Europe

OSAC Russia World Cup Assessment
The 2018 FIFA World Cup men’s soccer tournament will be held from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities across Russia. The following assessment provides an…

Russia World Cup: What to Know Before You Go (Webinar Recording)
On May 10, OSAC and U.S. Embassy Moscow hosted a Russia World Cup security-themed webinar. Presenters discussed the operating environment in Russia,…

Armenian Prime Minister Resigns
Armenia’s Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned on April 23 after 11 days of anti-government street protests and civil disobedience in the capital,…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Alert: Rome (Italy), Giro d'Italia in Rome on May 27
On May 27, beginning at 4:00 pm, the “Giro d’Italia” 2018 bicycle race will take place in Rome. The route is from via dei Fori Imperiali to via…

Demonstration Alert: Rome (Italy), Protest on May 25
On Friday May 25, 2018, the CGIL (Italian Labor Union) is sponsoring a static pro-Palestine demonstration from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The demonstration…

Demonstration Alert: France, Nationwide Protests on May 26
Demonstrations by labor unions, student organizations, and political parties are expected to take place on Saturday, May 26 in Paris, Bordeaux and…