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Central & East European Coalition Capitol Hill Briefing

Updated: Jul 19, 2021


The region of Central and Eastern Europe is currently experiencing stress from a number of sources. The most serious one is that the peace and stability attained after the collapse of the Soviet Union are again severely threatened. Events in Ukraine are the most visible, but they are by far not the only troubling developments. The goals of building and sustaining democracy require ongoing implementation of economic and political reforms, such as fighting corruption. The current situation in Central and Eastern Europe is of major concern to Americans of Central and East European descent. The Central and East European Coalition (CEEC) is an alliance of U.S.-based ethnic organizations representing over 20 million such Americans.

A number of Members of Congress and their staff have recently visited the region. The CEEC is organizing a briefing session in the Capitol Visitor Center, on September 16, 2015, during which Members and staff have been asked to share their thoughts about visits to the region – why it was important to make the visits, with whom they met, what were their impressions, what was accomplished, what follow-up is expected, etc. Thus, we kindly invite you to attend.

The briefing session will begin at 4:45 p.m. and will last till 6 p.m. The briefing will take place in CVC (House) Room 200. Constituents from various CEEC organizations will be in attendance to ask questions and add their views.

For further information and to RSVP, please contact Michael Sawkiw, Jr., Director at the Ukrainian National Information Service (, tel. 202-547-0018), or Karl Altau, Managing Director, Joint Baltic American National Committee (, tel. 301-340-1954).

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