Embassy to Bring American Jazz and Soul Group on Tour of Eastern Poland

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce it is bringing the American jazz and soul group Laurin Talese and a Novel Idea on a tour of eastern Poland from October 3-7, 2019.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s American Music Abroad program under the auspices of the Association of American Voices , the renowned jazz and soul singer Laurin Talese will appear for ... Read More»

Increasing Access for People with Hearing Loss

With support from the Embassy, Christine Ales spoke at the 5th annual Intermedia Conference on Audiovisual Translation in Warsaw.  Ms. Ales is a renowned expert in live subtitling and voice writing, techniques that allow people with hearing loss to participate in everything from court hearings and television shows to international conferences and proceedings at the ... Read More»

International Day of Democracy

On this International Day of Democracy, we reflect on our nation’s unwavering commitment to the unalienable rights that create the foundation of our democracy. In the United States, those rights are defined by respect for individual liberty and human dignity. A vibrant, diverse, and independent civil society is the cornerstone of ensuring these fundamental freedoms. ... Read More»

U.S. Delegation to the 2019 OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting

Ambassador James S. Gilmore III 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 16-27, 2019.  This annual meeting will bring together hundreds of civil society representatives and government officials from North America, Europe, and ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Warsaw – September 13, 2019

Location:  Major cities and tourist destinations throughout Poland The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw advises U.S. citizens of an increasing number of reported incidents in tourist destinations throughout Poland in which U.S. citizens are falling victim to scams involving spiked drinks and credit card overcharges. Victims report being lured in with promised discounts or benefits and ... Read More»

Embassy Supports Exhibition “Poland – Homeland of Tolerance”

On September 11 at the Polish Parliament in the heart of Warsaw, Embassy representatives attended the opening of the exhibition “Poland – Homeland of Tolerance” designed by the Global Shapers Warsaw Hub and partially sponsored by the Embassy.  The exhibition addresses the diversity of Polish society, past and present, how changes in Polish society have ... Read More»

Charge d’Affaires Aliu Honors the Heroism of the Polish Righteous at POLIN Museum

On September 8 at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Charge d’Affaires Bix Aliu spoke at a luncheon honoring the heroism of Polish Righteous who saved Jews during the Holocaust and Nazi Germany’s occupation of Poland.  Sponsored by the New York-based Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR), the luncheon honored ... Read More»

Americans in Radom Festival

On Sunday September 8, 2019, Public Affairs Counselor Frank Finver took part in the annual event “Street of Tradition. Americans in Radom”. This edition of the Street of Tradition was devoted to the 1920’s and 1930’s of Radom, organized annually by Resursa Obywatelska. It offered multiple artistic, historical, intellectual, and pop-cultural activities, which illustrated specific ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Attends Graduation of 55 Polish Fulbright Scholars

On September 6, Deputy Chief of Mission Bix Aliu and Embassy representatives attended the graduation ceremony of 55 Polish Fulbright Fellows who conducted research, studies, and teaching work during the 2018-2019 academic year in the United States.  Hosted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education at its headquarters in the heart of Warsaw, the ... Read More»

Photos from President Donald J. Trump’s FEMA Briefing on Hurricane Dorian

30 August 2019 President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence received a briefing on hurricane Dorian, a potentially life threatening and extremely dangerous storm, from Acting Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Pete Gaynor and Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction Dr. Neil Jacobs yesterday.  The President was ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Supports the 16th Edition of Warsaw’s Jewish Culture Festival

On August 25 at the stunning Nożyk Synagogue in the heart of Warsaw, Cultural Affairs Officer Dan Hastings spoke at the official opening of Warsaw’s Jewish Culture Festival named after the Nobel-prize winning writer Isaac Bashevis Singer.  Singer was born near, and then grew up in Warsaw before he immigrated to the United States in ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation on Women’s Equality Day, 2019

August 23, 2019   Women’s Equality Day, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On Women’s Equality Day, we commemorate the 99th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment as part of the United States Constitution, which secured for women the right to vote.  This historic event was the culmination ... Read More»

International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

Today, the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw marks the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence based on Religion or Belief.  Poland’s leadership at the UN General Assembly in New York was essential in establishing this day, which the UN designated following the unprecedented rise of violence around the world against religious communities and ... Read More»

U.S. Consulate Krakow Celebrates its 45th Anniversary via a Tram Experience

On August 9, the U.S. Consulate in Krakow organized a special celebration aboard a tram, to commemorate the 45th anniversary since the Consulate’s opening. Embellished in American flags and bunting, the “Consulate Tram” opened its doors for both Cracovians and tourists for a “hop on, hop off” experience. In support of this event, the city ... Read More»

White House Announces Visit of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to Poland

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will travel to Poland and Denmark from August 31 to September 3, 2019. The President and the First Lady will attend commemorative ceremonies and visit memorial sites in Warsaw on September 1, 2019, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War II. The President ... Read More»

Proclamation on Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2019

Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation   On the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we celebrate this historic legislation, which reflects our Nation’s dedication to securing the equal rights and defending the intrinsic dignity of all men and ... Read More»

Proclamation on the 50th Anniversary Observance of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

July 19, 2019 50TH ANNIVERSARY OBSERVANCE OF THE APOLLO 11 LUNAR LANDING BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   In 1961, President John F. Kennedy boldly challenged our Nation to land an American on the Moon and return him safely to Earth within that decade.  Eight years later, thanks to ... Read More»

On the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

This week the U.S. Department of State joined the world in celebrating one of humanity’s greatest achievements: landing on the moon.  The Apollo 11 mission was not just a success for America, but for the entire global community. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the State Department, the Smithsonian National ... Read More»

Embassy Supports the 12th Edition of Marcin Gortat Camps for Young Basketball Players

The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw supported the 12th edition of the Marcin Gortat Camps, a series of basketball workshops for children organized by the Marcin Gortat Foundation. This year’s camps took place in Rumia, Łódź, Karpacz, and Warsaw. They consisted of workshops for children with disabilities, other basketball activities offered by the Marcin Gortat Camps, ... Read More»

Assistant Cultural Attache Scott Whitmore Welcomes FLEX Participants Who Just Returned From One Year Long Program From the U.S.

ACAO Scott Whitmore met with a group of 43 FLEX program participants who returned from the U.S. last month. Within the program, they spent one year in an American high school while living with an American family. They shared their stories and admitted that the program was a great adventure in their lives. During the ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Aliu Meets NFL Representatives

American football is developing at full speed in Poland and Dean Dalton and Jim Miller, former players and coaches of the famous American NFL, who are currently representatives of the NFL Alumni association, recently visited Poland to see firsthand this rapid development.  During their stay, they attended the Polish Bowl, Poland’s Super Bowl equivalent, in ... Read More»

Reaching the Moon: Exhibition Celebration 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing Opens in Warsaw

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, “Reaching the Moon”, an exhibition curated by the History Meeting House, will take you on a visual journey from Earth to the Moon. The photographs from NASA archives show the entire process that concluded in the landing and the exploration of the Moon. Apollo ... Read More»

U.S. Air Force aircraft deploy to the Baltics and Poland for Operation Rapid Forge

U.S. Air Force fighter and mobility aircraft deployed to bases in Poland, Lithuania and Estonia today as part of Operation Rapid Forge, a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-sponsored training event designed to enhance interoperability with NATO allies and partners, improve readiness and sharpen operational capabilities. F-35 Lightning II fighter jets, F-15E Strike Eagles, and C-130J ... Read More»

Apollo 11 Premiere Screening

Ambassador Mosbacher opened the pre-premiere screening of the amazing CNN documentary film, Apollo 11, at Kino Kultura on Wednesday, July 10 before 150 guests and members of the Embassy community.  Featuring incredible never-before-seen, enhanced footage of the Apollo 11 mission, it highlighted the moon landing as both a technological achievement and a symbol of what ... Read More»

Freedom Festival 2019: Let Freedom Rock!

The Freedom Festival, celebrating 30 years of renewed democracy in Poland, 100 years of U.S.-Polish diplomatic relations and the 243rd American Independence Day, overcame clouds and rain and drew more than 8,000 visitors on Saturday, July 6 in downtown Warsaw.  Those who stopped by the picnic enjoyed live music, interacted with U.S. military, played baseball ... Read More»

My America: 2019 Summer Work Travel Photo Contest

The U.S. Mission to Poland is excited to announce the 2019 edition of the “My America: Summer Work Travel” photo contest.  We invite 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.  The ... Read More»

U.S. Army Soldiers Participate in Powidz Days Festival

Maj. Jon Allen Mission Command Element Public Affairs Phone: +49 (0) 152-06-53-5535 jon.c.allen1.mil@mail.mil POWIDZ, Poland – Soldiers from the 286th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion will participate in the Powidz Days festival at the Powidz Cultural House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 13. The Soldiers will display military vehicles and equipment for the public; and ... Read More»

American Football – U.S Embassy, Military and NFL Representatives Attend Polish Bowl

Representatives from the U.S. Embassy, the military and the NFL were on hand to watch the championship game for the 2019 League of American Football season in Poland between the Wroclaw Panthers and the Bialystok Lowlanders with the Panthers edging the Lowlanders in a competitive and exciting match in Wroclaw’s Olympic Stadium.  The NFL representatives ... Read More»

Presidential Message on the 55th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

July 2, 2019 On this day 55 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, outlawing discrimination based on race, religion, sex, or national origin.  Today, we celebrate this monumental legislation and recommit ourselves to the noble mission of advancing equality, justice, and freedom. The United States was ... Read More»

Top Five Russian Myths Debunked

Myth 1: NATO’s presence in the Baltic region is dangerous Fact: NATO has taken defensive and proportionate steps in response to a changed security environment. Following Russia’s aggressive actions against Ukraine, Allies requested a greater NATO presence in the region. In 2016, NATO deployed four multinational battlegroups ─ or “enhanced forward presence” ─ to Estonia, ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary

July 1, 2019 The Iranian regime took action today to increase its uranium enrichment.  It was a mistake under the Iran nuclear deal to allow Iran to enrich uranium at any level.  There is little doubt that even before the deal’s existence, Iran was violating its terms.  We must restore the longstanding nonproliferation standard of ... Read More»

“The Importance of Poland’s Navy to the Baltics” by Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis, Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet

As the commander of the newly established U.S. 2nd Fleet, I am honored to have led the 47th iteration of the annual Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise.  I want to thank Poland, our steadfast ally, for being one of our hosts during the exercise. BALTOPS 2019 was an opportunity to work together and build on our ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump at G20 Leaders’ Special Event on the Digital Economy

June 28, 2019   REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AT G20 LEADERS’ SPECIAL EVENT ON THE DIGITAL ECONOMY International Exhibition Center Osaka, Japan   PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much, Prime Minister Abe.  It’s an honor to join you and so many distinguished world leaders for this Special Session on the Digital Economy. American success ... Read More»

Embassy Participates in The TOLI Seminar for Educators on Holocaust Education and Human Rights

On June 25 in Warsaw, Cultural Affairs Officer Dan Hastings helped kick off the second edition of The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI) seminar that provides training to educators around the world on Holocaust education and human rights.  Based in New York, the TOLI institute was established to educate students in the United States, Europe, and ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Supports Women’s Entrepreneurship Through Ethical Fashion Hackathon

On Thursday, June 26 at the Brain Embassy co-working space in Warsaw, the U.S. Embassy’s Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Officer Alison Behling gave opening remarks at the inauguration of the “Make the Change in Fashion –  Ethical Fashion Hackathon” organized by the Siec Przesiebiorczych Kobiet (the Network of Women Entrepreneurs).   “Make the Change ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Consulate Representatives Pay Respects at Re-consecration of Tarnow Cemetery

Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs Frank Finver and Cultural Affairs Specialist Beata Milewska attended the 29th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow and, with Consulate Political Specialist Marek Guzik, also participated in the re-consecration of the Jewish Cemetery in Tarnow. The Tarnow cemetery is one of the largest and oldest in southern Poland – dating date to 1581. Restoration ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Will Promote Worldwide Economic Growth and Prosperity at the G20 Summit

Office of the Press Secretary June 27, 2019 PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP WILL PROMOTE WORLDWIDE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND PROSPERITY AT THE G20 SUMMIT   “So together, let us resolve to use our power, our resources, and our voices, not just for ourselves, but for our people — to lift their burdens, to raise their hopes, ... Read More»

Meeting 2019 FLEX Program Participants

On June 26 Public Affairs Section and FLEX implementer American Councils for International Education hosted a group of high school students who are finalists of this year’s edition of FLEX program. This year 43 Polish students from cities and towns around Poland will depart to the U.S. for one academic year to learn in an ... Read More»

Civic UP Academy Kick-Off

On June 24 Public Affairs Section together with Center for Civic Education and Rural Development Foundation opened the 2nd edition of Civic UP! Academy, a 10-day civic education summer camp for 24 Polish high school students.  Participants from cities and towns across Poland, ages 15-18, learn greater awareness of the U.S. system of government and ... Read More»

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

06/26/2019 Today is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, marking the 32nd anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. President Reagan, a strong advocate for the convention, said in 1988, at the time that the United States signed the Convention ... Read More»

U.S., Poland Sign Cyberspace Defense Cooperation Agreement

Headquarters United States European Command Media Operations Division Unit 30400, Box 1000, APO, AE 09128 Tel: +49 (0)711 680-6868/6618 E-mail: eucom.stuttgart.ecpa.mbx.duty-office@mail.mil WARSAW, Poland — In another important milestone marking the strong partnership between the U.S. and Poland, military officials from the two countries signed a cyberspace defense cooperation agreement June 26. The Arrangement on Cyberspace Defense ... Read More»

Baltic Ghost 2019 Contributes to eFP Posture

Headquarters, United States European Command Media Operations Division Unit 30400, Box 1000, APO, AE 09128 Tel: +49 (0)711 680-6868/6618 E-mail: eucom.stuttgart.ecpa.mbx.duty-office@mail.mil LEGIONOWO, Poland — U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) and Poland’s National Cyber Security Centre will host Exercise Baltic Ghost, a table-top exercise (TTX) supporting enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) June 25-27. As part of a broader effort ... Read More»

Statement on Iranian Disinformation

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, DC June 22, 2019 Iran’s leaders know the truth is a dangerous thing. It is important to correct the record. First, President Trump did not pass a message through Oman calling for talks with Iran. We have made our position abundantly clear. We are willing to ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump is Imposing Sanctions on the Supreme Leader of Iran and the Worst Elements of the Iranian Regime

June 24, 2019   PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS IMPOSING SANCTIONS ON THE SUPREME LEADER OF IRAN AND THE WORST ELEMENTS OF THE IRANIAN REGIME   “We call on the regime to abandon its nuclear ambitions, change its destructive behavior, respect the rights of its people, and return in good faith to the negotiating table.” ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Executive Order on Iran Sanctions

June 24, 2019 Oval Office REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AT SIGNING OF EXECUTIVE ORDER ON IRAN SANCTIONS THE PRESIDENT:  Okay, thank you very much.  In a few moments, I’ll be signing an executive order imposing hard-hitting sanctions on the Supreme Leader of Iran and the Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran, and many others. ... Read More»

Polish-American Collaborations in Public Health: Tobacco Control and Clean Air

Capitalizing on the presence of international health experts who came  to the Calisia World Conference on Family Health, the U.S. Embassy Warsaw hosted an all-day conference at the American Center Warsaw “Polish-American Collaborations in Public Health: Tobacco Control and Clean Air” on June 11.  The conference brought together NGO representatives, scientific and medical experts, and ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Aliu Hosts Son of former U.S. Ambassador Anthony Drexel Biddle at Embassy

On June 20, Chargé d’Affaires Aliu hosted Anthony Drexel Biddle III, son of former U.S. Ambassador to Poland Anthony Drexel Biddle Jr., for a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw.  Ambassador Biddle served as U.S. Ambassador to Poland from 1937-1943, fleeing Poland after the invasion of Nazi Germany in 1940 to continue representing the ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Bix Aliu Gives Remarks at the Batory High School Graduation

On June 19, as part of the Batory High School’s end-of-year celebrations, Deputy Chief of Mission Bix Aliu spoke to students at one of the oldest and most prestigious high schools in Warsaw highlighting the longstanding relations between Poland and the United States and the fact that  “It is the people-to-people connection that has provided ... Read More»

Can’t-Miss Exhibit at History Meeting House: “Americans in Poland 1919-1947”

On June 18 in Warsaw, the History Meeting House (Dom Spotkan z Historia) opened the captivating exhibit “Americans in Poland 1919-1947” that vividly documents the contributions of an eclectic mix of unassuming Americans – officials, volunteers, and unsung heroes – who lived and served in Poland during the interwar period, World War II, and its ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy and Prawie Kino Partner in The Screening of Marilyn Monroe’s Some Like it Hot

On June 14, Warsaw University’s Prawie Kino (Almost Cinema) student film club celebrated the fifth anniversary of its popular outdoor film showing program with a Polish and international film series that debuted with the iconic romantic comedy Some Like it Hot (released by United Artists in March, 1959). Held on a lovely Warsaw evening in ... Read More»

University of Gdansk Hosts PIASA Conference

On June 15-16 the University of Gdansk welcomed 259 lecturers from the U.S., Poland Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and France, who participated in the Seventh World Congress on Polish Studies organized jointly by the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA) and the Institute of History of the University of ... Read More»

Don’t Miss the Return of the Memphis in Poland Festival (June 21-30)!

The Memphis in Poland Festival — www.memphisinpoland.org – makes its culturally delicious and musically powerful return to Poland later this month, from June 21-30 in three different Polish cities.  Debuting in 2015 as part of an international cultural festival that honored Polish culture in Memphis, Tennessee, the current iteration of the Memphis in Poland Festival debuted ... Read More»

President Andrzej Duda’s Visit to the U.S., June 2019

Official documents:   Joint Declaration on Defense Cooperation Regarding United States Force Posture in the Republic of Poland (12 June 2019) Remarks by President Trump and President Duda of the Republic of Poland at the Polish-American Reception (12 June 2019) FACT SHEET: President Donald J. Trump is Furthering America’s Enduring Partnership with Poland (12 June 2019) Remarks by President Trump and President Duda of the Republic of Poland Before Bilateral Meeting (12 June 2019) Remarks by President Trump and President Duda of the Republic of Poland in Joint Press Conference (12 June 2019) U.S Department of Defense on the Visit Read More»

Leading U.S. Cybersecurity Expert Speaks at In Focus. Polish-American Speaker Series

Cybersecurity is recognized as one of the most serious challenges of the modern world.  In order to deepen knowledge of existing risks and possible solutions, on June 12 in Warsaw the U.S. Embassy, Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and American Center Warsaw organized the panel discussion Cybersecurity in the Midst of Global Challenges.  The ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and President Duda of the Republic of Poland at the Polish-American Reception

June 12, 2019 East Room Remarks by President Trump and President Duda of the Republic of Poland at the Polish-American Reception PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much.  Melania and I would like to just welcome you all to the White House, a very special place.  One of the great homes and houses anywhere in ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: President Donald J. Trump is Furthering America’s Enduring Partnership with Poland

June 12, 2019 PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS FURTHERING AMERICA’S ENDURING PARTNERSHIP WITH POLAND   “Poland has chosen its place among the free and independent nations of the world and as a loyal ally and strategic partner of the United States.” – President Donald J. Trump   ESSENTIAL ALLIANCE AND FRIENDSHIP: Poland is an essential ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and President Duda of the Republic of Poland Before Bilateral Meeting

June 12, 2019 Oval Office   PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  We have the very great privilege of having the President of Poland with us and his very powerful and lovely wife.  Thank you very much.  It’s great to be with you again. And we are celebrating a lot of different things.  The purchase ... Read More»

Joint Declaration on Defense Cooperation Regarding United States Force Posture in the Republic of Poland

June 12, 2019 Washington Joint Declaration on Defense Cooperation Regarding United States Force Posture in the Republic of Poland   The United States of America (the United States) and the Republic of Poland (Poland) share a history of friendship based on common efforts, shared values, and mutual respect.  We have fought shoulder-to-shoulder around the globe, ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and President Duda of the Republic of Poland in Joint Press Conference

June 12, 2019 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND PRESIDENT DUDA OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND IN JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE Rose Garden PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Thank you very much.  Please.  Today, Melania and I are honored to welcome President Duda and Mrs. Kornhauser-Duda of Poland back to the White House.  They’ve become friends.  We last hosted them ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump is Supporting Women’s Political Empowerment Through Increased Participation in Global Security Processes

June 11, 2019 “By investing in women around the world, we’re investing in families, we’re investing in prosperity, and we’re investing in peace.” – President Donald J. Trump PROMOTING PEACE AND SECURITY BY EMPOWERING WOMEN: President Donald J. Trump has released a strategy to enhance women’s leadership in efforts to prevent conflict, stem terrorism, and ... Read More»

FLEX Alumni Mentoring Program a Success

U.S. Embassy Warsaw and American Councils Poland celebrated the successful FLEX Alumni Mentoring Program on June 7 at the American Center Warsaw. FLEX mentees presented their community service projects designed in cooperation with their mentors and supported by a small grant from the U.S. government. The students’ projects were not only well developed and implemented ... Read More»

DCM Bix Aliu Hosts U.S. University Students from President Duda’s Presidential Internship Program

On June 10 at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, new Deputy Chief of Mission Bix Aliu hosted a visit by 20 American university business and engineering students participating in the Presidential Internship Program (PIP) sponsored by the Chancellery of Poland’s President Andrzej Duda.  The third edition of PIP was co-supported with funding from the Polish ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Attends Graduation of 35 U.S. Fulbright Scholars in Poland

On June 7, Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Green and Embassy personnel attended the graduation ceremony for 35 U.S. Fulbright fellows who are concluding their work and research in Poland.  Hosted by the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission in the majestic Lubomirski Palace, the ceremony honored the work, research, and studies performed by the 2018-19 cohort of ... Read More»

U.S. Air Force EC-130H Compass Call Arrives in Poland for Training

7 June, 2019 A U.S. Air Force EC-130H Compass Call, Airmen and support equipment have arrived at Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, to participate in training with other U.S. aircraft and the Polish air force as part of an on-going series of military engagements. During this rotation, U.S. and Polish air forces will conduct training focused ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump on the 75th Commemoration of D-Day | Colleville-sur-Mer, France

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP ON THE 75TH COMMEMORATION OF D-DAY Normandy American Cemetery Colleville-sur-Mer, France June 6, 2019 THE PRESIDENT:  President Macron, Mrs. Macron, and the people of France; to the First Lady of the United States and members of the United States Congress; to distinguished guests, veterans, and my fellow Americans: We are gathered ... Read More»

Proclamation on National Day of Remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

June 6, 2019 NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE OF THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On June 6, 1944, D-Day, more than 130,000 American and Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, and thousands more parachuted in behind enemy lines, on a mission to retake ... Read More»

Supporting Polish Innovation Through Collaboration

To promote innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities at the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in The Hague, the Embassy joined forces with the Dutch Embassy to support a “Road to GES” Poland event on May 23. “Boosting Polish Startups at the Global Scale,” an official Road to GES event, brought together former Polish GES participants to ... Read More»

Proclamation on National Ocean Month, 2019

May 31, 2019 NATIONAL OCEAN MONTH, 2019 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The ocean supports millions of American jobs across numerous industries, including commercial fishing, recreation and tourism, international trade, shipping, ports, energy, and other maritime commerce.  During National Ocean Month, we recognize the importance of the ocean to ... Read More»

Proclamation on African American Music Appreciation Month, 2019

May 31, 2019   AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC APPRECIATION MONTH, 2019 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Throughout American history, African American music has reflected our Nation’s challenges and triumphs and has always enriched our Nation’s culture.  During African American Music Appreciation Month, we pay tribute to the talented and inspiring ... Read More»

Proclamation on Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Virginia Beach, Virginia

June 1, 2019   HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   Our Nation grieves with those affected by the tragic shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Americans unite in praying for God to comfort the injured and heal ... Read More»

Presidential Message in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s First Pilgrimage to Poland

Office of the Press Secretary June 2, 2019 On this day, we commemorate the 40th anniversary of St. Pope John Paul II’s historic celebration of the Mass on June 2, 1979, in Warsaw, the opening of a nine-day visit to Poland that changed the course of history.  As we remember the long struggle of the ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Warsaw and the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Co-Host Symposium on “The Centennial of Polish-American Diplomatic Relations”

On May 30 at the Klub Bankowca in Warsaw, the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw and the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs co-hosted a symposium on “The Centennial of Polish-American Diplomatic Relations.”  The German Marshall Fund also helped with arrangements. The symposium was one of three major events organized by the U.S. Embassy to highlight US-Polish ... Read More»

Ambassador Hosts Reception and Concert in Honor of The Centennial of U.S.-Polish Relations

On May 30 at her residence in Warsaw, Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher hosted an evening reception and concert in honor of “The Centennial of Polish-American Diplomatic Relations” that also celebrated the 30th anniversary of restored democracy in Poland.  The event marked the latest in the U.S. Embassy’s yearlong series of diplomatic and cultural events commemorating the ... Read More»

Ambassador Mosbacher Attends Poland’s “Stagecoach” Country Music Awards

On May 25 at the OKO Auditorium in Ochota, Warsaw, Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher and the Embassy’s Cultural Affairs Officer Dan Hastings were guests of honor at the 19th edition of Dyliżanse (“Stagecoach”), Poland’s Country & Western Music Awards sponsored by the Country & Folk Foundation.  This was the first time that a U.S. Ambassador participated ... Read More»

Ambassador Mosbacher Hosts Reception to Honor Newest Cohort of Kosciuszko Foundation Fellows

On May 16, Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher hosted a reception at her residence in Warsaw to honor the newest 38 Polish fellows selected by the New York-based Kosciuszko Foundation to conduct research in the United States during the 2019-20 academic year. Together with Marek Skulimowski, the President and Executive Director of the Kosciuszko Foundation, Ambassador Mosbacher personally ... Read More»

Transfer of Authority for NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland

Primary Contact: 1LT Kealy Moriarty Ph#: +49 17 2189 1096 Email: Kealy.a.moriarty2.mil@mail.mil May 13, 2019 BEMOWO PISKIE, Poland— Pennsylvania Army National Guard’s 3rd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment is set to replace the outgoing unit, 2nd Squadron, 278th ACR in support of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence Battle (eFP) Group Poland during the transfer of authority ... Read More»

Statement from the Press Secretary on the Visit of His Excellency Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland

Office of the Press Secretary May 15, 2019 President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome President Andrzej Duda and Mrs. Agata Kornhauser-Duda of the Republic of Poland to the White House on June 12, 2019.  The visit will reaffirm the longstanding historical and cultural ties between the United States and Poland, ... Read More»

Ambassador Mosbacher and Mayor of Warsaw Unveil Plaque of President Woodrow Wilson

On Wednesday, May 15, Ambassador Mosbacher and Mayor of Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski officially unveiled a new plaque in honor of Woodrow Wilson, America’s 28th president, on Wilson Square in Warsaw’s northern district of Żoliborz.  The U.S. Embassy presented the plaque to the city of Warsaw on January 8, 2018 to honor the centennial of the ... Read More»

Joint Statement by U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Rood and Polish Deputy Minister of National Defence Szatkowski

May 10, 2019 U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood and Polish Deputy Minister of National Defence Tomasz Szatkowski provide the following joint statement at the conclusion of their May 10 meeting at the Pentagon: U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood and Polish Deputy Minister of National Defence ... Read More»

On the Occasion of Europe Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 8, 2019 In honor of Europe Day, I offer my best wishes to the citizens of the European Union on behalf of all Americans. The United States and the European Union have a strong and enduring partnership born out of shared history, values, and ... Read More»

On the Occasion of Ramadan

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 5, 2019 On behalf of the U.S. Department of State, I extend best wishes to Muslim communities at home and abroad for a blessed Ramadan. For many Muslims, this month is an occasion to focus on spiritual rejuvenation, kindness and resilience, compassion for those ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks: World Press Freedom Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC May 3, 2019 On World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to protecting safety and freedom for members of the press. A free and independent media is indispensable to a vibrant, functioning democracy. Despite some progress, journalists around the world continue to be persecuted, ... Read More»

Dr. Kevin A. Hassett, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, visit at SGH Warsaw School of Economics

“Poland and Free Markets, Lessons for The World” Dr. Kevin A. Hassett, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, visit at SGH Warsaw School of Economics SGH Warsaw School of Economics will host a discussion with Dr. Kevin A. Hassett, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, in Warsaw, Poland on ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation on Jewish American Heritage Month, 2019

Office of the Press Secretary April 30, 2019 JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2019 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   As we observe Jewish American Heritage Month, our Nation celebrates nearly 4,000 years of Jewish history and honors the numerous contributions of Jewish ... Read More»

Joint Release of the Co-chairs of the US Delegation to the March of the Living

On May 2 in Krakow, Poland, eight U.S. government officials will come together to lead, for the first time ever, an official delegation to the annual March of the Living at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps.  The three co-chairs of this delegation are U.S. Ambassadors to Poland, Georgette Mosbacher; to Israel David Friedman; and to Germany ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump on the Shooting at a Synagogue in California

Office of the Press Secretary April 27, 2019 South Lawn   REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP BEFORE MARINE ONE DEPARTURE (excerpt) Q    Any reaction to (inaudible)? THE PRESIDENT:  I do.  My deepest sympathies go to the people that were affected — the families, their loved ones — by the, obviously — it looks, right now, based ... Read More»

Proclamation on Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2019

Office of the Press Secretary April 26, 2019 DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE OF VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST, 2019 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and during this week of solemn remembrance, we honor the six million Jewish men, women, and children who were brutally murdered ... Read More»

Memorial Tree for Michael Gilmor (1995-2018), the Fulbright Program grantee in Poland

On April 25, 2019, the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy and Lomza State University of Applied Sciences organized a tree-planting ceremony in memory of Michael S. Gilmor (1995-2018), Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Poland (2017-18). Michael passed away unexpectedly of aortic aneurism at his home in Huntington, New York on August ... Read More»

Ambassador Mosbacher Attends Social Wolves Gala

Addressing the 2,700 high school finalists of the Social Wolves project, Ambassador Mosbacher congratulated the students for their achievement and success while encouraging them to “keep moving forward and keep achieving because you are all the next generation of leaders in Poland”.  Citing her own experience of overcoming challenges, Ambassador Mosbacher motivated the students to ... Read More»

Ukrainian Presidential Elections

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 22, 2019 The United States congratulates President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskyy on his victory in the Ukrainian presidential elections. We also congratulate the Ukrainian people on holding elections that reflect Ukraine’s vibrant democracy five years after the 2014 Revolution of Dignity and after five years of unrelenting Russian ... Read More»

Embassy Commemorates 76th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

In commemoration of the 76th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising on April 19, 1943, Ambassador Mosbacher attended official commemorations organized by the Jewish Association for Culture and Social Affairs and the Warsaw Ghetto Museum and laid a wreath at the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes Monument in downtown Warsaw.  Earlier in the day, ... Read More»

Eben Schwartz, Marine Debris Program Manager of California Coastal Commission Visits Poland

April 8-11, Eben Schwartz, Marine Debris Program Manager of California Coastal Commission, spoke with Polish audiences in Warsaw, Gdańsk and Gdynia as part of the U.S. Speaker Program celebrating upcoming Earth Day. Mr. Schwartz met with Polish NGOs, local activists, students and faculty as well as city government representatives to discuss sources and impact of ... Read More»

American Olympic Medalist Jimmy Pedro is the Star of this Year’s Olympic Camp in Luboń – 17-19 April

The Judo Academy Sports Club from Poznań is the organizer of the Brother Olympic Camp, an annual event for judo players of junior and senior groups. The event gathers judo competitors from all over Poland, children and adults, as well as coaching staff, for trainings conducted by the Olympic medalist. This year’s edition of the ... Read More»

USSTRATCOM, Poland Space Agency Sign Agreement to Share Space Services, Data

United States Strategic Command Office of Public Affairs 901 SAC Boulevard, Suite 1A1 Offutt Air Force Base, NE 68113-6020 Commercial: +1-402-294-4130 Fax: +1-294-4892 DSN: 312-271-4130 OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – United States Strategic Command and the Polish Space Agency signed an agreement for space situational awareness (SSA) services and data at the 35th Space ... Read More»

Second In Focus. Polish American Speaker Series Event Features Eben Schwartz, Marine Debris Program Manager of California Coastal Commission.

April 8 hosted the second event within the Embassy In Focus. Polish American Speaker Series at the American Center Warsaw. The event featured Eben Schwartz, Marine Program Manager of the California Coastal Commission as the expert who talked to the invited audience about sources and impact of plastic pollution and marine debris, the Commission’s Clean ... Read More»

Joint Statement on Syria

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 5, 2019 The text of the following statement was released today by UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, and U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo. Begin Text: Two years on from the horrific chemical weapons attacks that took place in ... Read More»

NATO 70th Anniversary

Video Transcription: Over the past 70 years NATO Allies have prospered, experiencing greater economic stability, security and peace internationally. April 4, 2019, marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty and the creation of NATO. The Alliance is united in its defense of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law. ... Read More»

American Center Warsaw and Embassy Host Action Diplomacy Student Club

On April 3 Steven Bremner, a diplomat from the Embassy’s political section, met with a group of 20 students from Action Diplomacy – a university student club organized by the Foreign Affairs Club at the Warsaw School of Economics.  The students discussed a variety of topics including the U.S. and Polish bilateral relationship, U.S. economic ... Read More»

Remarks at the Meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Foreign Ministers’ Session 1

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC April 4, 2019 SECRETARY GENERAL STOLTENBERG: Good morning. Seventy years ago today, NATO’s founding treaty was signed in this great city, and I would start by thanking Secretary Pompeo for hosting us all today to mark the 70th anniversary of our great alliance. And by that, ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks at the Reception to Celebrate NATO’s 70th Anniversary

Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium Washington, DC April 3, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: (Applause.) Well, good evening, everyone. Welcome to all the foreign ministers here. Seventy years is really huge. It’s a big milestone for NATO, and I’m looking forward to celebrating tonight and getting some important work done tomorrow. I ... Read More»

Participants of EducationUSA Advisory Program Apply to U.S. Universities

On April 1 in Warsaw, the U.S. Embassy and the Polish-U.S Fulbright Commission celebrated with Polish high school students who recently completed a year of intensive preparations to apply for university studies in the United States, a process that greatly differs from university admission processes in Europe. With the support of the EducationUSA Advisory Program, ... Read More»

Fulbright Board Honors the Service of Departing Polish and U.S. Members

On March 29 in Warsaw, the Executive Director, staff, and members of the Board of Directors of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission honored the service of two departing members, Polish board member Professor Marek Wierzbowski from Warsaw University’s School of Law and American board member Judith Gliniecki, the General Counsel of CEE Equity Partners.  Both distinguished ... Read More»

In Focus – Polish American Speaker Series Launches at American Center Warsaw

Ambassador Mosbacher gave opening remarks at the launch of our expert speaker series, In Focus, which brings together key Polish and U.S. influencers, alumni, contacts and young leaders at our American Center Warsaw to discuss topics of importance to our bilateral relationship.  Marking Women’s History Month, the topic of our kickoff event was Women’s Empowerment, ... Read More»

U.S. Airmen Aid Polish Citizen While Deployed for Exercise

Airman 1st Class Shanice Williams-Jones 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England- At approximately 6:45 a.m., U.S. Air Force Airmen assisted a Polish citizen whose van had flipped outside Powidz Air Base, Poland, March 28. Two Airmen from the 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron and five Airmen from the 48th Maintenance Group, who ... Read More»

Department of State Budget Request for FY 2020

Testimony Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Opening Statement Before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Washington, DC March 27, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Chairwoman Lowey, thank you, and I will absolutely summarize. Chairwoman Lowey, Ranking Member Rogers, thank you. Distinguished members of subcommittee, thank you for being ... Read More»

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Office of the Press Secretary 26 March 2019 President Donald J. Trump will welcome Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to the White House on April 2, 2019.  In honor of the 70th anniversary of NATO, the President and the Secretary General will underscore the importance of the Alliance as ... Read More»

Alumni Association Celebrates 100 Years of U.S.-Polish Relations

As part of the ongoing celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations by Poland and the USA, Polish Alumni Association organized a seminar on The Development of IT Technology over the past 100 years. Organized by Polish Alumni Association members, Marek Mendel from “TARCZA” Educational Association of Byczyna, Piotr Koziol from ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks at the AIPAC Policy Conference

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, DC March 25, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you, everyone. It is truly wonderful to be here tonight.I want to thank AIPAC President Mort Fridman, Board Chair Lillian Pincus, and your CEO Howard Kohr for inviting ... Read More»

U.S. Air Force F-15Es Deploy to Poland for Flying Exercise

48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Email: 48fw.pa@us.af.mil March 25, 2019 RAF LAKENHEATH, England — U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles, aircrew and support personnel from RAF Lakenheath, England, deployed to Powidz Air Base, Poland, to participate in exercise Rapid Panther, Mar. 25. The flying exercise demonstrates the 48th Fighter Wing’s ability to forward deploy rapidly with ... Read More»

Embassy Attends Opening of IPN’s “It’s Deeds That Make The Man” Exhibit in Warsaw

On March 21 in Warsaw, Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings attended the exhibit “It Is Deeds That Make The Man – Poles Who Helped Jews during The Holocaust in The Eastern Borderlands of The Second Polish Republic” opened by the Institute of National Memory (IPN).  IPN President Jarosław Szarek officially launched the exhibit that features photos ... Read More»

U.S. Air Force B-52s Train with NATO JTACS in Lithuania and Poland

U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses conducted flights from RAF Fairford, England, to Lithuania and Poland on March 20, 2019, to conduct interoperability training with NATO Enhanced Forward Presence units. B-52s conducted training with NATO Joint Terminal Attack Controllers attached to the multinational battalion battle group in Lithuania, as well as Battle Group Poland. In Lithuania, ... Read More»

Armored Unit Deploys to Europe, Draws Prepositioned Stocks as Part of Dynamic Force Employment

U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs Office Phone: 0611-143-537-0005 | DSN: (314) 537-0005 www.eur.army.mil | USArmyEurope.MediaDesk@mail.mil March 19, 2019 WIESBADEN, Germany — At the direction of the Secretary of Defense, the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, deployed to Europe to exercise the U.S. Army’s ability to rapidly alert, recall and deploy under emergency conditions. This Dynamic ... Read More»

Transatlantic Community Imposes Sanctions on Russia

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC March 15, 2019 Today, the United States, EU, and Canada took coordinated action in response to Russia’s continued aggression against Ukraine by imposing sanctions on individuals who orchestrated the unjustified November 25 attack on three Ukrainian naval vessels near the Kerch Strait. Additionally, the United States imposed ... Read More»

U.S. Air Force B-52s Deploy to Europe

A Bomber Task Force deployment of B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, have arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The aircraft will operate out of RAF Fairford, England. The deployment of ... Read More»

Readout of Vice President Mike Pence’s Call with Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters of New Zealand

Office of the Vice President March 16, 2019 Vice President Pence spoke yesterday with Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters of New Zealand. Vice President Pence expressed his condolences on behalf of the American people for the despicable terror attacks at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Vice President also affirmed the President’s solidarity with ... Read More»

Embassy Participates Vital Voices Women’s Mentoring Walk

On March 9 in Warsaw’s stunning Lazienki Park, Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Green addressed over 200 participants at the start of Vital Voices Poland’s 8th Annual Mentoring Walk.  Vital Voices Director Ela Raczkowska and her colleague Marta Byczkowska matched 100 young women mentees with 100 experienced women from business, civil society, government and academia ... Read More»

Embassy Pays Respects to Heroism of Emanuel Ringelblum, the Wolski and Wysocki Families

On March 7 in the Ochota district of Warsaw, Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings attended 75th anniversary commemorations to honor the heroism of Emanuel Ringelblum and the Wolski and Wysocki families.  The event was organized by the Jewish Historical Institute and attended by Jarosław Sellin, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the ... Read More»

Human Rights Report 2018

The United States was founded on the premise that all persons “are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Our Constitution secures these unalienable rights by proclaiming in the First Amendment that “Congress shall make no law respecting ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks on the Release of the 2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Press Briefing Room Washington, DC March 13, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. Since America’s founding, the concept of individual rights has been woven into the national fabric. As my friend and scholar Mary Ann Glendon has written, it has given weak members of our society, quote, “an ... Read More»

Harnessing the United States’ Energy Abundance to Strengthen U.S. National Security

By DipNote Bloggers on March 13, 2019 On March 12, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivered the keynote address at CERAWeek’s “Reshaping the Energy Future” conference in Houston, Texas, which was attended by business leaders and foreign dignitaries from around the world. In his remarks, the Secretary addressed how America’s energy revolution strengthens national  security  in an ... Read More»

Keynote Address at CERAWeek

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel Houston, Texas March 12, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Dan. Thank you all for joining me. I see you standing in the back. It’s like church, there’s empty pews in the front if you want to come up and grab a seat. I do think ... Read More»

In Focus. Polish-American Speaker Series

As 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of U.S. –Polish diplomatic relations, the U.S. Embassy Warsaw and American Center Warsaw invite you to In Focus: Polish –American Speaker Series, a monthly discussion of important topics for U.S.-Polish relations.  The aim of this initiative is to connect engaging Polish and American experts with an audience consisting of ... Read More»

Fact Sheets: State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development FY 2020 Budget Request

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 11, 2019 The President’s FY 2020 budget request proposes $40 billion for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The FY 2020 budget request provides the necessary resources to protect United States citizens, increase American prosperity by utilizing foreign assistance to create the ... Read More»

Celebrating 100 Years of U.S.-Polish Diplomatic Relations: Alumni Association Organizes Debate on Democracy in the United States

Alumni Association together with the Department of Regional Strategic Studies of the Cardinal Wyszyński University of Warsaw and the U.S. Embassy, Warsaw organized a presentation for the university’s students about democracy in the United States. Prof. David F. Forte and Prof. Zbigniew Lewicki spoke at the event hosted by Vice President of Alumni Association Prof. ... Read More»

Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC March 10, 2019 The U.S. Department of State extends our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the tragic crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302. We can confirm that at least eight U.S. citizens were among the victims. Our embassies in Addis Ababa and ... Read More»

Civilan Affairs Team Particpates in 274th Birthday Anniversary Celebration for Gen. Casimir Pulaski

U.S. Civil Affairs Soldiers Sergeant First Class Joshua Harkema and Sergeant First Class Devon Debaney represented the United States at the 274th birthday anniversary of Casimir Pulaski at the Pulaski Museum in Warka, Poland. The event highlighted Casimir Pulaski, known as the father of the American Cavalry and his role in the American Revolutionary War. ... Read More»

Presidential Message on International Women’s Day, 2019

Office of the Press Secretary March 8, 2019 International Women’s Day, 2019 On International Women’s Day, we honor women worldwide for their vital role in shaping and strengthening our communities, families, governments, and businesses.  We celebrate their vision, leadership, and courage, and we reaffirm our commitment to promoting equal opportunity for women everywhere. Through the ... Read More»

Ambassador Mosbacher and Polish Partners Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Fulbright Program in Poland

On March 7 in Warsaw, Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher spoke at the kick-off event of a yearlong celebration by the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission to honor the 60th anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Poland.  The Ambassador hailed the Fulbright Program in Poland for “immeasurably enriching the people-to-people relations” between Poland and the United States, thanking the ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at the International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards Ceremony

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Dean Acheson Auditorium Washington, DC March 7, 2019 MS PRYOR: Good morning. Welcome to the Department of State. We are honored and delighted that you have joined us today for the 13th annual Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Awards. This award has recognized more than 120 ... Read More»

March is Women’s History Month!

Women’s History Month is a great opportunity to celebrate women who broke the glass ceiling during their lifetimes and made a path for the women followed them. We—the current and next generation of female and male leaders–thank them for their persistence and courage, and most importantly, for empowering younger generations that that women can do ... Read More»

Chargé d’Affaires Eric Green Opens 3rd Edition of Young Leaders Conference

Chargé d’Affaires, Eric Green, gave opening remarks at the 3rd edition of the Young Leaders Conference on March 2 atop the Warsaw Spire in downtown Warsaw.  With the conference theme of “100 Years of U.S.-Polish Diplomatic Relations, Chargé d’Affaires Green addressed an audience of 150 young students from high schools and universities across Poland underscoring ... Read More»

State Department Launches the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 6, 2019 Today, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a new initiative supporting women entrepreneurs around the world. The Academy, in support of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, will equip women ... Read More»

Merger of U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC March 3, 2019   On March 4, 2019, U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem will merge into U.S. Embassy Jerusalem to form a single diplomatic mission. This step follows Secretary Pompeo’s October 18, 2018 announcement that the two missions and teams would be combined. There will be complete continuity of ... Read More»

Women’s History Month

March 1, 2019 Women’s History Month, 2019 – – – – – – – By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During Women’s History Month, we celebrate the countless women whose courage and resolve have contributed to the character and success of our Nation and the entire world.  The equal opportunity of ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks: Crimea is Ukraine

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 27, 2019 Five years ago, Russia’s occupation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula fueled an escalation of Russian aggression. Russia attempted to upend the international order, undermined basic human freedoms, and weakened our common security. The world has not forgotten the cynical lies Russia employed to ... Read More»

Boris Nemtsov

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC February 26, 2019 Four years ago, former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov, a leading figure in Russia’s democratic movement, was gunned down outside the walls of the Kremlin. Although five men were convicted for carrying out his assassination, the United States continues to call on Russian authorities ... Read More»

World Wildlife Day 2019

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 27, 2019 The United Nations established March 3 as World Wildlife Day to raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. This year will mark the sixth anniversary of World Wildlife Day, and for the first time will highlight marine species and the unique threats ... Read More»

Ambassador Mosbacher Meets with Board Members of Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission

On February 26, Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher hosted a breakfast in honor of the Executive Director and ten members of the Board of Directors of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission. The meeting was the first occasion for the Ambassador in her capacity as the United States’ Honorary Chairman of the bilateral commission to meet the distinguished group ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation on National African American History Month, 2019

31 January 2019 In the year 1619, a Dutch trading ship sailed into the Chesapeake Bay and dropped anchor at Point Comfort, Virginia.  The vessel’s arrival marked the beginning of the unscrupulous slave trade in the American colonies.  It was from this immoral origin—and through inhuman conditions, discrimination, and prolonged hardship—that emerged the vibrant culture, ... Read More»

Poland Commits to Purchase of High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)

The United States welcomes Poland’s decision to move forward with its acquisition of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). Signing a Letter of Offer and Acceptance on February 13 was the culmination of successful negotiations between our two countries.  This decision greatly increases the potential for cooperation between U.S. and Polish land forces.  Poland’s ... Read More»

Honoring Warsaw Uprising Veteran Col. Klimczak

On February 15, the U.S. Embassy honored Colonel Kazimierz Klimczak, the oldest living 1944 Warsaw Uprising veteran who celebrated his 105th birthday, by bestowing him with a Congressional flag that flew above the US Capitol building. The flag was donated at the request of the Honorable Senator Mark Warner (D-VA). Colonel Klimczak fought in 1939 ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Warsaw Ministerial Working Luncheon

REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AT THE WARSAW MINISTERIAL WORKING LUNCHEON   PGE National Stadium Warsaw, Poland February 14, 2019 THE VICE PRESIDENT:   Prime Minister Morawiecki, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Secretary Pompeo, Your Excellencies: It’s an honor to join you for this first-ever “Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East,” and ... Read More»

Fulbright Ambassadors Program Launched to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Fulbright in Poland

On February 12, Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings met with the nine talented alumni of the Fulbright Program in Poland recently selected to serve as the first-ever Fulbright Ambassadors of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission.  The program is a new initiative of the Commission, which is headquartered in Warsaw, to honor the 60th anniversary of the Fulbright ... Read More»

Co-chairs’ Statement on the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2019 On February 13-14, 2019, Foreign Ministers and representatives of 62 states met in Warsaw, Poland, at a conference organized jointly by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland and Secretary of State of the United States, to work toward a more secure and stable ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence to U.S. and Polish Armed Forces of the 1st Airlift Base

  REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE TO U.S. AND POLISH ARMED FORCES OF THE 33RD AIR BASE Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport Warsaw, Poland February 13 , 2019 VICE PRESIDENT PENCE:  President Duda, Madam First Lady, Minister Błaszczak, and to all the members of the Armed Forces of Poland, all the members of the Armed Forces ... Read More»

Remarks with Polish Foreign Minister Czaputowicz to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Warsaw, Poland February 14, 2019 FOREIGN MINISTER CZAPUTOWICZ: Prime ministers, ministers, ladies and gentlemen, I am honored to welcome you at the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East. The right time has come now to give a new impetus to the ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel Before Bilateral Meeting

POLIN Museum of the History of the Polish Jews Warsaw, Poland 14 February 2019 VICE PRESIDENT PENCE:  Mr. Prime Minister, thank you for the opportunity to meet with you.  Israel is our cherished ally.  And I bring greetings from your friend, the President of the United States, who is grateful for your leadership, grateful for ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled Al Yamani

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Yemeni Foreign Minister Khaled Al Yamani in Warsaw on the margins of the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East. The ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2019 The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl today in Warsaw on the margins of the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East. They discussed the importance ... Read More»

Yemen Quad Meeting in Warsaw

Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 14, 2019 The text of the following statement was released by the Foreign Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The Foreign Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks: Remarks at Bemowo Piskie Training Area

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Bemowo Piskie Training Area Orzysz, Poland February 13, 2019 It’s truly an honor to be here alongside Foreign Minister Czaputowicz, Deputy Minister Lipinski, and the members of the NATO battle group, and my thanks also to Lieutenant Colonel Hebel for hosting us. It fills me with great pride ... Read More»

Remarks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Warsaw, Poland February 14, 2019 PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU: I want to thank Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice President Mike Pence and the Trump administration for putting together an extraordinary conference. As you can see, Mr. Secretary, yesterday was a historical turning point. In a room of ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Interview with Jan Mikruta of Polsat

Interview Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Sheraton Hotel Warsaw, Poland February 13, 2019 QUESTION: Secretary Pompeo, thank you very much for your time. Sir, how important Warsaw Mideast summit is for American-Polish relationship? Does it change a lot? SECRETARY POMPEO: First of all, Jan, thank you for having me on. I appreciate it. Look, ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: The Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2019 Tackling the Region’s Most Challenging Problems There is no shortage of challenges in the Middle East. From weapons proliferation and humanitarian crises, to terrorism and energy security, these issues and others pose serious threats to stability in the region and to security around the ... Read More»

Op-Ed by Secretary of State Pompeo and Foreign Minister Czaputowicz

By Jacek Czaputowicz and Michael R. Pompeo February 12, 2019 Solidarity is once again popular in Poland — though not in the way you might think. The concept that gave a name to the anti-communist movement in the 1980s now characterizes the strong partnership between Poland and the United States. And solidarity is what we ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Duda of Poland in Joint Press Statement, Warsaw, Poland

Belvedere Palace Warsaw, Poland 13 February 2019 PRESIDENT DUDA:  Your Excellency, most distinguished Mr. Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence; distinguished Minister of National Defense; esteemed Mrs. Pence, the Second Lady of the United States; all distinguished guests led by the Ambassador of the United States to Poland; ladies and gentlemen: I am ... Read More»

Secretary’s Remarks: Press Availability With Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz

Press Availability Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Palace on the Island Warsaw, Poland February 12, 2019 MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, at the joint press conference of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Professor Jacek Czaputowicz, and Secretary of State of the United States of America Mr. Mike ... Read More»

Accreditation for the media for a meeting of the Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence with patients of the children’s hospital in Warsaw

The Second Lady of the United States of America, Mrs. Karen Pence, will meet with patients of the Dziecięcy Szpital Kliniczny of the Uniwersyteckie Centrum Kliniczne, Warszawski Uniwersytet Medyczny during the visit of the Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence, to Poland, February 13-15.  Media are invited for a photo-op and taped ... Read More»

FACT SHEET: Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to Poland: Honoring Shared History and Building for Our Future

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson February 12, 2019 FACT SHEET   SECRETARY POMPEO’S VISIT TO POLAND: HONORING SHARED HISTORY AND BUILDING FOR OUR FUTURE For decades, United States stood with Poles who were fighting for their political, economic, religious, and other human rights, just as we stand together today, as Allies. Thirty ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belgium, and Iceland

STATEMENT BY ROBERT PALLADINO, DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON February 7, 2019 Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belgium, and Iceland Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Budapest, Bratislava, Warsaw, Brussels, and Reykjavik February 11–15. On February 11, he will arrive in Budapest, Hungary, where he will meet with Prime Minister Orban, Foreign Minister ... Read More»

Joint Statement on Syria

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 6, 2019 We, the Foreign Ministers and representatives of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, met today in Washington to continue our work in support of the UN’s efforts to achieve a political solution to the conflict ... Read More»

Counterterrorism: Statement by Ministers of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS/DAESH

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 6, 2019   The text of the following statement was released by the Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS/DAESH. Begin Text: We, the Ministers, Secretaries General, and Heads of Delegations of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, met in Washington today at the invitation ... Read More»

Media invited to Atlantic Resolve ceremony

ZAGAN, Poland – The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, will transfer authority with 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, during a ceremony Feb. 12, 1:30 p.m., at the Zagan Cultural Palace. The ceremony officially recognizes the beginning of the fourth iteration of an armored brigade combat team in support of ... Read More»

Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President by Several European Countries

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 4, 2019   We welcome the decision today by Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to recognize Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela. We are also heartened ... Read More»

Europe and Eurasia: U.S. Intent To Withdraw from the INF Treaty February 2, 2019

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC February 2, 2019 On December 4, 2018, the United States announced that the Russian Federation is in material breach of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, an assessment shared by all NATO Allies. The United States also provided notice that unless Russia returned to full ... Read More»

Statement from the President Regarding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

Office of the Press Secretary February 1, 2019 Statement from the President Regarding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty For far too long, Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with impunity, covertly developing and fielding a prohibited missile system that poses a direct threat to our allies and troops abroad.  Tomorrow, the ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR MOSBACHER

STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR MOSBACHER  ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA In January 1919, the Republic of Poland and the United States of America established diplomatic relations.  The first U.S. envoy to Poland, Hugh Gibson, presented his credentials to the newly ... Read More»

“100 Photos for 100 Years” Contest on Twitter and Instagram

People, history, culture, sport, cuisine… or perhaps something totally different? Show us what best captures Polish-American relations to you and take part in our “100 Photos for 100 Years” contest on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win prizes. The Embassy of the United States of America in Warsaw and the Embassy of the ... Read More»

Presidential Message on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Office of the Press Secretary January 27, 2019 Presidential Message on International Holocaust Remembrance Day On April 27, 1945, a young soldier of the 12th Armored Division of the United States Army wrote these astonishing words to his wife in the United States: “Although I may never talk about what I have witnessed today.  I ... Read More»

The U.S. Government is Commencing a Partial 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. ... Read More»

Rząd Stanów Zjednoczonych częściowo zawiesił działania instytucji rządowych

Rząd Stanów Zjednoczonych częściowo zawiesił działania instytucji rządowych z powodu wygaśnięcia środków budżetowych. Ambasada Stanów Zjednoczonych w Warszawie oraz Konsulat Generalny w Krakowie, jak również Agencja Konsularna w Poznaniu będą kontynuowały obsługę obywateli amerykańskich. Przewidujemy, że usługi wizowe i konsularne również będą kontynuowane. Jeżeli sytuacja ulegnie zmianie skontaktujemy się bezpośrednio z osobami starającymi się o ... Read More»

Ambassador Mosbacher Hosts Pre-Screening of Hollywood Blockbuster “Green Book”

On December 18 at Warsaw’s renowned Muranów Cinema, Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher hosted a pre-screening of Green Book, an Oscar contending film starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen based on the courageous and adventurous tour of African-American concert pianist Dr. Donald Shirley and his Italian-American driver of Midwestern and southern America in the 1960’s.  The pre-screening ... Read More»

Joint Statement by Secretary of State Pompeo and Secretary of Homeland Security Nielsen: Chinese Actors Compromise Global Managed Service Providers

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 20, 2018 Since at least 2014, Chinese cyber actors associated with the Chinese Ministry of State Security have hacked multiple U.S. and global managed service and cloud providers. These Chinese actors used this access to compromise the networks of the providers’ clients, including global companies located ... Read More»

Sanctions Announcement on Russia

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 19, 2018 Today, the Departments of State and the Treasury took joint action against Russia’s continued and blatant disregard for international norms. Specifically, the State Department added 12 individuals and entities to the List of Specified Persons (LSP) pursuant to Section 231 of the Countering America’s ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary Sullivan Travels to Bratislava, Vienna, Sofia, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Warsaw

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 11, 2018 Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Bratislava, Vienna, Sofia, Sarajevo, Skopje, and Warsaw from December 12-20. On December 12 in Bratislava, Slovakia, Deputy Secretary Sullivan will underscore the importance of U.S.-Slovak bilateral relations and urge senior Slovak officials to use ... Read More»

Outcome of the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 15, 2018 The United States participated in COP24 to protect U.S. interests, advance a level playing field for U.S. business, and promote the U.S. balanced approach to economic growth, energy security, and environmental protection. Judith Garber, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Oceans and ... Read More»

EU Resolve in Holding Russia Accountable

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC December 15, 2018 The United States welcomes recent steps by the EU and its Member States to hold Russia accountable for its aggression against Ukraine. The European Parliament’s December 12 resolution reiterates the importance of Ukraine’s role in the European energy supply network and condemns the construction of ... Read More»

Krakow: Students Compete in Zoom in on America Trivia Contest

More than 80 students ‎from Krakow and surrounding areas showed off their knowledge of the United States during two recent trivia contests held on different days at the Pedagogical University in Krakow. Consulate staff and Fulbright students comprised the jury and ran the 4th annual contest. Primary School No. 1 in Bochnia beat out a dozen other junior teams on November 28th, while Senior High School No. 2 ... Read More»

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program

Dr. Rich Baldauf, U.S. Embassy Warsaw Science Fellow from the EPA, and Izabela Misiewicz, US Embassy Warsaw, presented at a workshop for teachers who are running GLOBE programs at various schools throughout Poland.  The workshop was designed to introduce the teachers to educational resources developed by the EPA for teaching about air pollution and its ... Read More»

Vital Voices Poland Annual Christmas Breakfast

On December 12, Embassy representatives from Public Affairs Section and Economic Section attended the Vital Voices Poland Christmas Breakfast  for mentors, mentees and partners who support women empowerment, around 150 people representing business, academia, and diplomacy. Vital Voices President Elżbieta Raczkowska welcomed guests and introduced  Mrs. Jolanta Kwaśniewska, former First Lady of the Republic of Poland ... Read More»

U.S. National Statement at COP24

Remarks Judith G. Garber Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Katowice, Poland December 12, 2018 President of COP 24, Excellencies, and Distinguished Delegates; I am so pleased to be with you today. I am grateful to our gracious hosts here in Poland for their hospitality, excellent preparation, and leadership. ... Read More»

On the Attack in Strasbourg

Press Statement Robert Palladino Deputy Spokesperson Washington, DC December 12, 2018 The United States stands in solidarity with France and condemns in the strongest terms the horrific act of terror in Strasbourg. Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of those affected and with all the people of Strasbourg. We commend the work of ... Read More»

City Game “Poles and Americans – 100 Years Together” Generates Excitement about Polish-American Shared History

On December 8th, the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow organized “Poles and Americans – 100 Years Together”, a scavenger hunt-type City Game, highlighting the centennial of U.S.-Polish relations. Over 70 participants turned out on Saturday for a team building activity where players had to find hidden places and complete designated tasks, by using a series ... Read More»

Religious Freedom Designations

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC December 11, 2018 On November 28, 2018, I designated Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, as Countries of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 for having engaged in or tolerated ”systematic, ongoing, [and] egregious ... Read More»

U.S. and NATO Allies Celebrate Successful Conclusion of Anakonda-18 Exercises

On December 6, Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher attended the closing ceremonies for the Anakonda-18 (AN-18) multinational training exercise in Elblag, Poland, which also officially confirmed the successful validation of the Headquarters Multinational Division-North East (MND-NE) per the 2016 Warsaw NATO Summit.  President Andrzej Duda, Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak and GENCOM General Jaroslaw Mika attended on behalf of the Polish government and military. Military ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation on Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2018

Office of the Press Secretary December 7, 2018 Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our Nation was founded on the idea that our Creator endows each individual with certain unalienable rights. In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson ... Read More»

Russia’s Violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 4, 2018 Since 2013, the United States has raised its concerns with Russia regarding Russian development of a ground-launched cruise missile (NATO designator: SSC-8, Russian designator: 9M729) with a range capability between 500 and 5,500 kilometers on repeated occasions. These include more than 30 engagements at ... Read More»

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Consulate Krakow, Poland December 7, 2018

Location:  Katowice, from Plac Wolności to the train station, passing along Sokolska, Morcinka, Korfantego, Skargi, Stawowa, and ending at Plac Szewczyka.  The march will pass directly in front of the COP24 Conference site. Event: Demonstration, the “March for Climate,” is expected to take place on December 8, 2018 with participants gathering at Plac Wolności at ... Read More»

The Results of My America Summer Work Travel Photo Contest 2018

  We are pleased to announce the winner and finalists of the 2018 edition of the My America photo contest for participants of the Summer Work Travel program. All photos can be seen HERE Winner – Bogusz Kluz “Have you ever been on Mars?” The other finalists include the following photos (names as given by participants) ... Read More»

Briefing on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF)

Special Briefing Jon M. Huntsman U.S. Ambassador to Russia Andrea L. Thompson Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Via Teleconference December 6, 2018 MS NAUERT: Thank you. Good afternoon, everyone. Thanks so much for joining us, and welcome to the State Department on-the-record call about INF. This call will be embargoed until the end of the ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence at a Hanukkah Celebration

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2018 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AT A HANUKKAH CELEBRATION   THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  How are you?  (Applause.)  You know our great Vice President and Karen Pence, two spectacular people.  And they wanted to be here with us ... Read More»

Press Releases: Restoring the Role of the Nation-State in the Liberal International Order

12/04/2018 08:56 AM EST   Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State German Marshall Fund Brussels, Belgium December 4, 2018   SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction. Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today. It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful place, to get a chance ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Warsaw, Poland (3 December 2018)

Location:  Poland, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season security measures in Poland remain heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other ... Read More»

Presidential Message to the Congress on the Death of George Herbert Walker Bush

Office of the Press Secretary December 3, 2018 TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES: By this Message, I officially inform you of the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the United States. President George H.W. Bush led a life that exemplified what is truly great about America. As with so ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence at Ceremony Preceding the Lying in State of the Honorable President George Herbert Walker Bush

Office of the Vice President December 3, 2018 United States Capitol Rotunda Washington, D.C. REMARKS BY VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AT CEREMONY PRECEDING THE LYING IN STATE OF THE HONORABLE PRESIDENT GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH THE VICE PRESIDENT: Speaker Ryan, Leader McConnell, Leader Schumer, Leader Pelosi, members of Congress, distinguished guests, but most of all to ... Read More»

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between USAID and the Government of Poland

Friday, November 30, 2018 Office of Press Relations Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov The United States Agency for International Development, represented by Administrator Mark Green, and the Government of the Republic of Poland, represented by the Minister-Member of the Council of Ministers, the Honorable Beata Kempa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday, November 26, ... Read More»

Embassy Celebrates 100 Years Together with “Polish Fantasy” at Ateneum Theater in Warsaw

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s yearlong celebrations of 100 Lat Razem (100 Years Together) marking Poland’s rebirth 100 years ago and American support, Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Green attended the English language premiere of the play “Polish Fantasy” at the historic Ateneum Theater in downtown Warsaw on December 1.  Created especially by the ... Read More»

Hoover, Paderewski, Opole – “100 Years Together” Concert

In a celebration of the memory of President Herbert Hoover and his friendship with Ignacy Paderewski, American pianist, Neal Larrabee, performed at the Opole Philharmonic at an event organized by the U.S. Consulate in Krakow and the Alumni Association in partnership with the Opole province on December 1. The concert was part of the U.S. ... Read More»

Embassy Officials Attend Ceremony Honoring Poland’s “Righteous Among The Nations”

On November 28 at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Green and Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings attended a ceremony that posthumously awarded “The Righteous Among The Nations” medals to Poles who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. The award ceremony was jointly ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation Announcing the Death of George H.W. Bush

Office of the Press Secretary December 1, 2018 ANNOUNCING THE DEATH OF GEORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES: It is my sorrowful duty to announce officially the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the ... Read More»

Presidential Message on Hanukkah

Office of the Press Secretary December 2, 2018 Melania and I send our warmest greetings to our Jewish brothers and sisters in the United States, in Israel, and around the world celebrating Hanukkah. For eight nights, Jewish families and friends will come together to engage in the lighting of the menorah. This special tradition started ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush

Office of the Press Secretary December 1, 2018 Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night. Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public ... Read More»

U.S. Delegation to the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 29, 2018 The 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in Katowice, Poland, December 2-14, 2018. Judith Garber, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific ... Read More»

Ambassador Nikki Haley’s Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Meeting on Ukraine

Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City November 26, 2018 AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. This morning I spoke with President Trump and Secretary Pompeo and my statement reflects the concerns at the highest level of the American government. For the past ... Read More»

Russia’s Dangerous Escalation in the Kerch Strait

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC November 26, 2018 The United States expresses its deep concern over the incident in the Black Sea that occurred November 25 as Ukrainian vessels attempted to transit through the Kerch Strait. Reports that Russian vessels rammed and fired on the Ukrainian ships, injuring Ukrainian crewmen, ... Read More»

American Performers Star at International Dance Theaters Festival in Lublin

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s yearlong celebrations of 100 Lat Razem (100 Years Together) honoring Poland’s rebirth and American support 100 years ago, the Embassy supported the International Dance Theaters Festival in Lublin which brought American ballet dancers and directors to Poland from November 16-25.  Held at Lublin’s spectacular Cultural Meetings Center, the international ... Read More»

U.S. Expert Promotes Business Development and Entrepreneurship in Poland

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week activities, the U.S. Mission to Poland organized a three-city, weeklong speaker program on business development, entrepreneurship and innovation featuring Dr. Sharon Freeman, an advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and founder and CEO of GEMS of Wisdom consulting firm.  Dr. Freeman spoke on the importance of entrepreneurship as ... Read More»

Embassy Supports Nov 27-28 “Women in Tech Summit” on New Technologies in Warsaw

The U.S. Embassy is proud to support the “Women in Tech Summit” to be held at the Warsaw Expo on November 27-28.  Organized by the non-profit Perspektywy Foundation, the “Women in Tech Summit” will provide a platform for women professionals in the technology sector to share their experiences, learn about career possibilities, and inspire each ... Read More»

Economic Counselor Kicks off Global Entrepreneurship Week

Economic Counselor, John Armstrong, kicks off Global Entrepreneurship Week and International Education Week at the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG) yesterday.  KIG represents over 150 business organizations and yesterday held its 9th Annual Innovative Economy Congress, titled “New Dimensions of Work.”  It is no accident that solid foundations in both education and entrepreneurial skills are ... Read More»

International Education Week: A Splendid Time to Consider the Fulbright Scholarship Program!

Since its founding in 1946 by  United States Senator   J. William Fulbright , the Fulbright Program has become one of the most widely recognized and prestigious scholarships in the world.  In the history of program, 59 Fulbright fellows from around the world went on to win the Nobel Prize while 37 others became heads of state.  This year from Poland, ... Read More»

Presidential Message on America Recycles Day

Office of the Press Secretary November 15, 2018 On America Recycles Day, our Nation renews its commitment to reducing, reusing, and recycling waste in ways that contribute to the continued growth of our economy and the responsible stewardship of our environment. The United States recycling rate has made tremendous progress over the last 50 years, ... Read More»

”Ameryka od Kuchni” Program

This year the U.S. Embassy’s Office of Agricultural Affairs proudly inaugurated its “Ameryka od Kuchni” program to raise awareness about U.S. foods, beverages, and ingredients among Poland’s culinary, retail, HORECA, and food processing stakeholders.  Under this program, the Office of Agricultural Affairs coordinates with U.S. food and beverage industry partners to showcase high-quality U.S. products ... Read More»

Embassy Supports Paderewski Birthday Concert at National Museum in Otwock Wielki

As part of its continuing, nationwide 100 Lat Razem (100 Years Together) initiative to honor Poland’s rebirth in 1918 and American support, the Embassy is sponsoring the Paderewski Birthday Concert to be held at 3:00 pm on November 18 at the Muzeum Wnętrz in Otwock Wielki.  Thanks to the Otwock Wielki branch of the National Museum of Warsaw, ... Read More»

Embassy Continues Its Support of Polish Youth at “Peers of Independence” Competition

On November 9 at Dom Spotkań z Historią, Public Affairs Counselor Frank Finver and Deputy Cultural Attaché Scott Whitmore participated in the final competition of the Karta Foundation’s “Peers of Independence” project that the Embassy sponsored and helped kick off in April.  Established by the Karta Foundation to honor the centennial of Poland regaining its ... Read More»

Event for Industry: Working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Europe District will host an “Event for Industry: Working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,” in Warsaw, Poland on Tuesday, 04 December 2018 at 0830 hours. LOCATION:  Warsaw Marriott Hotel Al. Jerozolimskie 65/79 00-697 Warsaw Poland PURPOSE:  USACE Europe District has upcoming construction projects for ... Read More»

Condemning Sham “Elections” in Russia-Controlled Eastern Ukraine

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC November 12, 2018 The United States joins our European Allies and partners in condemning the November 11 sham “elections” in Russia-controlled eastern Ukraine. Yesterday’s illegitimate processes were an attempt by Moscow to institutionalize its Donbas proxies, the so-called “Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.” These entities have no ... Read More»

Ambassador Mosbacher Hosts Evening of Historic Jazz as Part of 100 Lat Razem Celebrations

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s yearlong celebrations of 100 Lat Razem (100 Years Together) marking Poland’s rebirth 100 years ago and American support, Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher hosted a festive evening of historic jazz at her residence in Warsaw for an audience of special guests that included the Ministers of Digital Affairs and Maritime Economy, ... Read More»

Readout of Secretary Perry’s Visit To Warsaw, Poland

November 8, 2018 READOUT OF SECRETARY PERRY’S VISIT TO WARSAW, POLAND WARSAW, POLAND – Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visited Warsaw, Poland, the first stop on his four-country trip to Central and Eastern Europe. The Trump Administration is dedicated to growing our energy partnership with Poland, a key strategic ally of the United ... Read More»

Embassy Warsaw Organizes 3M “Toward Zero Deaths: Reducing Traffic Fatalities in Poland” Conference

On November 7, Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Green delivered opening remarks for a seminar on road safety in Poland entitled “Toward Zero Deaths: Reducing Traffic Fatalities in Poland” that was by the Embassy’s Foreign Commercial Service (FCS) on behalf of Minnesota-based 3M. Polish Ministry of Infrastructure Deputy Minister Mikołaj Wild; 3M Regional Director Alain ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Warsaw – November 11, 2018

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Warsaw – November 11, 2018 Location: Warsaw, Poland Event: Several public, celebratory events will take place on November 11, 2018, in conjunction with Polish Independence Day. In 2017, the march organized by the Independence March Association attracted more than 50,000 participants.  In previous years, some marchers in the Independence March Association event carried banners, ... Read More»

Celebrate International Education Week and Take Part in Virtual College Fair on November 14

This year the 18th annual edition of International Education Week ( IEW ) takes place November 12-16.   IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that promotes the benefits of international education and exchange programs worldwide.  Initially created so that America could inspire its students to study abroad, IEW now encourages ... Read More»

Embassy Holds Forum for Polish Youth and Officially Opens the American Center Warsaw

On October 26, Ambassador Mosbacher kicked off the first ever PL+U.S. Youth Forum and officially opened the American Center Warsaw at Warsaw’s University of Technology.  Minister for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Jadwiga Emilewicz and Warsaw University of Technology’s Vice-Rector for Science Rajmund Bacewicz joined the Ambassador at these major events.  At the start of the PL+U.S. ... Read More»

U.S. Experts Provide Fundraising Training to Network of Polish NGOs

On October 22-23, Jim Anderson and Alice Ferris from GoalBusters Consulting provided fundraising and marketing training to Polish civil society NGOs working in diverse fields across the third sector.  Hosted by FAOO , the leading NGO training and development organization in Poland, and funded through a grant from the U.S. Embassy, the training was part of ... Read More»

Joint Statement Following the Annual Bilateral U.S.-Polish Strategic Cooperation Consultative Group (SCCG)

Press Releases: Joint Statement Following the Annual Bilateral U.S.-Polish Strategic Cooperation Consultative Group (SCCG) 11/05/2018 11:53 AM EST Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 5, 2018   Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson, and Polish Under Secretary for Security Policy, Minister Bartosz Cichocki, co-chaired the bilateral Strategic Cooperation Consultative Group (SCCG) in Warsaw, Poland on November 5, 2018. The SCCG ... Read More»

On the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

Joint Statement to the Permanent Council by the ‘Group of Friends on Safety of Journalists’ on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists As delivered to the Permanent Council by Ambassador Eberhard Pohl, Head of the German Permanent Mission to the OSCE Vienna, November 1, 2018 Mr. Chairperson, I am pleased to make ... Read More»

Secretary Perry Travels To Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, and Czech Republic

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Next week, Secretary Perry will travel to Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and Czech Republic to build on his recent efforts to elevate American energy partnerships in the region, most recently at the Three Seas Summit in Romania. During the summit, the Secretary launched the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy Cooperation (P-TEC) which seeks to expand ... Read More»

Embassy Officials Learn More about Project to Establish the Warsaw Ghetto Museum

On October 30 the Embassy’s Public Affairs Counselor Frank Finver, Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings, and Cultural Specialist Beata Milewska met with staff responsible for establishing the Warsaw Ghetto Museum projected to open in 2023.  The Embassy officials learned about the project’s background and the Polish government’s preservation of an historic building that will house the ... Read More»

Ambassador Mosbacher Highlights Digital Economy Opportunities at the Atlantic Council

On October 30, Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher delivered remarks at the Atlantic Council’s Central and Eastern Europe breakfast titled “Rise of the Digital Challengers: Digitization as the next growth engine for Central and Eastern Europe,” attended by Polish government and business leaders in the digital sector. The Ambassador noted that the digital economy is the future ... Read More»

Embassy Supports Oct 25-27 International Conference on the Righteous at POLIN Museum

On October 25, Ambassador Mosbacher addressed 200 Polish teachers at the opening of the international conference “How to talk about Righteous?  Representations in Culture, Meaning in Education” organized by the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw and co-sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Poland.  In her opening remarks, Ambassador Mosbacher saluted ... Read More»

Iran Sanctions Countdown

Secretary Pompeo outlined 12 requirements for the Islamic Republic of Iran to act like a normal state. With 11 days to go before the November 4 sanctions deadline, here’s a daily reminder for the regime. #11: The Iranian regime must stop enrichment and never pursue plutonium reprocessing. This includes closing its heavy water reactor.   White House Statement»   Secretary’s Remarks» ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Proudly Supports Congress for Persons with Disabilities in Warsaw

The U.S. Embassy supported the 4th Congress of Persons with Disabilities which took place on October 25th in Warsaw.  A grassroots and nonpartisan initiative, the Congress gathered several hundred activists who advocate for the rights of people with disabilities all over Poland.  The Embassy’s Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings gave remarks at the Congress along with ... Read More»

Presidential Proclamation on United Nations Day, 2018

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary October 23, 2018 UNITED NATIONS DAY, 2018 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION       On United Nations Day, we recognize the many ways the United Nations has contributed to peace and security among nations.  Since it was founded more than 70 years ago with the ... Read More»

PL+U.S. Youth Forum: “Better Together” and Opening of American Center Warsaw

Media Accreditation PRESS RELEASE PL+U.S. Youth Forum: “Better Together” and Opening of American Center Warsaw   Media are invited to cover a U.S. Embassy and American Center Warsaw-hosted PL+U.S. Youth Forum for 300 Polish youth ages 16-25 taking place on Friday, October 26 starting at 9 a.m. at the Center for Innovation and Technology Transfer ... Read More»

American Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Ambassador Mosbacher to Poland

The American Chamber of Commerce in Poland (AmCham) welcomed Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher to Poland at a reception in her honor at the Warsaw Marriott Hotel on October 16th. AmCham Chairman Tony Housh introduced the Ambassador to 150 AmCham members and guests, and presented her with her AmCham pin to inaugurate her term as Honorary Chair ... Read More»

EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue Joint Elements Statement

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC October 16, 2018 Begin text: On the occasion of the fifth meeting of the EU-U.S. Cyber Dialogue in Brussels on 10 September 2018, the European Union (EU) and United States reaffirmed their strong partnership in favour of a global, open, stable and secure cyberspace where the rule ... Read More»

“Festival of the Tree:” U.S. Embassy and Klub Gaja Branch Out for Cleaner Air Across Poland

October 10th marked a very special day for the U.S. Embassy in Poland represented by Frank Finver, Public Affairs Officer, Alison Behling, ESTH Officer, and colleagues. That Wednesday, they joined Klub Gaja, Fundacja Nasza Ziemia, the city of Warsaw, and Lasy Panstwowe, and participated in a tree planting ceremony for the Festival of the Tree. ... Read More»

U.S. Government Officials Honor Victims of Sobibór Nazi Death Camp on 75th Anniversary of Camp Revolt

U.S. Government officials attended the 75th anniversary commemorating the revolt of prisoners at the Sobibor death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland organized by Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage on October 13.   Susan Sandler, the U.S. Department of State’s Deputy Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, led the official delegation that included diplomats from the U.S. ... Read More»

Embassy Supports Oct. 20 Women for Paderewski Concert as Part of 100 Lat Razem Initiative

As part of its ongoing, nationwide 100 Lat Razem initiative to honor Poland’s rebirth in 1918 and the support provided by the United States, the Embassy is supporting the Women for Paderewski concert to be held at 11:00 on October 20 at the Fine Arts Academy Scenography Department.  The concert will feature performances by three ... Read More»

Embassy Supports International Conference on Women’s Art in Gdańsk on October 19

The American Corner and National Museum in Gdańsk are delighted to invite you to attend the international conference Women’s Art – Photography as a Medium of Change which the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk will host on Friday, October 19.  The conference will discuss the importance of photography in feminist art in the 20th ... Read More»

URBANATOR DAYS 2018 Inspires Polish Youth in Łódź and Warsaw

The Embassy once again proudly supported the vibrant Polish-American music project URBANATOR DAYS, a unique opportunity for Poland’s artistically talented youth to unveil their musical skills on stage with top professional jazz musicians from Poland, Europe and the United States.  Thanks to URBANATOR DAYS 2018, a project led by Poland’s world-renowned jazz musician Michał Urbaniak, ... Read More»

General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2018

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary October 10, 2018 GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY, 2018 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Today, we pay tribute to the Polish immigrant and renowned military commander, General Casimir Pulaski, who gave his life for the cause of freedom during the American Revolutionary ... Read More»

The Big Lubuskie Trip

From October 3-5, Assistant Cultural Affairs Attache Scott Whitmore traveled through the Lubuskie Voivodeship for the U.S. Embassy’s 100 years/100 cities and towns outreach effort as part of our Sto Lat Razem campaign.  Stops included school visits to Lubniewice, Sulęcin and Różanki for presentations on U.S. and Polish cooperation over the past 100 years and ... Read More»

Program

Schedule of Events: 9:00-10:00       Registration and networking in atrium 10:00-10:15     Opening Remarks in atrium 10:30-11:30     Opening presentations on four themes: Business and Innovation: “Working Together”, Presenter: Jadwiga Emilewicz, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (tbc) People-to-People: “Closer Together”, Presenter: Justyna Janiszewska, Executive Director of Fulbright Commission, Poland Democracy: “Engaging Together”, Presenter: Mateusz Komorowski, CEO ... Read More»

US Army Civil Affairs Team Visited School in Pulawy

A US Army Civil Affairs Team visited Second High School in Pulawy as part of the US Mission’s “100 Years/100 Cities” campaign to commemorate the role the United States played in Poland regaining independence in 1918.‎ Over 60 English language students attended the presentation and engaged the U.S. soldiers during a question and answer period. Students ... Read More»

The PL+U.S. Youth Forum Now Open for Registration!

The U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with American Center Warsaw, has opened registration for the PL+U.S. Youth Forum, an interactive conference discussing the U.S. and Polish relationship in the 21st Century.  The event will include interactive and inspirational presentations and panel discussions on Polish and U.S cooperation in the areas of security, trade, democracy and people ... Read More»

Embassy Supports Słupsk Philharmonic’s Centennial Celebration of American Music

On November 23 in Słupsk the Wojciech Kilar Polish Philharmonic Sinfonia Baltica will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the composer Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a special concert of American music.  The Bernstein concert – one in a planned series of classical American music concerts – is also dedicated to the centennial of Poland’s rebirth as ... Read More»

American Studies Center Holds Its First-Ever American-Style Graduation in Warsaw

On September 29 Deputy Cultural Attaché Scott Whitmore attended the exciting graduation ceremony of students who completed their undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Warsaw’s American Studies Center.  It was the first time that the American Studies Center held an “American style” commencement ceremony which students themselves organized.  The ceremony kicked off with ... Read More»

Americans Roxy Coss and Lauren Sevian to perform at Sopot Jazz Festival

The Embassy is pleased to support the 2018 Sopot Jazz Festival, one of the oldest jazz festivals in Poland, that runs from October 4-6.  Two renowned American saxophonists, Roxy Coss and Lauren Sevian, will perform at the festival.  Musician, composer, bandleader, educator and activist Roxy Coss has performed extensively around the world, including headlining at ... Read More»

Deputy Chief of Mission Hosts Newly Arrived Fulbright Fellows from the United States

On September 26 at his residence in Warsaw, Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Green hosted 30 newly arrived American Fulbright Scholars from America who will spend the next academic year in different cities across Poland.  In total, 47 American Fulbright Scholars will teach and conduct research at Polish universities throughout the 2018-19 academic year.  Representatives ... Read More»

Ambassador Mosbacher Visits the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York

On September 26 Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher visited the headquarters of the New York-based Kosciuszko Foundation, one of the oldest organizations of the Polish diaspora in the United States.  Invited by the Kosciuszko Foundation’s leadership – President Marek Skulimowski, Chairman of the Board Alex Storozynski and Vice-Chairman of the Board Andrzej Rojek – Ambassador Mosbacher learned ... Read More»

Remarks by President Trump to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (excerpts)

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 25, 2018 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP TO THE 73RD SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY United Nations Headquarters New York, New York   (…) From Warsaw to Brussels, to Tokyo to Singapore, it has been my highest honor to represent the United States abroad. (…) ... Read More»

Release of the 2018 National Cyber Strategy

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 20, 2018 Today, the White House released its 2018 National Cyber Strategy, outlining the steps the federal government is taking to advance an open, secure, interoperable, and reliable cyberspace. Given the interconnected and global nature of cyberspace, the State Department engages in key diplomatic and programmatic ... Read More»

NATO Military Chiefs of Defense to Meet in Warsaw

NATO’s highest Military Authority, the Military Committee, will meet from September 28-30, 2018, in Warsaw, Poland. The meeting will be hosted by the Chief of the Polish General Staff, Lieutenant General Rajmund Andrzejczak. The NATO Military Committee Conference enables the Chiefs of Defense to meet and discuss issues of importance to the Alliance. They will ... Read More»

Counter ISIS Finance Group Leaders Issue Joint Statement

Global Coalition to Counter ISIS Holds Tenth Finance Working Group Meeting in Poland WARSAW, POLAND – On September 20-21, the Counter ISIS Finance Group (CIFG) convened its 52 member states and observers in Warsaw, Poland to discuss the ongoing global efforts to counter ISIS financing.  The CIFG was established in January 2015 as one of ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy in Warsaw Participates in the 25th Annual Clean Up the Earth Event

The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw participated in the 25th annual Clean Up the Earth event organized by Our Earth Foundation (Fundacja Nasza Ziemia) on September 21.  Our Earth Foundation is a Polish NGO that specializes in ecological education aimed at saving and protecting the earth’s natural resources.  This year’s theme was “Take Action – Separate ... Read More»

US Marines Participate in Charity Run

Several Marines from the U.S. Embassy participated in the fourth annual charity run hosted by charity foundation STOWARZYSZENIE SZLAKIEM TĘCZY on the 15th of September. The ‎U.S. Embassy has supported the charity organization in the past through its annual Toys for Tots campaign, which donates Christmas gifts to  children in need. Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 – ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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.  ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 – ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

Archives

U.S. Marines at the Opening of “Kameralne Lato” Festival in Radom (July 2018) U.S. Marines at the American Sports Picnic in Lublin (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. 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) Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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: ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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:  ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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. Read More»

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.  ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»