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2012

Czech Minister of Defense Vondra visits the United States

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Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic Alexandr Vondra visited the United States on November 19-21. He met with his counterpart Leon Panetta at the Pentagon on November 20. In Washington, DC, Vondra also discussed topical security and defense… more ►

Vaclav Havel - President, Citizen, Artist

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On November 15, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in collaboration with the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation organized a program honoring the life and legacy of late President Vaclav Havel. The evening included two theatrical performances and a… more ►

Czech National Day in Norfolk

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On October 25 Deputy Chief of Mission Jaroslav Zajíček and Military Attaché colonel Miroslav Šuhaj participated at the Czech National Day flag raising ceremony at the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia. more ►

Minister Schwarzenberg in Washington

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First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Karel Schwarzenberg paid a visit to Washington, DC, on September 20-21. The highlight of his visit was a bilateral meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary… more ►

Czech-US cooperation to prevent nuclear smuggling

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On September 7, The United States and the Czech Republic signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that is intended to strengthen efforts in the fight against nuclear terrorism. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman and Czech First… more ►

Czech Republic as the United States' Protecting Power in Syria

The Czech Republic has accepted an official request from the United States of America regarding a proposal that the Czech Republic become the United States' Protecting Power in Syria. more ►

Minister Schwarzenberg: Turning Burma’s small steps into bigger ones

Article by deputy prime minister and foreign minister of the Czech Republic Karel Schwarzenberg appeared in the Washington Post on July 27. more ►

New Czech Honorary Consulate opens in Boulder, CO

On Monday July 16, the Czech Republic opened its nineteenth Honorary Consulate in the United States in the city of Boulder, Colorado. The consular post will be headed by Mr. Robert Erben. more ►

Czech Government Leaders in Chicago

On May 20-21, Chicago hosted the leaders the 28 NATO member states and dozens of its partner countries for the Summit of the Alliance. The main issues on the table were the transition in Afghanistan, NATO capabilities in the times of austerity… more ►

Celebrating Vaclav Havel´s Legacy in New York

An evening programme entitled Celebrate Havel and his legacy at the Vaclav Havel Library was held at Lincoln Centre in New York on Monday May 7th. On the following day, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Czech Ambassador to the UK… more ►

Madeleine Albright at the Embassy

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On May 4, the embassy hosted former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson for a discussion about Secretary Albright´s new book Prague Winter. The discussion was followed by the signing of the book… more ►

Visegrad Group Declaration “Responsibility for a Strong NATO”

The Declaration of the Visegrad Group „Responsibility for a Strong NATO“ was presented in Brussels on April 18, 2012. It happened in the margins of the joint foreign affairs and defence ministerial meeting. The Czech Republic was represented by… more ►

International Model NATO Conference

The 27th Annual International Model NATO conference took place on February 16 – 19, 2012. The Model is essentially a simulation of the proceedings of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, augmented by pre-conference study and briefings at… more ►

The Czech Republic inaugurates its Honorary Consulate in Honolulu, Hawaii

On Feb 16, 2012, Czech Republic inaugurated its Honorary Consulate in Honolulu, Hawaii. The new Czech consular post was officially opened by Czech Ambassador Petr Gandalovic at a special ceremony attended by the Governor of Hawaii Neil… more ►

Institute for Study of Totalitarian Regimes has new partners in US

Representatives of the Institute for Study of Totalitarian Regimes (ISTR), a Czech government funded agency and research center, set up to gather, analyze, and give access to documents from the Nazi and Communist regimes, visited the US in… more ►

Ambassador Gandalovic Interview for This Is America

Ambassador Gandalovic spoke with Dennis Wholey for the television series This Is America that airs throughout the United States, Canada and the world via PBS stations, the AmericanLife TV Network, and Voice of America Television. more ►

Minister of Defense Alexandr Vondra´s visit to Washington, DC

Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic Alexandr Vondra arrived in Washington, DC, on January 23 for a visit highlighted by a meeting with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and members of both chambers of the US Congress. Minister Vondra also… more ►

Statement of Ambassador Petr Gandalovic on the death of Cuban dissident and political prisoner Wilmar Villar Mendoza

During my recent visit to Miami I had the opportunity to meet with representatives of various Cuban organizations and to discuss with them the current situation in the area of human rights in Cuba. Very sad news reached me during my stay there… more ►

Tribute for President Vaclav Havel

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On January 6, the National Endowment for Democracy in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC, and the Vaclav Library in Prague organized a memorial tribute to honor President Vaclav Havel. more ►