Secretary Pompeo: Restoring the Role of the Nation-State in the Liberal International Order

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo German Marshall Fund Brussels, Belgium December 4, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Thank you, Ian, for the kind introduction.  Good morning to all of you; thank you for joining me here today.  It’s wonderful to be in this beautiful place, to get a chance to make a set of remarks about the ...
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The U.S. Embassy in Prague will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Prague will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in observance of a National Day of Mourning for Former President George H.W. Bush. Individuals with American Citizen Services (ACS) and Visa appointments scheduled on December 5th will be contacted to reschedule their appointments.  U.S. Citizens with emergencies should call +420 257 022 ...
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Seminar: Perspectives of Innovative Medical Treatment in Czech Republic

U.S. Embassy Prague U.S. Commercial Service in cooperation with the NGO Revenium, organized a seminar “Perspectives on Innovative Treatment in the Czech Republic”. Ambassador Stephen B. King opened the event which featured presentations from top Czech healthcare stakeholders including Adam Vojtech, Minister of Health; David Smehlik, Deputy Chairman of the General Insurance Company (VZP), Irena ...
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IVLP Alumni Club Meets for Breakfast at the American Center

The International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) Alumni Club hosted an inaugural breakfast meeting for its members at the American Center.  Ambassador King joined the event as a distinguished guest and was interviewed by the IVLP alumni Tereza Engelova and Vaclav Sochor.  He spoke about his life of a diplomat in Prague as well as about ...
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Ambassador King Presents Centennial Awards to Three Exceptional Czech Citizens

The U.S. Embassy announced the winners of its Centennial Awards during a special Centennial celebration held in the Ambassador’s residence. The three Centennial Awards honor Czech citizens who have made significant contributions to the U.S.-Czech relationship in the areas of enhancing security, promoting collaboration in the cultural and educational spheres, and advancing our commercial and ...
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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Emphasizes Energy Security in Prague

During his November 14 visit to the Czech Republic, on the day of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Czechoslovak Declaration of Independence in Washington, D.C., U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry met with Czech President Milos Zeman and Prime Minister Andrej Babis to discuss the close U.S.-Czech relationship and the issue of energy security. Speaking to Czech energy experts during a public address at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Secretary Perry emphasized that:  ...
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Ambassador King Plants Final Tree of Liberty

U.S. Ambassador Stephen King planted the final ‘Tree of Liberty’ in the Embassy gardens near the Glorietta.  He was joined by Miroslav Kundrata, CEO of the Czech Environmental Partnership, which organized the Trees of Liberty campaign, Czech military officials, a representative of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other guests. To commemorate the strong ...
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Commercial Counselor Participates in Biogen Company Celebrations

Commercial Counselor Christina Sharkey took part in a seminar and 40th anniversary celebration of U.S. biotechnology company Biogen at the premises of Charles University Karolinum historical building. The seminar included presentations on the history of biotechnology in medicine, highlighting the treatment of neurological disease including multiple sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy. Distinguished speakers included Tomas Zima, ...
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis Honors Czech Soldiers’ Contributions

On Sunday October 28 U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis attended the military parade in Prague celebrating the establishment of an independent Czechoslovak state 100 years ago.  He met there with Czech President Milos Zeman, Czech Minister of Defense Lubomir Metnar and other Czech and foreign officials. Mr. Mattis also met Czech Prime Minister Andrej ...
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Secretary Pompeo Congratulates the Czech People on the 100th Anniversary of Independence

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the Czech people on the 100th anniversary of your independence. The United States and the Czech Republic share an enduring friendship, a commitment to democratic principles, and a vision of a peaceful and prosperous Europe. Our partnership is old and deep. We ...
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U.S. Commercial Service to Introduce U.S. Trends in Toys & Games at FOR TOYS Fair

U.S. Embassy Prague Commercial Service Specialist Veronika Novakova will introduce new trends in the U.S. toys & games products market at the FOR TOYS fair at Prague Letnany. The presentation will be of interest to Czech importers and distributors. U.S. companies seeking partners for the Czech market will also be introduced during the presentation. To ...
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Launch of New Ford Focus in the Czech Republic

On October 10, 2018, Ambassador Steven B. King hosted the launch of new Ford Focus in the Czech Republic.  Ford Focus is one of World’s favorite family hatchbacks with more than 16 million models sold and the title of world’s best-selling car in 2012 and 2013.  This new model is expected to follow in the successful footsteps ...
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Don’t wait, return your completed absentee ballot right away!

Remember, U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States. The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2018 U.S. elections should already have ...
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U.S.-Czech Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Holds in Washington, D.C.

U.S. Embassy Prague and the Czech Embassy in Washington partnered to hold a bilateral U.S.-Czech workshop on artificial intelligence (AI) at the University of Maryland on 18-19 September 2018. Dr. Stephen O’Regan, Science Director for the US Embassy’s Office of Naval Research Global, and Mr. Luděk Moravec, Czech Science Attaché to the United States, collaborated ...
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Become a Community Solutions Program Fellow!

The Community Solutions Program is a professional leadership development program for the best and brightest community leaders worldwide. Community Solutions Fellows complete a four-month fellowship from August to December with a US nonprofit organization or local government agency. Our Community Leadership Institute provides an integrated leadership curriculum and individualized coaching throughout the fellowship. Fellows return ...
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Ambassador King Meets the IVLP Exchange Program Alumni

On September 19, Ambassador Stephen B. King invited alumni of the  International Visitor Leadership Program  (IVLP) exchange program to his residence for a gala meeting. At this annual event, graduates meet with those who take part in the IVLP programs in the following year. The opening speech by Ambassador King, was followed by address of the chairwoman of the ...
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U.S.A. Special Partner Nation of 18th NATO Days in Ostrava

The United States was a special partner nation of the 18th year of the NATO Days in Ostrava on September 14-15, which reflected the Centennial of the Czech-American relations.  The media reported that as many as 220,000 people visited the air show, a near-record attendance. General Richard Clark, the Deputy Commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and ...
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DCM Kelly Adams-Smith Welcomes New U.S. Participants of the Fulbright Program

Deputy Chief of Mission Kelly Adams-Smith welcomed new U.S. participants of the Fulbright Program, greeted the program’s alumni, and acknowledged the achievements of the Fulbright Program. The Fulbright Commission is a Czech-American governmental organization founded with the mission to enhance educational, scientific and cultural exchanges through scholarship programs and advising and information services.
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Ambassador King Visits Zlin Region

U.S. Ambassador Stephen King, on September 4-5, was pleased to make his first official visit to the southeast Moravian region of Zlin. Ambassador King plans to visit all fourteen regions of the Czech Republic during his tenure, and has instituted an embassy program for diplomats and staff to do the same by regularly traveling “Beyond ...
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Visit U.S. Commercial Service booth at World of Beauty and Spa Prague

U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy Prague, will introduce three U.S. cosmetics brands searching for Czech importers/distributors at World of Beauty and Spa Letňany on September 7 – 8, 2018.  The list of U.S. companies presented is available below. For more information, visit our booth or contact  Veronika.Novakova@trade.gov Health and Natural Beauty USA/SpringJene –  www.sprinjene.com Lafe´s Natural BodyCare ...
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New Commercial Counselor Christina Sharkey Participates in the Workshop for Czech Companies

On August 23, 2018, Commercial Counselor Christina Sharkey took part in the “Territorial Workshop USA” seminar organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in the Czech Republic for Czech companies interested in the U.S. market. Sharkey presented on American-Czech Bilateral relations, particularly trade issues and opportunities, and highlighted the United States as a top destination for potential foreign investors. “The United ...
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Prague 1968: Photographs by Paul F. Goldsmith

The American Center launched an exhibit by renowned american photographer Paul F. Goldsmith who, as a young student, captured historic moments of the Soviet led occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968. Back then Paul, a college student, traveled through Czechoslovakia and woke up to the Soviet invasion on 21 August, 1968. He managed to capture historic moments, which were ...
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Ambassador King: Open Letter to the Freedom and Liberty-Loving People of the Czech Republic

I had the honor this past Wednesday to attend the repatriation ceremony of three Czech heroes at the Prague airport.  This was my first such experience.  I was there not only in my official role as the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, but also as a grateful father.  My son spent part of this ...
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Ambassador King Visits Friends Fest – Friendly Festival Full of America

On Saturday August 11, Ambassador King visited “Friends Fest – Friendly Festival Full of America” on the Pardubice racecourse. He liked examples of American attractions and traditions, a collection of Ford cars and Indian and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He appreciated that the organizers will use the Friends Fest admissions as a contribution to the collection to ...
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Ambassador King Co-Opens the 8th Prague Pride Festival

On August 6, Ambassador King attended the opening of the 8th Prague Pride Festival which belongs among the largest cultural events of Prague´s summer season.  The Ambassador said in his speech on Strelecky Island that he is „proud that the U.S. Embassy has supported the festival since its inception in 2011 … because LGBTI person ...
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U.S. and Czech Chemical and Biological Protection Specialists Train in Liberec

From 16-20 July, Nebraska and Texas National Guard CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear) Specialists Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW3) Eric Cole and Sergeant First Class (SFC) Jeremy Garza took part in a week-long training event with the 31st CBRN Regiment in Liberec. The exchange focused on equipment, tactics, and techniques for Reconnaissance and Decontamination ...
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2018 Investment Climate Statements

The U.S. Department of State’s Investment Climate Statements provide information on the business climates of more than 170 economies and are prepared by economic officers stationed in embassies and posts around the world. They analyze a variety of economies that are or could be markets for U.S. businesses. Topics include Openness to Investment, Legal and ...
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U.S. Military Decision Making Process Training

From July 9-12, members of the Nebraska and Texas National Guard participated in a State Partnership event with the 7th Mechanized Brigade “Dukelska” in Hranice . The event focused on ways of working with the information obtained from the battlefield environment and incorporating them into the U.S. Military Decision Making Process (MDMP). This process allows ...
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Presidents Wilson and Masaryk Celebrated Independence Day in Prague

Prague, June 29  – U.S. and Czechoslovak Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (portrayed by actors from the Prague Shakespeare Company) celebrated the 242th anniversary of the Independence of the United States of America at a reception hosted at U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Prague. Presidents Wilson and Masaryk, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Stephen King celebrated not only ...
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Czech delegation at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington

On June 20 – 22, 2018, U.S. Commercial Service Prague and the Central Bohemia Government jointly led a delegation to fifth SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C. This was the first delegation of Czech companies to attend the Summit.  During the event, delegates had the opportunity to learn about the U.S. investment climate and to ...
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Johnson & Johnson New Offices Inauguration in Prague

On June 12, 2018, U.S. Ambassador Steven B. King delivered congratulatory remarks at the official opening of the new Johnson & Johnson office in Jinonice.  Ms. Erin Champlin, Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Global Services, was the featured speaker at the opening ceremony which attracted Czech and international officials, community representatives as well as Johnson ...
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Ambassador King Delivers Remarks at CEELI Meeting

Ambassador King delivered welcome remarks at the CEELI Institute’s Annual Meeting this morning.  The Institute’s Annual Meeting brings together board members, judges, lawyers and other experts to discuss rule of law issues and provides the Institute with an opportunity to review its efforts and programs.  This year the participants will also discuss threats to rule ...
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Principles of Defense Acquisition Management Course

Principles of Defense Acquisition Management is a topic of the two week course for the Czech Army and Czech Ministry of Defense representatives. Czech Deputy Minister of Defense Daniel Kostoval and Office of Defense Cooperation Chief LTC Michael Cushwa made the opening remarks at the American Center. The course is led by experts from U.S. ...
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Seminar: Role of Beta-Glucan in Human and Animal Health

Commercial Counselor Helen L. Peterson opened a seminar “Role of Beta-glucan in human and animal health”. The presentation was delivered by Dr. Vaclav Vetvicka, Ph.D. Mr. Vetvicka is a professor at the University of Louisville, Kentucky; a president of International Society for Glucan Research (ISGR); and co-author of more than 150 original papers, several review ...
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Keller Williams, a New U.S. Real Estate Company Enters the Czech Market

U.S. Ambassador Steve King participated in the launch of Keller Williams Czech Republic , a new U.S. real estate company entering the Czech market. Keller Williams Czech Republic is a master franchisor of Keller Williams International. Around 150 real estate professionals and other guests participated in the launch event that was held at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador ...
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Participate in Our Recruitment Event!

Would you like to pursue a professional security career at the U.S. Embassy? Now you have the opportunity to participate in our Recruitment Event. Event Information Date: July 12 ,2018 Time: 5pm until 8pm Place: American Center, Tržište 13, Praha 1 We are looking forward seeing you there! For more information about the event or ...
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The Embassy Commemorates the 76th Anniversary of Lidice Massacre

The U.S. Embassy participated in the annual commemoration of one of the most brutal incidents of World War II: the Nazi annihilation of the Czech village of Lidice and the summary execution of most of its inhabitants in collective retaliation for the assassination of the senior German officer in Prague by Czech patriots in May, ...
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Ambassador King Visits Teplice

Visit to Gymnazium Teplice was a success – Ambassador King was impressed during his meeting with students and his visit to the school’s bio-park and the town of Teplice. On his way to Teplice, he visited SSI Technologies in Přestanov. The company is based in Ambassador King’s hometown in Janesville, Wisconsin and has been operating ...
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Ambassador King Visits Mlada Boleslav

Support for innovation and economic cooperation between Czech and U.S. companies was one of the main topics discussed during today’s meeting between Ambassador King and Mayor of Mlada Boleslav Raduan Nwelati. Ambassador King’s trip to Mlada Boleslav would not be complete without a visit to the ŠKODA AUTO Museum and Factory.
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Command Senior Leaders of V4 Countries, SPP States and NATO Meet in Vyskov

Twenty four top enlisted leaders from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Texas, Nebraska, NATO School and NATO ACT presented and discussed a wide range of NCOs related topics, such as future development of NCO Corps, mutual cooperation in the area of education and training, challenges connected with the management of enlisted force and sharing ...
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Ambassador King Launches the Harley Davidson “Czech-American Challenge” Smart-Phone Application

Ambassador Stephen King participated in Harley-Davidson’s press conference to highlight the upcoming 115th H-D anniversary festival to take place in Prague in July. The conference also launched the “Czech-American Challenge” smart-phone application that U.S. Embassy Prague developed in conjunction with Harley Davidson Prague , which features information on locations in the Czech Republic of importance in the U.S.-Czech ...
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Czech and U.S. Army Soldiers Exercise Together in Nebraska

On May 23, the Nebraska Air and Army National Guard partnered with USAF and Czech Air Force personnel to develop procedures for loading MI-171 helicopters onboard US transport aircraft.  The event involved loading a Nebraska Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 on the flightline of the Nebraska Army National ...
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Counter Improvised Explosive Device Route Clearance Exchange

Members of the Texas National Guard’s, 111th Engineer Battalion and the Czech Republic’s 15 Engineer Regiment took part in a Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Route Clearance exchange from 14- 18 May 2018. The event was designed to share and enhance the U.S and Czech Republic’s knowledge on current ISIS and Taliban Tactics, Techniques and ...
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Ambassador King Commemorates Victims of Roma Holocaust in Lety

On Sunday, May 13, U.S. Ambassador Stephen King attended the annual commemoration ceremony for the Romani victims of Nazism at the Lety Memorial. The gathering is traditionally organized by the Committee for the Redress of the Roma Holocaust in the Czech Republic (VPORH), which brings together former prisoners of Nazi concentration camps who are Romani, ...
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Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary David de Falco Visits Prague

On May 10–11, U.S. Department of Commerce Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary David de Falco visited Prague to take part in the 4th round of the U.S.-Czech Economic and Commercial Dialogue that was originally launched in 2010. The topics focused on business development and trade promotion – mainly in the areas of energy, aerospace, digital economy ...
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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic, May 3, 2018

Location: All of the Czech Republic Event: The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children. Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings. In the past they have used knives, guns and vehicles as ramming devices. They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist ...
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U.S. Diplomats Discuss in Prague and Brno Situation of Roma in Europe

Representatives of nine U.S. embassies from the region and representatives of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Helsinki Commission met in Prague and Brno last week to discuss current situation of Roma in the region. The representatives shared best practices, policies and projects that help to successfully integrate Roma people into major society ...
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Ambassador King and City of Prague Sign Agreement in Support of Underserved Communities Students

On April 13, U.S. Ambassador Stephen King signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Prague in support of U.S. Embassy Prague’s Baruv Fellowship Program for students from underserved communities. The City of Prague has agreed to host a Baruv Fellow for nine months, providing training and paying the participant a monthly stipend. The ...
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Whitford Corporation Introduces Fluoropolymer Coatings to the Czech Market

On April 10, U.S. Ambassador Steve King opened a seminar organized by Whitford Corporation to introduce the company’s fluoropolymer coatings to the Czech market. The Ambassador also welcomed the company’s new collaborative venture with the University of West Bohemia. Whitford Corporation’s Stephen Butler, Global Business Director, and Petr Kavalíř, Vice Director, University of West Bohemia ...
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U.S. Embassy Again Supports Civil Society NGO Market

The U.S. Embassy proudly supported and participated in the annual “NGO Market” non-profit fair at Forum Karlin in Prague on April 11. About 250 NGOs from various fields including human rights, culture, environment, volunteering and education were given the opportunity to present their activities to a broad cross-section of the public, to establish new partnerships, ...
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Czech Ice Hockey Hall of Fame Features NHL Exhibition Celebrating its 100th Birthday

Czech Ice Hockey Hall of Fame situated at Harfa Mall in Prague was officially expanded yesterday by a new exhibition celebrating the 100th birthday of NHL. The ceremony was attended by famous former and current Czech ice hockey players, including Dominik Hasek, Martin Rucinsky and Petr Nedved, and also U.S. Ambassador Steve King and Canadian ...
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U.S. Commercial Service brings business mission of U.S. “Smart Cities” companies

From March 14 – 16, 2018, U.S. Commercial Service Prague worked with the Business Council  for International Understanding (BCIU) to bring to Prague a unique business mission of  U.S. companies active in Smart Cities arena. Five U.S. companies – Mastercard, Microsoft, Viasat, Visa, Winncom Technologies – participated in the mission. Mission participants had an opportunity ...
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Californian Wines Bring The Sun To Prague

On March 15, 2018, selected industry professionals sampled a diverse selection of reds, whites, and sparkling California wines at the residence of U.S. Ambassador Stephen King. The wine tasting event organized by the Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Embassy in coordination with a local wine importer (Jan Ecer, Californian Wines company ) featured 117 different wines from 28 wineries. Several winery representatives traveled to ...
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Countering Disinformation Special Grant Competition

The U.S. Embassy in Prague is pleased to announce a special grant competition for projects seeking to counter malign influence and harmful effects of disinformation in the Czech Republic. Competitive projects will focus on increasing public awareness, strengthening critical thinking skills, expanding digital literacy, media literacy and developing electronic tools and resources to counter disinformation. ...
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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic, March 14, 2018

Location: Vaclavské náměstí (Wenceslas Square), Prague, then proceeding through the city to Prague Castle Event: A demonstration is expected to take place on March 14, 2018, beginning at 4:30 p.m. lasting until about 9:00 p.m. The group is demonstrating for freedom of speech and freedom of the media. Organizers expect approximately 10,000 participants. Vehicle and ...
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Embassy Collaborates with Harley Davidson on “Czech-American Challenge”

Klasik moto, the local licensee of the Harley Davidson company, collaborates with U.S. Embassy Prague on the upcoming “Czech-American Challenge” smart-phone app through a public-private partnership agreement signed on March 5 in Prague with Ambassador King. The interactive app will highlight the 100th anniversary of U.S.-Czech relations along with the 115th anniversary of Harley Davidson, ...
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Consular Services in Ostrava, March 20, 2018

Dear Americans in Czech Silesia and Moravia: The U.S. Embassy in Prague is coming to Ostrava! Passport/American citizen services staff will be on hand to provide many of the same services we provide in Prague. You can save yourself a trip! We can: Take applications to: Renew your passport or your child’s passport Issue a Consular Report ...
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Ambassador King Visits Brno

As a part of his mission to engage with the Czech people and learn more about the Czech Republic, Ambassador Stephen King made his first multi-day trip to the country’s second largest city, Brno. During his three day visit, the Ambassador met local technology companies, and spoke to students, civil society activists, and local politicians. ...
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Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

U.S. Ambassador Stephen King, Ukrainian Ambassador Yevhen Perebyinis, and Dutch Ambassador Kees Klompenhouwer (who served as Dutch Ambassador to Ukraine from 2013 – 2017) participated in a public event on the current situation in Ukraine at the American Center in Prague on February 16. The event featured a special screening of Winter on Fire (2015), an Oscar-nominated documentary ...
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GE Aviation and Czech Technical University Announce Enhanced Cooperation

On February 13, U.S. Ambassador Stephen King delivered remarks at a press conference celebrating the establishment of a new and cutting edge, collaborative agreement between GE Aviation and the Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT). The agreement between GE and ČVUT will support the Czech aviation industry and further U.S.-Czech business and educational ties. In ...
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Velvyslanec King Enjoys His First Trip to Brno

U.S. Ambassador Stephen King really enjoyed his first trip to Brno. He and Mrs. King attended the concert of Wynton Marsalis and his amazing big band, which was hosted by JazzFest Brno. Besides traditional jazz songs performed in modern arrangements, the Marsalis orchestra premiered a new piece based on Antonin Dvorak’s Humoresque in Brno, which ...
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American Center Hosts Discussion on the 100th anniversary of U.S.-Czech Relations

As part of the U.S. Embassy’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of U.S.-Czech relations in 2018, the American Center hosted a discussion with the Institute for Politics and Society on U.S.-Czech relations January 24. Counselor for Public Affairs Joann Lockard welcomed guests and the distinguished panelists to the event, stating: “The United States is extremely ...
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Ambassador King Meets with Secretary of Commerce from the State of Indiana

On January 29, U.S. Ambassador Stephen King met with Secretary of Commerce from the State of Indiana Jim Schellinger during the Secretary’s visit to Prague. Indiana Commerce Secretary Schellinger was visiting the Czech Republic to build closer relations with the Czech government and business community through increased trade and investment. Ambassador King welcomed Indiana’s interest ...
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Environmental NGO Tereza Presents Globe Star Awards 2018 at the American Center

Tereza, NGO which focuses on environmental education awarded the Globe Star Awards 2018 to three students teams at the American Center on January 29. Globe Star Awardees are students who work actively on improving environment, they cooperate with scientists in collecting data from natural environments and create new projects with students from other schools. The ...
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Professional Security Career at the U.S. Embassy Prague

Would you like to pursue a professional security career at the U.S. Embassy Prague? Now you have the opportunity to participate in our RECRUITMENT EVENT in Prague on February 12, 2018. Date: February 12, 2018 Time: 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Place: American Center, Tržište 13, Praha 1 Program: 17:00-17:15 Introduction of Presenters 17:15-17:30 Power ...
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Four Companies Collaborate with the Embassy on the Baruv Fellowship Program

The U.S. Embassy on January 24 entered into four Public-Private Partnerships with The International School of Prague, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Czech, Red Hat Czech, and Vodafone Czech Republic to collaborate on the Baruv Fellowship Program, a program that since 2015 has provided placements in private companies, non-profit organizations and government for talented university students with ties ...
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Ambassador King Opens the U.S.-Czech Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology and Chemistry

American Center, February 17, 2018 As prepared Dobre rano, damy a panove. Good morning, and welcome to the American Center. I am excited to be here today to open the U.S.-Czech Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology and Chemistry. The Embassy is proud to be a sponsor of this conference as we kickoff our celebration of 100 ...
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U.S. Ambassador King Visits Bell Helicopter, Affirms Support for Offer of Bell Helicopters

U.S. Ambassador Steve King conducted his first official visit to a U.S. company in the Czech Republic by touring Bell Helicopter’s Customization and Delivery Center at the Václav Havel Airport in Prague today. Ambassador King remarked that Bell’s commitment to providing economic opportunities for both the Czech Republic as well as the United States is ...
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Join U.S. Embassy Prague’s New Youth Advisory Board!

Ambassador Stephen B. King is pleased to announce the inauguration of U.S. Embassy Prague’s Youth Advisory Board. We are launching this important new advisory board as we commence our celebration of the Centennial of U.S.-Czech diplomatic relations in 2018. U.S. Embassy Prague seeks to recruit up to 15 youth members to serve one-year volunteer terms ...
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Embassy Launches Timeline to Celebrate a Century of U.S.-Czech Relations

To commemorate 100 years of friendship between our two nations, the U.S. Embassy in Prague, in partnership with the creative agency MARK/BBDO , is launching an interactive online centennial timeline to showcase historical milestones in the U.S.-Czech relationship. This year marks a special occasion – the Centennial of the founding of Czechoslovakia and the establishment of ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of advice. The Travel ...
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Happy Holidays!

We wish you a Happy Holiday season and all the best in 2018! We look forward to celebrating with you the centennial of your independence and our great relationship. Enjoy our holiday video about the Good King Wenceslas! Ambassador Stephen King explains in this video that the famous Christmas carol “Good King Wenceslas” is based ...
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American Students Share Experiences at Czech Universities

Members of U.S. Embassy Prague’s American Student Association (ASA) and Embassy staff traveled to University Pardubice, University of West Bohemia, and Technical University Liberec during the month of December to meet with university administrators and discuss the American university and campus experience. The ASA is collaborative project working with American students studying in the Czech ...
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Celebrating One Hundred Years of U.S.-Czech Relations

In 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Prague will celebrate one hundred years of bilateral relations between the United States and the Czech Republic. It was U.S. President Woodrow Wilson and his administration that proved instrumental to Tomas Garrigue Masaryk’s project to form a new and independent Czechoslovak state in 1918. Masaryk and other prominent Czechs ...
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The Embassy Donates Blood to Central Military Hospital

On December 12, the Embassy employees participated in the blood drive held regularly at the Embassy in partnership with Central Military Hospital in Prague. Sixteen American and Czech employees donated 7 liters of blood. Through this donation, the U.S. Embassy community responds to the need for blood at Czech hospitals.
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Čeněk Růžička Receives A. G. Masaryk Award for Human Rights

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day (December 10), U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Stephen King presented yesterday the 2017 Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award to Roma activist Čeněk Růžička. “Čeněk Růžička is the recipient of our award for his tireless advocacy of Roma Holocaust victims and his decades-long struggle for a dignified memorial ...
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Ambassador King Decorates Czech Baseball Teams

Ambassador Stephen King hosted a reception in his residence to celebrate the achievements and development of Czech baseball. Young athletes, along with their families and friends, were the main guests at the event. At the ceremony, the Ambassador and representatives of Czech baseball and University Sports Associations acknowledged the successes of the “under 12” team ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent. U.S. Embassy Prague reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review ...
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Top U.S. Laws Schools Are Coming to Prague to Offer Graduate Legal Programs

Czech law students and legal professionals will have an outstanding opportunity to learn how to enhance their careers with a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the United States at the first ever EducationUSA LLM Fair featuring representatives of 19 top U.S. law schools. This event., organized by the EducationUSA network in cooperation with the ...
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U.S. Embassy Prepares to Celebrate 100 Years of U.S.–Czech Relations

U.S. Embassy Prague announces special centennial grant competition highlighting 100 years of U.S.-Czech cooperation . This special centennial grant round seeks proposals with outstanding merit focused on Czech audiences which highlight – in an innovative and creative way – the strong partnership and cooperation of our two countries in areas including: Promoting democracy, good governance & rule of law Strengthening of civil society Security cooperation ...
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Economists Discuss Challenges For Czech Economy After Elections

The Czech IVLP Alumni Club coordinated a panel discussion on Economic Development after the elections in the Czech Republic with Chief Economist of the Czech Banking Association Eva Zamrazilová, IVLP Alumnus and Executive Director of the Currency Committee of the Czech National Bank Tomáš Holub, and Chief Economist of the Cyrrus Company Lukáš Kovanda on ...
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U.S. Commercial Service to Introduce U.S. Toys & Games at FOR TOYS Fair

U.S. Embassy Prague Commercial Service Specialist Veronika Novakova will introduce on October 19 new trends in the U.S. toys & games products market at the FOR TOYS fair at Prague Letnany. The presentation will be of interest to Czech importers and distributors. U.S. companies seeking partners for the Czech market will also be introduced during ...
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U.S. Commercial Service to Introduce U.S. HORECA Trends

U.S. Embassy Commercial Service Prague Specialist Veronika Novakova will introduce new trends in the U.S. HORECA products market at the FOR GASTRO & HOTEL fair at Prague Letnany. The presentation will be of interest to Czech importers and distributors. U.S. companies seeking partners for the Czech market will also be introduced during the presentation. U.S. ...
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Diversity Visa Lottery Registration Period Has Started

The Department of State announces the opening of the registration period for the DV-2018 Diversity Visa lottery. The Department grants 50,000 immigrant visas through this program each year to foreign citizens who have applied and qualified. Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October ...
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Graduation Ceremony for Afghan Air Force Pilots in Pardubice

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith and Army Attaché Colonel Roger Bowman attended the graduation ceremony for 22 pilots from the Afghan Air Force in Pardubice, Czech Republic on Wednesday, 27 September. The officers are the fourth class of Afghan pilots to have completed the 15 month Flight Training Program run by the Czech state company LOM ...
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Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger Visits Planetarium

Former NASA Astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger visits Czech Planetarium to talk Life in Space. Dottie met with hundreds of Czech students and accompanying teachers to talk about her experiences as an astronaut and working at the International Space Station. Answering questions about space, posing for photos, and signing autographs, Dottie was thrilled also to share her ...
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American Center Hosts Representatives from Google CR

U.S. Embassy Prague’s American Center hosted representatives from Google Czech Republic on September 20, who trained 30 Fulbright English Teaching Assistants on free online tools that they can use during after-school activities with high school students to help improve their English vocabulary related to information technology and entrepreneurship. The project, called “Fund with Code” is ...
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The Embassy Supports the Women’s Congress

Acting Public Affairs Counselor Erin Kotheimer gave remarks on Saturday, September 23 at the Women’s Congress in Prague. U.S. Embassy Prague supports projects such as the Women’s Congress that are aimed at encouraging women’s leadership in society and strengthening gender equality. The theme of this year’s Women’s Congress “Women and the Public Space,” featuring discussions ...
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Fulbright grantees met in Prague

Forty U.S. Fulbright grantees who will teach and do research in the Czech Republic in the 2017-2018 academic year met with their hosts, collaborators, Czech Fulbright Alumni, and Embassy officials at a reception hosted by Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams Smith on September 19. From 1992 to 2017, the program has supported almost 900 Czech grantees ...
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The Manhattan Firefighters Memorial Commemorates Victims of the 9/11

The Manhattan Firefighters Memorial in Liberec commemorated victims of the 9/11 attacks on September 16. Fifty firefighters, policemen and paramedics participated in the competition. Regional Security Officer Hunter Martin supported them and also awarded the winning teams. At the price giving ceremony, Mr. Martin thanked for the support and appreciated enthusiasm and friendly atmosphere. The ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Visits NATO Days in Ostrava

U.S. Embassy Prague Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith visited the military equipment show NATO Days in Ostrava on September 16. She met Czech Defense Minister Martin Stropnicky and greeted crews of U.S. B1 and B52 strategic bombers and the KC 135 tanker aircraft. She also discussed with Bell Helicopter representatives the participation of UH-1Y Venom helicopter ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution for Travelers

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated March ...
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U.S. Embassy Commemorates Victims of 9/11 at Prague Monument to New York Firefighters

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith joined Prague firefighters, Prague 1 Mayor Oldrich Lomecky, other officials, and the public, including many visitors from the U.S., in Kampa in downtown Prague on September 11 to remember the thousands of victims of the terrorist attacks, including 343 firefighters who died while trying to save lives. “Despite the horror ...
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The U.S. Embassy Prague Commemorated 9/11

The U.S. Embassy in Prague illuminated the Embassy’s Gloriette pavilion with two columns of light to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The two beams was lit up on Monday, September 11 at 9.00 p.m. The illumination was inspired by the Tribute in Light, placed next to the site ...
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Roma Fellows Meet at the American Center

U.S. Embassy Prague’s Acting Public Affairs Counselor Erin Kotheimer spoke with this year’s cohort of Roma Fellows to discuss their fellowship experiences within organizations throughout the Czech Republic this year. The Fellowship program, led by Czech NGO Slovo 21, enables young Roma university students and recent graduates to gain professional experience during a 9-month long ...
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The U.S. KC-135 Stratotanker Participates in Ample Strike 2017

A U.S. KC-135 Stratotanker and two B1 strategic bombers participated in a refueling operation over Southwest Bohemia on September 4 as part of the Ample Strike 2017 NATO exercise. The KC-135, which belongs to the Nebraska Air National Guard, took off from Pardubice Airport and met up in the altitude of 22,000 feet with the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events. This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the ...
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U.S. Embassy Commemorates Air Battle over the White Carpathians

On August 29, 1944, forty-one U.S. airmen lost their lives in the Air Battle over the White Carpathian mountains . U.S. Embassy’s Management Officer Jennie Young joined Governor Jiří Čunek, national and local politicians and citizens of Slavičín, Rudice, Šanov, and Přečkovice in commemorating the fallen soldiers and the bravery of local people who helped the survivors of the battle. Very special ...
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The U.S. and Czech Firefighters Exchange Experiences

Nebraska Firefighters from 155th Air Refueling Wing of the Nebraska Air National Guard conducted an exchange of lessons on safety procedures, rescue techniques, and firefighting tactics with Czech firefighters from various airbases on August 17-18. The Nebraska Firefighters learned how to safely rescue pilots from the Czech Republic’s primary fighter jet, firefighting equipment, to include vehicles and personal gear used by the Czech Republic. The ...
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Visit U.S. Commercial Service booth at World of Beauty and Spa Prague

Seven U.S. cosmetics brands are seeking Czech importers/distributors for their products during World of Beauty and Spa Letňany on September 8 – 9, 2017. Come to booth B66 to see what these U.S. companies have to offer: BROCK BEAUTY Company representatives from Brock Beauty a www.hairfinity.com  will be at the show to discuss opportunities with potential Czech partners. ...
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U.S. Embassy Participates in Prague Pride Week

The U.S. Embassy in Prague is a proud supporter of the Prague Pride Festival and Pride activities taking place August 7-13 throughout the city. We stand in solidarity with human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the country to ensure LGBTI persons live with dignity, respect, and freedom. As part of Pride Week ...
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Civil Society Development in the Czech Republic in 2016

The Association of Public Benefit Organisations presented the findings of the Civil Society Organisation Sustainability Index for the Czech Republic (CSOSI) at a press conference held at the American Center on August 1. CSOSI was developed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and for the past 20 years was applied in 29 countries ...
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Civil Society Organisation Sustainability Index for the Czech Republic

The Association of Public Benefit Organisations presented the findings of the Civil Society Organisation Sustainability Index (CSOSI) for the Czech Republic at a press conference held at the American Center on August 1. CSOSI was developed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and for the past 20 years was applied in 29 countries ...
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Czech & American High School Students Discuss Human Rights

On Thursday, July 20, 2017, the American Center of the U.S. Embassy hosted an interesting discussion on human rights with a group of Czech and American High School students in their respective countries. Acting Public Affairs Counselor Erin Kotheimer welcomed the students and opened the discussion. Political Human Rights Officer Julianne Parker, Political Specialist Helena ...
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Czech Command Sergeant Major Inducted Into USASMA Hall of Fame

Command Sergeant Major Petr Seifert was inducted into the U.S. Army Sergeant Majors Academy Hall of Fame. CSM Seifert graduated from the U.S. Army Sergeant Majors Academy “Sergeants Major Course” in 2011 and after his return from his studies in the U.S. become the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for the Armed Forces of the Czech Republic. The course is provided ...
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J-1 Alumni Network Members Meet at the American Center

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Ray Castillo welcomed J-1 Alumni Network members at an Independence Day-themed celebration hosted at the American Center on July 10. Ray Castillo urged the alumni to use the J-1 Network as means to stay connected with the U.S. Embassy. Approximately 3,600 Czech students travel to the United States on J-1 ...
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President Trump Announces His Intent to Nominate Stephen King to U.S. Ambassador’s Post

President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Stephen B. King of Wisconsin to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Czech Republic. Mr. King is a prominent public servant and businessman who successfully acquired, built, and sold a specialty chemical manufacturing business and founded a family investment ...
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Commercial Counselor Visits Technology Center Pisek

On Monday, June 26, U.S. Embassy Prague Commercial Counselor Helen Peterson, Commercial Specialist (CS) Luda Taylor and CzechInvest representative Eva Bartonova visited Technology Center Pisek (TCP) to learn about the city of Pisek Smart Cities platform that includes Cloud Services and the Internet of Things (IOT) technologies. TCP, an leading-edge Czech advanced technology center, supports ...
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The Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith hosted the traditional Independence Day reception at the Ambassador’s residence in Prague on June 28, where she welcomed hundreds of respected guests from all walks of life. “As a nation of immigrants and descendants of immigrants, Americans are not united by a common race or religion or ancestry. In some parts ...
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Independence Day 2017 Remarks

Charge d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Chief of Mission Residence Dear Ministers, your Excellencies, distinguished colleagues and guests, vítám vás všechny. Welcome to you all. We are so happy to have you here to celebrate our Independence Day. America is a big, diverse country. As a nation of immigrants and descendants of immigrants, ...
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Chargé d’Affairs Hosts Junior Achievement Awards Ceremony

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith hosted the annual Junior Achievement Awards Ceremony at the Ambassador’s Residence on June 22nd. Junior Achievement is a global organization (its Czech branch was founded by Tomáš Baťa in 1992) which connects the world of business and education. About 15,000 students participate in Junior Achievement financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness ...
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UH-1Y Helicopter Presented in Prague

On the occasion of the visit to Prague by Rear Admiral Francis D. Morley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Navy International Programs (NIPO), and Richard Harris, Vice President for International Military Sales at Bell Helicopter, a press conference was held at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador on June 16 to present the unique attributes and ...
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U.S. Embassy Prague Congratulates Police on Successful Completion of English Language Course!

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith hosted on June 9 a closing ceremony for the Embassy Prague’s Police English Project which has been conducted from 2013 to 2017 in cooperation with the Police of the Czech Republic. The program has trained more than a hundred police men and women from Prague’s Districts One, Six and ...
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The Embassy Announces Winners of 2nd Annual Women’s Empowerment Grants

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith announced on June 7 the four winners of the U.S. Embassy’s second annual Fund for Women’s Empowerment. This fund is aimed at advancing gender equality, removing barriers to leadership opportunities for women, and combatting violence against women. Ms. Adams-Smith stressed: “The United States believes gender equality is critical to our shared goals ...
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The Embassy Commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith opened on May 26 a conference “Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan”, dedicated to the historical significance of the Marshall Plan, which created a bridge across the Atlantic. As a part of the conference, the speakers at the conference also examined the current challenges to the transatlantic cooperation. ...
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Czech IVLP Alumni Club Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

The Czech International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Alumni Club celebrated its fifth anniversary of its founding on May 15 at the American Center in Prague. IVLP Club President Ivana Šabatová led this special conference and networking event, which was attended by many prominent, accomplished IVLP alumni, and graduates of the U.S. Embassy-IVLP Club Young Entrepreneur ...
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Charge d’Affaires Attends Wreath Laying Ceremony at Lety Memorial

On Saturday, May 13, Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith participated in the traditional commemorative ceremony honoring the Romani victims of the Holocaust at the site of the Lety Memorial. The event, organized annually by the Committee for the Redress of the Roma Holocaust, brought together survivors of Nazi camps and the relatives of victims who perished ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Opens GLOBE Games in Moravske Budejovice

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith opened GLOBE Games in Moravske Budejovice on May 11th. This year GLOBE celebrated its 20th anniversary in the Czech Republic and welcomed more than 250 students and teachers from around the country as well as teams from Belgium and Slovakia. The Chargé d’Affaires also attended some great student presentations. The GLOBE ...
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Chargé Adams-Smith at Rockwell Automation’s New Office Grand Opening

Charge d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith participated on May 10 in the grand opening of the new Rockwell Automation Headquarters & Customer Training and Research & Development Center in Prague. The ceremony was opened by Rockwell President and CEO Blake Moret and Thomas Donato, President of EMEA. In her remarks, Ms. Adams-Smith noted: “Congratulations, Rockwell Automation’s success ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Young Czech Entrepreneurs

Acting counselor for Public Affairs Erin Kotheimer served as a jury member of the University of Life Sciences’ “Demo Day” startup competition organized by the Point One incubator on May 10, 2017. The jury chose the project AFRICAHOP, a project focused on breeding snails in Africa, as the winner. The first runner-up was DOGSIE, a ...
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Commercial Service To Introduce American Publishers at Book World Prague 2017

Commercial Service Prague will introduce American publishers to the Czech market at Book World Prague 2017  on May 11-14. The U.S. companies are seeking Czech partners interested in publishing the American books in the Czech language. Representatives from CS Prague will be available at the Fair’s Business Center for business discussions. List of participating American publishers (additional publishers will ...
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U.S. Embassy Will Commemorate Liberation in 1945

The U.S. Embassy in Prague will commemorate the 72th anniversary of the end of World War II and of liberating the country from Nazi oppression. American diplomats will travel to the regions to participate in events organized by locals commemorating the liberation of western and southern parts of Bohemia by the U.S. Third Army led ...
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U.S. Commercial Service To Introduce American Companies at Hannover Messe

The U.S. Embassy Prague Commercial Service will be at Hannover Messe to introduce American companies to Czech partners. Hannover Messe offers a unique opportunity to establish contacts with American partners across a range of industries. U.S. companies will be looking for distributors and agents as well as research and technology (R&T) partners for the Czech ...
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Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Addresses Participants of Prague Student Summit

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Ray Castillo addressed on April 7 more than 300 Czech students, who were participating in an educational program  “Prague Student Summit ” organized by Association for International Affairs. Ray Castillo stated, “the U.S. Embassy Prague is excited to support Prague Student Summit, as many of the participants are future leaders and diplomats for the ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Congratulates Participants of Student Company of the Year Project

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith participated on April 5 in opening the trade fair of the Junior Achievement Student Company of the Year project. The Chargé congratulated participants of the competition on their successes, but also reminded them — by citing Nelson Mandela’s words, „I never lose. Either I win, or learn“ — that successes in ...
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The Embassy Donates Blood to Central Military Hospital

On April 5th, the Embassy employees participated in the blood drive held annually at the Embassy in partnership with Central Military Hospital in Prague. Twenty five American and Czech employees donated 11 liters of blood. Through this donation, the U.S. Embassy community responds to the need for blood at Czech hospitals.
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates International Roma Day

In recognition of International Roma Day on April 8, the U.S. Embassy in Prague celebrates the rich Romani culture with several events this week. To kick off the activities, the U.S. Embassy in Prague’s American Center will host a special film screening of “Gypsy Caravan,” on April 4 at 6 p.m. From April 5-8, the Romani flag will fly in front ...
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Embassy Participates in Conference on U.S. Foreign Policy

“It takes a government to turn statements into policy,” pointed out Dr. Schuyler Foerster, Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Social Studies at Masaryk University, at a conference on U.S. Foreign Policy, organized by Metropolitan University in Prague on March 31. The conference was open to students and the general public. Several distinguished speakers from the U.S., ...
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Embassy Co-Organizes Seminar about Doing Business in Texas

The “Doing Business in the USA:  Focus State: Texas” seminar, for Czech businesses, was held on March 27, 2017.  The seminar included presentations on business methods and trends in the Czech Republic and the U.S.  Investing in the U.S. was a featured topic and highlighted the high-profile SelectUSA Investment Summit that will be held from June 18-20, 2017 ...
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Airmen from Texas and Nebraska Exchange Maintenance Information with Czech Air Force

Airmen from Texas and Nebraska Air National Guard units partnered with the Czech Air Force to participate in a subject matter expert exchange of maintenance information March 20-23, 2017, at air bases in the Czech Republic. The maintenance exchange was part of a state partnership program between the Texas and Nebraska Air National Guards and ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Meets RFE/RL’s Regional Reporting Fellows

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith met on March 28 with four journalists from Armenia, Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine who are participating in a Regional Reporting Fellowship managed by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, with support from U.S. Embassy Prague. The RFE/RL Regional Reporting Fellowship contributes to the professional development of aspiring journalists in Eastern Partnership countries in support of media ...
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Commercial Service to Present U.S. Pet Products at FOR PETS Fair in Prague

U.S. Embassy Commercial Service Prague Specialist Veronika Novakova will introduce new trends in the U.S. pet products market at the FOR PETS fair at Prague Letnany . The presentation is targeted at Czech importers and distributors. U.S. companies seeking partners for the Czech market will also be introduced during the presentation. Date/Location: April 7, 2017, from 11am in Room n.1 at Entrance Hall ...
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NATO Mission: U.S. 2nd Cavalry Transits through Czech Republic

A convoy which was part of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence mission transited through the Czech Republic last weekend. It was conducted based upon the conclusions of last year’s NATO summit in Warsaw to strengthen military presence in the eastern part of the Alliance – in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. On Saturday, the convoy divided into seven parts and ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Meeting with J-1 Alumni Network Leadership and J-1 Agencies

U.S. Embassy Prague hosted a meeting with the J-1 Alumni Network Leadership and J-1 agencies to discuss opportunities for J-1 private sector exchange alumni from the Czech Republic. Acting Public Affairs Counselor Erin Kotheimer distributed information on the U.S. Department of State’s Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund through which J-1 alumni can compete for funding up to $25,000. Consular Chief Nikolas Trendowski provided information ...
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NYS Collection New York Eyewear Opens A New Kiosk in Prague

On March 3, 2017, U.S. Commercial Service representative Veronika Novakova attended the opening of the new NYS Collection New York Eyewear kiosk at OC Novy Smichov in Prague. NYS Collection offers the latest in today’s fashion eyewear. The company was founded in 1986 by two young entrepreneurs. Today NYS Collection sunglasses are sold in more ...
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Experts Discuss Roma Inclusive Education at the American Center

On February 22 at the American Center, the Czech IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) Alumni Club coordinated a panel discussion on Roma inclusive education and related topics. The panelists – Advisor to the Minister of Education Monika Šimůnková, Community Organizer and Member of the Coordination Committee of Parents for Inclusion in Ostrava Miroslav Klempár, IQ ...
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Eiikon LLC Presentation on Healthcare Savings

On February 15, 2017, Joey Lawrence, Eiikon LLC CEO, conducted a seminar on identifying and implementing healthcare savings through international direct purchasing. Partner company Regulatory Compliance Associates representative Eric Januszewski complemented the Eiikon presentation with information on regulatory issues and certification in the U.S. market. Commercial Counselor Helen Peterson delivered opening remarks. Eiikon, LLC, is ...
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Embassy Supports Workshop for Young Czech Journalists

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Ray Castillo met on February 13 with 20 Czech journalism students from all over the country, who are participating in a U.S. Embassy-sponsored “Tools and Tactics for Identifying Fake News and Propaganda” course organized by local Czech NGO Transitions. As a follow-up to the successful Prague Tech Camp last ...
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Czech Marshall Center Alumni Meet at the American Center

Chargé d’Affaires Kelly Adams-Smith and Lieutenant Colonel Michael Cushwa, Chief of the Office of Defence Cooperation, attended a meeting of 50 Marshall Center Alumni and guests that took place on February 8, 2017 in Prague. The Czech Alumni met to establish the Czech GCMC (George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies) Alumni Association that ...
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American Theatrical Expert Presents Project Exploring Fears of Difference

U.S. Embassy Prague is pleased to announce that seasoned American theater director, playwright, and actress Jessica Litwak will present a multi-city project in the Czech Republic exploring the fear of difference and the impact of changing communities. New York City-based Jessica Litwak will present her socially engaged theater project in Prague, Brno, České Budějovice, Pilsen, ...
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President Trump’s Inaugural Address Live-streamed at the Embassy’s American Center

The Embassy hosted a President Trump’s inaugural speech viewing party at the American Center on Friday, January 20 for local students and the general public. Before the oath and the inaugural speech, Counselor for Public Affairs Ray Castillo kicked off the event by emphasizing “an essential feature of democracy in the United States is the ...
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Ambassador Schapiro’s Farewell

As I’m getting ready to finish my time as the U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, I want to reach out and thank each and everyone of you who have sent nice comments, letters, photographs and even songs to me and to my family. We will always remember and treasure the time that we have ...
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The U.S. Embassy Prague Marines donated gifts in Toys for Tots program

On December 21st Marines from the U.S. Embassy in Prague Detachment donated a gift of Toys for Tots at the Safehouse of St. Joseph for mothers/fathers in need with children in Lochovice near Beroun in the Central Bohemian Region. Thirty-three children altogether will enjoy their new toys at Christmas – both kids at the safehouse ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Awards Media Prize at the 2016 Roma Spirit Awards

U.S. Ambassador Schapiro attended the 2016 Roma Spirit Awards on December 10, where he awarded the media prize to Czech Television reporter Richard Samko. In his remarks, Ambassador Schapiro emphasized: “When the media cover cases of exclusion and discrimination, exposing these human rights violations, it increases awareness and understanding from the public, decreasing tolerance for these practices.” Before ...
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“Czech Refugee Help” Receives A. G. Masaryk Award for Human Rights

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day (December 10), U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew H. Schapiro presented on December 8 the Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award to Pomáháme lidem na útěku (The Czech Refugee Help or PLNU) organization which supports, helps, and coordinates Czech volunteers working along the Balkan refugee route. “The award was ...
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2016 Prague Inter-Embassy Anti-Corruption Day Statement

Prague, December 8 – On the occasion of Anti-Corruption Day, the Ambassadors of the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada to the Czech Republic release the following statement: “We come together again for a third year to renew our countries’ commitment to fighting corruption in all its forms. December 9, International Anti-Corruption Day, is ...
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U.S. Embassy Prague Offers the Foreign Service Officer Test

The U.S. Embassy Prague will offer the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT) in the American Center on the following dates: · Thursday, February 2nd –– afternoon session (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) · Friday, February 3rd – morning session (09:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) Registration for the FSOT opens Wednesday, December 15th. Visit http://www.pearsonvue.com/fsot/ for ...
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The Embassy Awards the Winners of the “America Through Your Eyes” Photo Contest

The winners of our annual photo contest “America Through Your Eyes” were awarded by Ambassador Andrew Schapiro at the American Center on November 30. The Ambassador presented certificates and prizes to winners of three categories: National Parks (Michal Hynek, Denali National Park, Alaska), Cities (Adam Kahánek, Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan at night, New York City) ...
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U.S. Representatives Attend Dinner Marking Thanksgiving of 1945 in Cesky Krumlov

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro and U.S. military commander in Europe Ben Hodges attended a dinner in Cesky Krumlov on November 21 in remembrance of the U.S. army’s Thanksgiving Day dinner in 1945. The dinner was served in the Ruze (Rose) hotel, which also hosted the dinner for the U.S. liberators on November 22, 1945. The meals ...
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American Center Holds “Entreprelooza” In Support Of “Global Entrepreneurship Week”

U.S. Embassy’s American Center held its second all day “Entreprelooza” conference in support of “Global Entrepreneurship Week” on November 15 in Prague. During the conference, some of the topics included: the role of women entrepreneurs and innovators in academia, and the experience of immigrant entrepreneurs, as well as their role as drivers of innovation and ...
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The National Guard Commanders from Texas and Nebraska Discuss in the CR Military Cooperation

The National Guard commanders from Texas and Nebraska Major General John F. Nichols and Major-General Daryl L. Bohac visited the Czech Republic from November 1 to 6 as part of their Senior Leader visit and support for the State Partnership Program. The program of the began with a meeting with the first deputy Chief of ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits the Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian Regions

U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited the Olomouc and Moravian-Silesian Regions on November 3-4, 2016. He spoke to students at Palacky University Law School, Jiri Wolker Gymnazium in Prostějov and at the University of Ostrava. Students were interested in learning more about U.S. foreign policy priorities, as well as the U.S. presidential election process. Ambassador Schapiro ...
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Deputy Assistant Secretary Participates in Export Control Conference in Prague

The Governments of the United States of America, Canada, and the Czech Republic co-sponsored the 15th International Export Control Conference, entitled “Strategic Trade Controls: Active Participation in Interagency Partnerships and International Alliances” in Prague from November 2-4, 2016. The conference aimed to advance the ability of governments around the globe to employ strategic trade controls ...
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Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe Visits the Czech Republic

Commanding General U.S. Army Europe Ben Hodges met with Czech journalists after serving as the key note speaker at the 2016 third annual Combat Engineer Conference (CEC) in Prague on November 2. The General discussed what the U.S. Army Europe is doing to support the security environment in Europe, and praised the U.S.-Czech military cooperation.
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U.S. Speaker Discusses Role of Minority Voters

As part of the Embassy’s 2016 presidential election programming, U.S. speaker Prof. Ricardo Ramirez visited the Czech Republic Oct 17-19 to discuss the importance and growing role of minority voters in the upcoming 2016 presidential race. Focusing specifically on the Latino voting bloc, Prof. Ramirez spoke on voting patterns, the significance, and the priorities of ...
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Start your exciting entrepreneurial journey with the U.S. Embassy Prague!

We kindly invite you to participate in “Young Entrepreneur Fellowship Program” which will lead you through the process of transforming your entrepreneurial ideas into a real project. The program will consist of four-monthly educational workshops which will be held on Saturdays starting November 2016 — February 2017. Workshops will be based on “Smithsonian Entrepreneur Incubator” ...
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DV-2018 Diversity Visa Has Started, Apply till November 7!

The Department of State announces the opening of the registration period for the DV-2018 Diversity Visa lottery. The Department grants 50,000 immigrant visas through this program each year to foreign citizens who have applied and qualified. Online registration for DV-2018 begins at 6 p.m., Central European Time (CET), on Tuesday, October 4, 2016; and ends ...
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The Embassy Supports the 2016 SIGNAL Festival

The U.S. Embassy in Prague is pleased to support the 2016 SIGNAL festival for the third year in a row by helping to bring innovative American artist Zachary Lieberman to the Czech Republic. His playful interactive installation “The Reflection Studies” on Cihelna Street gives the SIGNAL visitors on October 13-16 an opportunity to explore and ...
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American Diplomat Presents Award at the Renewable Decade Competition

Economic Officer of the U.S. Embassy Noah Woodiwiss presented an award on October 13 at the Renewable Decade competition organized by the Czech Solar Association and the Alliance for Energy Self-Sufficiency. The Renewable Decade Awards recognize innovative projects utilizing renewable energy in the Czech Republic. Noah Woodiwiss presented the award for the best start-up idea. ...
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The U.S. Teams Participate in International Shooting Competition in Pilsen

The 14th edition of the international shooting competition “Cup of Active Reserves of the Czech Army Chief of General Staff” held from October 7 to 9 at an army firing range in Pilsen-Lobzy has been the traditional match between Czech active reserves (AZ) and reservists (backups) of foreign armies. The 14th year was attended by ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Meets the Čhavorenge Choir

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro attended a performance of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the Čhavorenge choir at the Rudolfinum on October 7. The Ambassador greeted the members of the choir and the choirmistress Ida Kelarová after the concert. The members of Čhavorenge come from Roma communities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. A grant of the ...
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Czech-U.S. Nuclear Cooperation at Rez Nuclear Research Institute

U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro participated at a September 27 event presenting the results of a test of molten salts in the nuclear reactor in the Rez Nuclear Research Institute (UJV) just outside Prague city limits. The test was conducted under a memorandum of understanding for scientific cooperation between Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and ...
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Military Exercise Ample Strike 2016 Took Place in North of Bohemia

Joint Tactical Air Controllers (JTACs) from the Czech Republic and Texas Air National Guard 147th ASOS conducted a six day exchange covering the roles and responsibilities of JTAC Instructors or Supervisory Forward Air Controllers (SupFac). The exchange was embedded as part of Ample Strike 2016 which allowed for a more realistic exchange during live controls ...
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U.S. Strategic Bombers Top Attraction at NATO Days in Ostrava

U.S. strategic bombers B-1 Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress belonged among the top attractions at this year’s NATO Days at the Ostrava International Airport this past weekend. U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro, who visited the air show together with U.S. Embassy Defense Attaché Mark Wootan on Saturday, greeted crews of the bombers and several other aircraft that ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Visits Liberec to Observe the Manhattan Rescuers Memorial 2016

Deputy Chief of Mission Kelly Adams-Smith visited Liberec on Saturday, September 10 to observe the Manhattan Rescuers Memorial 2016, an event organized each year by both voluntary and professional firefighter corps to honor those who lost their lives or were injured during the 9/11 attacks in the United States. The DCM witnessed firefighters and other ...
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U.S. Embassy Commemorates Victims of 9/11 at Prague Monument to NYC Firefighters

U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro joined Prague firefighters, Prague 1 Mayor Oldrich Lomecky, other officials and the public in Kampa in downtown Prague on September 11 to remember the thousands of victims of the terrorist attacks, including 343 firefighters who died while trying to save lives. “I remember the memorials that popped up at every firehouse ...
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The U.S. Embassy Prague Commemorated 9/11

The U.S. Embassy in Prague illuminated the Embassy’s Glorietta pavilion with two columns of light to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The two beams was lit up on Sunday, September 11 at 9.00 p.m. The illumination was inspired by the Tribute in Light, placed next to the site ...
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Audiobook “My American Beauty” Commemorates 15th Anniversary of 9/11

Actress Bára Hrzánová, photographer Antonín Kratochvíl, and architect Jiří Boudník helped to launch an audiobook “My American Beauty” by Czech journalist Veronika Bednářová at the American Center during a program commemorating 15th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks. “My American Beauty” is a unique collection of short stories and newspaper reports, which bring a fresh ...
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U.S. Embassy Honors Family for Saving Life of U.S. Airman at the end of the World War II

On September 7 in Tochovice near Pribram in Central Bohemia, U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro presented a memorial plaque to the relatives of Josef Parizek who saved U.S. pilot Newton T. Parker from certain death near the end of World War II. Germans shot down Parker’s bomber in April 1945 in the Sedlcany region. Parker was ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits the Pardubice Airfield

On August 31, U.S. Ambassador to the CR Andrew Schapiro, Czech Ambassador to the U.S. Petr Gandalovic, Deputy Defense Minister Jakub Landovsky and other guests visited the airfield in Pardubice. The main goal of the visit were the joint exercises of our and foreign soldiers that have been taking places at the base. The delegation ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits Antonín Čermák Elementary School in Prague 6

On September 1, Ambassador Schapiro visited Antonín Čermák Elementary School in Prague 6, named for a Czech American who became the 44th Mayor of Chicago. Along with school Principal Petr Karvánek and Prague 6 Mayor Ondřej Kolář, Ambassador Schapiro greeted the new first graders and their families as they arrived for their first day of ...
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U.S. Diplomat Talks about Presidential Election Process

Political-economic counselor Jim Merz participated in a discussion with Czech Television prime-time newscaster and former U.S. correspondent Michal Kubal about the upcoming U.S. presidential elections at the Summer School of Journalism in Havlickuv Brod, Vysocina Region. Mr. Merz introduced the complexity of presidential elections in the United States, explaining in detail the differences from the ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Prague Pride Festival 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Prague is proud to support the Prague Pride Festival again this year, which will take place August 8-14 throughout the city. This year’s theme is “love,” and the Pride Festival’s objective is to combat prejudice against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) persons and other minorities. 130 events are planned ...
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Regional Federal Benefits Unit Available at the American Center

The regional Federal Benefits Unit will be available to discuss individual cases and answer questions on Social Security and other federal benefits at the American Center in Prague, Tržiště 13 on Monday September 12 , 9.00-11.30am, 1-4pm Tuesday September 13, 9.00-11.30am, 1-4pm Wednesday September 14, 9.00 – 11.30am, 1-4pm Thursday September 15, 9.00-11.30am Please email us at ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Panel Discussion on Central European Gas Markets

On Monday, July 25, the Political-Economic and Public Affairs Sections of the U.S. Embassy hosted a panel discussion “Central European Gas Markets.” The panel was comprised of Jitka Holubcová of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Michael Kehr of Net4Gas, and Martin Jirušek of International Relations and Energy Security Program at Masaryk University. The discussion was ...
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U.S. Embassy Hosts Panel Discussion “The Path to a Sustainable Energy Future”

On Wednesday July 27, the Political-Economic and Public Affairs Sections of the U.S. Embassy hosted a panel discussion “The Path to a Sustainable Energy Future.” The panel was comprised of Miroslav Kundrata of the Partnership Alliance, Simona Kalvoda of the Czech Green Building Council, Pavel Zamyslicky of the Ministry of Environment, and Marek Lang of ...
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U.S. Diplomats Help Czech High School Students with English Classes

Diplomats from the Political-Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy in Prague helped students studying English at the High School for Students with Visual Impairments in Prague 5. Three officers, a Czech-American assistant and the Section’s Political Counselor voluntarily prepared five non-traditional English conversation classes for the summer term. Political Officer Alexander Barrasso started the project ...
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Exchange Programs Alumni Share Their Experiences from the U.S.

NGO Slovo 21 Project Managers Martina Horvathova and Michal Miko led a roundtable at the U.S. Embassy’s American Center on March 24 to discuss their recent experiences on the U.S. International Visitor Leadership Program Political Action For Civil Rights which took place in Alabama, Texas, Washington and Washington, D.C.  While on the program they studied ...
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