Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Skopje, Macedonia

Location: Skopje, Macedonia, in front of the Parliament building on 11 Oktomvri Street. Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on June 21 and June 22, 2018, beginning at 8pm. Supporters of the group “Komiti,” political organizations, and other groups will demonstrate against the country’s announced name agreement with Greece.  U.S. government personnel have been advised to avoid ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens – Pristina-Skopje Road Advisory (May 8, 2018)

U.S. Embassy Skopje informs U.S. citizens that according to Kosovo media reports, the main road from Skopje to Pristina, between Kacanik and Hani i Elezit, will be closed on May 8, 2018 due to potential landslides and major cracks in the asphalt.  Starting today and until further notice, travelers using this route may experience periodic ...
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Worldwide Caution

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September ...
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EUROPEAN TRAVEL ALERT

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on November 10, 2017

U.S. Embassy Skopje informs U.S. citizens that on Friday, November 10, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., “Coalition with the Macedonian People” will march in Skopje to demand the Macedonian President revoke the mandate entrusted to Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. Demonstrators will gather in front of the European Union Mission on St. Cyril and Methodius Boulevard and ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Skopje on Sunday, November 5 at 1:00pm

The U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia advises U.S. citizens that the Association for Culture of Albanians in Macedonia announced they will gather Sunday, November 5, to demonstrate against the sentences handed down against those indicted in the Kumanovo incident in 2015. The protest will start at Skenderbeg square at 1:00 p.m, will continue to the ...
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Security Message for U.S. citizens: Upcoming Verdict in High-Profile Trial

United States Embassy Skopje, Macedonia Security Message for U.S. citizens: Upcoming Verdict in High-Profile Trial  According to the Government of Macedonia, a verdict will be announced the morning of Thursday, November 2, for the 37 individuals accused of domestic terrorism related to the May 2015 armed incident in Kumanovo, Macedonia. Given the high profile nature ...
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Worldwide Caution September 14, 2017

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March ...
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Europe Travel Alert May 1, 2017

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe.  This Travel Alert expires on September 1, 2017. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Activity at the Parliament Building

April 27, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Skopje informs U.S. citizens that there is significant police activity around the Parliament building in Skopje.  U.S. citizens are advised to avoid the area. Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, monitor local news stations for information and updates.  Maintain a high ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Heightened Caution During Religious Holiday

United States Embassy Skopje Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Heightened Caution During Religious Holidays April 13, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Skopje urges U.S. citizens to exercise particular caution during upcoming religious holidays and at large festivals or events. Terrorists in the region have previously sought to attack soft targets, to include churches and other ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Skopje and throughout Macedonia on March 21, 2017

United States Embassy Skopje Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Skopje and throughout Macedonia on March 21, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Skopje informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place in Skopje today at around 5:00 p.m.  Due to EU Commissioner Hahn’s visit to Skopje, the Ministry of Interior expects ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Daily Demonstrations Continuing from March 13, 2017

United States Embassy Skopje Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Daily Demonstrations Continuing from March 13, 2017 The U.S. Embassy in Skopje informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place today in front of the Government building on Ilindenska Blvd. at 5:00 p.m.  The group “United for Macedonia” will gather to show their support ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Skopje on March 11 and 12, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in Skopje informs U.S. citizens that a demonstration is expected to take place in City Park at 1:00 pm.  The group “For a Common Macedonia” will gather to show their support for the “unitary character of the country.” The U.S. Embassy anticipates there will be approximately 2,000 people present. It is likely that similar ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Avoid Government Building on Ilinden Boulevard

The U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia warns all U.S. citizens to avoid the vicinity of the Government Building on Ilinden Boulevard. The Macedonian Ministry of Interior warned the Embassy of the potential for a security incident in that area. For further information regarding international travel: See the Department of State’s travel website  for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Parliamentary Elections, December 07, 2016

December 7, 2016 Macedonia will hold parliamentary elections on Sunday, December 11. While recent elections in Macedonia have been peaceful, election-related disturbances are possible. The U.S. Embassy urges all U.S. citizens to be aware of election-related events on December 11and to avoid large crowds, protests, and rallies when possible. U.S. citizens should heed the advice of ...
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