Promoting friendship between the United States and Slovakia since 2001

FOS Board Members Attend Celebrity Tennis Tournament

Several FOS Board Members, Slovak and US dignitaries, and sports celebrities attended the Celebrity Tennis Tournament on June 9 at the Washington Golf & Country Club, including Slovak Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda, Deputy Prime Minister Ivan Mikloš, Minister of Foreign Affairs Eduard Kukan, Ambassador Martin Bútora, and hockey stars Peter Bondra, Peter Šťastný and Miroslav […]

Newsletter 2004, Volume 3, Issue 1

Friends of Slovakia is pleased to provide to its
supporters this summary of political and economic events in Slovakia in 2003. Sharon
Fisher is a valued member of Friends of Slovakia and is Senior Economist at Global Insight
here in Washington. She has written extensively on Central Europe, including Slovakia,
for the last decade. The views expressed in this
summary are her own.

Timothy Garton Ash

For the Fifth Annual Freedom lecture, Oxford University Professor Timothy Garton Ash examined the legacy of the 1989 Velvet Revolution and its relevance for countries in transition today.

President Bush Highlights His Appreciation for Friends of Slovakia

On November 5, 2005, President Bush wrote a letter to Friends of Slovakia, expressing his appreciation for the friendship between Slovakia and the United States. The letter was sent on the occasion of the executive visit of President Ivan Gasparovič and Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda, who were attending a Gala Dinner in Washington, DC. It […]

President Obama Nominates Theodore Sedgwick As New American Ambassador To Slovakia

In a statement released on January 20, 2010, President Barack Obama announced his nomination of Theodore Sedgwick as the new Ambassador to Slovakia. This announcement marks a significant step in furthering diplomatic relations between the United States and Slovakia. The nomination of Mr. Sedgwick was communicated to the public by Chase Beamer, the press attaché […]