Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

The date of Smer’s programme conference set

The original date was set for September.

L-R: MP Ľuboš Blaha and Prime Minsiter Robert Fico(Source: TASR)

A programme conference of the governing party Smer will take place in Bratislava on October 22.

Apart from Smer members, the event is also due to be attended by some prominent figures from abroad, including chairman of the German Social Democrats and Federal Vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, chairman of the Czech Social Democrats and Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, and Austrian Culture Minister Thomas Drozda, the TASR newswire reported.

Read also:Smer is in an Identity crisis

The conference is taking place at a time when critical voices have begun to be heard in the party calling for major changes. At the event Smer is due to unveil a new programme thesis prepared by Vladimír Faič, who serves as an MP and as chairman of the advisory corps to Prime Minister, Robert Fico.

Originally, the programme conference should have taken place in September after the informal EU summit in Bratislava, but it was postponed by the party leadership. At the same time the leadership withdrew an original thesis prepared by Ľuboš Blaha and Pavol Paška that defined Smer as a standard centre-left party acknowledging the traditional values of Slovak and European social democracy, TASR reported.

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

Kuciak did not even have a computer as a child and he grew up to be an analyst

A village boy who angered Marian Kocner. A profile of Ján Kuciak, who recently received the White Crow award in memoriam.

Ján Kuciak

UPDATED: Lajčák considers resignation if the migration compact is rejected

The foreign affairs minister also admitted to some disputes with PM Robert Fico.

Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák

How to cope with waste

Slovakia lags behind in recycling and reducing waste, but examples of other countries, particularly the Netherlands, are helping Slovakia implement strategies to reduce waste.

Roughly 67 percent of communal waste ended up at landfills in Slovakia, while only 23 percent was recycled.

Europe might not be just an innocent victim

While real estate bubbles in the US, Greece and Spain were partial causes of global crisis, irresponsible lending was also rife in places you hear little about.