marine Detachment Earned the 2016 Marine Detachment of the Year Award

On May 12, Ambassador Paul Jones led a ceremony congratulating U.S. Embassy Warsaw’s Marine detachment for earning the 2016 Marine Detachment of the Year Award.   This distinction recognizes the team’s excellent performance in several areas including proficiency, physical fitness, morale, community involvement, and off-duty education.  Marine Detachment Warsaw achieved this level of sustained performance by ...
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LTG Hodges Visits new MCE Headquarters, Signs PAF NCO Corps Assessment

POZNAN, POLAND 05.13.2017 Story by Staff Sgt. Diandra Harrell Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs POZNAN, Poland- Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, conducted a site visit at the new Mission Command Element (MCE) headquarters located at the 14th Military Business Division, in Poznan, Poland May 13, 2017. The MCE recently relocated ...
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Readout of President Donald J. Trump’s Meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia

President Donald J. Trump met today with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia, following on the visit of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Moscow last month. President Trump emphasized the need to work together to end the conflict in Syria, in particular, underscoring the need for Russia to rein in the Assad regime, Iran, ...
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Congressman Mast and Staff Sargent Cook Reunite in Warsaw

Staff Sargent Robert Cook was pleasantly surprised when he was unexpectedly reunited with Congressman Brian Mast, when the Congressman visited Warsaw as part of a Congressional delegation headed by House Speaker Paul Ryan.  The two served together in 2010 in Kandahar province in Afghanistan under the effort of the 101st Airborne Division, as part of the ...
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Join Webchat: “Blockchains: The Next Big Thing for Your Startup”

The US Embassy in Warsaw and Warsaw City Hall Office of Economic Development cordially invite you to a live screening of the interactive webchat event, part of the Global Innovation for Science and Technology (GIST) Guru Series. The event will be held at the Center for Creativity Targowa, ulica Targowa 46/5, starting at 16:30 on Tuesday, May 9. We ...
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Wishes from Secretary of State Tillerson for May 3rd Constitution Day

On behalf of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Poland on the 226th anniversary of your historic constitution. The United States and Poland are close friends, and our partnership continues to strengthen. We share democratic values, strong cultural and historical ties, and a security relationship based on mutual commitments. The United ...
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Polish companies are invited to join the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC, June 18-20

The SelectUSA Investment Summit will be held in Washington, DC June 18-20, 2107.  It is the premiere event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment in the United States. Polish businesses are invited to  join leading government officials, C-suite business executives and other thought leaders to learn about the U.S. investment environment, industry trends and new ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 2017 as Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month, 2017 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate our Nation’s strong American Jewish heritage, rooted in the ancient faith and traditions of the Jewish people.  The small band of Dutch Jews who first immigrated in 1654, seeking refuge and religious ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Europe Travel Alert – May 2, 2017

United States Mission to Poland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Europe Travel Alert – May 2, 2017 The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe. The full text of the Europe Travel Alert is available at  https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/Europe.html . This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017.   For further information: ...
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U.S. Mission to Poland Unveils Gnome “Lady Wolność” in Wroclaw

The U.S. Mission to Poland unveiled the newest gnome in Wroclaw on Thursday April 27 at noon outside the American Corner Wroclaw at Rynek 58.  The gnome, named Lady Wolnosc, is one of Wroclaw’s more than 400 gnomes, and is a stylized miniature version of the Statue of Liberty in New York City.  The Statue ...
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Remarks by President Trump at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Days of Remembrance

The survivors in this hall, through their testimony, fulfill the righteous duty to never forget, and engrave into the world’s memory the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people. (..) That is why we are here today — to remember and to bear witness.  To make sure that humanity never, ever forgets. The Nazis massacred 6 ...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan and Congressional Delegation Visit Poland

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (Republican, Wisconsin) led a bipartisan congressional delegation to Poland April 21-22, which also included House Armed Services Committee Chairman William “Mac” Thornberry (Republican, Texas), House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Republican, Texas), Representative Ron Kind (Democrat, Wisconsin), Representative Gregory Meeks (Democrat, New York), Representative Martha ...
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President Trump proclaims April 23 through April 29, 2017 as National Volunteer Week

During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate the spirit of compassion and generosity that drives us to care for others… During the recent International Week of Service, service organizations across the globe came together to assist others and make an impact.  This effort is a shining example of how our Nation’s generous volunteers continue to lead ...
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Warsaw School of Economics Students Discuss U.S.-Polish Economic Relations with U.S. Diplomats

The U.S. Embassy Warsaw’s Economic Section hosted a group of students from the Foreign Affairs Club at the Warsaw School of Economics on 20 April 2017 to discuss the U.S.-Polish economic relationship as part of the group’s Action Diplomacy 2017 project.  This project enables students to visit numerous foreign embassies and consulates in Warsaw and ...
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Documentary Films by Gordon Parks: Special Screenings Accompany Exhibition at the Zacheta National Gallery of Art

You are cordially invited to a special screening of documentaries directed by Gordon Parks accompanying his photography exhibition at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art on April 25, 2017 at 18:00.  The fates of people portrayed in these films – a Brazilian boy, an African-American family, and a Puerto Rican poet and activist – are ...
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U.S. Marine Gunnery Sergeant Kurek Meets University of Warsaw Student Diplomats Group

Gunnery Sergeant Jeff Kurek, Marine Detachment Commander at the U.S. Embassy Warsaw, delivered a presentation about the U. S. Marine Corps to the Kolo Mlodych Dyplomatow group from the University of Warsaw on April 18, 2017. Gunnery Sergeant Kurek told the group of student diplomats about the history of the U.S. Marine Corps, why the ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Redzikowo

Members of a U.S. Congressional Delegation (Codel) from the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee recently met with local Polish leaders at the phase 3 site for the U.S. European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA) to Missile Defense near Redzikowo, Poland.  The Codel, lead by Congressman Mike D. Rogers, traveled to the Redzikowo site on April ...
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The United States Air Force Europe (USAFE) Band tours Poland April 17 – 25

In cooperation with the U.S. Embassy Warsaw and U.S. Consulate General Kraków, the United States Air Force Europe band group will appear in Zakopane at a National Parks Conference, at American Day in Przemyśl, and will make a media appearance for TVP Rzeszów.  The USAFE band will also perform at the Oskar Kolberg Music School ...
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Polish President awarded General Scaparrotti the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland

On April 13th, President Andrzej Duda awarded Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, Commander of U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe with the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. During his visit to Poland, General Scaparrotti took part in the official welcome of the NATO Battalion Group headed by the U.S. 2nd Cavalry Regiment.  ...
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Welcome Spring Fun Run!

The U.S. Embassy Running Club, “Vistula Runners,” participated in a “Welcome Spring Fun Run!” alongside colleagues from the Ministry of Defense and the Warsaw Attache Association.  Taking place in Park Pola Mokotowska, Fun Run included six visiting members of West Point’s “Kosciuszko Squadron.” The Vistula Runners and friends were honored to have our U.S. Army ...
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Poland Submits Letter of Request for Raytheon’s Patriot System

The United States welcomes Poland’s decision to move forward with Raytheon’s Patriot System for the country’s air and missile defense. Poland is joining a large and growing family of countries relying on the battle-tested, constantly modernizing Patriot system – the same system used by the U.S. military. Poland will acquire the most advanced Patriot system ...
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Women’s History Month: U.S. Embassy Produced Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

To commemorate International Women’s History Month, the U.S. Embassy Warsaw held a pair of staged readings of Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling on March 29th, 2017, at Teatr Polski Arnold Szyfman Theatre in its original language, English.  The performance consisted of an all-female cast of Embassy employees, Poles and Americans, some of whom are theater ...
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Sports Diplomacy: U.S. Embassy Supports Dzialdowo International Baseball Tournament

From March 9-12, eighteen teams from six countries came to Dzialdowo, Poland for the three day Dzialdowo Cup baseball tournament, now in its 18th year.   With teams from Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova, and Russia and more than 250 girls and boys up to 14 years old, the baseball tournament is a testament to the ...
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American visual artist and environmental protection activist Dianna Cohen visited Poland March 20-26 for a series of meetings with art institutions and environmental activists in Kraków, Katowice, Radom and Warsaw. Ms. Cohen’s art creatively repurposes recycled plastic bags as a way to eliminate single-use plastics and to limit her plastic “footprint” on the environment. Ms. Cohen ...
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Polish Power Women

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U.S. Troops Join NATO Deployment to Poland and Region

BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland— The NATO Enhanced Presence Forward Battle Group Poland is set to replace commanders and units in a transfer of authority scheduled for September 20, 2018. Battle Group Poland commanded by U.S. Army Lt. Col. Timothy Wright and Commander of 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment relinquishes command to the incoming Battle Group Poland ...
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Repatriation of Historic Painting to Poland

In a March 17 ceremony at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, U.S. Ambassador Paul Jones and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Gliński marked the return of Lizinka Aimee Zoe de Mirbel’s miniature painting Portrait of a Lady to Poland.  Registered as an object of cultural heritage, the ...
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Ambassador Jones Meets with Cadets from US Army Military Academy at West Point

Ambassador Paul Jones met with cadets from US Army Military Academy at West Point on the 17th of March. The group of cadets, is actually a West Point club, called: the “Kosciuszko Squadron” (KS).  It is is an association of West Point cadets who explore and enjoy their Polish heritage and welcome others on their journey of ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution – March 6, 2017

United States Mission to Poland Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution – March 6, 2017  Please be advised that as part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events the Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the ...
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Charge d’Affairs Law Attends Vital Voices Poland’s 6th Annual Mentoring Walk

Charge d’Affairs John Law addressed over 200 participants at Vital Voices Poland’s 6th Annual Mentoring Walk on Sunday, March 5.  Vital Voices Poland Director Ela Raczkowska and Magdalena Oleksiewicz, Board Member coordinated this year’s event, which matched 100 mentor-mentee pairs from business, civil society, government and academia.  The participants took advantage of Lazienki Park’s beautiful ...
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U.S. Embassy Warsaw Delivers Hundreds of Books to Trabki Wielkie

In cooperation with the American Corner in Gdansk, the U.S. Embassy Warsaw’s Public Affairs Section donated hundreds of English language books to the middle school in the town of Trabki Wielkie in Pomorskie Voivodship south of Gdansk.  The U.S. Department of Defense provided the books which were mostly young adult literature in order to help ...
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Embassy Representatives Participate in the Kazimierz Pułaski’s 272nd Birthday Celebrations

Press attaché Alice Chu and LTC Lynne Schneider from the Defense Attaché Office participated in the commemoration event on the 272nd birthday of General Kazimierz Pułaski. Taking place at the Kazimierz Pułaski Museum in Warka, the event was presided by Museum Director Iwona Stefaniak.  Karolina Adamczyk and Urszula Malmon from American Corner Radom and Artur ...
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75th Anniversary of General Stanislaw Maczek’s Polish 1st Armored Division Formation

Assistant Army Attaché MAJ Mark Sturgeon participated in a mass and wreath laying at a monument in Warsaw commemorating General Stanislaw Maczek’s Polish 1st Armored Division on February 25, which marked the 75th anniversary of the division formation in Duns, Scotland.  General Maczek is reputed to have never lost a battle. The Polish 1st Armored ...
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Human Rights Reports for 2016

Promoting human rights and democratic governance is a core element of U.S. foreign policy. These values form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies. Standing up for human rights and democracy is not just a moral imperative but is in the best interests of the United States in making the world more stable ...
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Deputy Press Attaches Meets Students in Gdynia and Explains the Electoral College

The third High School in Gdynia invited Deputy Press Attache Stephen Dreikorn to deliver a presentation about the Electoral College. Dreikorn explained the history of the electoral college as well as some of its idiosyncrasies over the past 200 years. Following the presentation, Dreikorn answered questions on variety of subjects, including American politics, life as ...
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Front Line Defenders: Honoring Those Who Protect Wildlife

On March 2, 2017, the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs hosted an event called “Front Line Defenders: Honoring Those Who Protect Wildlife” to commemorate World Wildlife Day. The event brought together conservationists and others who are on the front lines of this global fight to discuss the real costs of wildlife ...
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Presidential Proclamation Honoring March 2017 as Women’s History Month

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Join us for “World Wildlife Day: Celebrating The Guardians of Wildlife” Webchat

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Statement on the Accident in Redzikowo

On behalf of the U.S. Government, the U.S. Embassy Warsaw extends its deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the victim of the accident in Redzikowo that occurred earlier today. Polish and American authorities are cooperating closely to determine exactly what happened, how best to prevent such tragedies in the future, and how best ...
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Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson Visits Poland‎ to Discuss Military Cooperation

Lieutenant General Joseph Anderson visited Poland in February to meet with Polish counterparts and U.S. Troops to discuss further US-Polish military cooperation. In Krakow, LTG Anderson participated in the annual US-Polish Army Staff Talks and visited Poland’s elite 6th Airborne “General Sosabowski” Brigade.‎‎ LTG Anderson is the former U.S. Army 18th Airborne Corps Commander and former ...
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Polish Power Women: Daria Tataj

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Polish Power Women: Urszula Nowakowska

Urszula Nowakowska is the founder and the president of the Warsaw-based Women’s Rights Center, a leading Polish NGO providing comprehensive assistance to female victims of violence. The Center has several branches around the country and it runs a safe shelter in Warsaw for women and women with children who left their homes to escape their ...
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Polish Power Women: Kinga Stanislawska

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Polish Power Women: Krystyna Malinska

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Polish Power Women: Iwona Georgijew

Iwona Georgijew holds the position of Tax Partner  leading Deloitte’s Transfer Pricing Service Line in Poland and Central Europe. She is a non-governmental member of the EU Joint Transfer Pricing Forum. Iwona is  regularly recognized as leading transfer pricing advisor by respective industry rankings. Apart from being business advisory practitioner, she is actively involved in ...
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Polish Power Women: Bianka Siwinska

Dr. Bianka Siwinska is a journalist, scientist, initiator of public campaigns, executive director of Educational Foundation “Perspektywy.”  She is editor-in-chief of educational magazine Perspektywy, correspondent of University World News. She is also initiator of public campaign „Girls to Technical Schools” and Start-up Academy for female students of technical and exact sciences studies, as well as ...
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Polish Power Women: Anna Losiak

Dr. Anna Losiak is planetary geologist working at the Polish Academy of Sciences. She focuses on studying impact craters and surficial processes on Mars. She is also involved in various outreach activities and Mars analog missions. She started her education and research in the field of planetary geology during Master studies with M.A. Velbel at ...
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February Zoom in on America

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TechCamp Warsaw and RockIT Digital Summit 2017: Addressing Communication Challenges in 21st Century

The U.S. Embassy Warsaw, Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego (FRSI) and the Digital Communication Networking (DCN) successfully partnered to host TechCamp Warsaw and the 2nd RockIT Digital Summit in Warsaw, February 15-17.  U.S. Ambassador to Poland Paul Jones and U.S. Department of State Acting Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Ambassador Bruce Wharton addressed participants ...
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Third Anniversary of Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Register to vote in 2017- February 7, 2017

U.S. Embassy Warsaw, Poland Message for U.S. Citizens: Register to vote in 2017 – February 7, 2017 Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for ...
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Readout of the President’s Call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

  President Donald J. Trump spoke today with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the United States’ strong support for NATO.  The leaders discussed how to encourage all NATO allies to meet their defense spending commitments.  Additionally, the parties discussed the potential for a peaceful resolution of the conflict along the Ukrainian border.  The parties ...
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Secretary Tillerson to Deliver Remarks to State Department Employees

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January Zoom in on America

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Statement by the President on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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U.S.-EU Panel on Horizon 2020

  The panel featured information for participants on how organizations in the U.S. can partner with the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework program for research and innovation. The panel gave an overview of the new Implementing Arrangement between the U.S. Government and European Commission to enhance transatlantic cooperation on science, technology, and innovation, signed on ...
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The 2017 Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) Fellowship Program

  The S. Department of State is proud to partner with The German Marshall Fund to implement the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (#YTILI). YTILI brings young European entrepreneurs pursuing commercial and social ventures to the U.S. for an intensive program of exchange, dialogue, and guidance from hosts and mentors across the U.S. YTILI Fellows ...
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“Joint Elements” from the EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 23, 2016 On the occasion of the third meeting of the EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue in Brussels on December 16, the participants jointly affirmed specific areas of cooperation as follows: International Security in Cyberspace The European Union and the United States acknowledged that fast digital development brings both opportunities ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Warsaw – December 20, 2016

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Polish Military Students will Attend a Program at the United States Military Academy in West Point

  The Polish Ministry of National Defense, in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Warsaw, is nominating two Polish military students to attend the 4-year commissioning program at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. This week, students from the Military Academy of Land Forces in Wroclaw and Military Technical Academy of Warsaw visited ...
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Withdrawal of Certain Portions of the U.S. Arctic Outer Continental Shelf from Mineral Leasing

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Presidential Proclamation — Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2017

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 13, 2017 Presidential Proclamation — Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2017 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., FEDERAL HOLIDAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION When the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shared his dream with the ...
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DCM John Law Applauds Growing Entrepreneurship at Polish-American Innovation Bridge Conference

  Mission Poland joined the worldwide celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2016 (GEW2016) with several events, including the third iteration of its flagship Polish-American Innovation Bridge (PAMI), hailed by Polish radio station RMF.FM as the “the most interesting conference for startups and new entrepreneurs.”  Consulate Krakow partnered with the Creativity and Innovation Lab Foundation (FLIK), ...
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California Prunes the Best in Food Industry

Esther Ritson–Elliott, European Marketing Director, California Prune Board (Europe) and Michał Kopera, People PR at the Golden Clips 2016 awards ceremony. The Office of Agricultural Affairs of the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw would like to announce that a leading U.S. Industry Cooperator Group, The California Prune Board, and its Polish representative People PR, have been ...
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The U.S. Embassy and POLIN Museum invite teachers to apply for Holocaust Teacher-Training in the USA

  The U.S. Embassy Warsaw and the Polin Museum have partnered again this year to sponsor Polish secondary teachers to travel to the United States for a Holocaust teacher training program which will take place in 2017.  For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the Association of Holocaust Organizations ...
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U.S. Embassy Small Grants Program 2018

The U.S. Embassy Small Grants Program Competition Warsaw, Poland – The U.S. Embassy Small Grants competition is now a two-step process with applications being submitted and reviewed on a continuous, year-round basis.  The first step in applying for funding through the U.S. Embassy Small Grants Program is to fill out the form here: https://bit.ly/2GLlSZy Proposals will ...
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December 5, 2016: Ambassador Lute’s Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing

Ambassador Douglas Lute U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Pre-Ministerial Press Briefing December 5, 2016 Moderator: Good afternoon. We have the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ambassador Doug Lute here to provide an on-the-record briefing previewing the Foreign Ministerial this week. Mr. Ambassador? Ambassador Lute: Okay, thanks. As you know, our convention is to gather all ...
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Fort Carson Armored Brigade Begins Movement of Equipment to Europe

FORT CARSON, Colorado — The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, has begun its movement to Europe, loading the first trains this week that will send a heavy brigade’s worth of tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and other equipment overseas in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Iron Brigade Soldiers, led by 1st Battalion, 66th ...
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Tank Brigade Sets Quick Pace Moving to Europe

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Scheme for the Grant Application to the US Embassy in Warsaw

Please send to: GrantsPoland@state.gov   Application date: Grant Applicant: Name of the organization in English and in Polish. Address, phone number, e-mail address, Internet website address. Names and titles of the project author, coordinator(s), the organization’s director/president, and other people who will be engaged in the project. Please attach resumes of the director and project coordinator ...
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Krakow: The winner of Smogathon Has Been Announced

Thomas Zia,  consul from the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow, attended the 2016 Smogathan final event, where the winner was announced from 10 finalists.  The Smogathon is an event where teams present their ideas for how to best combat smog.  Over 30 teams from around the world, among them engineers, scientists, students and entrepreneurs, attended ...
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December 5 – Press Briefing with Ambassador Daniel Baer

MEDIA ADVISORY | December 5 Press Briefing with Ambassador Daniel Baer U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) EVENT: Please join us on Monday, December 5, 2016 for a telephonic press briefing with Ambassador Daniel Baer, U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).  Ambassador Baer ...
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Future of TTIP: Invitation to Debate of US and EU Experts in Warsaw

Three and a half years ago the European Union and the U.S. have begun negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Today – after numerous announcements about closing the negotiations – it seems that future of this agreement is in serious impasse, despite bilateral belief in TTIP’s strategic importance for transatlantic relations as ...
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