Department of State

Bulgaria: The Director of the Police in Smolyan was Replaced

By order of the Minister of Internal Affairs, Kalin Stoyanov, senior commissioner Tsvetan Mihailov Tsankov has been appointed director of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Smolyan, announced the Ministry of the Interior.

He was officially presented to the leadership of the Directorate by Deputy Minister Kiril Tsenkin.

Americans retreat: Stark chaos to follow? Military intervention is being considered

Hundreds of foreign nationals have already been evacuated from the country, and on Sunday, protesters attacked the French embassy.
The leader of the coup, General Abdulrahman Chiani, warned against "any interference in the internal affairs" of the country.

US orders partial evacuation of embassy in Niger

The United States on Wednesday ordered a partial evacuation of its embassy in Niger, the State Department said, a week after the fragile nation was rocked by a coup.

"On August 2, 2023, the Department ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and eligible family members from Embassy Niamey," an updated US travel advisory for Niger said.

Djuric: Serbia committed to strengthening historic partnership with US

WASHINGTON- Serbian Ambassador to Washington Marko Djuric on Thursday congratulated the US Department of State on the 234th anniversary of its establishment, noting that Belgrade was committed to strengthening the historic Serbia-US partnership.

"As we wish a happy 234th anniversary of the State Department

State Department report highlights Greece’s positive prospects

Greece has rebounded since the 2009-2018 financial crisis that saw real GDP decline by 25 percent. Modest growth began to return in 2019 and unemployment dropped from its crisis peak of 35 percent in 2013 to 12 percent in 2022, the State Department said in the 2023 Investment Climate Statements.

US Senator calls for assurances for Greece, Cyprus in any upgrade of Turkish F-16s

US Senator Chris Van Hollen, a member of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, called on a State Department official to get assurances from Turkey that it will not use the F-16 fighter jets it seeks to upgrade to violate Greece's or Cyprus' airspace.