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Testimony by DAS Gabriel Escobar at a HFAC hearing on U.S. engagement in the Balkans

Testimony by Deputy Assistant Secretary Gabriel Escobar House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Energy, the Environment, and Cyber Hearing on U.S. Engagement in the Balkans October 28, 2021 Chairman Keating, Ranking Member Fitzpatrick, distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to discuss U.S. engagement in the Western Balkans. For over three decades, ...
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Call for Applications: Study of the United States Institutes FY-2022

The Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) is sponsored by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of North Macedonia. Application deadline: December 31, 2021.  Application form INSTITUTE DESCRIPTION: Study of the U.S. Institutes are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with ...
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Joint U.S.-EU Statement on the Western Balkans

The text of the following statement was released by the Government of the United States of America and the European Union. Begin Text: Following the recent meeting between Secretary Blinken and High Representative Borrell, the United States and the EU agreed to further strengthen their joint engagement in the Western Balkans in support of the ...
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Ambassador Byrnes attends The Economist Western Balkans Summit 2021

Ambassador Byrnes attended The Economist Western Balkans Summit 2021 for discussions on our common challenges and opportunities, to include the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing the climate crisis, corruption, rule of law and U.S. engagement in North Macedonia, and throughout the Western Balkans. Read below Ambassador Byrnes’ remarks. —————- Western Balkans Summit 2021 South-East Europe: Enhancing Peace ...
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Ambassador Kate Byrnes speaks at Ohrid School of Natural Law conference

On October 12, 2021, Ambassador Kate M. Byrnes delivered remarks at a virtual gathering of 30 graduate law students and academicians at the 2021 Ohrid School of Natural Law, titled “Fundamentals of the Legal Reform in the Republic of North Macedonia and Environmental Justice.”  Read the remarks below to learn more. Ambassador Byrnes’ opening remarks ...
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