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