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EC says Slovakia lags behind in internet skills and capacity

SIXTEEN percent of Slovaks do not know what the internet is and 19 percent are PC illiterate, the latest report of the European Commission (EC) claims.

In a list of the candidate countries, only Bulgarians, Romanians, and Poles posted worse figures.

Only four percent of Czechs said they were unfamiliar with the internet, and 16 percent said they were unable to work with a computer.

The prices of computers and internet connections are the main reasons for the state in Slovakia, says the report.

According to the report, 38 percent of Slovaks own a computer, while only 13 percent have internet connection.

The number of computers and internet users in Slovakia is rising, although still not at an adequate pace. As was shown in the EC report, Slovakia is in the lower part of the list of candidate countries regarding computer and internet use, the TASR news wire wrote.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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