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Secretary Kerry Congratulates the Czech Republic on its National Day

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On October 27, 2014, the US Department of State issued a press release from Secretary John Kerry congratulating the people of the Czech Republic on the occasion of their National Day and the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. more ►

Conference - Promoting Free Media: Informing the 1989 Velvet Revolution and the Challenge Today

The Woodrow Wilson Center, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic & Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, organized a debate on the importance of supporting media freedom during the Cold War and today. more ►

Czech PM Sobotka in Foreign Policy: Beyond Ukraine: NATO Solidarity in a Time of Crisis

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The Czech Prime Minister, Bohuslav Sobotka‘ s argument was published in the online version of Foreign Policy magazine on August 18, 2014. more ►

Celebration of Czech Armed Forces Day

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On June 30, Ambassador Gandalovic and Brigadier General Verner hosted a reception on the occassion of the Czech Armed Forces Day. more ►

Former President Klaus visited Washington, DC

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Former President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus paid a visit to Washington, DC, on June 9-11. He delivered remarks at the Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and held discussions with experts… more ►

FUTURE FORCES Exhibition & Conference 2014 - PRAGUE

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The FUTURE FORCES Exhibition & Conference 2014 (FF14) is a follow-on event of the Future Soldier exhibition project that has been successful for many years. Held for the eleventh time in 2014, it will host the largest-ever meeting of… more ►

Panel Discussion: Media Freedom in the European Neighborhood: Russia, Ukraine

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On April 9, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in cooperation with McCain Institute for International Leadership, Prague Freedom Foundation and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty hosted a public panel discussion on media freedom in the European… more ►

US House of Representatives honors Václav Havel

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The US House of Representatives passed resolution H.R. 506 honoring the life and legacy of former Czech President Václav Havel. According to the resolution, a bust of President Havel will be displayed in the House wing of the US Capitol. more ►

Joint Statement of V4 Foreign Ministers on Ukraine

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During their February 24th meeting in Budapest, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia issued a joint statement on the developments in Ukraine. more ►

Statement of MFA on the Passing of Ambassador Shirley Temple Black

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic expresses its deep sorrow at the death of the late Mrs. Shirley Temple Black, the former Ambassador of the United States of America to Prague, and extends its sincere condolences to all of… more ►

Minister Zaorálek met US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Lubomír Zaorálek met US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland on February 5, 2014. more ►

Václav Havel´s Fairy Tale

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On the 2nd anniversary of the passing of the first President of the Czech Republic Václav Havel, the International New York Times published a piece by Slawomir Sierakowski titled "Václav Havel´s Fairy Tale". more ►

Film screening - Viva Belarus!

On November 12, the Czech Embassy in cooperation with National Endowment for Democracy, Freedom House and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty organized the US premiere of the film Viva Belarus! The film is based on the true story of several… more ►

Ambassador Gandalovič on Czech National Day

On October 28, the Czech Republic celebrated its National Day as we commemorated the 95th anniversary of the founding of independent Czechoslovakia. The Embassy organized a wreath-laying ceremony at the statue of first Czechoslovak President… more ►

Czech contribution to the "Prague Agenda"

Prague has played a crucial role in the field of arms control, disarmament, non proliferation, and nuclear security since 2009 when president Obama outlined his vision of a world free of nuclear weapons (the so-called “Prague Agenda”), and… more ►

New Czech Honorary Consulate opens in Seattle, Washington

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On June 28, 2013, Czech Republic opened its twentieth Honorary Consulate in the United States in the city of Seattle, Washington. The consular post will be headed by Mr. Wayne Jehlik, founder and director of the Czech Center for Education and… more ►

Ambassador Gandalovič Honoring the Victims of Communism

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Czech Ambassador Petr Gandalovič with ambassadors and diplomats from 18 embassies, along with the leaders of numerous American-based groups and representatives from the still-communist nations of Cuba, China, Vietnam, North Korea and captive… more ►

Minister Schwarzenberg in Washington, DC

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First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Karel Schwarzenberg visited Washington, DC on June 1- 3, 2013. more ►

Czech Republic´s Chairmanship of the Lifeline Fund

On May 16, the Embassy of the Czech Republic hosted a meeting of the Donor Steering Committee of the Lifeline Fund, an international fund to support embattled non-governmental organizations (NGOs) all over the world. The successful meeting… more ►

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize

In March 2013, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Václav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation launched the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. The Prize will be awarded each year to reward outstanding… more ►

Václav Havel Journalism Fellows in Washington

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The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC welcomed this year´s Václav Havel Journalism Fellows at an April 9 panel discussion “Media Freedom in the European Neighborhood.” more ►

Chaplain of Czech descent receives Medal of Honor

Emil Kapaun, a US Army Chaplain, posthumously received the Medal of Honor from President Obama at the White House on April 11 for his heroic acts during the Korean War. Kapaun was born in Pilsen, Kansas, in a family of Czech origin that came to… more ►

Czech Presidential Elections in the US

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For the first time in history, Czech citizens had the opportunity to directly elect their next President who will succeed Vaclav Klaus after his second term expires on March 7. Nine candidates participated in the first round on January 11-12. more ►