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 ...
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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 ...
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Vital Voices Poland Annual Christmas Breakfast

On December 12 Embassy representatives from PAS and ECON 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 and Honorary Mentor ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Apply for Summer 2019 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) in the United States!

On behalf of the U.S Department of State, the U.S. Embassy in Poland is pleased to invite all interested candidates to apply for summer 2019 Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs).   In 2019 seven (7) different SUSIs will be offered to experienced university faculty, scholars, and other related professionals around the world. SUSIs are intensive ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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, ...
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”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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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» ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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. ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. (…) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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U.S. and Poland Host Agro-Terrorism and Bioterrorism Seminar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The U.S. Embassy invites teachers and educators to apply for participation in the Holocaust Teacher Training program which takes place annually in June and July. For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of State, in cooperation with the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO) in New York, has helped organize summer teacher-training programs in the ...
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Chargé d’affaires Lays Wreath at 74th Anniversary of Warsaw Uprising Commemoration Ceremony

On August 1, Chargé d’affaires Eric Green participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Monument of the Polish Underground and Homeland Army in Warsaw in honor of the 74th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.  Participants in the ceremony included the Mayor of Warsaw, Deputy Speaker of the Sejm, Head of the Association of Polish Underground ...
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U.S. Airmen and Soldiers conduct a proof of concept exercise in Poland

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

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

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

U.S. Embassy has launched the pilot edition of the FLEX Mentoring Program. It is a year-long mentoring program aimed at connecting FLEX program alumni with senior alumni of other U.S. Government sponsored exchange programs for a unique professional development opportunity. It is funded by U.S. Embassy Warsaw and carried out with a partnering organization – ...
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My America: 2018 Summer Work Travel Photo Contest

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

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

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

Ambassador Jones recently met with 43 high school students who are departing to the U.S. for the 3rd edition of the FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange Program) in Poland.  Highlighting the unique opportunity these students will have while in the United States, Ambassador Jones challenged the students “to be ambassadors of Poland while in the U.S. ...
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American Center Warsaw and the U.S. Embassy Celebrate July 4th in Warsaw!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 11th edition of Zachor Festival of Jewish Culture will take place in Białystok, Poland from June 16-19.  This year’s festival, “Zachor – Color and Sound,” will present three performers from the United States.  On Monday, June 18, the vocalist and guitar player Gerard Edery ( https://www.gerardedery.com ) will perform a concert of Sephardic songs with ...
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45 U.S. Fulbright Scholars Conclude Their Work and Research in Poland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC June 1, 2018 The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals ...
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Presidential Proclamation on National Ocean Month, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On April 26, the local organization Dom Kultury Śródmieście featured an “American Day” as part of a series of meetings held during the “Various Varsovians” Festival in Warsaw that is designed to highlight the international diversity of Warsaw.  The Festival highlighted various communities of foreigners who have settled in Warsaw and showed how they work ...
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Second Women in Tech Coffee Empowers Women, Creates New Connections

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 25, 2018 Acting Secretary of State John J. Sullivan will travel to Brussels, Belgium from April 26-27, to lead the U.S. delegation to the NATO Foreign Ministerial. The Acting Secretary will meet with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and join NATO Allies to discuss preparations for ...
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U.S. – Poland Business Summit Highlights Healthy Economic Ties

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ambassador Paul Jones met with cadets from the U.S. Army Military Academy at West Point on March 16th as part of their week-long tour to Poland. The cadets are members of a West Point Polish club, called the “Kosciuszko Squadron,” which is an association of cadets who explore and enjoy their Polish heritage while teaching others ...
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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform for the First Time in Poland!

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the imminent arrival in Poland of the New York-based Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to participate in the 22nd edition of the Ludwig Van Beethoven Easter Festival.  Held in cities throughout Poland from March 16-30, this year’s dynamic Beethoven Easter Festival will commemorate the anniversaries of two great American composers:  ...
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Ambassador Jones and Fulbright Director Kick off 2nd Edition of High School Mentorship Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The U.S. Embassy proudly joined the Embassies of Israel, Belgium and Argentina in sponsoring the inaugural music festival held by the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.  Held at the POLIN Museum in Warsaw from February 16-18, 2018, the “Roots’n’Fruits” music festival explored the roots of contemporary Jewish, Israeli and Polish music and ...
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Embassy Alumni Open Homes to American Interns

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

Attention Polish entrepreneurs:The U.S. Department of State is proud to partner with The German Marshall Fund to implement the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (#YTILI). YTILI brings young European entrepreneurs pursuing commercial and social ventures to the U.S. for an intensive 12-day program of exchange, dialogue, and guidance from hosts and mentors across the U.S. ...
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U.S. Embassy Officer Shares West Virginia and Scouting Experiences with Polish Scout Leaders

Next July, 500 Polish scouts from the Zwiazek Harcerstwa Polskiego (Polish Scouting Association) will travel to participate in the International Scouting Jamboree in West Virginia.  The U.S. Embassy is partnering with the association by providing information sessions to the group ahead of their trip.  Alison Behling, a West Virginia native and scout,  led a discussion ...
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Secretary of State Tillerson with Polish Foreign Minister Czaputowicz at Joint Press Conference

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

January 27, 2018. SECRETARY TILLERSON: On behalf of the American people, I’m honored today to recognize, along with our Polish friends, and commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Auschwitz-Birkenau was a place of unimaginable horror and tragedy, and it – but we must remember what happened there and in similar camps under the ...
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US Embassy Supports Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Bridge to MassChallenge Warsaw

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

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON January 18, 2018 Secretary Tillerson to Travel to London, Paris, Davos, and Warsaw   U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to London, Paris, Warsaw, and Davos January 21-27. On January 21, he will arrive in London, where he will meet ...
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President Donald J. Trump Proclaims January 15, 2018, as the Martin Luther King,Jr., Federal Holiday

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

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

On January 11, Transatlantic Future Leaders Forum (TFLF) begins recruitment for the third edition of their Congressional internship program in Washington D.C. seeking the best and brightest university students.  Application deadline is March 15, 2018.  This highly competitive program runs from August to October, 2018 and includes internships in U.S. Congressional offices plus a series ...
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Embassy supports jazz partnership between Poland and United States

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

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

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

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

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

“Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.” President Donald J. Trump A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY FOR A NEW ERA: Less than a year after taking office, President Donald J. Trump is unveiling ...
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American Beef Festival in Warsaw

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

Several Soldiers from the U.S. Army joined Polish Soldiers from the 11 Batalion Dowodzenia in delivering donated goods to families in need in Szprotawa and Bukowina in December 9th.  The “Szlachetna paczka” charity organization collected donated goods and the 11ACD partnered with them to deliver them to designated families. The Soldiers from the Dagger Brigade ...
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Meeting the Foreign Policy Challenges of 2017 and Beyond

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State The 2017 Atlantic Council-Korea Foundation Forum Washington, DC December 12, 2017 (excerpt) I want to touch a bit on the NATO and Europe relationship quickly, and this was an early trip of the President’s as well. And I think the important thing is that the Atlantic alliance is ...
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Ambassador Jones Celebrates 100 Years of US-Polish Relations in Talk at Koźmiński University in Warsaw

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

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

We are pleased to announce the winners and finalists of the 2017 edition of the My America photo contest for participants of the Summer Work Travel program. First Prize – Michał Binkiewicz “Wanderer on the road” Second Prize – Karolina Centkowska “Monumental Friendship” Third Prize – Bogusz Kluz “The biggest” The other finalists include the ...
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100 Lat Razem: Ludzie, Historia, Przyszłość

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

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

On November 29 at Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Ambassador Jones and personnel from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Art Crime Team returned to Poland a stolen painting from the United States.  Painted in the late 19th century by the Polish artist Robert Sliwiński (1840-1902), the “Street with Castle Ruins” was located in ...
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The U.S. and Europe: Strengthening Western Alliances

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

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

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary November 17, 2017 THANKSGIVING DAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   On Thanksgiving Day, as we have for nearly four centuries, Americans give thanks to Almighty God for our abundant blessings.  We gather with the people we love to show ...
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Polish-American Innovation Bridge (PAMI) Conference Strengthens Bilateral Innovation Ties

Mission Poland joined the worldwide celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017 (GEW2017) with several events, including the fourth iteration of its flagship Polish-American Innovation Bridge (PAMI), hailed by Polish radio station RMF.FM as the “the most interesting conference for startups and new entrepreneurs.”  Consulate Krakow partnered with the Creativity and Innovation Lab Foundation (FLIK), Top ...
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A/S for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell Visits Poland

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

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

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

As part of its longstanding support for Poland’s acclaimed Camerimage Festival that celebrates the art of cinematography, the U.S. Embassy proudly contributed again, this time to bringing to Torun, Poland a personal art exhibition of the famous American film director and global cultural icon David Lynch.  The director of acclaimed films and TV productions such ...
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International Education Week 2017 and International Students Day

This week marks the 17th Annual International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, which celebrates and promotes the benefits of international education and exchange programs worldwide. Initially created so that America could inspire its students to travel abroad, IEW now encourages and supports foreign students ...
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A/S for European and Eurasian Affairs Mitchell Visits Brussels, Paris, London, Berlin, Warsaw, Kyiv

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary October 23, 2017   UNITED NATIONS DAY, 2017 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION   On United Nations Day, we recognize the more than seven decades of contributions the United Nations has made to peace and security among nations.  The United Nations was founded on the ...
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US Embassy and American Center Warsaw Co-Sponsor “From Poland with Love” Exhibition

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

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

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

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

The 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (3/2CR) is conducting a tactical road march with over 800 Troops to Orzysz, Poland from Rose Barracks, Germany in support of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP). They are replacing 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment (2/2CR), which was the first American unit deployed to Poland as part of NATO’s ...
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Ambassador Jones Hosts Newly Arrived Fulbright Fellows from America

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

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

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

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

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

Frank J. Finver, Counselor for Public Affairs with Fulbright grantee In his remarks at the graduation ceremony for the 2016-2017 Polish Fulbright grantees, Deputy Chief of Mission, John Law, congratulated the scholars on their exchange and  underlined the  significance of the Fulbright Program for the development of science in both countries. “The Fulbright Program is an ...
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Acting Secretary of the Army McCarthy and Senator Moran Visit Poland

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

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

U.S. Representatives Douglas Lamborn (R-CO), Stephen Cohen (D-TN), Garland Barr (R-CA), John Shimkus (R-IL), and Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) visited Poland on August 28th to meet civil society leaders and develop a deeper understanding of the destruction of the Jewish community during WWII and discuss recent efforts revitalizing the Jewish community in Poland.  During ...
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Catherine Jones Hosts Polish Women Active In Entrepreneurship and The Tech World

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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