AUBG Commencement Ceremony

Former Ambassador Beyrle was the keynote speaker at the AUBG commencement ceremony that took place in Blagoevgrad on May 21st . One hundred ninety-four graduates from 17 countries received a world-recognized diploma. “I believe that AUBG is the most important and the most enduring legacy of the partnership between Bulgaria and the United States over ... Read More»

Ambassador Eric Rubin Congratulates Class 2017 from the American College of Sofia

Ambassador Eric Rubin was the keynote speaker at the American College of Sofia (ACS) Graduation Ceremony for Class 2017, which took place at the ACS campus on May 20th. One hundred forty one graduates received their diplomas from one of the oldest American educational institutions outside the United States. “I congratulate all of you for ... Read More»

USS Oscar Austin Visits Varna

Last night the U.S. Navy and the Commander of the U.S. 6th Fleet, Vice-Admiral (VADM) Christopher Grady hosted a reception aboard the USS Oscar Austin during its port visit in Varna. Honorable guests included Ambassador Rubin, Deputy Defense Minister Atanas Zapryanov and Bulgarian Navy commander RADM Petev.  VADM Grady and Amb. Rubin once again reiterated the significance ... Read More»

Ambassador Rubin Visits Stara Zagora

Ambassador Eric Rubin spends the day in Stara Zagora meeting with Mayor Zhivko Todorov to discuss the city’s priorities and visiting Trakia University which has ongoing projects with several American universities, a center for technical cooperation supported by USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) and several centers to develop technical competencies funded by the America for ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Rubin – Dedication of Ronald Reagan Statue in Sofia

I am honored to be here to represent the United States Government and President Trump at the dedication of this beautiful statue of President Ronald Reagan. For so many people in this part of the world, President Reagan represented more than just his country and his Administration. First of all, he represented America, and America’s ... Read More»

Unveiling of the Bust of President Ronald Reagan in Sofia

On May 10, 2017 Ambassador Rubin accompanied Bulgarian and U.S. dignitaries at the unveiling of the bust of President Ronald Reagan, the 40th U.S. President, in Sofia’s South Park alley, which was named after Reagan in 2011. The idea for the monument emerged several years ago as an expression of gratitude by many Bulgarians who ... Read More»

Ambassador Rubin Visits Kardzhali

March 31, 2017 – As part of his first Kardzhali visit, Ambassador Eric Rubin participated in a Tolerance and Mutual Understanding Day organized by the Olga Lengyel Institute and Israeli-Bulgarian Institute. “Bulgaria has a proud history of religious tolerance that we are all aware of,” said Ambassador Rubin and also stressed that we need to ... Read More»

Ambassador Rubin Visits the School of Politics

Ambassador Rubin spoke on March 9 in Pravets  about U.S.-European Union relations and the EU’s critical role in shaping and sustaining a strong and successful Europe.  Ambassador Rubin was hosted by the New Bulgarian University’s Dimitri Panitza School of Politics, which is holding a four-day educational model for civic leaders, titled “Bulgaria in the EU ... Read More»

Ambassador Eric Rubin in Pazardzhik

February 2 – Ambassador Eric Rubin just launched a $153,000 U.S.-funded project in Pazardzhik. The U.S. State Department is financing the English language education for 200 students in underserved areas of Bulgaria. The project aims to give these children access to better opportunities. Ambassador Rubin, U.S. Embassy officials, and America for Bulgaria Foundation representatives wished ... Read More»

International Festival of Masquerade Games in Pernik

January 30 – Over the weekend Amb. Eric Rubin visited Surva, the International Festival of Masquerade Games in the town of Pernik. This event is one of the most emblematic folklore festivals in Bulgaria. Every year thousands of visitors from all around the world enjoy the magic of this unique festival, whose main goal is ... Read More»

In Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Today, January 28, on UN International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, Ambassador Eric Rubin spoke at the workshop, “Diplomats rescue Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.” The event, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria and Sofia University “Kliment Ohridski,” gathered diplomats, faculty members and ... Read More»

Roma Children Wished Ambassador Rubin a Happy New Year

On January 13th, Amb. Eric Rubin welcomed Roma students from the Hristo Botev school in the Bulgarian city of Stamboliyski to celebrate the coming Roma New Year, also known as Vassilitsa, with them. The students performed for the Embassy community, sharing their Roma traditions and wishes for a happy life and a better world. The ... Read More»

United States Ambassador Condemns Attack on Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Chair

Statement by Eric S. Rubin, U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria October 28, 2016 We were saddened and shocked to learn of yesterday’s attack by two men on Bulgarian Helsinki Committee Chair Krassimir Kanev.  The Bulgarian Helsinki Committee is the largest organization for the protection of human rights in Bulgaria.  It is one of the most important ... Read More»

Ambassador Rubin – AUBG Commencement Speech

Good morning class of 2016!  I am so happy to be here with you today.  And President Kulinski, thank you for that very warm welcome. Dear Graduates of the Class of 2016, distinguished guests, parents, and members of the faculty, Chairman Manov, Minister Mitov, Ambassador Potodorova, President Kulinski, members of the Faculty, Borad of Trustees, ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Speech During a Business Luncheon Hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce

May 20, 2016 (as prepared for delivery) It is a pleasure to join all of you today.  Let me begin with a “thank you” to the superb team at AmCham.  Your excellent work to promote the interests of American companies in Bulgaria is vital to their success.  Although I am a few months late, I ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Speech to Atlantic Club: “The U.S. – Bulgaria Partnership”

Thank you very much, Your Majesty, Madam Deputy Prime Minister, Excellencies, friends, members of the Atlantic Club, members of the press. Thank you all so much for coming, thank you for this very warm welcome.  Бих искал да благодаря на правителството и народа на България за много топлото посрещане на мен и семейството ми.  I ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Speech to Atlantic Club: “The U.S. – Bulgaria Partnership”

April 7, 2016 “The U.S. – Bulgaria Partnership” Thank you very much, Your Majesty, Madam Deputy Prime Minister, Excellencies, friends, members of the Atlantic Club, members of the press. Thank you all so much for coming, thank you for this very warm welcome.  Бих искал да благодаря на правителството и народа на България за много ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Remarks at the ‘Women in Tech’ Roundtable

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning and welcome to all of you who have joined us here today. The information technology sector is the fastest growing sector in Bulgaria.  The country is also a highly successful regional hub for Service Centers.  These are all great market achievements.  Congratulations to Bulgaria and to ... Read More»
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