AmCham Business Breakfast with the Bulgarian Government

U.S. Embassy Sofia Chargé d’Affaires Justin Friedman joined Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and other government leaders Monday morning at a breakfast to celebrate the strong business ties between the United States and Bulgaria. The breakfast was hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce and is an annual event that highlights the many American companies that …

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Chargé d’Affaires Friedman Аttends Forbes Bulgaria Relaunch

“I am pleased that Forbes, which has a long and successful tradition of business journalism in the United States, has relaunched in Bulgaria. It is my hope that Forbes Bulgaria will be a positive example of independent and professional media in Bulgaria. Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are critical components of vibrant, …

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Chargé d’Affaires Justin Friedman on the Preview Opening of The Bishop’s Basilica in Plovdiv

Built tessera by tessera, hand in hand, the restored Bishop’s Basilica of Philippopolis reveals stories from the past to inspire future generations. This incredible project restored 2,000 square meters of 4th-6th century mosaics. Chargé d’Affaires Justin Friedman joined the America for Bulgaria Foundation and Plovdiv Municipality yesterday for a preview opening of The Bishop’s Basilica …

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Chargé d’Affaires Friedman Visits Kindergarten in Haskovo

Chargé d’Affaires Friedman visited Haskovo’s Bell Kindergarten and observed the great work school faculty and staff are doing to educate children.  In 2015 the U.S. government funded a $200,000 USD renovation of the school bathrooms, kitchens, windows, wood doors, façade restoration, and constructed a canopy over the entrance and installed outside lights.  This U.S. Embassy Sofia …

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Whiskey Promotion

Do you know: All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. Like jazz and creole, bourbon is a truly American product. In 1964 Congress declared bourbon to be a distinctive product of the U.S. and recognized bourbon as America’s ‘native spirit.’ Last night U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires Justin Friedman sampled American whiskey at …

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Coca Cola Inaugurates BGN 40 Million Facility Expansion in Bulgaria

Coca Cola is an impressive example of the important role U.S. companies play in Bulgaria’s growth. U.S. investment in Bulgaria drives economic expansion, raises Bulgarian worker productivity and wages, and transforms entire communities. An American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria 2018 report estimates that American companies currently employ approx. 30k Bulgarians in Bulgaria, and U.S …

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Gas Interconnector Greece – Bulgaria

The U.S. Embassy Sofia Charge d’Affaires Justin Friedman joined Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the gas Interconnector Greece – Bulgaria. We welcome this ceremony as a sign of broad commitment to the gas Interconnector Greece – Bulgaria by the Bulgarian and Greek sides. …

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Chargé D’Affaires Martina Strong Visits Kardzhali

Starting her visit to the city of Kardzhali, Chargé D’Affaires Martina Strong visited the regional museum in town to learn more about the history of the region. Mrs. Strong is in Kardzhali on the occasion of the traditional “Month of America,” organized by the local Friends of America Society. Charge d’Affaires Martina Strong launched the …

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Chargé d’Affaires Martina Strong at an American College of Sofia Ceremony

Chargé d’Affaires Martina Strong joined the students and administration of the American College of Sofia (ACS) at a ceremony renaming the Science Building after ACS alumnus Carl Djerassi. In addition to expressing her gratitude for Djerassi’s many contributions in science and education, Chargé d’Affaires Strong praised ACS and its students for representing American values and …

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U.S. Embassy Sofia Holds a Reception in Honor of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation

Chargé d’Affaires Martina Strong held a reception Wednesday night at the Ambassador’s residence for members and friends of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation (EKF). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the foundation for Creative Writing, which since its inception has been supported by the U.S. Embassy in Sofia and by the America for Bulgaria Foundation. …

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