NEWS BRIEFS

Slovaks distrustful of politicians

ONE THIRD of Slovakia's citizens do not trust any politician. The latest surveys indicate that 33 percent of the people do not support any political party.

Distrust in politicians has increased by 7 percent since January. However, the September polls do not reflect the public's response to the latest political scandals.

Pavol Haulík of the MVK polling agency predicts that the number of people who remain undecided about their party preferences will increase.

According to Haulík, the prime minister's Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) is also likely to lose sympathizers due to recent turmoil around SDKÚ boss Mikuláš Dzurinda's attempts to sack the defence minister.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

PM wants to test everyone, Kotleba already positive in neo-Nazism

Nationwide testing is less utopian than the blackout but it is driven by the same ambition.

PM Igor Matovič shows the antigen testing kit that should be used in the nationwide testing project in Slovakia.

UPDATED: Nationwide testing will be secured by the army

Foreigners living in Slovakia will be able to get tested too.

Illustrative stock photo

The best concert I have ever heard was in Bratislava, says Dutch ambassador

Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast cycles with Slovakia's mayors and loves the Slovak capital for its rich music history.

Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok, centre, with the Embassy team, including Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast, left of the minister, on March 15, 2019.

Unauthorised protest against COVID-19 measures turns violent in Bratislava

The protest took place at a time when assemblies with more than six people are banned.

The protest in Bratislava turned violent.