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US president nominates new ambassador

US PRESIDENT George W. Bush has nominated Vincent Obsitnik, a businessman with roots in eastern Slovakia, to be the next US Ambassador to the Slovak Republic.

Current Ambassador Rodolphe M. Vallee, who has been in the post since August 2005, will lead the US Embassy in Bratislava until the US Senate confirms Obsitnik's nomination, the Press Attache of the US Embassy in Bratislava, Keith Hughes, told SITA on September 9.

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Messerschmidt created most of his character heads in Pressburg

Bratislava will name a square after the prominent artist

A replica of one head from the series Character Heads by F. X. Messerschmidt; ownership of the Slovak National Gallery

Christmas Bazaar returns to the Old Market hall

One of the events which presents diplomatic communities residing in Slovakia to the wider public is the already traditional Christmas Bazaar, which focuses on gastronomy and charity.

Christmas Bazaar 2016

Blog: The wanderer returns home

The places you visit, people you befriend, experiences that leave their mark, they all become a part of you.

Go east for real morality, Jean-Marc Barr says Photo

The French American actor/director, who plays in a Slovak co-production film, said during a recent visit to Bratislava that eastern Europe, and other eastern countries still have what America has already and what…

Jean-Marc Barr during IFF Bratislava 2017