IN SHORT

Survey reveals political apathy

A SURVEY conducted by the Median agency reveals that many Slovaks do not read, listen, or watch political news coverage.

The survey, entitled Life & Media & Lifestyle, polled 2,259 respondents between April 26 and August 15. Of the respondents, 27.5 percent said they never listened to political news on the radio, and 17.7 percent said they never watched politics on TV. Out of newspaper readers, 23.4 percent said they ignored political news, the daily SME wrote.

However, the survey also shows that people believe that participating in elections could impact Slovakia's development. Of the respondents, 22 percent were "definitely convinced" they could impact the country by voting, and another 41 were "rather convinced" of it.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Testing is impossible to carry out as planned, president says

President Zuzana Čaputová asked the government to reconsider measures for people who do not get tested, many will not get a chance.

President Zuzana Čaputová met with the representatives of the armed forces.

The big test is upon us. What are we to do?

For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.

Health care professionals still lacking ahead of Saturday's testing

Government avoids mobilisation for now, PM offers an extra bonus to health care professionals who can serve the whole weekend.

Dolný Kubín

News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.