Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

New US ambassador to Slovakia should be Adam H. Sterling

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama has announced he would appoint Adam H. Sterling to the post of the country’s ambassador to Slovakia; however, the nomination still needs to be approved by the Senate.

J. Liam Wasley, Chargé d'Affaires at the US Embassy in Slovakia(Source: Courtesy of the US Embassy)

Sterling is a career diplomat, Slovak media wrote. During his career he has worked at US embassies in The Hague, Azerbaijan, Israel, Belgian, Peru, etc. The American Embassy in Slovakia is currently headed by Charge d’ Affaires Liam Wasley who has been in the post since September. During summer, Charge d’ Affaires Rudolf V. Perina who was born in former Czechoslovakia filled the the position after Theodore Sedgwick – who was the last US Ambassador to Slovakia, for about five years – had left. Perina specialises in Russia, eastern Europe, Germany and NATO.

Analysts consider Sterling’s nomination a good signal for Slovakia. Unlike Slovakia, the US tends to publish names of ambassadors even before the agrément, the agreeing by the receiving country, the SITA newswire wrote on December 19. 

Top stories

Government ignores anticorruption demands Photo

Protesters gave the government two weeks to fulfil their demands.

Blog: We can always count on the nerds…

Brands need to focus on doing good and that this approach is the only option if they want to stay relevant, credible and even profitable, says Thomas Kolster.

Thomas Kolster speaking

Drivers in Bratislava should prepare for worse traffic

Dissatisfied taxi drivers will go on a protest ride from Petržalka to Lamač on Wednesday.

Taxi drivers protested against Uber already in 2015.

Blog: Underground economy flourishes in the queues

A foreigners' real experience at the foreigners’ police department in Bratislava.

Foreign investors said they would welcome less bureaucracy in Slovakia.