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Demonstration Alert:  Protest at the Ministry of Agriculture, Downtown Sofia

Event:  Today, Thursday November 30, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., a protest is planned at the Ministry of Agriculture on Hristo Botev St. in downtown Sofia.  Protestors expect 20 busses and approximately 200 vehicles.  The protest will end at the Triangle of Power in Downtown Sofia. Authorities believe anywhere from 600 to 3000 people will participate. ... Read More»

Weather Alert: Avalanche Risk Mt. Vitosha

Message to U.S. Citizens: Please be advised that the Mountain Rescue Service has issued a warning about the increased chance of avalanche on Mt. Vitosha. The announcement follows recent heavy snowfall and strong winds which has caused snow to accumulate into the negative forms of the mountain, creating dangerous conditions. All U.S. citizens are advised ... Read More»

AFCP 2024 Program Grant Application Announcement

Funding Opportunity Title:                U.S. Embassy Sofia 2024 Ambassador Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP 2024) Funding Opportunity Number:         PDS-AFCP-FY24-01-SOFIA Deadline for Applications:                 January 8, 2024 Maximum for Each Award:                $10,000 to $500,000 A. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The U.S.  Embassy Sofia Public Diplomacy Section (PDS) is pleased to announce an open competition for organizations to submit ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Downtown Sofia (16 November, 2023)

Event:  Today, Thursday November 16, 2023, football fans have planned a protest outside Vasil Levski National Stadium from approximately 1700 to 2200.  Authorities expect 3,000 people, and have indicated a possibility of provocations and escalations. The following streets will be closed to vehicle traffic:  Vasil Levski Blvd. and Gurko street, Dragan Tsankov Blvd. and Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd., and ... Read More»

U.S.-Organized Training Workshop on Strategic Communications Concludes at Ministry of Defense

October 20, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On October 20, 2023, head of the U.S. Embassy to Sofia’s Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) LTC David Knox presided over the graduation ceremony for the 22 Ministry of Defense staff members who successfully completed the week-long U.S. Defense Information School (DINFOS) training course on strategic communications. U.S. Ambassador ... Read More»