Týždeň: Rybníček wants to found new conservative party

MAYOR of the city of Trenčín Richard Rybníček plans to found his own political party, according to an interview in the Týždeň weekly’s latest issue.

Richard Rybníček(Source: Sme)

Rybníček said he would “try to create a community of people who can agree on creating fundamental change in Slovakia and will have the courage to define it and give it a name”. However, such a party needs 15, 20 to 30 percent of voters form an electorate, otherwise it makes no sense, he opined for the weekly. Rybníček wants to offer fundamental change to Slovaks, and a reform; for example of the regional-administrative division, state administration and ministries which need a substantial reduction of red tape, as well as creating a new position – the minister of Roma issues which must be tackled more intensely.

Change of the election system is crucial, too, according to Rybníček, as well as the establishment of a two-chamber parliament and a certain de-centralisation of the state which should keep only foreign policy, defence, security, part of finances, social issues and maybe health care in its portfolio.

Rybníček is a Slovak politician and journalist, former head of the private STV channel JOJ and public STV. In 2010, he ran as an independent for the post of Trenčín mayor.  

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Deputy parliamentary speaker sent selfies to Alena Zs.

Yet another influential Smer politician, Martin Glváč, faces accusations of talking to Kočner's collaborator.

Igor Matovič of OĽaNO holds a picture of Martin Glváč (Smer).

Coalition demands the right of reply for politicians

Politicians ponder new provisions for the Press Code, Speaker of Parliament Danko wants to defend himself against op-eds too.

The ruling coalition (L-R: SNS-Andrej Danko, Smer-Robert Fico. Most-Híd-Béla Bugár).

Slovakia’s Pohoda wins two prestigious European festival awards

The festival organiser praised the awards and says they want to continue and improve the quality of the summer festival.

"They united us." - tribute to Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová at Pohoda 2018.

Maya expert: The world we live in is not the only one possible

Leading Slovak expert contributes to rewriting Maya history.

Milan Kováč