Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook


Poll: President most trusted institution

A NEW poll shows that the Slovak president is the most trusted institutional figure in Slovakia, followed by the Slovak Army and local authority bodies.

President Ivan Gašparovič, inaugurated last June, is trusted by 67.4 percent of the population, according to the survey carried out by Slovak Radio's OMV agency. The survey was conducted from November 23 to 29 on 3,107 respondents, the TASR news agency wrote.

In a similar poll approximately one year ago, former president Rudolf Schuster earned less than 40 percent of the public's trust. The Slovak Army registered 65.8 percent, and local authority bodies 53.9 percent. The European Parliament was trusted by 45.9 percent, the police by 38.5 percent; the trades unions by 27.9 percent; the courts and prosecutors by 24.2 percent; parliament by 24 percent and the government by just 23.7 percent.

Top stories

Unknown places worth visiting in Slovakia Photo

The year 2016 brought record numbers for tourism in Slovakia.

Špania Dolina, the runner-up in the Village of the Year competition.

This is not a game, and these are not children

If politicians care about the future of the country, they need to offer young protesters with specific demands more than the just same old vague assurances.

Nu Dance festival changes date and the finale coincides with International Dance Day

The festival of contemporary dance has not just moved in time but also from the stage to the streets, encouraging public participation.

Renan Martins: Let Me Die in My Footsteps

(W)Rapping up two worlds in one music

The Fjúžn festival annually presents interesting musical projects from people who cross borders, literally or symbolically. This year, the headliner of the main festival concert on April 22 will be the French-Iraqi…

The Iraqi-French band Aiwa