Mečiar fighting extraordinary HZDS congress

Vladimír Mečiar, head of the opposition HZDS party, convinced a regional party branch in Košice not to support an extraordinary party congress to decide Mečiar’s future as leader following the HZDS’ worst-ever election result in September.

However, with Bratislava and Trnava region HZDS branches in favour of the congress and Trenčín, Nitra and Košice against, Mečiar will still have to sway Prešov, Žilina and Banská Bystrica regions if he hopes to avoid the congress.

According to party statutes, a minimum of three regional branches must support the calling of an extraordinary meeting.

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

Top stories

Marián Turner became the General Director of the Slovak Philharmonic in January 2022.

Slovak Philharmonic is a first-class institution people outside Bratislava rarely see perform

Marián Turner, a former flautist, has become the new Slovak Philharmonic head. His priority is to fully reopen the institution to live audiences.

19. jan
Bronze sculptures of three late Slovak comedians - Milan Lasica (right), Július Satinský (left) and Jaro Filip (middle) on Lužná Street in Petržalka, Bratislava.

Weekend: Cross-country skiers hit the beach

A hike to Veľký Choč, dinosaur footprints, and a US hip hop legend. Read the latest culture and travel news from Slovakia.

21. jan
Zara Rutherford made a stop in Slovakia on January 15.

In a Slovak plane, teen pilot lands in the world record books

British-Belgian Zara Rutherford has broken two world records, but her global hunt for a tasty pizza was a failure.

21. jan
Ukrainian forces during military exercise.

There goes the neighbourhood

The parallels between Russia’s approach to Ukraine and Hitler’s to Czechoslovakia in 1938 are uncanny.

11 h
Skryť Close ad