Procházka becomes Sieť party head

THE COUNCIL of Sieť, the new and so far best-performing opposition party in the polls, officially elected party founder Radoslav Procházka as its first leader.

THE COUNCIL of Sieť, the new and so far best-performing opposition party in the polls, officially elected party founder Radoslav Procházka as its first leader.

With his vision of a simple and functional state, Procházka had no competitor for the position withint the party.

“Rado Procházka is the only candidate. It would be silly to propose someone else,” said the newly elected first deputy chairman of Sieť, Andrej Hrnčiar, as quoted by the Sme daily. “He created and founded Sieť and we are here to help him.”

To run its activities, Sieť took out a loan of €800,000 from Czech bank Fio.

In addition to Hrnčiar, who also serves as mayor of the town of Martin, the council elected former Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) MP Miroslav Beblavý, Prievidza mayor (Trenčín Region) Katarína Macháčková, vice-dean of the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics in Bratislava Katarína Csefalvayová and former head of Eastern-Slovak Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases in Košice Eduard Adamčík, Sme reported.

During the event, Procházka apologised for the issues that arose around the funding of his presidential campaign. He referred to a recording published anonymously on the internet that pertained to earlier claims by Igor Matovič, the leader of the opposition Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO), that Procházka attempted to purchase advertising for his presidential campaign from Matovič’s family-owned company off the books.

Procházka told Sieť members that he is sorry and wants to separate his presidential campaign from the party.

“I’ve already apologised to the public; now, I want to apologise to you all,” Procházka said, as quoted by Sme. “To apologise that I gave the ruling party and its double agents an excuse for a frontal attack. It’s my fault.”

(Source: Sme)

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

Top stories

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

Draft budget curtails deficit below 2 percent

THE BUDGET deficit should continue decreasing in following three years, according to the first public administration budget draft introduced by the Finance Ministry on July 23.

Crash site

New facts about fatal helicopter crash emerge

THE THREE members of a military helicopter MI-17 crew were training winching up people into helicopter with the help of a rope not practicing landings, when they crashed on July 28 afternoon near Prešov.

Stanislav Boledovič

Teach for Slovakia chief talks education reform

STANISLAV Boledovič, the founder of the Teach for Slovakia project, believes that it helps socially disadvantages children succeed.

Police President Tibor Gašpar

Harabin releases third convicted police officer

Another police officer convicted for corruption was released by the appellate senate chaired by Štefan Harabin with the argument that the police inspectorate that investigated his case is unlawful. The former…

MOST READ ARTICLES


  1. Slovakia’s ‘invisible minority’ counters migration fears
  2. US convoy will pass through Slovakia to NATO drill in Hungary
  3. Slovak-Austrian border development project gets €89 million
  4. Slovak among languages featured in new Google tool
  5. Slovnaft to take over the Agip petrol stations
  6. Teach for Slovakia chief talks education reform
  7. New facts about fatal helicopter crash emerge
  8. The biggest Roma festival in Slovakia spills into Bratislava streets
  9. Harabin releases third convicted police officer
  10. Pro Musica – Magnólia choir won a US competition
  1. Slovakia’s ‘invisible minority’ counters migration fears
  2. Helicopter crash claims one life
  3. The biggest Roma festival in Slovakia spills into Bratislava streets
  4. Land Rover may go to Poland, British media report
  5. Slovakia and migrants
  6. US convoy will pass through Slovakia to NATO drill in Hungary
  7. Average salary now €929 per month
  8. Slovnaft to take over the Agip petrol stations
  9. Kia Motors Slovakia plant makes 3 millionth engine
  10. Teach for Slovakia chief talks education reform
  1. Slovakia and migrants
  2. Slovakia’s ‘invisible minority’ counters migration fears
  3. Average salary now €929 per month
  4. Greece submits diplomatic protest against Kažimír’s comments
  5. Volkswagen Slovakia is the company’s best plant
  6. Record heat wave tests infrastructure, patience
  7. The biggest Roma festival in Slovakia spills into Bratislava streets
  8. Helicopter crash claims one life
  9. Four die in rescue helicopter crash
  10. Slovak auction house sold original bust by Bernini