2016 Mission to the Czech Republic and Hungary

The Council of American Ambassadors will sponsor a Mission to the Czech Republic and Hungary from March 30 to April 10, 2016. The delegation will visit Prague and Budapest. The following links provided helpful information to mission participants.

The Czech Republic

Overview

Embassy of the United States - Prague

Embassy of the Czech Republic - Washington, DC

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

U.S. Relations with the Czech Republic

CIA World Factbook: Czech Republic

Czech Republic Country Profile

The American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic

American Friends of the Czech Republic

International Religious Freedom Report - Czech Republic

Human Rights Report - Czech Republic

Trafficking in Persons Report - Czech Republic

Investment Climate Statement - Czech Republic

Selected Articles

Czech Republic Ready to Accept Syrian Refugees (New Europe)

Central European Leaders Call for Solution on Migration (Wall Street Journal)

In a Bad Neighborhood, the Czech Republic Becomes Investor Haven (Bloomberg)

Brexit 'Could Lead to Czexit' (Politico Europe)

Europe Must Support Western Balkans in Halting Migration: Czech PM (Yahoo News)

Five Czechs Who Were Missing in Lebanon Arrive Home (New York Times)

UN Accuses Czech Republic of Human Rights Abuses Against Migrants (Deutsche Welle)

Czech Prime Minister Urges EU Leaders to Salvage Schengen (Politico Europe)

The Czech Republic a Quarter Century After the Velvet Revolution (The Ambassadors Review)

Big, Bad Visegrad (The Economist)

'Jiang Zeman' (Politico Europe)

The Czech Donald Trump (Politico Europe)

Opposition to Refugee Quotas Softens in Europe's Old Communist Bloc (New York Times)

Czech Republic in Controversial Move to Reshape its Power Market (Wall Street Journal)

Hungary

Overview

Embassy of the United States - Budapest

Embassy of Hungary - Washington, DC

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary

U.S. Relations with Hungary

CIA World Factbook: Hungary

Hungary Country Profile

American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary

Trafficking in Persons Report - Hungary

International Religious Freedom Report - Hungary

Human Rights Report - Hungary

Investment Climate Statement - Hungary

Selected Articles

Hungary Declares State of Emergency Over Migrants (NBC News)

Hungary to Send More Police, Army to Patrol its Borders (Reuters)

Hungary President Requests Review of Contentious Central Bank Legislation (Wall Street Journal)

Hungary Seeks to Cut Rights of Asylum Seekers (Associated Press)

Hungary Calls Referendum on EU Migrant Relocation Plan (Wall Street Journal)

EU Defenseless Against Flow of Migrants, Hungary Minister Says (Bloomberg)

Hungary Assails Human Rights Advocates in the Country, UN Expert Says (New York Times)

Orban Cowboy (Politico Europe)