Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting Message February 7, 2017

Just voted in November? Still traveling or living overseas? You should register and request your absentee ballot to vote again in 2017 to ensure your election office knows where to send your ballot for any upcoming special elections for federal office. Some states are also holding gubernatorial or other statewide elections this year. The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) recommends all overseas

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration January 21, 2017

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to local media, demonstrations are expected to take place in Pristina on January 21, 2017. Multiple groups will be congregating near Zahir Pajaziti Square, along Mother Teresa Blvd between the hours of 11:00 and 14:00.  Demonstrations may last longer than the expected schedule. The anticipated sizes of the protests are unknown. Even

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration January 6, 2017

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place along Mother Teresa Blvd in Pristina on January 6, beginning at 13:00. The protest is expected to begin at the Newborn Monument and move toward the Kosovo Government building, ultimately ending near the French Embassy in Arberia/Dragodan.  A political party and members of civil society will

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Europe 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, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates continue to

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 14, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place near Zahir Pajaziti Square in Pristina on November 14, 2016, beginning at 12:00. A political party, along with members of civil society will be recognizing the death of a party member in prison.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 8, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place along Mother Teresa Blvd in Pristina on November 8, 2016, beginning at 11:00. The protest is expected to begin at the National Library and move toward and ultimately end near the National Theater.  A political party will be recognizing the death of a party member in prison. 

Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2016 U.S. elections should

Message for U.S. Citizens: Absentee Voting Week is September 26-October 3 (September 14, 2016)

Be an Active Voter by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections and participating in Absentee Voting Week! In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local election officials by October 10. 

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration September 1, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in Pristina along Mother Teresa Square and near government buildings on September 1, 2016 starting at 11:00. A political party in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo. The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Police presence in the area will be heavy.

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 25, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in Pristina at Zahir Pajaziti Square on August 25, 2016, beginning at 17:00. The protest may move toward and ultimately end near the government buildings.  A group of citizens in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 16, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to begin at Zahir Pajaziti Square, continuing along Mother Teresa Road in Pristina on August 16, 2016 starting at 17:00.  The protest is projected to move toward and ultimately end near the government buildings.  A group of citizens in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 10, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations in Pristina are expected to begin at Zahir Pajaziti Square, continuing along Mother Teresa Road in close proximity to government buildings on August 10, 2016 starting at 19:00.  The protest is projected to move toward and ultimately end near the government buildings.  A group of citizens in Kosovo will be demonstrating

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 8, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations in Pristina are expected to begin at Zahir Pajaziti Square, continuing along Mother Teresa Road in close proximity to government buildings on August 8, 2016 starting at 19:00.  A group of citizens in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 5, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations in Pristina are expected to begin at Zahir Pajaziti Square, continuing along Mother Teresa Road in close proximity to government buildings on August 5, 2016 starting at 18:00.  A political party in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration June 28, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that Vidovdan gatherings are expected to take place at the Gazimestan monument beginning at 13:00 (today) on June 28, 2016, the Liturgy at the Monastery Gracanica  at 13:00, and in North Mitrovica  at the square “Sumadija” at 16:00.  The various groups of citizens will be commemorating the Battle of Kosovo Polje of 1389

Message for U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) (PDF 320KB) in 2016. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections,

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration June 16, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in downtown Deçan/Dečane at Mentor Tolaj Square on June 16, 2016 starting at 12:00 noon.  The protest is focused on the Kosovo Constitutional Court’s decision on land ownership of Visoki Dečani Monastery. The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can

Europe Travel Alert

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation. The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present greater targets for terrorists planning attacks

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration May 26, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place in downtown Decani at Mentor Tolaj Square on May 26, 2016 starting at 12:00 noon.  Organizations in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Kosovo Constitutional Court’s decision on land ownership of Visoki Dečani Monastery.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be

Message for U.S. Citizens: IRS Webinar on “Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers”

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has provided the following information for U.S. citizens living abroad. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar on “Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers” on May 25, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT.   To register and attend this webinar, use the Overseas Filing for U.S. Taxpayers webinar link.  Attendees should log in

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration May 14, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place along Mother Teresa Square and near government buildings on May 14, 2016 starting at 14:00.  A political party in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration April 18, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place along Mother Teresa Square and near government buildings on Monday April 18, 2016 starting at 12:00 noon.  A veteran’s organization in Kosovo will be demonstrating related to veteran’s benefits.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Presidential Inauguration

U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that on April 8, 2016 starting 09:00, there will be several areas of downtown Pristina that will have access restricted by the Kosovo Police due to official events of the presidential inauguration. U.S. citizens should be mindful of the downtown area and understand that there may be heavy traffic in Pristina due to closed areas.

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration March 26, 2016

UPDATE: This demonstration has been cancelled. Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration March 26, 2016 March 25, 2016 The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that protests are expected to take place in downtown Pristina starting on Saturday, March 26, 2016, along Mother Teresa Square and near government buildings from the National Library of Kosovo through the Assembly of Kosovo. 

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration March 18, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations in Pristina are expected to begin at Zahir Pajaziti Square, continuing along Mother Teresa Road in close proximity to government buildings on August 10, 2016 starting at 19:00.  The protest is projected to move toward and ultimately end near the government buildings.  A group of citizens in Kosovo will be demonstrating

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration March 18, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that demonstrations are expected to take place at “Hasan Prishtina” square in Vushtrri at 3:00 p.m. on Friday March 18, 2016.  Opposition parties will be demonstrating against the establishment of a new municipality.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. 

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration February 26-27, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that ‎protests are expected to take place in downtown Pristina on Friday February 26, 2016, along Mother Teresa Square and near government buildings from the National Library of Kosovo through the Assembly of Kosovo.  Opposition parties previously called for related demonstrations on February 27, 2016 at the same location. Protests may continue throughout the

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration February 24-25, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports, demonstrations are expected to take place in downtown Pristina at the LDK ( Lidhja Demokratike e Kosoves) office located at UCK Street (Qafa Complex) office from 5:00 pm. on February 24, 2016 and again from 10:00 a.m. on February 25, 2016.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating with the

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration February 23, 2016

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that protests are expected to take place in downtown Pristina starting on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, in front of the Assembly of Kosovo along Mother Teresa Square.  Opposition political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown.  Similar demonstrations in October, November,

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration February 19, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports, a protest is expected to take place inside or in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina, on February 19, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. 

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration February 17, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that protests are expected to take place in downtown Pristina on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, along Mother Teresa Square and near government buildings from the National Library of Kosovo through the Assembly of Kosovo.  Opposition political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  This date coincides with Kosovo Independence Day. 

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration January 29, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports, demonstrations are expected to take place in North Mitrovica from 11:00 a.m. on Friday January 29, 2016.  The protest is expected to start at Sumadija square and head towards the Mitrovica Basic Court.  Various groups will be demonstrating against the recent sentencing of Oliver Ivanovic.  The anticipated size of the

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: UPDATE: Demonstration January 9, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that protests are expected to take place in downtown Pristina on Saturday, January 9, 2016, along Mother Teresa Square and near government buildings from the National Library of Kosovo through the Assembly of Kosovo.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. 

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration January 9, 2016

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that protests are expected to take place in downtown Pristina on Saturday, January 9, 2016, along Mother Teresa Square and near government buildings from the National Library of Kosovo through the Assembly of Kosovo.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. 

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: New Year’s safety

The U.S. Embassy in Kosovo reminds U.S. citizens to maintain a high level of vigilance and take steps to enhance your personal security during the holidays.  New Year’s Eve and the New Year are marked in Kosovo with fireworks and often with celebratory gun fire.  Be aware of your surroundings at cafés, restaurants, or public gatherings.  If something or someone looks

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security in Europe

The U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo reminds U.S. citizens that U.S. and European authorities continue to warn of possible terrorist attacks in Europe, citing repeated threats by terror groups.  As we approach the end of 2015, the U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens of our Worldwide Travel Alert that urges travelers to exercise particular caution during the holiday season and at

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Awareness

The U.S. Embassy in Kosovo informs U.S. citizens of an increase in reports of late evening/early morning robberies.  During the holiday season U.S. citizens should be vigilant when walking on the streets.  Avoid walking alone, especially at night.  If you have to walk, avoid isolated or poorly-lit areas, tunnels, or passages. It is important to take a few moments to

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration December 19th 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports, protests are expected to take place in Prizren on Saturday, December 19, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. U.S. citizens should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration December 16th and 17th 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports, protests are expected to take place in Peja/Pec on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 and in Malisheve/Malisevo on Thursday December 17th, 2015. Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. U.S. citizens should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration December 14, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are currently forming and expected to take place in in downtown Pristina, today December 14, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo are demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown.   Protestors are roaming the general downtown area. U.S. citizens should avoid areas of

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration December 14th, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports, protests are expected to take place in Peja/Pec on Monday, December 14th, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. U.S. citizens should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration December 12th, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports, protests are expected to take place in Gjilan/Gnjilane on Saturday, December 12th, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. U.S. citizens should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration December 5, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are expected to take place in the center of Gjakova/Djakovica on Saturday, December 5, 2015 starting at 1300-1400.  A political party will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protests is unknown.   U.S. citizens should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 30, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to reports, protests are expected to take place in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina, today November 30, 2015 starting at 11:00 a.m.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown.   U.S. citizens should

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: UPDATE – Demonstration November 28th

Media is reporting protests are expected to take place at central Zahir Pajaziti Square (Mother Theresa Boulevard) in downtown Pristina, Saturday November 28, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against recent political agreements and the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. U.S. Embassy personnel are restricted from Mother Theresa Square – the area

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 28th

Media is reporting protests are expected to take place at central Zahir Pajaziti Square (Mother Theresa Boulevard) in downtown Pristina, Saturday November 28, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against recent political agreements and the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown.  Previous demonstrations along Mother Teresa Square have been violent with protesters using

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Heightened Security Alert

The Kosovo Police and the Prime Minster have called on all citizens to increase vigilance, avoid whenever possible concerts, sporting events, night clubs, bus stations or shopping malls, and alert the police about any concerns. U.S. citizens in Kosovo should review the State Department’s Worldwide Caution, which provides information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 19, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are expected to take place in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina, today November 19, 2015 starting at 11:00 a.m.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown.   U.S. citizens

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 18, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are currently forming and expected to take place in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina, today November 18, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the Government of Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown.   U.S. citizens should

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 17, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are currently forming and expected to take place in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina, today November 17, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against convening an Assembly plenary session.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown.   U.S. citizens

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Continued Security Awareness

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, the U.S. Embassy in Pristina reminds U.S. citizens in Kosovo to review the Worldwide Caution, which provides information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world, including Europe. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration November 11, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place tomorrow, November 11, 2015, in Peja from 12:00 noon.  The KLA War Veterans Organizations in Kosovo will be demonstrating related to recent political statements.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: October 23, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, a blockade of the Parliament session at 4:00 pm is expected to take place inside or in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina, on October 23, 2015.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Previous related demonstrations include a protest that took

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration October 22, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are expected to take place in front of the Ministry of Education (behind the National Library) at 11:00 am, today October 22, 2015.  Various groups in Kosovo will be demonstrating against the recent decision to dismiss University of Pristina Rector Zejnullahu.  The anticipated size of the protest is

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration October 21, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are expected to take place in Mitrovica North.  The student protest is expected at 12:00 in front of the High School Mihajlo Petrovic Alas/Mihajlo Petrović Alas and march through the Lole Ribara/ Lole Ribara street past the main bridge, to the square Brace Milic/Brace Milić, today October 21,

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration October 15, 2015 UPDATE

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are expected to take place in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina, today October 15, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against recent political agreements.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown.    U.S. Embassy personnel are restricted from

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration October 15, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, protests are expected to take place in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina, tomorrow October 15, 2015.  Political parties in Kosovo will be demonstrating against recent political agreements.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration October 14, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place in Prizren near the “UCK ”  square by the Prizren Regional Hospital starting at  12:00, today October 14, 2015.  The KLA War Veterans Organizations and a political party in Kosovo will be demonstrating against recent arrests.  The anticipated size of the protest is

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration October 13, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place near the University of Pristina in Downtown Pristina from 11:00, today October 13, 2015.  Student groups in Kosovo will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against changes in university policy in Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration October 6, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place near the University of Pristina in Downtown Pristina from 11:00, today October 6, 2015.  Student groups in Kosovo will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of protesting against changes in university policy in Kosovo.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on Saturday

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, a demonstration organized by political groups against the government of Kosovo regarding the political and economic situation in Kosovo is expected to take place in Pristina on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at 14:00 along Zahir Pajaziti (Mother Theresa) square and surrounding areas.  The anticipated size of the protest is

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 27, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, a demonstration organized by a political party is expected to take place today, August 27, 2015 beginning at 12:00 noon in front of the National Theater on Mother Theresa Boulevard in downtown Pristina.  The purpose and the anticipated size of the protest is unknown at this time. Even demonstrations

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 10, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place today, August 10, 2015 beginning at 12:00 noon in front of the EULEX Headquarters in downtown Pristina.  Protesters will be demonstrating against the extension of Oliver Ivanovic’s detention.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration August 7, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place today, August 7, 2015 beginning at 12:00 noon in Skenderbeg Square in downtown Pristina.  The KLA War Veterans Organizations in Kosovo will be demonstrating to request implementation of legislation relevant to their interests.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration, August 3, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to Kosovo Police demonstrations are expected to take place today, August 3, 2015 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in Skenderbeg Square in downtown Pristina.  The KLA War Veterans Organizations in Kosovo will be demonstrating to request implementation of legislation relevant to their interests.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations

Security Message: Heightened Security Concerns

U.S. Embassy Pristina strongly encourages U.S. citizens in Kosovo to maintain a high level of vigilance during a heightened time of security due to crowds expected for the St. Vitus Day/Vidovdan events this weekend, as well as the potential increased threat from foreign fighters returning to Europe, and in light of terrorist attacks today in Kuwait, France, and Tunisia. Review

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on June 26

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports demonstrations are expected to take place tomorrow, June 26, 2015 in the morning and early afternoon in front of the Assembly building near the National Theatre in downtown Pristina.  The KLA War Veterans Organizations in Kosovo will be demonstrating against pending legislation.  The anticipated size of the protest is

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations June 17 and June 20

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens of protests and road/border blockages this week: 1) Demonstrations are expected to take place tomorrow, June 17, 2015 from 12:00 noon near the main Skanderbeg Square and proceeding to EULEX Headquarters in downtown Pristina.  The KLA War Veterans Organizations in Kosovo will be demonstrating against pending legislation. 2) According to media reports, the road

Continuing Demonstrations May 17th and 18th (Skopje, Macedonia)

U.S. Embassy Skopje informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place near the Government Building beginning at 14:00 on May 17.  The SDSM party in Macedonia will be demonstrating against the government, the anticipated size of the protest is unknown.  Media reports indicate that pro-government entities are planning demonstrations in the same location on

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Police Action and Continuing Demonstrations – Skopje, Macedonia

U.S. Embassy Skopje informs U.S. citizens that a large police action started early this morning in Kumanovo, Macedonia resulting in several injuries.  Unrelated nightly protests began Tuesdayin downtown Skopje and have continued through Friday night.  While none of these developments have targeted Americans, U.S. citizens in Macedonia should stay aware of their surroundings and avoid police operations and demonstrations in order to keep from

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on April 18, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place in downtown Pristina from 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 18, 2015.  Opposition political parties will be demonstrating against the government.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. The route of the demonstration is expected to follow the graph available here. Previous similar

Demonstrations on March 30, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place in downtown Pristina on Monday March 30, 2015 from 12:00 noon along Mother Teresa Square and surrounding areas.  The Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans in Kosovo will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of seeking benefits from the government.  The anticipated size of

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration March 11, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, demonstrations are expected to take place in downtown Pristina on Wednesday March 11, 2015.  The Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) veterans in Kosovo will be demonstrating with the stated purpose of seeking benefits from the government.  The anticipated size of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration on February 9, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that a small demonstration is expected to take place in front of the U.S. Embassy, Nazim Hikmet #30, Pristina, from 11:00 AM on Monday, February 9, 2015.  Former KEK (Kooporata Energjetike e Kosoves) employees in Kosovo will be demonstrating against KEK.  We anticipate the size of the protest to be less than 100 people.

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on February 4, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, a large demonstration organized by political groups against the government of Kosovo is expected to take place in Pristina along Mother Teresa Square and surrounding areas starting at noon on Wednesday February 4, 2015.  The end time and date is unknown. The route is expected to begin in the

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on February 4, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, a demonstration organized by political groups against the government of Kosovo is expected to take place in Pristina along Mother Teresa Square at noon on Wednesday February 4, 2015.  Previous demonstrations took place in Pristina along Mother Teresa Square on Saturday, January 24, 2015 and Tuesday January 27, 2015,

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: January 27, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, a demonstration organized by political groups against the government of Kosovo is expected to take place in Pristina along Mother Teresa Square at noon on January 27, 2015.  This is a continuation of the large protest on Saturday, January 24, 2015, which was held at the same location and

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations on January 24, 2015

U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. citizens that according to media reports, a demonstration organized by political groups against the government of Kosovo is expected to take place in Pristina near the National Library and government buildings from 14:00 to 17:00 on January 24, 2015.  Expect traffic delays in this area.  Other cities may have similar concurrent demonstrations. Even demonstrations intended

Demonstrations January 13, 2015

A demonstration related to energy prices is expected to take place in front of the Kosovo Energy Distribution and Supply Company (KEDS) office on Bill Clinton Boulevard from noon on January 13, 2015.  The anticipated size and duration of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas

Demonstrations, January 12, 2015

A demonstration related to energy prices is expected to take place in front of the Kosovo Energy Distribution and Supply Company (KEDS) office on Bill Clinton Boulevard from noon on January 12, 2015.  The anticipated size and duration of the protest is unknown. Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas

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