FOS Events & News
Slovakia has made significant progress in transitioning from being part of a socialist, pro-Soviet republic to an independent, democratic nation. However, there is still much hard work ahead, as highlighted in the 2010 Annual Czech and Slovak Freedom Lecture by Prime Minister Iveta Radičová.
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 […]
On February 11, 2005, a significant forum on visa issues in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) was organized on Capitol Hill by the East Europe Project at CSIS, together with Friends of Slovakia (FOS) and American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR). The meeting aimed to address the impact of current U.S. visa regulations on political and public relations with the CEE countries. Forum panelists and experts shed light on the legal intricacies of the visa issue and its implications for U.S.-CEE relations, urging for a reconsideration of the status quo.
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 […]