Political culture needs less marketing and more truthfulness and authenticity, said President Zuzana Čaputová as she accepted the European Prize for Political Culture on August 10 in Ascona, Switzerland.
The prize is also an award to people in Slovakia who embody the change she represents, she added.
Slovak people showed maturity
The president is convinced that politicians are responsible for the tone, mood and accuracy of their public performance. She warned against the campaign for Brexit and the spread of hoaxes about refugees as negative examples.
“The stakes are high and the enormous responsibility is bigger than our candidacies and posts; it influences whether people will even believe in democracy and political representatives anymore,” she said, as quoted by the TASR newswire, adding the mistrust shakes the bases of all of Europe.
12. Aug 2019 at 11:32 | TASR, Compiled by Spectator staff