Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

SocioForum calls on Privilégium to return Labour Ministry subsidy

Independent NGO SocioForum, which operates in the social services sector, called on fellow NGO Privilégium (Privilege) on August 9 to return a subsidy that it received from the Labour Ministry.

The ministry recently approved a subsidy worth Sk1.5 million (€44,800) for Privilégium despite the organization owing more than Sk17 million to state-owned social security provider Sociálna Poisťovňa.

According to the SocioForum, financial contributions, grants and subsidies from public budgets are an important source of funding for the public service activities of non-profit organizations.

"The setting of uniform and verifiable conditions for obtaining these finances and meticulous checks for adherence by responsible bodies and the public are the only ways to ensure fair competition and prevent corruption and cronyism,” the organization said.


Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Some Slovak media witnessed “the Trump effect”

Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks talks about the atmosphere in society following the double murder of journalist and his fiancée, and steps to be taken.

Nils Muižnieks

Blog: Should foreigners in Slovakia care about today's crisis?

Collectively, we are responsible for the future of our children, whether you are Slovak, Italian, German or, in my case, Dutch.

Bratislava "For Decent Slovakia" gathering on March 16, 2018.

Media are the ultimate frontiers in defending freedom in society today

Miklós Haraszti’s keynote speech at the Budapest award ceremony of the European Press Prize, March 14, 2018.

Film festival accommodates foreigners in Slovakia Photo

Febiofest, the International Festival of Film Clubs (MFFK) is offering most films with English subtitles (labelled AT) this year, as well as making master-classes, discussions and other accompanying events…

J. Švankmajer: The Insect