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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Commercial Service to Introduce 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. To register for the presentation please send ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ambassador Schapiro’s 240th Independence Day Remarks

Prague, June 29, 2016 Speaker Hamáček, Cabinet members, distinguished colleagues and guests, vítám vás všechny. Welcome to you all. Tamar and I are so happy to have you here to celebrate Independence Day. Before we start, I want to acknowledge the terrible events in Istanbul over the last 24 hours. Our sympathies are with all those ...
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U.S. Embassy Prague Celebrates 240th Independence Day

On Wednesday June 29, Ambassador Andrew H. Schapiro and his wife Tamar Newberger hosted a reception marking America’s Independence Day on July 4. Among the distinguished guests was the president of the lower parliamentary chamber, Jan Hamacek, Vice Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, Chief Foreign Affairs Advisor to the President Hynek Kmonicek, diplomats, and many others. ...
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Embassy Marks World Refugee Day

The U.S. Embassy in Prague marks the World Refugee Day celebrated on June 20 to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees around the world. As the largest refugee resettlement country in the world, the United States would like to highlight on this day that refugees have for many years positively contributed ...
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U.S. Embassy Diplomat Pays Homage to Roma Victims in Lety Concentration Camp

U.S. Embassy Acting Deputy Chief of Mission James Merz participated on May 13 in the ceremony paying homage to Roma victims of the Lety concentration camp that existed during the Second World War in woods near the city of Pisek in South Bohemia. “Those people were sent to Lety and later to other concentration camps ...
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Embassy Participates in Liberation Commemorations in Western and Southern Bohemia

As every year since 1990, U.S. diplomats have been proud to participate in celebrations held by some fifty municipalities across the western and southern part of Bohemia commemorating the World War II liberation by the U.S. Third Army under the command of General George S. Patton. During the communist era, the U.S. role in the ...
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World War II Liberation Commemorations Culminate in Pilsen

From May 5-8, the Liberation Festival in Pilsen celebrated the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the region from Nazi oppression by the U.S. Third Army under the command of General George Patton. On Friday, May 6, the commemorations culminated in Pilsen. U.S. and Belgian veterans, members of government, and local politicians, and other guests gathered at the General ...
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Embassy Representatives Attend Liberation Events in Zhůří and Klatovy

Economic Officer Noah Woodiwiss and Political Specialist Helena Markusova delivered remarks to mark the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II in Zhůří and Klatovy on May 5th. Ten American soldiers from the 90th Infantry Division were killed in Zhuri in the last days of the war while liberating the Czechoslovak people and ...
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U.S. Embassy Commemorates U.S. Air Force WWII Pilots

Major Adam Knox represented the U.S. Embassy at the commemoration event that took place near the Konopistě Chateau in the Benešov District on Friday, April 22nd. The event honored nine U.S. Air Force pilots who were shot down during their mission over then Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and who the Nazi’s subsequently executed without ...
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U.S. Defense Attaché Attends Liberation Commemoration Events in Western Bohemia

On Saturday, April 23, Defense Attaché Mark A. Wootan visited liberation commemoration events in Cheb and in Pilsen-Křimice. In Cheb, he attended a ceremony dedicated to the memory of U.S. soldiers of the 97. Infantry Division of the U.S. Army who liberated the town. In Křimice, Col. Mark Wootan together with Mayor Vít Mojžíš participated ...
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U.S. Embassy Cleans Petrin Hill In Prague

In celebration of Earth Day, U.S. Embassy volunteers, led by Ambassador Andrew Schapiro, participated in the “Clean up the World, Clean up the Czech Republic” project on April 18. About 30 Embassy staff collected garbage of all kinds on a forested slope of Petrin Hill in central Prague. In the end, almost 50 bags were ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates International Roma Day

Prague, April 7 – On the occasion of International Roma Day on April 8, U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro joined three fellows participating in the Embassy-sponsored Roma Fellowship program, AraArt International Roma Day Events Coordinator David Tiser, and Slovo 21 Roma Fellowship Coordinator Denisa Horvathova in a video reaffirming our commitment to ...
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American Universities Fair 2016 Will Present Sixteen Universities in Prague

The U.S. Department of Commerce will be leading the education trade mission to Prague, April 18, 2016. The mission will explore opportunities for international student recruitment and partnerships with higher education institutions in the Czech Republic. Almost 800 students from the Czech Republic currently attend U.S. colleges and universities. “I’m excited to introduce representatives from a diverse selection of ...
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U.S. Embassy Focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and the Environment

Prague, March 30 – The U.S. Embassy in Prague will undertake a number of projects and programming activities during the month of April focusing on science, technology, engineering, and the environment (STEM). In cooperation with local partners, the Embassy will present the following events during the month of April. March 30 – June Local NGO TEREZA will open ...
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The U.S. Embassy Prague Joins “Short Trousers For Vaclav Havel”

The U.S. Embassy Prague joins the “Short Trousers For Václav Havel” initiative to honor his legacy on December 18, 2015. “Short Trousers For Václav Havel” initiative marks the anniversary of the death of Václav Havel (December 18, 2011), the country’s first post-communist president, by rolling their pants up to remember Václav Havel’s first inauguration to the presidency in December 1989, when ...
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The American Center Hosts Romano Suno (Romani Dream) Award Ceremony

The American Center hosted the the Romano Suno (Romani Dream) contest award ceremony on December 10th. The literary and art contest has been organized by the NGO Nová škola (New School) since 1997 to motivate Roma children and teenagers to express their experience of the world around them in their native language, which is rarely used in the public ...
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Marie Gottfriedová Receives Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award for Human Rights

On the occasion of the anniversary of International Human Rights Day (December 10), U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew H. Schapiro presented on December 9 the Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award to Marie Gottfriedová, Director of the elementary school in Trmice, for successfully implementing and advocating for inclusive education in the Czech Republic. “As the ...
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The Embassy Celebrates Thanksgiving Day with Pecan Pie Cooking Contest

The U.S. Embassy conducted a Thanksgiving Pecan Pie Cooking contest on November 24th at the American Center. Nineteen bakers participated in the contest, competing for the “Best Pie” and “Most Creative Pie” awards. Diana-Company provided 300 grams of pecans free of charge to each contest participant. Seven judges, including famous Czech Chef Ondřej Slanina, tasted ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Opens Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro opened the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, the major event of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015, organized in the Czech Republic by the European Leadership and Academic Institute (ELAI) on November 19. The Summit is titled “From Survivors to Winners,” and is focused on entrepreneurs, startups, policy experts, and others. One of the things that ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy on the 26th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

Prague, November 17, 2015 Today, we remember the men and women who rose up 26 years ago peacefully to demand their freedom during the Velvet Revolution. United by their common desire for liberty, they joined thousands across Central and Eastern Europe who yearned for a better life for themselves and for their children. The American ...
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U.S. Embassy Participation in the President Wilson Monument Handover Ceremony

Deputy Chief of Mission Steven Kashkett participated on October 7th at a ceremony to transfer custody of the Woodrow Wilson Monument to the City of Prague. At the ceremony organized by the American Friends of the Czech Republic (AFoCR), Lord Mayor Adriana Krnáčová accepted the monument on behalf of the City. Deputy Chief of Mission ...
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U.S. and Czech Teams Commemorate 1945 American Football Match in Cesky Krumlov

In Cesky Krumlov, Americans and Czechs commemorated an American football match played in the town at the end of World War II.  In September 1945, two U.S. Army units played; last Saturday, Czech national champions – the Prague Black Panthers – fought with the team of the U.S. Army Dragoons on the playing field. Several ...
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The Embassy Organizes “Taste of America” Promotion of U.S. High Value Products

The Agricultural Office of the U.S. Embassy held along with Makro Cash and Carry the “Taste of America”, a promotion of U.S. high value products (beef, scallops, barbecue sauces, wine, bourbon, and dried fruit and nuts) “ at a newly opened MAKRO Academy in Prague 5 – Stodulky on September 21, 2015. The U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro opened the ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Attends NATO Days

On Saturday September 19, Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited the NATO and Czech Air Force Days in Ostrava. This year’s NATO Days drew a record crowd of fans in one day and over 220,000 people during the whole weekend. One of its major attractions was the U.S. B-52H Stratofortress strategic bomber. This military show, which is ...
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U.S. Embassy Continues to Cooperate with University of West Bohemia

On September 14, U.S. Embassy Cultural Attaché Erin Kotheimer and Vice Rector of University of West Bohemia Ladislav Čepička renewed the Memorandum of Understanding to continue cooperation to maintain the U.S. Point at the University. The U.S. Point opened in 2013 and offers printed and electronic resources, English language programs and educational advising to students, as well as ...
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Manhattan Rescuers Memorial Competition Commemorates 9/11

The Manhattan Rescuers Memorial competition held annually in Liberec honors the first responders who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York in 2001. On Saturday, September 12, forty two-member teams of Czech firefighters, policemen and paramedic rescuers participated in the competition, which included a climb to the top of the building ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits Jihlava

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited Jihlava on September 2, 2015. The program included a discussion with Mayor Rudolf Chloupek and his deputies at the historical Town Hall, a tour of the famous Jihlava Underground, and a working lunch with regional leaders. Ambassador Schapiro also met with groups of young people and their parents at ERKO club, ...
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Press Attaché Daniel Ernst Lectures at Summer School of Journalism

On Saturday, August 22, Press Attaché Daniel Ernst discussed transatlantic relations in the 21st century with students from the Summer School of Journalism in Havlickuv Brod, Vysocina Region. Mr. Ernst discussed current opportunities and challenges in U.S. – European transatlantic ties, as well as U.S.-Czech bilateral relations and current events around the world. The Summer ...
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U.S. Embassy’s Political Officer Nathan Webber Paid Homage to Roma Victims at the Hodonin Concentration Camp

On Sunday, August 23rd, Moravian Roma community members, including several Roma holocaust survivors, gathered at a memorial at Hodonín u Kunštátu to commemorate Roma who died at the Nazi internment camp in 1942 and 1943. Romani men, women, and children suffered inhumane conditions in the camp while waiting to be transported to Auschwitz. Only a ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates 239th Independence Day

On Tuesday, June 30, Ambassador Andrew H. Schapiro and his wife Tamar Newberger hosted a reception marking America’s Independence Day on July 4. Among the distinguished guests were the presidents of both parliamentary chambers, Milan Stech and Jan Hamacek, Chief Foreign Affairs Advisor to the President Hynek Kmonicek, ministers, diplomats, and many others. “Americans and ...
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The Embassy Supports “240 Miles to Freedom” Ride along the Demarcation Line

The U.S. Embassy Prague participated in the 240 MILES TO FREEDOM ride of U.S. historical military vehicles, which commemorates the Demarcation Line — the border that delineated how far east the Allied forces and how far west the Soviet forces went during the liberation of Czechoslovakia from Nazi occupation. On June 24, Major Adam Knox, ...
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Assistant Secretary of State Nuland Visits Prague for Strategic Dialogue

On June 18, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland visited Prague, met with senior Czech officials and civil society representatives, and led the U.S. side in the U.S.-Czech Strategic Dialogue, an annual meeting to discuss a broad range of bilateral and regional issues, including NATO issues, the situation with Russia, support of the Ukraine, TTIP, ...
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The Embassy Commemorates the 73rd Anniversary of Lidice Massacre

As we do every year, 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 ...
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U.S. Commercial Service Supports Central and Eastern European Healthcare Conference on e-Health

On June 8, Commercial Counselor Helen Peterson opened the Central and Eastern European Conference on e-health “Better Care, Connected Care!” in Prague. The conference was organized by U.S. company InterSystems. Key speakers from the United States included Paul Grabscheid, Intersystems Vice President for Strategic Planning; John P. Hoyt, HIMSS Analytics Vice President; and Harold Wolf ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits Czech Forces in Afghanistan

U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited Czech forces in Afghanistan together with Chief of General Staff Josef Becvar on June 2nd. The Czech military has started using the ScanEagle drones donated by the U.S. The ten drones, worth about CZK 200 million, have been deployed for the surveillance and protection of allied forces at the Bagram ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Commemorates Victims of Lety Concentration Camp

On Wednesday, May 13, U.S. Ambassador Andrew H. Schapiro 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 ...
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U.S. Commercial Service Supports Pet Nutrition Seminar with Rob Downey, President of Annamaet Petfoods

Rob Downey, President of U.S. company Annamaet Petfoods and author of numerous articles on improving the nutritional health and well-being of dog and cat companions, was the featured speaker at the Samohyl seminar on Pet Nutrition on May 13 in Prague. In his presentation, Mr. Downey presented information on the latest trends in pet food ...
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Liberation Festival in Pilsen Culminates with Commemoration at Thank You America! Memorial

The commemorative event at the Thank You America! Memorial was the peak of the Liberation Festival in Pilsen that started last Friday, May 1. Twenty-one American and Belgian veterans joined the local commemorative event marking the liberation of this region of the Czech Republic from Nazi oppression 70 years ago. U.S. Ambassador to the Czech ...
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U.S. Diplomats Participate in Liberation Commemorations

On Saturday, May 2nd, Deputy Chief of Mission Steve Kashkett opened the concert of the U.S. Army Europe Dixieland band “Rhine River Ramblers,” held in Pilsen’s main square as part of the annual Liberation Festival. The Festival, marking the U.S. Army’s liberation of Pilsen and the surrounding villages from Nazi occupation, is attended annually by ...
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Convoy of Liberty Arrives at the Embassy

To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the U.S. Embassy in Prague hosted the Convoy of Liberty on Friday, April 24. The Embassy employees welcomed the Convoy dressed in historical costumes from the 1940’s, enhancing the festive atmosphere of the commemorative event. See the pictures on Flickr . A convoy of thirty historical vehicles, which ...
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CS Prague Features U.S. Pet and Veterinary Import Market at FOR PETS Trade Fair in Prague

Almost thirty Czech importers and distributors attended the Commercial Service Prague presentation on the U.S. Pet and Veterinary Import Market at the FOR PETS Prague trade fair on April 9, 2015. The presentation included an update on current trends in the U.S. pet and veterinary sectors, information on the U.S. Commercial Service products and services ...
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Embassy Cyclists Retrace General Patton’s Journey to Plzen

A dozen U.S. Embassy Prague cyclists spent April 22 retracing the route that General Patton’s Third Army Division took when liberating the region seventy years ago. The group visited the towns of Domazlice, Horsovsky Tyn, Holysov and Dobrany, and finished their ride at the “Thank You, America” monument in Plzen. American Center Director Nick von ...
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U.S. Embassy Prague Commemorates 70th Anniversary of the End of World War II

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of then Czechoslovakia at the end of World War II, U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited the town of Benešov and the Konopiště chateau on April 17. The Ambassador participated in commemoration ceremonies honoring the U.S. flyers who lost their lives near the Konopiště chateau close to Benešov ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Opens Renovated InfoUSA in Brno

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited the South Moravian capital Brno on April 14. He began his visit by opening the renovated American Space called “InfoUSA” at the Moravian Land Library. The event marked the 10th anniversary of the space that currently contains more than 1500 books, magazines and a multimedia collection. “A principal objective of the ...
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U.S. and Czech Soldiers Discuss Collection Management

The Czech Republic 53rd Electronic Warfare and Reconnaissance Regiment hosted Soldiers from across the Czech Republic at their Headquarters in Opava from April 1-2 to discuss Collection Management. Two U.S. Army Soldiers from the 66th M.I. Brigade stationed in Germany discussed multiple topics as they related to collection management and the multiple ways to use ...
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CS Prague Featured U.S. Cosmetics Market at World of Beauty and Spa fair in Prague

CS Prague presented to an audience of almost forty Czech importers and distributors at the World of Beauty and Spa Prague on March 13, 2015. The presentation provided an update on current trends in the U.S. cosmetics and beauty market, information on the U.S. Commercial Service services and on U.S. trade fairs in the sector. ...
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Roma Inclusion Special Grant Competition

To mark International Roma Day, the United States Embassy in Prague is proud to announce a special grant competition to support Roma inclusion in the Czech Republic. The goal of this call for proposals is to elicit projects with outstanding merit that support the U.S. Government’s goals of promoting education, activism, citizenship and inclusion. Preference ...
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Meeting Literature Project Presents Contemporary American Literature in Plzeň

The Scientific Library of the Plzen Region, the U.S. Embassy, and the U.S. Point at University of West Bohemia co-organized a literary evening on March 24, exploring the contemporary trends in American Literature as perceived both in the U.S., and the Czech Republic. Richard Olehla, American Studies expert, university teacher and journalist, examined the main ...
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Californian Wineries Present Wide Range of Wines in Prague

The Embassy’s Agriculture Section and the Wine Institute of California brought together 34 American companies presenting 500 wine labels of Californian wine at a unique wine tasting event held on March 18 at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence. “You are standing in the middle of the largest collection of Californian wine in Europe right now,” said ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Hosts Dinner for Women Leaders in STEM

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro and his wife Tamar Newberger hosted the first dinner ever at the residence for women leaders in science and technology on March 16 in honor of Women’s History Month. During the dinner they discussed how to attract more women to the STEM fields (Science-technology-engineering-mathematics); work life balance; and the importance of education. ...
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Czech Military Police Familiarize with New Biometrics Terminals

The Czech Military Police and the U.S. European Command spent the week of March 9-13 during a tactical Biometrics terminal familiarization. The Czech MPs are in the process of using the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program to procure tactical Biometric terminals. The familiarization this week included hands on education of the terminals and how to ...
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U.S., UK and Norwegian Ambassadors on Fact-Finding “Social Inclusion” Trip to Trmice

U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro, British Ambassador Jan Thompson, and Norwegian Ambassador Siri Ellen Sletner visited the town of Trmice on the outskirts of Usti nad Labem, the capital of North Bohemia on March 4, to learn more about inclusive education programs of Roma and non-Roma students. They were impressed by the level of social inclusion ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits Ústí nad Labem

On February 26, Ambassador Schapiro continued his regional tour of the Czech Republic, stopping in Ústí nad Labem. He was welcomed by the new political representation at the town hall –Lord Mayor Josef Zikmund and deputies Jana Bohuňková, Martin Hausenblas, and Martin Mata. Ambassador Schapiro delivered a donation of ten Kindle e-book readers to the ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Continues His Travels in CR by Touring Olomouc and Ostrava

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro and his wife Tamar Newberger visited Central and North Moravia on February 24 and 25. They started their tour in Olomouc, where they met with Palacky University Rector Jaroslav Miller and debated with university students life and politics in the U.S. and the Czech Republic; after that they visited Olomouc Mayor Antonin ...
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American Soprano Celebrates African-American History Month in Prague

On February 17, American soprano Nicole Taylor performed at the Church of Saint Lawrence in Malá Strana in Prague on the occasion of her European tour celebrating African-American History Month. Her performance with piano accompaniment by Daniel Ernst, Press Attache of the U.S. Embassy, continues a musical tradition begun five years ago, when Nicole first ...
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The American Center Hosts Discussion on President Havel’s Visit to the U.S.

On February 12, the American Center hosted a panel discussion on the 25th anniversary of the first visit of President Havel in the U.S. The event was opened by Ambassador Andrew Schapiro who reminded in his opening remarks the great response that President Havel’s speech had in the U.S. Congress and the U.S. media. Marta Smolíková, Director of ...
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Ambassasor Schapiro Congratulates Norma Comrada on the Karel Čapek Medal

Ambassasor Andrew Schapiro congratulated Norma Bean Comrada, U.S. translator and promoter of popular Czech writer Karel Čapek, on the Karel Čapek Medal for Lifetime Achievement which she received on January 31 in Prague from the Čapek Brothers Society. Ms. Comrada is a devoted researcher of Karel Čapek’s work and life. For Catbird Press she translated ...
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Professor Barbara Slusher Presents U.S.-Czech Drug Discovery Project

Ambassador Andrew H. Schapiro opened the lecture “Drug Discovery Goes Back to School” given by Barbara S. Slusher, PhD, MAS, who is Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience, and Director, Brain Science Institute Drug Discovery Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The lecture took place on February 5 at the American Center. Deputy Minister of ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Meets Cardinal Dominik Duka (February 3)

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro and Deputy Chief Mission Steve Kashkett paid a courtesy call on Cardinal Dominik Duka, the Archbishop of Prague, on February 3, and had a wide-ranging discussion of issues surrounding church and state in the Czech Republic as well as attitudes among the Czech people towards religious and ethnic minorities. After the meeting, ...
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2015 State of the Union Speech, Implications for Czech Republic

U.S. Embassy Prague’s American Center hosted a discussion looking in detail at the content of President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Speech. The panel of experts included Kryštof Kozák of the Department of American Studies FSV UK, Jiří Schneider of Prague Security Studies Institute, journalist Kateřina Šafaříková of Lidové noviny and Alexandr Vondra of ...
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The Embassy Launches On-line Auction of Used Property

The U.S. Embassy in Prague has begun using an online auction system to conduct property sales. The online auction will be open to the public and only items that are functioning or repairable will be sold (office and residential furniture, equipment, appliances, etc.). Appliances and IT equipment with unknown problems or that are irreparable, will ...
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U.S. Ambassador Participates in Opening of Pilsen-2015 European City of Culture

Ambassador Andrew H. Schapiro participated in the day-long festivities in Pilsen, Czech Republic on Saturday, January 17th as the city celebrated the opening of their year as the European Capital of Culture for 2015. American Cultural Attaché Sherry Keneson-Hall joined Ambassador Schapiro and 16 other Ambassadors, Senior Czech government officials, and thousands of visitors for ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits Hradec Kralove

U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited Hradec Kralove, the capital of East Bohemia, on January 14. He started his trip at the ZVU POTEZ Company, a large local employer that exports a significant portion of its chemical technology and equipment products to the U.S. The Ambassador then continued to Bozena Nemcova Gymnasium to discuss with students ...
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Christmas Comes to Kids at the Litoměřice Children’s Home

On December 16, 2014 community members from the U.S. Embassy distributed holiday gifts at the Litoměřice Children’s Home outside of Prague. Since 1958 the Children’s Home has provided care for orphans and children whose families cannot care for them. For the past several years the U.S. Embassy has worked with the home’s staff to determine ...
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Romano Suno Award Ceremony in American Center

American Center hosted the Award Ceremony of the 17th Romano Suno (Romani Dream) Contest on December 11th, 2014. The literary and art contest is organized by the NGO Nová škola (New School) and one of its main aims is to motivate Roma kids and teenagers to express themselves, their experience of the world around them ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Congratulates Winners of the 2014 Roma Spirit Awards

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro was one of the presenters of the Roma Spirit Awards, an annual ceremony held yesterday on International Human Rights Day. The awards recognizing efforts to improve the situation of Czech Roma were given to the Slovo 21 group; the municipality of Zlutice; Romany studies scholar Eva Davidova; charity worker Pavlina Huzevkova; and ...
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Joint Press Statement marking UN’s World Anti-corruption Day

December 9 marks the UN’s World Anti-Corruption Day, a day for raising awareness of corruption and highlighting the role of the UN’s Convention against Corruption. Corruption is a global challenge that reduces our prosperity by 5% of global GDP every year ($2.6 trillion – World Economic Forum). Corruption also undermines the stability of societies, and ...
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Klára Kalibová Receives Alice Garrigue Masaryk Award for Human Rights

On the occasion of the anniversary 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 Klára Kalibová, Director and founder of In IUSTITIA, for providing legal assistance to individuals exposed to hate violence. “Klara facilitates these victims’ access ...
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Under Secretary Gottemoeller Delivers Remarks at the Prague Agenda 2014 Conference in Prague

The Vision of Prague Endures The Prague Agenda 2014 Czernin Palace Ministry of Foreign Affairs Prague, Czech Republic December 4, 2014 9:45am As Delivered Good Morning and thank you, Petr, for that introduction.  Thank you to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Institute for International Relations Prague and other partners for hosting this conference and ...
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3M Presents Smart Cities Solutions in Prague

3M Czech Republic and the Embassy’s Commercial Service organized a “Smart Cities” seminar followed by a networking reception at the Residence of the U.S. Ambassador on December 2, 2014. 3M presented a wide variety of technical solutions for the public sector, including electronic monitoring and tolls systems, and personal communicators.  U.S. Ambassador Andrew H. Shapiro, ...
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The U.S. Center at Lima Climate Change Conference COP 20

For the next two weeks, diplomats from 195 countries are gathering for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, in order to draft a new agreement stop the global rise of planet-warming greenhouse gases. U.S. State Department opened the U.S. Center in Lima, where outreach program by multiple U.S. government agencies, academic institutions, ...
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Readout of the Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Czech Prime Minister Sobotka

Vice President Joe Biden met on November 18, 2014 with Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka to discuss bilateral relations, the crisis in Ukraine, and European energy security. The Vice President expressed appreciation for the Czech Republic’s contributions to international security in Afghanistan and Iraq, and discussed the importance of strengthening the NATO Alliance to respond ...
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Statement by Secretary Kerry on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson November 13, 2014 Twenty-five years ago, the people of Czechoslovakia rose up to peacefully demand their freedom during the Velvet Revolution. Those students, artists, and union workers led by Vaclav Havel helped usher in the historic wave of freedom that swept across Central and Eastern Europe liberating ...
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Framchise Day 2014 Introduces Six U.S. Franchise Brands

Framchise Day 2014 introduced six U.S. franchise brands that are interested in entering the Czech market through a master license: Denny’s Ranked #1 in family dining by Entrepreneur Magazine Ranked #8 of all USA franchises by Entrepreneur magazine ~2,000 restaurants open in 15 countries Average annual single international restaurant revenue is US$2,200,000 Breakfast, lunch, dinner ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits the Temelin Nuclear Power Plant

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro together with Industry Minister Jan Mladek visited the Temelin nuclear power plant on November 8. The Ambassador assessed the U.S.-Czech cooperation in this field: “Temelin plays an important role in energy security for both the Czech Republic and Central Europe. Czechs have become leaders in the safe use of civilian nuclear technology ...
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Current Trends in Czech and U.S. Healthcare Discussed at FedEx Healthcare Seminar

Commercial Service Prague worked with FedEx Healthcare to launch a sixth joint seminar on healthcare on November 7, 2014. The seminar focused on current trends in Czech and U.S. healthcare. Presenters included Deputy Minister of Health Josef Vymazal, Director of Jihlava Hospital Lukas Velev, FedEx Healthcare Global Sales Manager Toby Hay, and Matej Lejsal, Director ...
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Under Secretary Stengel’s Travel to the Czech Republic

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson October 31, 2014 Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel will travel to Prague, November 3–5.  The Under Secretary will speak at the opening of TechCamp Prague, tour the headquarters of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), and meet with media executives and ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits Plzen

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro visited the Plzensky Region on November 3 in what was his second official trip outside of Prague.  The city of Plzen is often regarded as the most pro-American city in the Czech Republic because it was liberated by General Patton’s Army at the end of World War II, an event commemorated every year in ...
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Community Solutions Program 2015 – Call for Applications

ECA and IREX are happy to announce that the 2015 application for the Community Solutions Program officially opened on September 19, 2014!  This is the fifth year of the Community Solutions Program, a professional development program for the best and brightest global community leaders working in Environmental Issues, Tolerance and Conflict Resolution, Transparency and Accountability, ...
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Contract to Build Top-class Laser System for ELI Beamlines Awarded

Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has awarded contract for development and delivery of top-class 10-PW laser system to a US-European consortium led by National Energetics (USA), in partnership with EKSPLA (Lithuania), and with major subcontractors being Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (USA) and Schott (Germany-USA). Signing ceremony was held ...
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Ambassador Schapiro Visits Brno

Ambassador Andrew Schapiro went for his first official trip outside of Prague to Brno on October 7 and 8. He loved the “wonderful combination of the old and new, the beautiful historic buildings as well as the vibrant tech sector, and lively universities.” The visit to the Museum of Roma Culture and discussions with the ...
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U.S. Ambassador Schapiro Hosts Czech Patient Organizations

Ambassador  Andrew Schapiro hosted the first alumni meeting of the Academy of Patient Organizations (APO) at his Residence in Prague on October 2, 2014. Organized by the U.S. Embassy’s Commercial Service and the Association of Innovative Pharmaceutical Industry (AIFP), the event was attended by over fifty alumni of the Academy of Patient Organizations, Deputy Minister ...
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Via Bona Back at the Ambassador’s Residence

U.S. Ambassador Andrew Schapiro hosted on October 1st an award ceremony for the Via Bona Awards for Philanthropy at his residence in Bubeneč. The Via Bona Award is a prestigious award that goes to both individuals and corporations in acknowledgement of their charitable efforts in the Czech Republic. It annually highlights inspiring examples of donating, ...
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The new U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Hosts the Annual IVLP Alumni Reunion

On September 29 the new U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro hosted a reception for the Alumni of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in the Czech Republic. It was Ambassador’s first meeting with the Czech Alumni community.  Before the reception, the Ambassador met with the Board Members of the Czech IVLP Alumni ...
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DynEd Celebrates 4th Anniversary on Czech Market

DynEd, the leader in Computer-Assisted English Language Learning, whose courseware has been successfully used by tens of millions of both young and adult students all over the world, has celebrated its fourth anniversary of operating in the Czech Republic. On September 23, 2014 at the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence, Mr.  Lance Knowles, President and cofounder of ...
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Kids Helped Out Harvesting Vegetables at the Embassy’s People’s Garden

A group of children from the Pruhonice Pre-school joined us for the fruit and vegetable garden harvest on September 9, 2014.  While enjoying the hands-on experience, children had a chance to learn the names of various fruits and vegetables and some basic details about planting and harvesting techniques.  After they were done harvesting, the children had an ...
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TAB Board Expands from Prague to Other Regions

The Board TAB, an exclusive membership organization that helps business owners to achieve greater profitability, productivity and self-fulfilment, officially entered the Czech market today.  The first boards are currently active in Prague, but the company is expanding to other regions.  Šimon Mastný is the new CEO for the Czech Republic. The official announcement concerning the ...
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A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections to Increase European Presence

POMPANO BEACH, Florida – A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI) will soon be knocking on the doors of many more homeowners seeking its services throughout Europe. The Pompano Beach-based franchisor, recognized as the world’s most professional home inspection company, announced today that it has signed an agreement to launch an aggressive European expansion strategy that ...
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Cultural Attaché Attends Events Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Air Battle Over White Carpathian Mountains

Cultural Attaché Sherry Keneson-Hall represented the U.S. Embassy at events in the Zlin Region on August 30, commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the air battle over White Carpathian Mountains, during which 10 American planes were downed and 41 U.S. airmen lost their lives.  This battle belongs to the most important WWII events in the region. ...
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Prague Burgerfest 2014

American restaurants Bejzment, James Dean Prague, Joe’s American Grill, New York Burger , Texas Steak House, TGI Friday, and U nezbedného bakaláře will present themselves at Burgerfest 2014. On September 5 – 7, 2014, the third annual Prague Burgerfest will return with a bigger location, new attractions and activities and even more burger vendors. Following ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Steve Kashkett signed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Steve Kashkett and Czech Deputy Minister of Finance Mrs. Simona Hornochová signed an intergovernmental agreement to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) to promote transparency between the two nations on tax matters.  This reciprocal agreement underscores the growing international cooperation to end tax evasion everywhere.
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U.S. Embassy Prague Supports Prague Pride Festival

For the fourth year in a row, the U.S. Embassy in Prague was a supporter of Prague Pride, which took place the week of August 11-17.  The theme of this year’s Pride was “East Meets West.” The goal was to give people from countries less open to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community ...
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The Embassy Celebrates Independence Day

Ambassador Norman Eisen hosted the traditional Independence Day reception at the Ambassador’s residence in Prague on July 2, where he welcomed hundreds of respected guests from all walks of life. “Our nations’ great friendship is clearly evident in our work with you bilaterally and multilaterally on the security of Europe and the world,” said the ...
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Press Attaché Daniel Ernst in East Bohemia Visits Schools, Regional Media

Discussions at local schools and meeting regional media outlets were the main items on the agenda of  U.S. Embassy Prague Press Attaché Daniel Ernst’s visit to East Bohemia on June 25—26. Against the backdrop of students’ musical performances at the Pardubice Conservatory, Mr. Ernst shared his experience with pursuing a musical career as well as ...
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The First Burger King Drive-Thru Opens in Prague 4

You can order your favorite Burger King product from the first Burger King Drive-Thru which was opened on June 23 in Prague 4, Michelská Street 3. You can also enjoy coffee and cakes at the Burger King Café,  the only one in the Czech Republic. The Burger King Drive-Thru will be open  around the clock ...
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U.S. Historian Lipstadt Highlights Individual Stories of Holocaust Victims

Prominent U.S. historian Deborah Lipstadt visited the Czech Republic on June 13—19 to conduct lectures and debates with Czech academics, students and members of the Czech Jewish community. Dr. Lipstadt, who wrote the books “Denying the Holocaust” and “The Eichmann Trial”, participated in a commemoration event at the Terezin concentration camp and spoke at the ...
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New American Franchise The Alternative Board Enters the Czech Market

The Alternative Board (TAB Board) is an exclusive, membership-based organization that helps business owners achieve more profitability and productivity. The concept of TAB Board is based on an unmatched combination of advisory boards, individual coaching and the use of proprietary tools, and resources that connect business owners to thousands of their colleagues around the world. ...
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The Embassy’s Conference Presents Best Practices in Minority Integration

Over 100 people gathered at the Lichtenstein Palace in Prague on June 2, to participate in a conference focusing on sharing best practices to integrate minorities. Ministers, mayors, civil servants, activists from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and foreign diplomats met to share their experiences to bring communities together. Chargé d’Affaires of the United States ...
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Taste of America Seminar Offers U.S. Food and Beverages

Czech buyers, representatives of hotels, restaurants and media had a great opportunity to tantalize their taste-buds with U.S. high quality beef, fish and seafood, sweet potatoes, cranberries, nuts and desserts, wine, beer, chips and dips.  On Thursday, May 22, the Foreign Agricultural Service of the U.S. Embassy and co-sponsors hosted “Taste of America” event in ...
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Czech and Slovak Dermatologists Were Presented HydraFacial Treatment

On May 20th, the U.S. Embassy in Prague, in cooperation with the American company Edge Systems and its Czech representative Datura, organized a seminar featuring the HydraFacial system. This equipment provides a therapy that combines cleansing exfoliation, chemical peal, extractions, and fusions of antioxidants and Hyaluronic acid. The seminar took place at the residence of ...
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Ambassador Eisen Commemorates Victims of Lety Concentration Camp

Ambassador Norman Eisen joined Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Human Rights Minister Jiri Dienstbier, Minister of Culture Daniel Herman, ambassadors, other officials, and Roma and Sinti representatives at the commemoration ceremony in Lety u Pisku. They joined several dozen visitors to pay tribute to the Roma and Sinti victims held at the concentration camp during the ...
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The Europa House Gallery in Pilsen Features Photo Exhibition by Michael Borek

The Europa House Gallery in Pilsen is featuring a photography exhibition by Michael Borek, a photographer and interpreter based in Washington, D.C. who is originally from Prague. The Pilsen exhibition introduces works from his projects Wide Asleep/Half Awake, Urbania, Scranton Lace, and What Would Sudek Do? which were shown at the American Center in Prague ...
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Nicholas Kralev Discusses Diplomacy and Offers a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the State Department

American journalist and author Nicholas Kralev, an expert on U.S. diplomacy and the inner workings of the State Department, visited Prague from April 28-29. During his two-day visit, Kralev met with students of the Foreign Ministry’s Diplomatic Academy, Charles University’s American Studies Department, and the University of Economics. His visit was covered by local media ...
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Chargé d‘Affaires Steven Kashkett Visits Brno

On April 28th and 29th, Chargé d’Affaires Steven Kashkett traveled to Brno on an official visit. While in the Czech Republic’s second largest city he met with Mayor Roman Onderka to discuss cooperation with the city. The trip was divided between Science and Human rights programs. On the science front, he planted a tree in ...
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Assistant Secretary of State Hosts the 2014 U.S.-Czech Strategic Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson April 10, 2014 On April 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of State, led by Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, hosted the 2014 U.S.-Czech Strategic Dialogue.  Petr Drulak, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, led the Czech delegation. The year’s Dialogue focused ...
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American Universities Fair Presents Many U.S. Universities

The U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassies Prague in cooperation with EducationUSA and the Fulbright Commission, organized educational fair on April 11. The fair took place on the premises of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Around 300 students that attended the event had a chance to learn all they needed to know ...
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The Exhibition “America Is Not Just Burgers” Now Displaying at the American Center

On March 28, Deputy Chief of Mission Steven Kashkett opened the exhibition “America Is Not Just Burgers” at the American Center displaying artwork by students from Obrnice Primary School. The students created pictures of U.S. landscapes, cities and nature under the guidance of Hana Matuštíková, Obrnice Art Teacher. The Obrnice Primary School is significant for ...
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U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz Visits Prague

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz visited Prague on March 26, 2014 to meet with Czech government officials and advance our dialogue on energy security issues. During his visit, Secretary Moniz opened the joint Civil Nuclear Cooperation Center at the Czech Technical University, where he said: “Nuclear energy is an important part of energy security, and ...
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Bodyography Launches Its Products Through U.S. Pavilion at World of Beauty & Spa

Bodyography brand is finally available in the Czech market. Since it’s founding in the early ’90s, Bodyography Professional Cosmetics has become a leading source of professional mineral based products for some of today’s biggest names in makeup artistry. Bodyography products are not only professional quality, but filled with skin benefiting vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that ...
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President Obama Announces His Intent to Nominate Andrew Schapiro as the Next U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic

Ambassador Eisen congratulates his friend and fellow Czech-American Andy Schapiro on the White House’s announcement of intent to nominate Mr. Schapiro as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic. Ambassador Eisen remains fully engaged in his duties as U.S. Ambassador. We refer you to the White House for additional information on the ambassadorial nomination process.
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Moravian Land Library Brings American Experience in Brno

On February 26, Director of the American Center Nicholas Von Mertens and Moravian Land Library Director Tomáš Gec signed a Memorandum of Understanding on continuing cooperation and support for InfoUSA, the American Corner in Brno. This cooperation helps bring information about the United States closer to you! Come to InfoUSA at the Moravian Land Library ...
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Remembering Ambassador Shirley Temple Black

U.S. Ambassador Shirley Temple Black was an icon.  She upheld the highest standards of poise and class, and will be missed. By the time Ambassador Black was assigned to serve in Czechoslovakia in 1989, she was already a seasoned diplomat who had worked in Ghana and as the State Department’s Chief of Protocol.  Here she ...
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Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland Visits the Czech Republic

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland visited the Czech Republic to meet with government officials and members of civil society. During her visit, Assistant Secretary Nuland reaffirmed the United States’ deep, vital, important alliance with the Czech Republic and held productive discussions with anti-corruption activists and NGO leaders about Czech ...
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American Center Hosts the 27th International Youth Leadership Conference

On January 7, 2014, the American Center hosted sessions of the 27th International Youth Leadership Conference. Over 50 university students from around the world attended. The International Youth Leadership Conference is a weeklong forum on world politics, international relations, law, media, business and global economy and is coordinated by Civic Concepts International. It brings together ...
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