Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Labour Minister: Ján Richter (Smer)

Before becoming the labour minister in 2012, Ján Richter acted as Smer’s general manager since 2006.

Labour Minister Ján Richter (Source: SITA)

Ján Richter was born in Zlaté Moravce on October 5, 1956. He holds a degree from the school of law of Banská Bystrica-based University of Matej Bel, though there were some doubts about his bachelor title.

Richter began his political career in the Slovak Democratic Left (SDĽ), where he served as chair of its district branch and deputy chair of its regional branch in Nitra, in the years 1989-1991. In years 1998-2004 he served as secretary of the Bratislava branch of SDĽ.

Richter became political secretary of the Smer party in 2005, and in 2006 he was elected to the parliament.

Before becoming the labour minister in 2012, he acted as Smer’s general manager (since 2006).

Topic: Election


Top stories

Quidditch becomes reality in Slovakia as first teams emerge Video

The wizard sport, fighting for its status in the real sports world, has won the hearts of some Slovaks.

Robert Fico is not Saddam Hussein

It would take too long to list all the crazy distortions the international media presented about Central Europe and the Czech election campaign this week.

Babiš

Top stories from Last Week in Slovakia Video

Voters’ indifference affects regional votes - Can Slovaks be lured back from Britain? - Petit Press majority owner dies

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between October 20 and October 29, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

International Halloween Party