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Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

Use the tabs below to find online resources about Slovakia from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.
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BBC News Profile - Slovakia
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Slovakia
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

European Union Member States - Slovakia
The EU is a supernational union comprised of 27 member states.
  • CORDIS - Slovakia
    Member state site for the European Union's CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service for Science, Research and Development).
  • EUbusiness - Slovakia
    Country profile, business guides, and business news from EUbusiness (an independent online business information service about the European Union).
  • European Judicial Network - Slovakia
    Information on how to obtain justice in civil and commercial matters.
FAO and Slovakia
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on Slovakia
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IAEA - Slovakia
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IEA - Slovak Republic

Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

ITC - Slovakia
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

OECD - Slovak Republic
Country information, statistics, publications, and news from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

OHCHR - Slovakia
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNESCO Worldwide - Slovakia
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Slovakia
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

UNdata - Slovakia
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Slovakia
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Department of Energy - Slovakia
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration on production and consumption of energy resources.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Slovakia
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Slovakia," "Slovak Republic" or "Czechoslovakia" as the search terms.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
    Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares short reports on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Slovakia," "Slovak Republic" or "Czechoslovakia" as the search terms.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Slovakia. Enter "Czechoslovakia" as the search term.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)

Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents. Enter "Slovakia" or "Czechoslovakia" as the search terms.

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Czechoslovakia" as the search term.

EUR-Lex
Free database provides access to European Union treaties, legislation, case-law, parliamentary questions, legislative proposals, the Official Journal of the European Union, and the European Court Reports.

Eurostat
Statistical data and publications from the European Commission.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

OECD iLibrary CU
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) online collection of statistical databases, books and periodicals.

UNdata
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Slovakia
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Slovakia. World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.

WHO/Europe Databases
Databases of national health statistics and other data on the health situation in European countries.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Council of Europe and Slovak Republic
"Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals." There are 47 member states.

Embassy of Slovak Republic in Washington, DC

Diplomatic representation of Slovakia in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Bratislava, Slovakia
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Slovakia.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - Slovak Republic
Strategy, projects, fact sheet, and news about the Slovak Republic and the EBRD.

IMF - Slovak Republic
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

NATO Member Country
Slovakia is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), an alliance of 26 countries from North America and Europe committed to fulfilling the North Atlantic Treaty signed on April 4, 1949.

Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

ReliefWeb - Slovakia

ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

UNHCR
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Slovakia from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Slovakia
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

U.S. Department of State - Slovakia
U.S.-Slovak relations, diplomacy, and country background notes.

Visegrad Group (V4)
V4 is an alliance of four Central European states - the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia - that promotes regional cooperation and their common interest of European integration.

World Bank - Slovakia
World Bank data, projects, and research.

World Trade Organization - Slovak Republic
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
WHO - Slovakia
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Slovakia from the World Health Organization (WHO).
International Court of Justice (ICJ)
ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. ICJ "has a twofold role: to settle, in accordance with international law, legal disputes submitted to it by States (Contentious cases ) and to give advisory opinions (Advisory proceedings) on legal questions referred to it by duly authorized United Nations organs and specialized agencies." Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The OSCE is responsible for post-conflict elections, human rights and regional military stabilization. There are 56 participating states (including Slovakia).

Slovakia: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

The Velvet Revolution Declassified
A National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book on the 1989 Velvet Revolution, a bloodless revolution, that brought down communism in Czechoslovakia.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Slovakia.

 

Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:

 

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
Slovakia and econom* Slovakia and econom*
Slovakia and histor* Slovakia and histor*
Slovakia and politic* Slovakia and politic*
Slovakia
(government publications only)
Slovakia
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.

For additional foreign information, arranged by subject, see the Subject Page.