Ambassador Bridget Brink Speaks to Students At Economics University in Bratislava

Ambassador Bridget Brink spoke on November 19 to approximately 90 students at Bratislava’s Economic University on the legacy of 1989 and encouraged the next generation to consolidate democratic gains. Students of the Faculty of International relations asked great questions regarding trade wars, climate change and life of a diplomat.

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Loewen Cavill And Anna Kazlauskas from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Visit Košice And Bratislava

Loewen Cavill and Anna Kazlauskas from Massachusetts Institute of Technology visited Košice and Bratislava. They  engaged with Slovak girls and women to motivate and empower them to study and work in IT. Anna and Loewen said that age or gender have no limits for working in IT.  They claim that self-learning is essential, distance work …

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U.S. Embassy Online Auction Sale

The US Embassy in Bratislava is holding an online property auction. The auction is open from Monday, November 18, 9 AM to Friday, December 6, 3 PM.  All personnel who are interested in placing a bid must register on the U.S. Embassy website at  https://online-auction.state.gov/en-US/Auction/Index/d42c2aa1-b4cd-4d3c-b2a3-ea8fd6120411 . All items are sold as is and cannot be returned/exchanged.

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US Embassy Small Grants Program – Info events in Banska Bystrica and Kosice

The US Embassy in Slovakia provides small grants to non-profit organizations (including NGOs, educational institutions, think-tanks, cultural organizations, etc.) as well as engaged individuals to support projects targeted at topics that are in the mutual interest of Slovakia and the US. Details about the Small Grants Program are available in the Annual Program Statement published …

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Call For Applications Benjamin Franklin Summer Institute!

Call for Proposals is now: OPEN Deadline: January 15, 2020 The U.S. Department of State’s  Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)  and the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava are pleased to announce a four-week summer institute for young Europeans and Americans, called the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows (BFTF) Summer Institute. The institute aims to foster relationships among younger generations of Europeans and Americans to promote awareness of shared …

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Visit the Official USA Pavilion at SCEWC19

Recommended by The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Embassy Slovakia We are recruiting an official trade delegation from Slovakia to visit the USA pavilion, showing the Best of America to the Smart City world! An unmissable event combining the latest solutions and technologies to the issues faced in your city. Network with the providers …

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Doing Business and Investing in USA & Work and Investment Visa Seminar

Doing Business and Investing in USA & Work and Investment Visa 17.10.2019 od 10:00 – 12:00, DoubleTree by Hilton, Košice Cieľom bezplatného seminára je oboznámiť slovenských podnikateľov s možnosťou investovania v USA vrámci SelectUSA programu a s tým súvisiace víza. Témou seminára sú okrem investorských víz aj víza pracovné. Vrámci sekcie otázok je možné diskutovať …

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Former NASA Astronaut Mary Weber Visits Slovakia

Former NASA Astronaut Mary Ellen Weber spent a week in Slovakia on a speaking tour for students, science enthusiasts, and the general public.  Weber flew on space shuttle missions STS-70 and STS-101, spending a total of nineteen days in space. In Bratislava, she gave the keynote address at European Researcher’s Night for hundreds of future …

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Students Spend 10 Months In USA For Free!

Chceš aj ty stráviť rok v USA, vyskúšať si život amerického teenagera a študovať na americkej strednej škole? Štipendijný program FLEX ti to umožní! Ak si sa narodil medzi 15.7.2002 – 15.7.2005 a spĺňaš ostatné podmienky na účasť v programe, tak využi túto jedinečnú príležitosť a vyplň on-line prihlášku najneskôr do 17.10.2019 na  https://ais.americancouncils.org/flex

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Ambassador Bridget Brink Presents Credentials to President Zuzana Čaputová

“It is with a deep love of country and a family spirit of resilience and creativity that I am so humbled and excited to lead our talented team in Slovakia to advance our shared values and interests.”  On August 20, 2019 Bridget A. Brink presented her letter of credence as President Donald J. Trump’s representative …

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Ambassador Bridget A. Brink Arrives in Slovakia

Ambassador Bridget A. Brink arrived in Slovakia on August 15, 2019.  View her Senate Confirmation Hearing Remarks  and Swearing- in Ceremony Remarks : Thank you, Under Secretary Hale, for your very kind remarks and for your presence today, which reflects the importance that the United States places on our relationship with the Slovak Republic. Dear Distinguished Guests, Colleagues, and Friends.  Thank you for …

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Ambassador Bridget A. Brink Hearing in U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Statement of Bridget A. Brink Ambassador-Nominee to the Slovak Republic Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday, May 16, 2019 Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Shaheen, distinguished members of the Foreign Relations Committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today. I am honored to be President Trump’s nominee for the position of U.S. Ambassador to …

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U.S. Implementation, Oversight and Enforcement of the EU-U.S. & Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks

From January 2017 through May 2018, the U.S. Government has taken action to support the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. These measures enhance privacy protections for EU and Swiss individuals, while ensuring that American and European businesses can count on the Privacy Shield to deliver innovative products and services across the Atlantic. For more …

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International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

Today, on May 17, we mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. We celebrate human diversity and reaffirm the dignity and inherent worth of all people, regardless of who they are or whom they love. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights are human rights – all people deserve equal dignity and to live …

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Media Invited to Campaign Launch Press Conference

MEDIA NOTE The United States Embassy in Bratislava is celebrating 25 years of U.S.-Slovak relations and the centennial of Czechoslovakia. On Monday, January 8 at 2:00 PM in Korzo Restaurant on Hviezdoslavovo namestie 3 we invite the media to participate in a press conference launching our campaign to commemorate more than a century of partnership. …

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The U.S. Embassy and University Library Renew Agreement to Host the InfoUSA Center

On January 17, 2017, General Director of the University Library in Bratislava, Silvia Stasselova, and the Embassy’s Public Affairs Officer, Jason Khile, signed an updated memorandum of understanding to continue hosting the information and cultural center, InfoUSA Bratislava, for an additional three years. These partners have jointly operated the InfoUSA center since February 2005. Among …

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Check Out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – …

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Embassy Condolence Message

We mourn the loss of the first President of the Slovak Republic Michal Kovac. On behalf of the U.S. Embassy in Slovakia we express our sincere condolences to his family and relatives. Michal Kovac played a key role in building the independent Slovak Republic, and as President, he steadfastly defended the values of democracy through …

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Embassy Hosts 2nd Annual Alumni Family Day

The Embassy’s second annual Alumni Family Day took place in the Bratislava suburb of Petrzalka on Sunday. Approximately 65 people attended the event, including alumni of the IVLP, Fulbright, Benjamin Franklin, SUSI, and Humphrey Programs. The Embassy organized the outing in cooperation with the Slovak Fulbright Alumni Association, the only standing USG alumni association in …

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Winter on Fire Comes to Slovakia

“Winter on Fire” director Evgeny Afineevsky visited Slovakia on June 1 to show his Academy Award nominated film about the events on Kyiv’s Maidan in 2013-2014. Afineevsky met with people from all sectors of Slovak society to speak about his film, the sacrifices Maidan protestors made for basic civil liberties, and their courage in the …

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Embassy Helps English Teachers Improve Skills at Two-day Workshop

Fifteen English language teachers (ELT) from journalism departments all over Slovakia gathered for a two-day workshop at the InfoUSA center in Bratislava to improve their teaching skills. English Language Fellow Nathan Meyer, visiting from Serbia, explored innovative teaching methods during the workshop’s morning sessions, while visiting American Fulbright lecturer, Professor of Journalism Robert Kochersberger, presented …

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Visiting NAACP Speaker Hilary Shelton on Diversity, Integration

NAACP Washington Bureau Director Hilary Shelton visited Slovakia from February 29-March 2. During his visit, Shelton helped to re-launch the Embassy’s Youth Advisory Council, holding a discussion about diversity and civil rights at the Ambassador’s residence with students from Comenius University, the Economics University and the Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts. He also spoke …

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Embassy Outreach in Kosice and Presov

PAO Jason Khile and members of the PAS Bratislava team visited Kosice and Presov, the second and third largest cities in Slovakia, from February 10-11. Khile spoke to about 200 students at Presov’s Konstantin Gymnazium and at the InfoUSA Center in Kosice about Chicago as part of the Embassy’s U.S. Travel and Tourism series. The …

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U.S. Chargé Visits 5th Special Forces Regiment in Žilina

Charge d’Affaires Liam Wasley paid a visit to the 5th Special Forces Regiment in Žilina on February 9. He thanked them for sacrifices they made in Afghanistan and said, “I would welcome future Slovak contributions to provide training to Afghan security forces.” During the visit, Charge Wasley learned about the regiment’s history and its main …

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

1 in 3 women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual violence – mostly by an intimate partner. Gender-based violence is pervasive. According to a European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) survey, close to one-quarter of women in Slovakia report having suffered abuse. Gender-based violence comes in many forms, from intimate partner violence, to rape …

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USNATO Ambassador Douglas Lute talks about NATO

America’s Permanent Representative to NATO, Ambassador Douglas Lute, visited Bratislava from December 6-7 to speak with public audiences and government representatives about the importance of the NATO Alliance. He said that NATO member countries represent a political, economic and military force without historical equal, and stressed that all 28 members were committed to each other’s’ …

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Chargé d’Affaires Speaks on Security Issues at Trnava’s University of Cyril and Methodius

On December 1, Chargé d’Affaires Liam Wasley delivered a lecture on current security issues, covering the NATO alliance, preparations for the 2016 Warsaw Summit, military cooperation and Slovak defense modernization efforts, energy security, Ukraine/Russia, Syria, and refugees/migration. The audience included approximately 50 students. The Embassy was happy to have the opportunity to speak with Slovak …

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Summer Work and Travel Thanksgiving Reception

The Embassy hosted approximately 50 alumni of the Summer Work and Travel (SWT) program at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence on November 24 for a Thanksgiving reception. The reception also served as an award ceremony for the Embassy’s annual SWT photo contest. The contest, which took place on the Embassy’s Facebook page, reached 340,000 people – …

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Embassy-sponsored “Face2Face” discussion on migration

As part of our popular “Face2Face” discussion series, Embassy Bratislava partnered with the Open Society Foundation to host a discussion about refugees and migration on November 19. The discussion took place in Zilina and included representatives from the Slovak Human Rights League (HRL), People in Peril, and a naturalized Syrian émigré who has been working …

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Highlighting U.S. Higher Education and Summer Work & Travel

In conjunction with International Education Week, the Embassy traveled to Banska Bystrica to hold our fifth annual GoUSA! fair at a popular local shopping mall, where we attracted approximately 400 guests interested in learning more about opportunities to study, work, and travel in the United States. Representatives from the Public Affairs Section (PAS), the Consular …

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Joint Statement in Support of LGBTI Rights

As members of the international community, we consider advocating for respect for universal human rights to be a fundamental aspect of our work, our mission, and our world. We affirm the principles of the Charter of the Fundamental Rights of the European Union, which includes the prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, …

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2nd Cavalry Regiment visits Slovakia

Approximately 500 soldiers and 150 vehicles from the U.S. Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment visited Slovakia from September 14-17 as part of Dragoon Crossing, a movement from Germany through Czech Republic and Slovakia to Hungary. The U.S. soldiers participated in a joint religious service and soccer match at Malacky Airfiled near Bratislava on September 15. The …

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Message to President Kiska

Dear Mr. President: Together with the American people, I offer best wishes to you and the people of the Slovak Republic this Constitution Day. Our mutual commitment to the transatlantic family of nations fortifies our partnership as we stand together to build a Europe whole, free, and at peace. The Slovak Republic’s transition to a …

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Concern over Anti-Roma Statements in Slovakia and Anti-Roma Protests in Bulgaria

As delivered by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer to the Permanent Council, Vienna The United States is concerned about recent statements made by Slovak politicians that Romani students needed to be segregated into special education classes due to genetic deficiencies caused by higher levels of incest in the Romani community. These assertions are not only highly …

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Statement by Marie Harf on Ukraine

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson Marie Harf, Acting Deputy Spokesperson April 22, 2015 Combined Russian-separatist forces continue to violate the terms of the “Minsk 2” agreement signed in mid-February. Combined Russian-separatist forces maintain a sizable number of artillery pieces and multiple rocket launchers within areas prohibited under the Minsk accords. The Russian …

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