BUSINESS BRIEFS

Corruption is widespread, say Slovaks

According to a poll conducted by the US Information Agency (USIA), more Slovaks think that corruption is widespread than do other central and eastern European countries.

The poll questioned 1,000 respondants each from Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania, and found that 79% of Slovaks think that corruption and the acceptance of bribes is "widespread." In the Czech Republic, Hungary and Bulgaria, the percentage stood at 67%, while in Poland it was 69%. By comparison, a similiar poll in Germany showed that only 35% of German feel that corruption is widespread.

When asked which areas were the most corrupt, 68% of Slovaks answered "the government" (compared to 46% in Hungary) 58% said "members of parliament," and 46% said "local and town authorities" (compared to 30% in the Czech Republic and Hungary).The most trusted Slovak institution is the army.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Better times ahead for the Calvary in Bratislava

The last preserved station was restored this summer.

The last preserved station of the Stations of the Cross in Bratislava

Why you need to buy a belt

On this Black Friday, with society teetering on the brink of chaos, I ask that we all do our part.

Roundup: Bratislava’s Old Market Hall hosts Christmas markets

If you have not watched the 'Dracula' miniseries, filmed in Slovakia last year, it is about time.

Bratislava’s Old Market Hall will provide visitors with Christmas vibes in the coming four weeks. Each week, from Wednesday to Saturday, people can do a little bit of Christmas shopping at the venue.

Fico admits to ties with Bödör

Former prime minister stands by his praise for the state secretary who confessed to corruption and court interference.

Robert Fico during his November 26 press conference.