Updated: 04-Feb-2002 Week of 1-5 January 1999

1 Jan. 1999
A restructured Science programme

The NATO Science Programme has been revised and restructured to direct support towards collaboration between scientists from NATO and Partner countries. As from 1 January 1999, the Programme is grouped into 4 sub-programmes: Science Fellowships, Cooperative Science and Technology, Research Infrastructure Support and Science for Peace.

Awards are granted after consideration is given to applications received from individual scientists from NATO and the 28 non-NATO countries which are members of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC). Information on the new Science Programme, together with revised application forms and notes for applicants, may be found at the NATO Science website or may be requested from the Scientific and Environmental Affairs Division.

1 Jan. 1999
NATO employees honour Congressman Pickett

At the end of 1998, NATO civilian employees and their families personally thanked and presented an award to Virginia Congressman, Owen Pickett, for his efforts to amend the US Immigration and Nationality Act. The adult children of long-serving non-US NATO civilians and retirees at Allied Command Atlantic (ACLANT) have been granted special immigrant status. They can now remain in the US to seek employment after graduation from high school or college. The Alliance employs around 60 non-US civilians in Norfolk and Yorktown, southeastern Virginia, USA.

1 Jan. 1999
A European single currency, the Euro, is adopted by 11 member states of the European Union.