Trafficking in Persons Report 2018

“This year’s report focuses on effective ways local communities can address human trafficking proactively and on how national governments can support and empower them. Local communities are the most affected by this abhorrent crime and are also the first line of defense against human trafficking. By engaging and training law enforcement, religious leaders, teachers, tribal ...
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Invalidation of Mayoral Elections in Moldova

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 28, 2018 The Moldovan Supreme Court’s non-transparent decision to uphold the invalidation of Chisinau’s June 3 mayoral elections represents a threat to Moldovan democracy. The winning candidate in Chisinau’s mayoral race received a majority of the votes. International observers found relatively minor irregularities that would not ...
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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 25, 2018 Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Moldovan Prime Minister Pavel Filip to discuss a range of bilateral issues. Secretary Pompeo pledged continued U.S. support for Moldova’s chosen European future and urged implementation of key reforms to protect Moldova against outside interference and advance its ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement/ 06.25.2018

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova notes the Supreme Court of Justice’s decision to uphold the invalidation of the June 3 Chisinau mayoral election results. Free, fair, and transparent elections are the foundations of any democracy and must comply with international norms. Any alleged irregularities should be addressed in a way that respects the rule of ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity 2018: American Resource Center Program

Notice of Funding Opportunity 2018 Funding Opportunity: PAS-CHISINAU-FY18-10 Program: Moldova: American Resource Center Program Announcement Type: Cooperative Agreement Funding Amount: Up to $100,000, pending the availability of funds CFDA: 19.040 Opening Date: June 18, 2018 Closing Date: August 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. GMT+2 Program: Chisinau American Resource Center Program Public Affairs Section of the ...
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2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

On May 29, 2018, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo released the  2017 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom  at the U.S. Department of State. Religious freedom is both a core American value and a fundamental human right. Mandated by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, the IRF Report describes the status of religious freedom in foreign countries and U.S. actions and ...
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Joint Statement on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in the Republic of Moldova*

Joint Statement on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in the Republic of Moldova* Chisinau, 17 May 2018 – Everyone – without distinction of any kind – is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including the right to be free from ...
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One-month Fellowship for Journalists from Moldova at Voice of America in Washington, DC

One-month Fellowship for Journalists from Moldova at Voice of America in Washington, DC  July – August 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau opens applications for four one-month fellowships in the United States for journalists from the Republic of Moldova. In partnership with Broadcasting Board of Governors, the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau will provide the opportunity to ...
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Jazz ensemble the Myrna Clayton Experience To Perform In Moldova

Five member Jazz ensemble the Myrna Clayton Experience (Atlanta, Georgia), is led by “America’s Songbird” Myrna Clayton.  Myrna has performed across the world in Germany, France, Great Britain, Nigeria, Russia, and Belarus as well as across the U.S.  The Westside Winds 24-piece “big band” Jazz orchestra regularly features her.  The Georgia Council of the Arts recently recognized her ...
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Ambassador’s Message on the Occasion of World Press Freedom Day

May 3, 2018 Dear Members of the Moldovan Media: On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, thank you for the essential service you provide to Moldova.  An independent and pluralistic media environment is essential to the effective functioning of a representative and democratic government.  You contribute greatly to Moldova’s continued path toward reform by ...
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The U.S. State Department Released the Annual Human Rights Reports for 2017

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017   Preface We are a nation founded on the belief that every person is endowed with inalienable rights. Promoting and defending these rights is central to who we are as a country. The 2017  Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (The Human ...
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Funding opportunity: “Television Content Fund” program

Notice of Funding Opportunity: PAS-CHISINAU-FY18-08 Program Description The U.S. Embassy to the Republic of Moldova seeks a qualified implementing organization that will manage the “Television Content Fund” program, which aims to increase the quality and quantity of locally produced content on Moldovan television through co-productions that expand investment and employment in the media space.  The ...
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Funding opportunity: Increasing representation of minority groups in political parties

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for projects that support increasing the capacity of minority leaders and increase representation of minority groups in political parties.   Project Description The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and ...
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Study or Research in the USA!

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the annual competitions for the Fulbright Scholar Program, the Fulbright Faculty Development Program, the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the 2019-2020 academic year.   The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program awards non-degree grants to senior researchers, university lecturers, or experts ...
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Call for proposals: Fortifying Moldova’s Information Space

The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its AEECA/ESF Public Diplomacy Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.  Please carefully follow all ...
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Official Statement

March 28, 2018 The U.S. Embassy in Moldova commends the Government of the Republic of Moldova for acting in solidarity with the United Kingdom and its allies and neighbors in holding Russia accountable for its actions violating international law and threatening European security.  Standing with its European and international partners, the Republic of Moldova showed ...
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Request for Project Proposals: The 2018-2019 English Access Microscholarship Program Announcement

The U.S. Embassy Chisinau is pleased to announce a call for grants proposals from potential implementing partners for the 2018-2019 English Access Microscholarship Program (ACCESS).  The purpose of the Access program is to provide disadvantaged youth with an opportunity to learn the English language and enhance leadership through teaching the basics of American culture and ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Supporting Moldovan Civil Society Criminal Justice Sector Oversight

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY The United States Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, is seeking applications from qualified U.S. or overseas-based Non-profit/non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other qualified organizations for a Grant to implement a program entitled “Engagement of Civil Society in Overseeing and Reporting Criminal Justice Sector Abuses”.  The authority for this Request for ...
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SABIT Program: IT Startups – Call For Applications

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) program has established a program to train up to 18 professionals from the Eurasian IT Startups sector. SABIT provides trainees the opportunity to become familiar with a U.S. industry sector and its regulations, establish valuable business relationships, learn about innovative technologies, equipment, and services, ...
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SABIT Program “Packaging and Marketing: Specialty Foods” Call For Applications

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Special American Business Internship Training Program (SABIT) has established a program to train up to 20 specialty food & beverage packaging professionals from Eurasia.  SABIT provides trainees the opportunity to become familiar with a U.S. industry sector and its regulations, make contacts to establish valuable business relationships, learn about innovative ...
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2018-2019 Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) brings international teachers to the United States for a six-week program that offers academic seminars for professional development at a host university. Teachers are nominated to participate in the Fulbright TEA Program based on their educational experience, academic training, leadership and professional experience. The program provides outstanding secondary school ...
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A successful collaboration between U.S. Embassy in Chisinau and Bucharest in the response to Trafficking in Persons

During February 1-2, 2018, U.S. Embassy in Bucharest together with U.S. Embassy Chisinau organized the first ever Regional Workshop in combating Trafficking in Persons  “Executive Leadership in the Response to Trafficking in Persons”. International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section (INL) at the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau supported the participation of 9 Moldovan stakeholders in the ...
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Young Leaders are encouraged to apply for Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellowship

The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute is an intensive short term exchange program whose purpose is to foster relationships among young Europeans and Americans to build strong linkages and an awareness of shared values.  The four week program will enable teenagers to explore U.S. foreign policy priorities such as youth engagement, support for democracy ...
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Program: Media Program: American Film Showcase

U.S. Department of State Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova Public Affairs Section Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY18-05 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.900 CFDA Title: AEECA PD Programs Program: Media Program: American Film Showcase Announcement Type: Opened Competition Announcement Date: 2018-01-29 Deadline for submission of proposals: 11:59 PM, Moldova Time, March 01, 2018 The U.S. Embassy seeks ...
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Program: Grants for Media Program: Informational Cinema

U.S. Department of State Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova Public Affairs Section Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY18-03 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.900 CFDA Title: AEECA PD Programs Program: Grants for Media Program: Informational Cinema Announcement Type: Opened Competition Announcement Date: 2018-01-29 Deadline for submission of proposals: 11:59 PM, Moldova Time, March 01, 2018 The U.S. Embassy seeks ...
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Experience the United States as a YTILI Fellow!

2018 Applications Open: January 29 – March 2 Start Your Application Launched in 2016, the Young Transatlantic Innovative Leaders Initiative Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) of the U.S. Department of State and is supported in its implementation by The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). Entrepreneurs are a ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates TETRA Radio Stations to Moldovan Police

On January 23 2018, The U.S. Embassy donated 56 TETRA radio stations (52 portable stations and 4 mobile stations) to the Police of the Republic of Moldova. The new equipment will be used by the Police Brigade, ”Fulger” (42 portable stations and 3 mobile stations), bike patrol officers of the National Patrol Inspectorate (10 portable stations) ...
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Important Message/ 1-22-2018

At this time, scheduled passport and visa services will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits. This website will not be regularly updated until full operations resume, with the exception of emergency safety and security information.‎ *** Toate serviciile consulare şi de viză oferite de Ambasada SUA la Chișinău vor continua în ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity: Cultural/Alumni/English-Language Small Grants Program

Notice of Funding Opportunity PAS-CHISINAU-FY18-04 U.S. Department of State Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova Public Affairs Section Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY18-04 Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.900 and 19.040 CFDA Title: AEECA PD Programs and Public Diplomacy Programs Program: Cultural/Alumni/English-Language Small Grants Program Announcement Type: Open Competition Announcement Date: January 11, 2018 Deadline for submission ...
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Program: Media Grants Program for 2018

The U.S. Mission to Moldova seeks to strengthen independent media and the development of the local production capacity in the Republic of Moldova in the interests of plurality of views, editorial independence, and the development of good quality local creative and informational content. We invite interested parties to submit project proposals for funding consideration.  All submissions ...
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Ambassador Pettit’s Remarks at the CCA Media Conference

Welcome Remarks at the CCA Media Conference Ambassador James D. Pettit December 15, 2017   Thank you, Dragos, for your invitation to be here today.  Thank you, Dumitru, for the work you are doing through the Council of Europe to keep the legislative process moving forward to modernize Moldova’s media regulations.  The U.S. Embassy is ...
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Professors and reasearchers are encouraged to apply for SUSI 2018

Scholars and professionals from institutions of higher education or research focused organizations are encouraged to apply for a 5-week Study of U.S. Institutes summer program in one of the following fields: American Politics and Political Thought, Contemporary American Literature, Journalism and Media, Religious Pluralism in the United States, U.S. Culture and Society and U.S. Foreign ...
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Teachers and Administrators in Education are Encouraged to Apply for SUSI 2018

Teachers from public schools, as well as administrators including teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and ministry of education officials, are encouraged to apply for a 5-week SUSI summer program in the U.S. Application deadline: January 11th. The Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Secondary Educators are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours ...
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Apply for the Study of US Institutes for Students

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders from Europe are intensive short-term academic programs whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The SUSI programs for Student Leaders from Europe are five-week Institutes that consist of a balanced ...
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Ambassador Pettit’s Message on Gagauz Holiday Kasım

Hello! According to the Gagauz folk calendar, the year is divided into two parts. On November 8th, the summer period closes and people thank God for the past season. Wholeheartedly I congratulate you on the occasion of Kasim holiday. I wish you share the feeling of brotherhood, unity, kindness and love not only today, but ...
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Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation – Call for Proposals 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2018 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grants program. The Ambassadors Fund was established by the U.S. Congress in 2001 to help countries preserve their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for different cultures around the world. Last year ...
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The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists Ambassador James D. Pettit November 2, 2017   A free and independent media is the cornerstone of a democracy.  It is no accident that the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights of the people to think, speak, and publish their views and ...
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Official Opening of the North Regional Bureau for Migration and Asylum in Bălți

Since 2013, United States Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section (INL) in Moldova have supported International Organization for Migration (IOM) projects to strengthen the capacity of the Government of Moldova in combating and preventing irregular migration and transnational crime. On October 26, INL supported the opening of the North Regional Office of the Bureau for ...
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Apply for the Global UGRAD exchange program for undergraduate students

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  It is a fully-funded scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at an assigned U.S. college or university. Participants are emerging leaders committed to their home communities.  During the Program, Global UGRAD participants ...
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Official opening of the Buiucani Community Police Center

The United States Embassy’s International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Section (INL) in Moldova is proud to continue the partnership with the General Police Inspectorate in opening the first Community Police Center in Chisinau. As a result of this partnership, on October 19, 2017 the first Community Police Center in Chisinau was opened. Ambassador Pettit officiated the ...
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NEW ENTRY PERIOD FOR DIVERSITY VISA PROGRAM – DV-2019

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants.  In order to ensure fairness and protect the integrity of the process for all those concerned, ...
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Ambassador Pettit Participated in the Launch of the INL Supported Police Bicycle Patrol Unit in Moldova

On Saturday, October 7 Ambassador James Pettit participated in the launch ceremony of the first ever Moldovan police bicycle patrol unit.  The event began at the Embassy, where the National Chief of Police Alexandru Pinzari and Ambassador Pettit led a bicycle ride of the entire 20-officer bicycle patrol unit through the city streets of Chisinau ...
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Joint Statement on the United States-Moldova Joint Commercial Commission

October 5, 2017 Chisinau, Moldova – Delegates from the United States and the Republic of Moldova met today in Chisinau under the auspices of the United States-Moldova Joint Commercial Commission (JCC).  Deputy Minister of Economy and Infrastructure of the Republic of Moldova Vitalie Iurcu and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe and the Middle East ...
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U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Culture Launch Rare Book Collection Preservation Project

On September 26, the U.S. Embassy in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova launched the project: Preservation of Early 19th-Century Bessarabian Charters and Historical Documents. A grant was awarded to the National Library of Moldova by the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to preserve, restore and publicly ...
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American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS announces the call for 2018 – 2019 FLEX Exchange Program

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS announces the call for 2018 – 2019 FLEX Exchange Program FLEX is a US Government sponsored program which offers the opportunity to spend one academic year in the US studying in an American high school living with an American host family. Recipients of FLEX scholarships are selected by an ...
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Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal Recital in Chisinau

A world-renowned guitar virtuoso that’s been the leading guitarist of Guns N’ Roses (2006 – 2014), an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, and producer Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal will have an extraordinary recital followed by a jam session one night only in the Republic of Moldova on September 27, 2017 at the National Eugene Ionesco Theatre in Chisinau, an event that ...
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Apply for SUSI for Scholars on U.S. National Security and Policymaking

Scholars and professionals from institutions of higher education or research focused organizations are encouraged to apply for a 6-week Study of U.S. Institutes program in U.S. National Security and Policymaking. The institute will take place from January 4 to February 16, 2018 at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE. The Institute includes a four-week academic residency ...
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2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom

On August 15, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the  2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom  at the U.S. Department of State. Religious freedom is both a core American value and a fundamental human right. Mandated by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, the IRF Report describes the status of religious freedom in foreign countries and U.S. actions and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Swears In 52 New Peace Corps Volunteers

On August 16th, 2017, the U.S. Ambassador to Moldova James D. Pettit officiated over the Swearing-in Ceremony for 52 new Peace Corps Volunteers.  These 52 Volunteers arrived in Moldova on June 7 and recently completed a rigorous course of training to become English and Health Education teachers and Community and Organizational Development advisors throughout Moldova. During ...
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Ambassador Pettit Tours Military Training Center of the National Army Bulboaca

During the tour of the Military Training Center of the National Army Bulboaca, U.S. Ambassador James D. Pettit together with Deputy Commander of the National Army, Col. Eduard Ohladciuc, observed the reconstruction and modernization of the military base, renovated in the framework of the “Global Initiative for Peacekeeping Operations” (GPOI), funded by the U.S. Government. ...
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What is being reconstructed under GPOI Program in Moldova?

WHAT IS THE GLOBAL PEACE OPERATIONS INITIATIVE (GPOI)? Established in 2005, GPOI is the U.S. contribution to the G8 Action Plan to improve international peacekeeping operations. Since 1997, the GPOI program and its predecessor programs have trained national forces of over 53 nations for international peace operations. Moldova joined the GPOI program in 2012 with ...
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Study or Research in the USA!

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the annual competitions for the Fulbright Scholar Program, the Fulbright Faculty Development Program, and the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Fulbright Scholar Program awards non-degree grants to senior researchers, university lecturers, or experts in various fields who have a doctoral degree, ...
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Dedication Ceremony at Cimislia Fire and Rescue Station

On July 28th, the U.S. Ambassador James Pettit officiated the opening ceremony of Cimislia Fire and Rescue Station, which has been renovated through the efforts of U.S. Department of Defense/EUCOM Humanitarian Assistance Program. The project worth $530,000 consists of ground-up construction of the new building and construction of the access road to the main road. ...
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Statement

The United States is disappointed by the decision of Parliament and the Moldovan government to disregard the most important Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR recommendations regarding its revised electoral code. Adoption of the revised code calls into question the government’s stated goal of a democratic and European future for the people of Moldova. We will continue ...
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Notice of Funding Opportunity For a Series of Alumni Events

The purpose of this announcement is to inform interested parties about funding opportunities through a cooperative agreement. According to U.S. Embassy data there are currently over 4500 Moldovan alumni of U.S. government-sponsored programs, out of which at least 2000 reside in Moldova. The fact that these alumni live in various towns and villages, are of ...
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2017 Trafficking in Persons Report – Moldova

“Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security. “But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That’s why ...
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Joint Statement on Strategic Dialogue Relaunch

On June 23 2017, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Moldova, Andrei Galbur, and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Bridget Brink, met in Chisinau to relaunch the U.S.-Republic of Moldova Strategic Dialogue with a principals’ meeting. The leaders recognized the achievements made since ...
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The 32nd Group of Peace Corps Volunteers Arrives in Moldova

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the arrival of the 32nd group of U.S. Peace Corps volunteers to Moldova. On Wednesday, June 7, fifty- eight volunteers will arrive at Chisinau Airport. Before beginning their service, the volunteers will have a 10-week “Pre-Service Training,” to study Romanian or Russian, learn about Moldovan culture and have ...
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Ambassador Attends Dedication Ceremony of Renovated Facilities at Middle School in Cotiujenii Mari

Now, students at Cotiujenii Mari high school, can enjoy better health conditions and therefore a better educational experience, thanks to a renovation project carried out with the support of the European Armed Forces Command in Europe. As a result of this $ 130,000 project, all existing sanitary groups, as well as the sewerage system, were ...
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INL Signs MOU with Moldova on Police Reform

On Friday, May 19 in Washington, D.C. International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Deputy Assistant Secretary Daniel Foote signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Moldovan Minister of Internal Affairs Alexandru Jizdan that reinforced both sides’ commitments to reforming and modernizing law enforcement practices and institutions in Moldova.  The memorandum signing was the culmination of a week of ...
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Dedication ceremony of renovated facilities at Middle School in Rosietici

On May 18, 2017,  LTC Jeffrey Muir participated at the dedication ceremony of newly renovated facilities at Middle School in Rosietici, Floresti Raion.  The project cost $75,000 and implemented through the U.S. DoD/EUCOM Humanitarian Assistance Program in the framework of the Rural Sanitation Program.  The project consisted of renovation of the sanitation facilities, medical unit, ...
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Joint Statement on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in the Republic of Moldova

Chisinau, 17 May 2017 – On the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we express our support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons in the Republic of Moldova. We note that the 16th LGBTI Festival “Moldova Pride” is currently taking place. As the values of tolerance and respect ...
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Welcome to the 2017 edition of the American Film Festival in Tiraspol!

The U.S. Embassy is very happy to invite movie lovers and the general public to the yearly American Film Festival in Tiraspol. The 11 movies featured in this year’s lineup, most of which have been awarded Oscars, include a variety of stories, some based on important events and inspiring individuals in our shared past, and ...
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Welcome to the 11th edition of the American Film Festival in Chisinau!

The U.S. Embassy is very happy to invite movie lovers and the general public to the yearly American Film Festival. This year’s film festival honors our common heritage.  The 14 movies featured in this year’s lineup, most of which have been awarded Oscars, include a variety of stories, some based on important events and inspiring individuals ...
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Study or Research in the USA!

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the 2017 annual competitions for the Fulbright Scholar Program, the Fulbright Faculty Development Program, and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the 2018-2019 academic year. The Fulbright Scholar Program awards non-degree grants to senior researchers, university lecturers, or experts in various fields who have a ...
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The Alumni Small Grants Program

The Alumni Small Grants Program provides seed money to qualified individuals and organizations for sustainable projects that benefit the broader Moldovan community. Grant proposals must support projects that address a tangible need in a community and have measurable outcomes. Extra consideration will be given to projects that address the current needs of rural communities and ...
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American Experience in Moldova – Interview with Daniel Vodă

Daniel Vodă – a Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Program alumnus currently working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova tells in this interview about how this experience in the U.S. that has changed his life. This is the fifth video of a special project dedicated to the 25th anniversary of cooperation between the ...
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American English Webinar Series 6

Dear Teachers of English, This is an announcement for a new series of “American English Webinar Series 6” for EFL teachers to share with your colleagues! We encourage teachers to hold group viewing sessions- please let us know if you’re interested. These slots are offered on a first come, first serve basis! In brief, this webinar series ...
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Chelsey Green and The Green Project Tour Moldova

Join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the U.S. – Moldovan diplomatic relations together with Chelsey Green and The Green Project that will be touring Moldova March 23-27 . The Green Project has released three recorded projects that sold worldwide. Their highly anticipated second CD debuted on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart at #22 and iTunes Jazz Chart at #7! We’re looking forward to seeing you at ...
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The 2017-2019 English Access Microscholarship Program Announcement

The U.S. Embassy Chisinau is pleased to announce a call for grants proposals from potential implementing partners for the 2017-2019 English Access Microscholarship Program (Access). The purpose of the Access program is to provide disadvantaged youth with an opportunity to learn the English language and enhance leadership through teaching the basics of American culture and ...
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English Language Grants Competition

Description : The English Language Grants Competition is a high-profile public diplomacy initiative that provides applying organizations, as well as government agencies, NGOs, private language schools, and universities, an opportunity to demonstrate the United States support and commitment to improve education and English teaching worldwide. The main purpose of this call for proposals is to ...
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Moldovan Police Officers Participate at the 6th Annual Women in Policing Regional Conference

The 6th annual Women in Policing Regional Conference is underway in Tbilisi, Georgia. Moldova is represented by 11 police officers from Minister of Internal Affairs, General Police Inspectorate, FULGER Brigade, Criminal Investigations Department, National Patrol Inspectorate and other units. The Moldovan delegation is participating alongside women police officers from Pakistan, Burma, Armenia, Georgia, Serbia, Albania, ...
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American Experience in Moldova – Interview with Mihai Clapaniuc

Mihai Clapaniuc – a Global UGRAD alumnus currently working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova tells in this interview about how this experience in the U.S. that has changed his life. This is the fourth video of a special project dedicated to the 25th anniversary of cooperation between the Republic of ...
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Photo Exhibit to Celebrate 25 Years of U.S. – Moldovan Relations

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the U.S. – Moldovan diplomatic relations, Ambassador James D. Pettit inaugurated a photo exhibition on Tuesday, February 28, at the National Fine Arts Museum in Chisinau.   The exhibition features 33 photographs and documents that highlight the evolution of the relations between Moldova and the United States ...
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Photo Exhibit to Celebrate 25 Years of U.S.-Moldovan Relations

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the U.S. – Moldovan diplomatic relations, Ambassador James D. Pettit will inaugurate a photo exhibition on Tuesday, February 28, at 3:00pm at the National Fine Arts Museum in Chisinau.   The exhibition features 33 photographs and documents that highlight the evolution of the relations between Moldova and ...
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Ambassador Pettit: Opening Remarks at USAID High Value Agriculture Activity in Moldova, February 22, 2017

Opening RemarksAmbassador James PettitUSAID High Value Agriculture Activity in Moldova (HVAA project)Launching EventWednesday, February 22, 2017, 1000 AMRadisson Blu Convention Center   Prime Minister Filip Minister Grama Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen!  It gives me a great pleasure to welcome you all today to the launch of a new project, funded by the U.S. Agency ...
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Photo exhibit celebrating 25 years of U.S.-Moldova cooperation

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of U.S. Moldovan diplomatic relations the U.S. Embassy, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, will open a photo exhibit on Tuesday, February 28, at 3:00p.m. at the National Fine Arts Museum of Moldova.  The exhibition is part of the line ...
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Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) 2018

PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program provides international teachers with a unique opportunity to develop greater expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. The TEA Program is a six-week non-degree, non-credit customized academic program including seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, ...
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Program: Small Grants for Media Program – Content Production: Documentary Short

Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova Public Affairs Section Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY17-08 Program: Small Grants for Media Program – Content Production: Short Documentary Announcement Type: Limited Competition Deadline for submission of proposals: 11:59 PM, Moldova Time, April 06, 2017 Agency Contact: Tatiana Sanina, MoldovaGrants@state.gov In keeping with U.S. Embassy’s support of independent voices in the media ...
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Program: Small Grants for Media Program – Content Production: 48 Hour Film Festival

Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova Public Affairs Section Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY17-07 Program: Small Grants for Media Program – Content Production Announcement Type: Limited Competition Deadline for submission of proposals: 11:59 PM, Moldova Time, March 21, 2017 Agency Contact: Tatiana Sanina,  MoldovaGrants@state.gov The U.S. Embassy in Moldova seeks to support independent voices in the Moldovan media ...
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American Experience in Moldova – Interview with Dina Perciun

“I truly believe in the educational role of journalists” – Interview with Dina Perciun.  News Director at a TV channel, and 2016 Alumna of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) – Dina Perciun shares her impressions about the experience gained in the U.S. This is the second video of a special project dedicated to the 25th anniversary ...
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“The Chisinau Ghetto, 1941­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­-1942” Book Presentation at the History Museum

U.S. Embassy invites media to the presentation of “The Chisinau Ghetto, 1941­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­-1942” – a book  by Paul A. Shapiro, Director of International Affairs and Director Emeritus of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.  The book is the first major study of the historical events ...
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The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute

The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Summer Institute is an intensive short term exchange program whose purpose is to foster relationships among young Europeans and Americans to build strong linkages and an awareness of shared values.  The four week program will enable teenagers to explore U.S. foreign policy priorities such as youth engagement, support for democracy ...
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American Experience in Moldova – Interview with Vlad Shuleansky

Vlad Shuleansky – a co-owner of a restaurant in Chisinau, who participated in the educational program YTILI in 2016, shares his impressions, observations, memories, and tells us how the experience and knowledge gained through the program helped him to fulfill his business idea of opening a restaurant. This is the first video of a special ...
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English for Media Literacy MOOC Grant

Description: This call for proposals is aimed to encourage applying organizations to help the U.S. Embassy to promote English teaching from all over Moldova to implement different teaching methods and techniques in their classes, thus improving the quality of English teaching. The Media Literacy Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) is a high-profile public diplomacy initiative ...
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Grants Program: Call for proposals for civil society promotion

Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova Public Affairs Section Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY17-06 Program: Democracy Commission Small Grants Program Announcement Type: Open Competition Deadline for submission of proposals: 11:59 PM, Moldova Time, April 28, 2017 Funding per grant:  $1,000-$20,000 Agency Contact: Stelian Rusu, rusus@america.go v The Democracy Commission Small Grants Program was initiated ...
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Grants Program: Restoring confidence in Moldova’s European trajectory by strengthening institutions and civic participation in tackling corruption

Embassy of the United States of America in Chisinau, Moldova Funding Opportunity Number: PAS-CHISINAU-FY17-05 Deadline for submission of proposals: 11:59 PM, Moldova Time, March 31, 2017 Funding per grant:  $10,000-$50,000 Agency Contact: Stelian Rusu,  rusus@america.gov The Democracy Commission Small Grants Program was initiated in 1994 as a flexible mechanism to enable American embassies to support initiatives that contribute to more ...
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U.S. Ambassador Pettit Visits Edineț

U.S. Ambassador James D. Pettit visited Edinet on January 13, 2017.  During his visit ambassador met with local public officials and with local businessmen to discuss economic and political situation in the region. Along with Peace Corps volunteers Valentine and Angela talked about successful projects in the localities where they work, and toured Ukrainian High ...
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Apply for Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders from Europe

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Student Leaders from Europe are intensive short-term academic programs whose purpose is to provide groups of undergraduate student leaders with a deeper understanding of the United States while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.  The SUSI programs for Student Leaders from Europe are five-week Institutes that consist of a ...
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The Digital Communication Network Exchange 2017

The Digital Communication Network is an exchange program, funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by World Learning. The Digital Communications Network exchange program created and supports a collaborative network of communication professionals from across Europe and Central Asia, working together to strengthen communication skills through the development and dissemination of digital content. ...
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U.S. Embassy Invites You To a Holiday Concert

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau together with the National Philharmonic and invites you to a Holiday Concert with the participation of Tiraspol symphony orchestra and famous American pianist Thomas Pandolfi. Come to enjoy  great music  of G.Gershin, L. Anderson and A.Piazzolla on December 30 at 18.00 at the National Philharmonic. More information is available  here . Free ...
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U.S. Ambassador Pettit: 25 Years of Diplomatic Relations

Dear friends, 25 years ago, the United States established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Moldova. The entire year we will be commemorating the 25-year anniversary of our relations. “25 years of cooperation” is more than a slogan – it is a recognition of what we can achieve together. Join us in celebrating this moment ...
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Apply for Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars

Scholars and professionals from institutions of higher education or research focused organizations are encouraged to apply for a 5-week Study of U.S. Institutes summer program in one of the following fields: American Politics and Political Thought, Contemporary American Literature, Journalism and Media, Religious Pluralism in the United States, U.S. Culture and Society and U.S. Foreign ...
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Study of the U.S. Institutes for Educators (SUSI) Announcement

High school teachers of English, Literature, History and Geography, who would like to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions, are encouraged to apply for the Study of U.S Institutes (SUSI) for Educators. This is a fully covered 5-week, intensive summer program with a focus on content and materials about the United States ...
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Embassy Hosts Round Table to Discuss Domestic Violence

On the fifth day of the “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” campaign, Chargé D’Affaires Julie Stufft hosted a round table with key stakeholders in the fight against domestic violence in Moldova. The participants discussed ways to address challenges in their daily work – in government or civil society – and focused on joint ...
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Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation – CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2017 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) grants program. The Ambassadors Fund was established by the U.S. Congress in 2001 to help countries preserve their cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for different cultures around the world. Last year ...
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The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for the 2017-18 academic year

The program enables young professionals from Moldova to study for one year or longer at U.S. universities to pursue Master’s level study in following fields: Economics, Education, Environmental Policy and Management, International Affairs, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Library and Information Science, Public Administration, Public Health and Public Policy. Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition. This ...
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The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program – Apply Now!

The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD) provides a diverse group of emerging leaders with a scholarship for one semester of non-degree academic study at a U.S. college or university. The program is sponsored by the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and aims to recruit participants from underrepresented, non-elite backgrounds. ...
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Professional Fellows Program – 2017

Professional Fellows Program – 2017 November 2017 American Councils for International Education in Moldova ( http://www.americancouncils.md/ ) announces the opening of the contest for the selection of finalists Professional Fellows Program Spring 2017. Target group: employees of public law (state institutions, NGOs, civil society) aged between 25 and 35 who speak English at intermediate level and are experts ...
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U.S. Air Force Band to Perform in Moldova Oct 17-22

Chisinau, Moldova — A group of musicians from the United States Air Forces in Europe Band will perform with the National Symphony of Moldova in celebration of 25 years of strong Moldovan – American partnerships during three collaborative concerts at the Chisinau Philharmonic 19-21 October. The concerts will feature American classical, folk, and jazz as ...
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Ambassador hosted a roundtable to discuss the effects of trafficking and migration on children in Moldova

On October 20, Ambassador James D. Pettit hosted a roundtable to discuss the effects of trafficking and migration on children in Moldova. Key stakeholders in the anti-trafficking field representing the government, civil society, and international organizations attended the event. Marking the start of the Week to Fight Trafficking in Human Beings in Moldova, participants discussed ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Film Viewing and Discussion of Film Project Beautiful Corruption

October 19, 2016 – The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau hosted a group of media and NGO representatives to a viewing and discussion of Beautiful Corruption, a short film by Eugen Damaschin. The three-minute film provides a uniquely Moldovan view of corruption and how it affects the everyday life of residents of ...
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Check out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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DV Lottery – 2018 Program (Green Card)

Online registration for the DV Lottery -2018 Program begins on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4). DV Lottery – 2018 Program Instructions Select the English version of the  DV-2018 Program Instructions  in PDF format for your convenience ...
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The U.S. Government and the Government of Moldova signed Agreements to Support Democratic and Economic Development of Moldova

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the United States Government and the Government of Moldova signed Assistance Agreements to support good governance and economic development in the Republic of Moldova.  Under these Agreements, the United States Government, represented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has agreed to provide about $27 million dollars for ...
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2016 Annual Competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2017-2018

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the 2016 annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a one-year scholarship program offered to mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a commitment to public service, and the capacity ...
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Exercise Fire Shield 2016 to Begin September 11

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova – Exercise Fire Shield 2016 will begin September 11, 2016.  Fire Shield is a multinational, combined, small unit, artillery training exercise with Moldovan, Romanian, and United States forces. The exercise takes place 11-24 September, 2016 at the Bulboaca Training Area, Moldova.  The purpose of the exercise is to improve interoperability, explore concurrent ...
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U.S. Medical Training in Treatment of Burn Wounds

A group of U.S. medical experts is in Chisinau September 5-9 sharing best practices with Moldovan counterparts in treatment of burn wounds. The workshop participants demonstrate real-life techniques as part of the exercise. This week-long effort is part of ongoing cooperation between U.S. and Moldovan military and civilian personnel.
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On the Occasion of Moldova’s National Day

John Kerry – Secretary of State Washington, DC – August 25, 2016 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate all Moldovans on the 25th anniversary of your nation’s independence on August 27. For the past quarter-century, the United States has stood squarely behind your pursuit of democratic reform and EU integration, your efforts to strengthen ...
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U.S. Medical Training in Treatment of Burn Wounds

A group of U.S. medical experts is in Chisinau September 5-9 sharing best practices with Moldovan counterparts in treatment of burn wounds. The workshop participants demonstrate real-life techniques as part of the exercise. This week-long effort is part of ongoing cooperation between U.S. and Moldovan military and civilian personnel. This is a joint collaboration effort ...
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Charge D’Affaires Julie Stufft Opens Seminar on Regional Cooperation and Strategic Communication

U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Julie Stufft delivered remarks to open a two-day seminar on regional cooperation and strategic communication today. Addressing an audience of officials, academics, and administrators from the defense and security sectors, Mrs. Stufft noted “although the potential threats in the region have never been clear-cut, it has become evident that future security ...
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U.S. Embassy Chisinau Statement Regarding Suspicious Item Found in Front of Embassy July 5

The U.S. Embassy confirms media reports that a suspicious device was found in front of the Embassy in Chisinau July 5, 2016. In coordination with local law enforcement representatives, embassy security personnel determined that the device posed no physical threat to anyone or any property on the premises. The U.S. Embassy thanks local law enforcement ...
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Statement on Ambassador Pettit’s June 28 Meeting with Foreign Minister Galbur

Ambassador Pettit met with Andrei Galbur, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Moldova, on June 28 in Chisinau to discuss bilateral issues. Ambassador Pettit encouraged Moldova to continue progress on reforms, in particular meeting all requirements for an IMF program and those necessary for Moldova’s European integration.  He commended Moldova’s active participation in the 5 ...
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The U.S. Embassy Announces a Grants Competition for English Language Teaching Programming in Moldova

The Embassy of the United States of America announces an open Grants Competition for English teaching organizations in Moldova. During this round, the English Grants Competition Program provides funding opportunities to organizations such as NGOs, private language schools, government agencies, and universities to demonstrate the United States support and commitment to improve education and English teaching in Moldova. ...
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The 2016-2018 English Access Microscholarship Program Announcement

The U.S. Embassy Chisinau is pleased to announce a call for grants proposals from potential implementing partners for the 2016-2018 English Access Microscholarship Program (Access).  The purpose of the Access program is to provide disadvantaged youth with an opportunity to learn the English language and enhance leadership through teaching the basics of American culture and ...
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U.S.-Moldovan Medical Exercise Concludes May 26

May 26, 2016 – Chisinau, Moldova. U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Stufft attended the closing ceremony of Falcon Medic, a two-week medical training exercise between the Moldovan military and the North Carolina National Guard. Mrs. Stufft stated at the ceremony that “the United States remains committed to assisting Moldova to enhance its combat medical capabilities.  ...
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General Ben Hodges’ Visit to Moldova

Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe, visited Moldova May 14-15 to meet with U.S. and Moldovan soldiers participating in Dragoon Pioneer 2016.  During his time in Moldova, General Hodges observed on-going construction at a joint U.S.-Moldovan project at the Tiganesti Monastery, where the U.S. and Moldovan engineers are improving a road as ...
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Exercise Dragoon Pioneer May 2-16

The U.S. Embassy in Chisinau announces the arrival of the U.S. Army 2ndCavalry Regimental Engineer Squadron to the Republic of Moldova as part of ongoing bilateral cooperation between the U.S. Army and the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Moldova. The Dragoon Pioneer exercises will entail medical, maintenance, and engineer training of the Moldovan ...
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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

This one-year, full scholarship program is offered to mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at a leading U.S. university. The program awards a certificate from the U.S. Government; it is not designed to ...
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The U.S. Embassy Announces Grants Competition for Intercultural Dialogue

The Embassy of the United States of America announces an open grants competition for cultural organizations in Moldova. During this round, the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program provides funding opportunities to organizations such as theaters, museums, libraries, professional associations and unions, NGOs, cultural institutes for sustainable projects that promote intercultural dialogue. For this competition, the U.S. ...
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General Philip M. Breedlove Visited Moldova

Commander of United States European Command General Philip M. Breedlove paid a visit to Moldova March 23 to 24. While in Moldova, General Breedlove met with President Nicolae Timofti and Minister of Defense Anatolie Salaru. He also toured the Bulboaca National Training Center, where the U.S. is supporting renovations to create a modern training facility. ...
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General Philip M. Breedlove Visiting Moldova

Commander of United States European Command General Philip M. Breedlove will visit Moldova March 23 to 24.  While in Moldova, General Breedlove will meet with President Nicolae Timofti and Minister of Defense Anatolie Salaru.  He will tour the Bulboaca National Training Center, where the U.S. is supporting renovations to create a modern training facility. This ...
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State of North Carolina Provides Educational Materials to Moldovan Schools

On March 19, 2016, a donation of 3900 textbooks and more than 670 educational classroom posters arrived in Moldova from North Carolina.  This shipment of educational materials is one of the many acts of goodwill and cooperation that comprise the ongoing North Carolina-Moldova Bilateral Partnership, which began in 1999. The books and posters will be ...
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Improve Your Teaching Skills in the USA!

The Fulbright Faculty Development Program is a non-degree, professional development program that provides promising junior university faculty with the opportunity to: develop new courses and implement curriculum reform at their home institutions; cultivate teaching skills and techniques based on personal observation of U.S. educational methods; expand the information base in their fields of study; become ...
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Study or Research in the USA!

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the annual competitions for the Fulbright Scholar Program and the Fulbright Faculty Development Program, for travel during the 2017-2018 academic year. The Fulbright Scholar Program awards non-degree grants to senior researchers, university lecturers, or experts in various fields who have a doctoral degree, or equivalent professional ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary Bridget Brink Visiting Moldova

Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Bridget Brink, is visiting Moldova March 2 to 4 to discuss the status of reforms with representatives of the government, opposition and civil society.   This will be Deputy Assistant Secretary Brink’s third trip to Moldova.  She will be accompanied by Deputy Office ...
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2016 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institutes for Youth

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova announces a competition for students aged 18 to participate in the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institutes for Youth. This program will take place June 25 to July 23, 2016 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the United States of America. The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows ...
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The U.S. Embassy in Moldova announces the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova announces the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program for outstanding secondary school teachers of English, social studies, math and science with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States. Teachers come to the United States from all world ...
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The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the Fulbright Foreign Student Program for the 2016-17 Academic Year

The program enables young professionals from Moldova to study for one year or longer at U.S. universities to pursue Master’s level study in any field except medicine. Participants are selected through an open, merit-based competition. This prestigious award covers tuition and fees at an American university, a monthly living stipend, health insurance, and international airfare. ...
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Press Statement – Department of Defense Members Visit

Seventeen newly selected generals and admirals and one civilian member of the senior executive service from the Department of Defense are visiting Chisinau from 12 to 16 Feb as part of a regional tour. The group is a portion of the Capstone executive course that examines national security and foreign policy. While in Moldova they ...
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Celebrating American and Moldovan Art

To celebrate art and engage with the local arts community, Ambassador Pettit hosted an Art in Embassies reception last night. The guests had the pleasure of admiring ten paintings by American artists, as well as nine works by local art students that were displayed at his residence.
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U.S. Embassy Opens Photo Exhibit on the Holocaust

On the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the U.S. Ambassador James D. Pettit opened a photo exhibit at the Free International University of Moldova. The exhibit commemorating the more than 6 million victims of the Holocaust has been produced by the U.S. Embassy. It features 24 historical photographs, including 10 from Bessarabia and Transnistria. ...
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Press Statement

The United States calls for calm and restraint on the part of protestors and police in Chisinau. We urge all sides to refrain from acts that encourage or provoke violence. We further urge Moldovan authorities to immediately meet with and address protestors’ concerns in an open and transparent manner.
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Ambassador Pettit’s Message

#AmbPettit: As we conclude a challenging year, I want to say to each of you, that despite its problems, Moldova has immense potential.  Your resources, your human capital, your spirit of creativity and hard work – subtract the  problems (which are well-known by all), and Moldova could be a prosperous, democratic, European country in a ...
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DCM Julie Stufft Participates in Closing Ceremony of “Preventing and Combating Sexual Violence” Workshop

Deputy Chief of Mission Julie Stufft participated in the closing ceremony of the “Preventing and combating sexual violence” workshop organized by the NGO La Strada. In Moldova, rape and sexual assault are among the least-acknowledged and least-reported forms of violence against women. According to some estimates, 70% to 95% of rape cases are not reported. ...
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Special Advisor for Children’s Issues, Ambassador Susan S. Jacobs, Visits Moldova

Ambassador Susan S. Jacobs, the U.S. Department of State Special Advisor for Children’s Issues, is visiting Moldova December 10th to 12th to strengthen the partnership between the U.S. and Moldova under the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Inter-Country Adoption.  Ambassador Jacobs will meet with Moldovan leaders, including Minister ...
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Ambassador Pettit inaugurates USAID-funded Grape Packinghouse in Costesti

On December 3rd, U.S. Ambassador James D. Pettit together with the Ambassador of Romania, Marius Lazurca, helped launch a new grape packinghouse in Costesti. This new facility was built with combined support from USAID Moldova/ACED Project and the Romanian Embassy.  It will enable local producers to store and pack their grapes for sale in international markets.
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U.S. Army Europe Commanding General Visits Moldova

Lieutenant General Frederick ‘Ben’ Hodges, Commander of U.S. Army Europe, and Major General Gregory Lusk, Adjutant General of the North Carolina National Guard, visited Moldova  December 2nd to strengthen the military-to-military partnership between the U.S. and Moldova.  Lieutenant General Hodges and Major General Lusk met with Moldovan military leaders, including Chief of Defense Brigadier General ...
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16 Days Against Violence Campaign

“Gender equality is not only a women’s issue, it is a human rights issue that requires everyone’s participation. We commit to take action against all forms of violence and discrimination faced by women and girls.” In support of the 16 Days Against Violence Campaign, our colleagues at the Embassy expressed their support of the  ‪#‎HeForShe‬  solidarity ...
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The Embassy of the United States offers its condolences to France and to all the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris

The Embassy of the United States offers its condolences to France and to all the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.  Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this attack on humanity and the universal values we share. During this difficult time, we stand with the French Embassy in Moldova ...
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The U.S. Embassy in Moldova announces the Global UGRAD Program for the 2016-17 Academic Year

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the Global UGRAD Program for the 2016-17 academic year. Global UGRAD provides opportunities for current undergraduate students to spend one academic semester of non-degree study at a U.S. university or community college. The deadline is January 1, 2016 so start your applications now! For more information ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement Oct. 30, 2015

The Embassy of the United States calls upon all of Moldova’s political parties to begin acting on behalf of the people of Moldova by rapidly forming a government and cooperating on immediate reforms. Moldova’s image at home and abroad is suffering due to continued machinations by political elites, and in some cases, private individuals.  It ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces the Continuation of the Democracy Grants Program

The Embassy of the United States of America announces another competition for assistance awards through the Democracy Grants Program. The U.S. Embassy invites Moldovan Civil Society Organizations, including independent mass media, to submit projects with the purpose of furthering the development of democracy and civil society in Moldova. For this competition, the U.S. Embassy welcomes ...
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American English Webinars

Dear  Teachers of English, This ia an announcement for a new series of “American English Webinars”  for EFL teachers to share with your colleagues! We encourage teachers to hold group viewing sessions- please let us know if you’re interested. These slots are offered on a first come, first serve basis ! In brief, this webinar ...
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Representative Steve Chabot Visited Moldova August 16 to 18

U.S. Representative Steve Chabot visited Moldova August 16 to 18 as part of a trip that also includes Hungary, Estonia, and Latvia. During his visit to Moldova, Representative Chabot discussed economic and political issues with Moldovan officials, including President Nicolae Timofti, Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet, and Deputy Minister of Economy Valeriu Triboi. In a meeting ...
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American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS announces the call for 2016 – 2017 FLEX Exchange Program

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS announces the call for 2016 – 2017 FLEX Exchange Program. FLEX is a US Government sponsored program which offers the opportunity to spend one academic year in the US studying in an American high school living with an American host family. Recipients of FLEX scholarships are selected by an ...
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Alumni Small Grants Program Announcement

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the next round of the Alumni Small Grants Program. The Program is designed to support alumni in sharing the experience they gained through their exchange programs and implementing best practices they learned in the U.S. The purpose of this program is to further the professional development of alumni ...
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Formation of a New Government in Moldova

Press Statement Mark C. Toner – Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC We welcome the formation of a new government in the Republic of Moldova. We look forward to working with Prime Minister Strelet and his cabinet and seeing rapid reforms that benefit the Moldovan people, who voted for a more prosperous future of European integration. The ...
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MCC Visit Highlights Compact Successes in Infrastructure and Agriculture

On July 24, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Deputy Vice President Fatema Z. Sumar met with Moldovan Interim Prime Minister Natalia Gherman to discuss the successful implementation of the country’s compact and next steps to ensure sustainability.  Discussions focused on the achievements of MCC’s investments in agriculture and transportation. MCC officials stressed the ...
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Commanding General of the North Carolina Army and Air National Guard Visits Moldova

From July 15-17, the Commanding General of the North Carolina Army & Air National Guard, Major General Greg Lusk, visited Moldova as part of the ongoing bilateral relationship between Moldova and North Carolina. During his visit, General Lusk met with Moldovan defense officials, including Acting Minister of Defense Viorel Cibotaru, Commanding General of the Moldovan ...
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Gift from the American People Helps Improve Public Services in Ungheni

Today, July 9, U.S. Ambassador James D. Pettit traveled to Ungheni to hand over the keys for a modern bucket truck to the Ungheni Municipality.  Donated by the United States Agency for International Development, this bucket truck is a modern aerial work platform with a hydraulic lifting system used to maintain telecommunication and lighting systems, manage green spaces and ...
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Instagram Photo Contest “USA in Moldova”

June 29, 2015 Update! The deadline was extended by Tuesday June 30th, 11:59 p.m. Show off your photography skills! Enter now and win 2 tickets to 4th of July Picnic 2015! The Contest Take a photo which best illustrates “The USA in Moldova.” (This can be anything you see in Moldova that somehow reminds you ...
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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Visited Moldova

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus conducted a familiarization visit to Moldova from June 24-25, 2015. During the visit, he met with Moldovan government officials and discussed issues of bilateral cooperation and regional security. Secretary Mabus, who is responsible for overseeing the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, congratulated President Timofti on Moldova’s goal of raising ...
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Delays in Overseas U.S. Passport and Visa Processing

The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems.  This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category.  We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability. Currently, we are unable to print most immigrant and ...
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Update on Fulbright and Humphrey Programs

Thank you for all the interest in studying in the United States! The Fulbright and Humphrey competitions for 2016-2017 academic year have now closed. If you have applied, we have received your application and will inform you after a review has been completed. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the funding we had hoped for the ...
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American Artist Molly Aubry visits Moldova

“The creativity, warmth, and openness to artistic experimentation of young Moldovan artists truly inspires me, and I encourage them to share their talents with the global community!” Molly Aubry said, during her visit to Moldova this week. As an Embassy-sponsored Visiting Artist, Molly visited an orphanage in Hincesti, discussed art therapy with university students, and ...
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U.S. Ambassador Congratulates Access Graduates

Chisinau – U.S. Ambassador Pettit joined in the celebration of the graduation of 70 students of the English Access Microscholarship Program from Staseni, Ialoveni, and Orhei. The Access program develops English language skills and capabilities among economically-disadvantaged youth, while also introducing them to American culture and society through after-school classes and enhancement activities. Access students often ...
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Ambassador Pettit Visits the Irrigation System in Lopatna

On May 21, 2015 Ambassador Pettit was in Lopatna to inspect a new pumping station and irrigation system financed by the U.S. Government through the MCC-Compact. He was impressed by the many productive farmers with whom he spoke, the beautiful orchards he saw and, of course, the state-of-the-art irrigation system. He told the farmers and ...
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Welcome to the American Film Festival 2015 in Tiraspol!

This year’s festival celebrates the great American South.  In Tiraspol we will screen 11 movies, some of which have changed the American film-making industry forever.  Gone with the Wind, for example, is considered one of the greatest films of all time that triggered changes in the way African-Americans are depicted in film.  To Kill a Mockingbird is ...
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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Pays Visit To Moldova

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews visited Moldova from May 6-8, 2015. The purpose of his trip was to better understand Moldova’s commercial environment and show U.S. support for Moldova’s future economic success. Deputy Secretary Andrews discussed potential future cooperation between the United States and Moldova during his meetings with Prime Minister Chiril Gaburici, Speaker ...
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The American Film Festival Opens in Chisinau

The U.S. Embassy cordially invites the Moldovan public to the ninth edition of the American Film Festival, which will take place at the Odeon Cultural Center from April 24 to May 1, 2015.  The entrance to all screenings is free of charge. Ambassador James D. Pettit will open the festival on Friday, April 24 at ...
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Welcome to American Film Festival 2015!

This year’s festival celebrates the great American South.  We will screen 15 movies, some of which have changed the American film-making industry forever.  Gone with the Wind, for example, is considered one of the greatest films of all time that triggered changes in the way African-Americans are depicted on film. To Kill a Mockingbird is another masterpiece that ...
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DAS James A. Walsh helps dedicate a study room and a conference room at the General Police Inspectorate

Today James A. Walsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, helped dedicate a study room and a conference room at the General Police Inspectorate, which were refurbished with support from the U.S. Government. Deputy Assistant Secretary Walsh reiterated the United States’ support for Moldova’s reforms for the benefit ...
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Citizen Information and Service Center opened in Singerei

Today, March 13, 2015, the Town of Singerei, with support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) opened its Citizen Information and Service Center (CISC). This center was established to improve the quality of information and public services provided by the local authorities through a “one-stop-shop” access point.  It will contribute to a ...
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Study or Research in the USA!

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova is pleased to announce the 2015 annual competitions for the Fulbright Scholar Program, the Fulbright Faculty Development Program, the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Fulbright Scholar Program awards non-degree grants to senior researchers, university lecturers, or experts in ...
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Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to France, Moldova, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Ukraine March 2 – 7

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to France, Moldova, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Ukraine to meet with a wide range of government officials and non-governmental experts to discuss key political, economic, and security issues. On March 2, Deputy Secretary Blinken will meet with senior government officials in Paris to continue ...
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TEA Program Announcement

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova announces a new program for outstanding secondary school teachers of English, social studies, math and science with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States. Teachers come to the United States from all world regions for a ...
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2015 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institutes for Youth

The U.S. Embassy in Moldova announces a competition for students aged 18 to participate in the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative: Summer Institutes for Youth. This program will take place on June 27 – July 25, 2015 in the United States of America. The Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows Initiative is named after the legendary ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces the Continuation of the Democracy Grants Program

The Embassy of the United States of America announces another competition for assistance awards through the Democracy Grants Program. The U.S. Embassy invites Moldovan Civil Society Organizations to submit projects whose purpose is to further the development of democracy and civil society in Moldova. For this competition, the U.S. Embassy welcomes projects related to the following ...
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Ambassador Pettit Presents Credentials to President Timofti

U.S. Ambassador James D. Pettit presented his credentials to President Nicolae Timofti this morning in an official ceremony.  During his introduction with President Timofti, Ambassador Pettit expressed his pleasure to be in Moldova and said, “I would like to assure you that I will make every effort to strengthen the bilateral relationship between our countries ...
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