Presidential Proclamation on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2019

December 6, 2019 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2019 – – – – – – – By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation   Seventy-eight years ago today, the course of our Nation’s history was forever altered by the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii.  On National Pearl Harbor …

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European Union Identifies Risks to 5G Networks

12/04/2019 Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson On December 3, the European Union (EU) Council identified serious risks posed to 5G telecommunications networks if they are built using untrusted vendors. We welcome this acknowledgement and urge our European partners and allies to ensure only trusted vendors participate in any part of their future 5G networks. The set …

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Deputy Chief of Mission and Polish Partners Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Fulbright Program in Poland

On November 29 at the Sofitel Warsaw Victoria Hotel, the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission held a sparkling gala to conclude its yearlong commemorations of the 60th anniversary of Fulbright Program in Poland.  Deputy Chief of Mission B. Bix Aliu represented the U.S. Embassy at the event.  Both he and Dr. Anna Budzanowska, the Director General of …

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On the New EU Leadership Assumption of Office

12/01/2019 Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State We congratulate European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, High Representative Josep Borrell, the new College of European Commissioners, and European Council President Charles Michel as they assume office. The United States looks forward to working with this new leadership team, along with the European Parliament, its President …

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Cultural Affairs Officer Encourages Wroclaw Law Students to Consider Diplomacy as Career

On November 29, the American Center Warsaw hosted first and second year law students from the University of Wroclaw in southwestern Poland as part of the U.S. Embassy’s ongoing Meet America initiative.  Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings greeted the students and spoke to them about the career of diplomacy, encouraging them to consider applying their legal …

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U.S. Fulbright Grantees to Inspire Polish Teenagers to Study in America

On America’s Thanksgiving holiday, the Embassy welcomed to Warsaw thirteen new U.S. Fulbright grantees who have volunteered to join the U.S. Embassy’s special EducationUSA Mentoring Program.  Launched in 2016 by the Embassy and the Warsaw-based Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission, the program pairs American and Polish alumni of American universities with competitively selected Polish teenagers who are …

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Presidential Proclamation on World AIDS Day, 2019

November 27, 2019 WORLD AIDS DAY, 2019 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation unites on World AIDS Day to show support for people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).  We also pause to solemnly remember those worldwide who have lost their lives to …

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On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 November 2019 Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States is proud to reaffirm its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls around the world …

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Embassy Supports Premiere of “Letter from Warsaw” Musical

Letter from Warsaw, a musical co-authored by the renowned American trumpeter, jazzman and composer Gary Guthman, and the Polish playwright Doman Nowakowski premiered to a sold-out audience on November 24 at the Basen Artystyczny of the Warsaw Chamber Opera.  The musical featured original scores expertly composed and flawlessly performed by Guthman’s orchestra and the main …

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CBP Modernizes the Electronic System for Travel Authorization Website

New features offer users added convenience and security  WASHINGTON — On November 23, U.S. Customs and Border Protection introduced new features to the Electronic Travel System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) website, the portal through which prospective Visa Waiver Program travelers can apply to travel to the United States. “This update to the ESTA website is …

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Embassy Attends State Archives’ Centennial Celebration Devoted to Ignacy Jan Paderewski

On November 18 at Warsaw’s historic Bristol Hotel, Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings spoke at the opening of a three day international celebration devoted to the life and achievements of the Polish patriot, superstar pianist, and international statesman Jan Ignacy Paderewski.  The touching celebration, entitled “The King of Pianists in the World of Politics” – was …

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Embassy Supports International Conference on Polish-Jewish Heritage and Challenges of Memory and Education

On November 14 at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Counselor for Public Affairs Frank Finver addressed 300 Polish teachers and educators at the opening of the international conference “Polish-Jewish Heritage of the Republic of Poland: Challenges of Memory and Education” organized by the POLIN Museum and co-sponsored by the …

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Embassy Supports Youth Leaders from Poland, Baltics, Caucasus, and Romania

On November 15 in downtown Warsaw, Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings spoke at the Central Europe FLEXability workshop attended by approximately 60 teenagers from Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Armenia and Georgia who were in Poland for three days to learn skills in Digital Storytelling.  The workshop was organized by the Washington, DC-based American Councils for …

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Ambassador Mosbacher Hosts Tribute to Post-WWII Ambassador to Poland Arthur Bliss Lane at Historic Polonia Palace Hotel

On November 14, Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher hosted a tribute to her predecessor Arthur Bliss Lane, the first U.S. Ambassador to Poland after World War II, and accepted posthumously the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland on his behalf, presented by Minister Krzysztof Szczerski representing President Andrzej Duda.  …

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Presidential Message on the 244th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps

November 10, 2019 As Commander in Chief, I send my best wishes to the United States Marine Corps on its 244th birthday. Since 1775, Marines have been known for always being faithful in their duty to defend our country and Constitution and for striking fear in the hearts of America’s adversaries.  From their inception at …

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Presidential Proclamation on Veterans Day, 2019

November 7, 2019 Veterans Day, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation   On November 11, Americans commemorate the service, sacrifice, and immeasurable contributions of our Nation’s veterans who have proudly worn our country’s uniform to defend and preserve our precious liberty.  As we celebrate Veterans Day, we pause to …

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Presidential Message on the National Day for the Victims of Communism, 2019

7 November 2019 On this National Day for the Victims of Communism, we remember the more than 100 million people who have died as a result of communist oppression.  Today, we renew our commitment to helping secure for all people a future of peace and prosperity founded on the core tenets of democracy—liberty, justice, and …

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Poland’s Inclusion in the Visa Waiver Program

Beginning from November 11th, 2019, Polish citizens will be able to travel to the United States for business and tourism under the U.S. Visa Waiver Program without visas, upon obtaining an approval from the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) online. Visa-free travelers must have passports with embedded computer chips, and must obtain an ESTA, …

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Acting Secretary McAleenan Announces Designation of Poland into the Visa Waiver Program

WASHINGTON- Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan, in coordination with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, designated Poland into the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) . Starting November 11, 2019, citizens of Poland will be able to apply to travel to the United States for tourism or business purposes for up to 90 days without obtaining a U.S. visa. …

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Embassy Sends Local Leaders on Professional Exchange to the United States

On November 4 at the Warsaw-based Polish-American Freedom Foundation, Cultural Affairs and Deputy Cultural Affairs Officers Dan Hastings and Elizabeth Blumenthal met with eight local leaders from throughout Poland to learn about their recent professional exchange in the United States.  The local leaders were part of a ten-person delegation that the U.S. Embassy sent on …

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City Game “Poles and Americans – 100 Years Together” in Katowice

On October 19th, the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow in cooperation with the American Corner at Silesian University organized “City Game” in Katowice, a scavenger hunt style event.  The competitive event highlighted the strength of U.S.-Polish relations. Over 70 participants turned out on Saturday for a team building activity where players had to find hidden …

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Embassy Welcomes Los Angeles World Affairs Council to Poland

On October 22, Deputy Chief of Mission B. Bix Aliu hosted a visiting delegation from the Los Angeles World Affairs Council to the Embassy for a discussion on U.S.-Polish relations.  The delegation is visiting major cities in Central and Eastern Europe to gain a better understanding of the modern history, politics and cultural changes throughout …

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Warsaw Process Working Group on Maritime and Aviation Security

10/18/2019 Office of the Spokesperson On October 21-22, the United States, Bahrain, and Poland will co-host the Warsaw Ministerial’s Maritime and Aviation Security Working Group, in Manama, Bahrain, fulfilling a commitment made at the Ministerial to Advance Peace and Security in the Middle East in February 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. The United States is committed …

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Lauren Talese and a Novel Idea Wow Audiences in Poland with Jazz and Soul

With their grand finale in the stunning Branicki Palace in Białystok, the American jazz and soul group Laurin Talese and a Novel Idea completed their five day tour of eastern Poland on October 7.  The tour was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s  American Music Abroad  program under the auspices of the  Association of American Voices .  The magnificent artists — composed of the …

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Embassy Supports International Masters and Robots Conference in Poland

For the third year in a row, the U.S. Embassy supported the global Masters & Robots conference that took place in Warsaw from October 7-9, 2019.  Organized by the Warsaw-based Digital University that operates the Polish chapter of the Silicon Valley’s Singularity University think tank, the global event focused on the advent of new technologies …

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Ambassador Mosbacher Hosts Breakfast for the Board of Trustees of the Kosciuszko Foundation

On October 17, Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher hosted at her residence in Warsaw a breakfast in honor of the President and members of the Board of Trustees of the Kosciuszko Foundation visiting Warsaw to hold their annual board meeting.  The meeting was the first occasion for the Ambassador to meet this larger group of trustees who …

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Presidential Message on the 244th Birthday of the United States Navy

Office of the Press Secretary October 13, 2019 On the 244th birthday of the United States Navy, I send greetings to the sailors currently serving and those who have served our Nation with honor, courage, and commitment in times of war and peace, at home and around the world. The Continental Congress created America’s first …

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Statement from President Donald J. Trump Regarding Turkey’s Actions in Northeast Syria

Office of the Press Secretary October 14, 2019 I will soon be issuing an Executive Order authorizing the imposition of sanctions against current and former officials of the Government of Turkey and any persons contributing to Turkey’s destabilizing actions in northeast Syria.  Likewise, the steel tariffs will be increased back up to 50 percent, the …

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Presidential Proclamation on General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2019

October 10, 2019 General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2019 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation On General Pulaski Memorial Day, we remember Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, the great Polish hero who fought and died in America’s noble pursuit of freedom during the Revolutionary War.  We honor his bravery and unwavering commitment to …

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Hacking Anti-Semitism

With support from a U.S. Embassy grant, the Israeli embassy organized a 48-hour hackathon aimed at developing apps to counter anti-Semitism and other kinds of hate speech.  Digital University and the Tikkunology Foundation implemented the project at the Polin Museum where 30 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers from Israel, Germany and Poland worked together in multi-national …

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Embassy Supports Geek Girls Carrots to Advance Girls and Women in STEM Fields

On September 30, Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings participated in #Hiddennomore – Advance Women in STEM across the Borders that was held on the premises of Warsaw’s state-of-the-art Polish Vodka Museum in the Praga Koneser Center.  The event was organized by Małgorzata Ratajska-Gradin, the President of Geek Girls Carrots, a global grassroots organization founded in Poland …

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Now Open! The Must-See DC Comics Exhibition “Dawn of the Superheroes” in Łódź

The iconic DC Comics Dawn of the Superheroes exhibition brought to Poland by the Embassy’s wonderful partner EC1 Łódź – City of Culture was officially opened on Friday, September 27 in Łódź.  Cultural Affairs Officer Dan Hastings spoke at the opening, thanking EC1 Director Błażej Moder, Łódź Mayor Hanna Zdanowska and exhibition curator Jean Jacques …

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Embassy Supports American-Style Graduation for University of Warsaw American Studies Students

On September 28 Cultural Attaché Dan Hastings 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 second time that the American Studies Center held an “American style” commencement ceremony which students themselves organized. The ceremony kicked off with the …

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Promoting American Culture at the Language Love Festival

On September 28, the Public Affairs Section took part in the Language Love Festival, an event organized by the Mindset Foundation. The event brought together peoples of various nationalities and cultures and offered a wide variety of workshops on everything from flamenco to learning foreign languages.  The festival promoted multilingualism and cross-cultural communication.  Esther Bell, …

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Presidential Message on Rosh Hashanah, 2019

Office of the Press Secretary September 29, 2019 As the High Holy Days commence, Melania and I wish those observing Rosh Hashanah a blessed and happy New Year. This sacred day marks the start of a 10-day period of both celebration and reflection. Throughout the High Holy Days, those in the Jewish community engage in prayer and repentance, which …

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Press Statement by Dr. Peter Navarro

Press Statement by Dr. Peter Navarro Director, Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy The White House 09/25/2019 Last year, when President Donald J. Trump learned that the U.S. Postal Service was being forced to heavily subsidize the importation of a flood of foreign packages – at the expense of American factories and jobs – he said …

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Increasing Access for People with Hearing Loss

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

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International Day of Democracy

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

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

Ambassador James S. Gilmore III will lead the U.S. delegation to the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), to be held in Warsaw, Poland, September 16-27, 2019.  This annual meeting will bring together hundreds of civil society representatives and government officials from North America, Europe, and …

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Embassy Supports Exhibition “Poland – Homeland of Tolerance”

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

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

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

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Americans in Radom Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Presidential Proclamation on Women’s Equality Day, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Proclamation on Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2019

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

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

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

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On the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

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

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

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

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

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

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Deputy Chief of Mission Aliu Meets NFL Representatives

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

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

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

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Apollo 11 Premiere Screening

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

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Freedom Festival 2019: Let Freedom Rock!

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

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My America: 2019 Summer Work Travel Photo Contest

The U.S. Mission to Poland is excited to announce the 2019 edition of the “My America: Summer Work Travel” photo contest.  We invite Summer Work Travel participants to submit photographs that highlight their experience in America.  Photographs may focus on the natural environment, culture, people, or places in the United States, among other subjects.  The …

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U.S. Army Soldiers Participate in Powidz Days Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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Top Five Russian Myths Debunked

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

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Statement from the Press Secretary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Meeting 2019 FLEX Program Participants

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

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Civic UP Academy Kick-Off

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

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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

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

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U.S., Poland Sign Cyberspace Defense Cooperation Agreement

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

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Baltic Ghost 2019 Contributes to eFP Posture

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

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Statement on Iranian Disinformation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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University of Gdansk Hosts PIASA Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FLEX Alumni Mentoring Program a Success

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Supporting Polish Innovation Through Collaboration

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

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Proclamation on National Ocean Month, 2019

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

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Proclamation on African American Music Appreciation Month, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Transfer of Authority for NATO Enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Poland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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On the Occasion of Europe Day

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

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On the Occasion of Ramadan

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

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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks: World Press Freedom Day

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

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

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

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Presidential Proclamation on Jewish American Heritage Month, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ambassador Mosbacher Attends Social Wolves Gala

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

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Ukrainian Presidential Elections

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

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Embassy Commemorates 76th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Joint Statement on Syria

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NATO 70th Anniversary

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

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American Center Warsaw and Embassy Host Action Diplomacy Student Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Department of State Budget Request for FY 2020

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

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

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

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

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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks at the AIPAC Policy Conference

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Transatlantic Community Imposes Sanctions on Russia

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

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

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

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

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

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Embassy Participates Vital Voices Women’s Mentoring Walk

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

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

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

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Human Rights Report 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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Keynote Address at CERAWeek

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

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

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

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

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

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Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302

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

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

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

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Presidential Message on International Women’s Day, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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March is Women’s History Month!

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

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

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

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State Department Launches the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

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

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

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

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Women’s History Month

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

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Secretary Pompeo’s Remarks: Crimea is Ukraine

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

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Boris Nemtsov

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

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World Wildlife Day 2019

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

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

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

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Presidential Proclamation on National African American History Month, 2019

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

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

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

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Honoring Warsaw Uprising Veteran Col. Klimczak

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

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Remarks by Vice President Pence at the Warsaw Ministerial Working Luncheon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl

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

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Yemen Quad Meeting in Warsaw

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

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

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

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Remarks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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

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Secretary Pompeo’s Interview with Jan Mikruta of Polsat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Joint Statement on Syria

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

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

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

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Media invited to Atlantic Resolve ceremony

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR MOSBACHER

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

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

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

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Presidential Message on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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

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The U.S. Government is Commencing a Partial Shutdown

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

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

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

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

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

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Sanctions Announcement on Russia

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

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

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

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EU Resolve in Holding Russia Accountable

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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