Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Community Grapevine

The Fulbright Foundation hosted state and education officials September 22 on the occasion of its 5th anniversary of work in Slovakia. The reception, held at the Forum Hotel, hosted Slovak Fulbright alumni, representatives of the Slovak National Council, the Slovak Government, and members of the academic community.
At the ceremony, Slovak Minister of Education Ľubomír Ftáčnik, expressed his support for a proposal which will raise the level of contribution of the Slovak government to the Fulbright program to 10% from the current level of 1.2 million crowns. He is the first Slovak Minister of Education to attend the gala, after years of refusals from the former government, the Foundation said.

The Fulbright Foundation hosted state and education officials September 22 on the occasion of its 5th anniversary of work in Slovakia. The reception, held at the Forum Hotel, hosted Slovak Fulbright alumni, representatives of the Slovak National Council, the Slovak Government, and members of the academic community.

At the ceremony, Slovak Minister of Education Ľubomír Ftáčnik, expressed his support for a proposal which will raise the level of contribution of the Slovak government to the Fulbright program to 10% from the current level of 1.2 million crowns. He is the first Slovak Minister of Education to attend the gala, after years of refusals from the former government, the Foundation said.

Slovakia has hosted American Fulbright scholars in country and sent more than 100 Slovak participants abroad since the early 1990's. The Fulbright Commission administers three basic types of educational programs - graduate level study, research and lecturing programs, and a high school teacher exchange program. More than 150 countries participate in the program.

America gives USIS a new name

The Bratislava branch of the United States Information Service, formerly known as USIS, has announced that it has a new name. Starting October 1, the agency will be called the Office of Public Affairs of the United States Embassy mark its incorporation into the US State Department. The change affects USIS divisions world-wide.

There will be no change in the level of information or related operations and personnel in Slovakia. The address, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for the Public Affairs Office will be the same as for USIS, the new agency reported.

Top stories

Slovakia remains unknown in convention business

Ten MICE events in 2017 should bring almost €6.5 million to Bratislava.

The GLOBSEC security forum is one of the regular MICE events in Slovakia since 2005.

Kotleba should be defeated in election, not banned

More constitutional can be less democratic, and it is not clear that it always has the intended result. Perhaps the clearest historical case came with the rise of the Nazis in Germany.

Marian Kotleba

Slovakia to leave NATO is a hoax

The Slovak Spectator brings you a selection of hoaxes that appeared over the past week.

Some peple gathered at Slavin in Bratislava brought ani-NATO banners.

Fico: We cannot allow multi-speed EU to become divisive Video

Final session of the 12th edition of Globsec 2017 featured Slovak PM Robert Fico, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka, and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, in a panel entitled European (Dis)Union?

Donald Tusk, Robert Fico, and Bohuslav Sobotka (left to right)