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Celebrating 100 Years Of The Slovak-American Ties

Slovakia is celebrating two significant anniversaries this year. It has been 100 years since the establishment of Czechoslovakia and 25 years since the existence of the Slovak Republic. These historic milestones are the result of a strong and friendly relationship between our countries and people. We will always be grateful for the contribution of Slovak […]

14

Dec

2018


Prestigious Annual Freedom Lecture Delivered by Slovak Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda

Friends of Slovakia invited former Slovak Prime Minister Mikulas Dzurinda to present the 2018 Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture at the Woodrow  Wilson  Center. The lecture was entitled “Miracles in the Heart of Europe.” The transcript of the former Prime Minister’s optimistic and visionary presentation is below. FOS hopes you will enjoy it as much […]

30

Nov

2018


Mikuláš Dzurinda

Mikuláš Dzurinda, former Slovak Prime Minister (1998-2006) delivered the 2018 Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture on November 16, 2018. This lecture was entitled “Miracles in the Heart of Europe,” celebrating the governmental reforms that enabled Slovakia to enter NATO and the European Union in 2004. 

16

Nov

2018


Amb. Rastislav Káčer Attends A Roundtable To Review Trends in Central Europe

The German Marshall Fund organized a roundtable discussion on September 21, 2018, in Washington, DC, titled “Trends in Central Europe: Addressing Liberal Democracy.” The former Slovak Ambassador to the U.S., Rastislav Káčer, who served from 2003-2008, was the main speaker at the event. Currently, Amb. Káčer is the Chairman of GLOBSEC, a non-governmental organization that […]

13

Oct

2018


FOS Supports CEPA Forum 2018

The Friends of Slovakia (FOS) recently had the pleasure of sponsoring the CEPA Forum, hosted by the Slovak Presidency of the Visegrad Group. This gathering brought together experts to discuss important security matters affecting Central Europe, NATO, and Transatlantic cooperation. Notable attendees included Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák and Slovak Ambassador to Washington Ivan Korčok, […]

01

Oct

2018


The American Formation of Czecho-Slovakia: the Cleveland Agreement and the Pittsburgh Pact

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. andFriends of Slovakia present:  “The American Formation of Czecho-Slovakia: the Cleveland Agreement and the Pittsburgh Pact” by Prof. Gregory C. Ference, Salisbury University   Saturday, September 29th, 2:00 pmColumbia Pike Branch Library816 South Walter Reed Dr.Arlington, VA     Admission is free, but RSVP is required, by 11 pm, Wednesday, […]

20

Sep

2018


Slovak Ambassador to USA Ivan Korčok Receives Transatlantic Award

Ivan Korčok, the Slovak Ambassador to the USA, was awarded the Czech and Slovak Transatlantic Award at the NATO Days in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on September 16, 2018. Ian Brzezinski, son of US foreign policy legend Zbigniew Brzezinski, presented the award to Amb. Korčok in recognition of his many years of efforts in supporting transatlantic […]

17

Sep

2018


Lecture on Slovakia’s “Borders on the Move” Delivered At The Embassy

“Borders on the Move: A Look at Southern Slovakia’s Tumultuous 20th Century” was the subject of an evening lecture at the Slovak Embassy on June 15 sponsored by Friends of Slovakia and the Slovak American Society of Washington DC (SASW). Professor Leslie J. Waters of Randolph-Macon College addressed a full house audience of SASW and […]

16

Jul

2018


FOS Salutes Ambassador Kmec

On May 19, Slovak Ambassador to Washington Peter Kmec was honored at a farewell reception hosted by FOS Treasurer Dr. Eva Jenkins and her husband Robert. The event was held at their home in Great Falls with 40 guests attending, including members of FOS and the Slovak American Society of Washington. The guests enjoyed American […]

22

May

2018


Velvet Revolution and Velvet Divorce Examined

On May 4th, Ambassador Ted Russell (Ret.) spoke at the Slovak Embassy about his experiences as Deputy Chief of Mission in Czechoslovakia during and after the 1989 Velvet Revolution. He also spoke about his role as the first U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia after the 1993 Velvet Divorce. During his speech, he discussed the involvement of […]

16

May

2018