Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Poll: NATO membership has enhanced Slovakia's security

More than one half of Slovaks assume that Slovakia's safety and international prestige has risen due to the country's membership in NATO, according to a poll by the Agency for Social Analyses in late March and early June, newswire TASR reported.

More than one half of Slovaks assume that Slovakia's safety and international prestige has risen due to the country's membership in NATO, according to a poll by the Agency for Social Analyses in late March and early June, newswire TASR reported.

As much as 54.8 percent of those polled said that the security of the country has risen after Slovakia joined NATO in 2004, while 5.7 percent said the security has gone down. The country's international prestige has increased due to the membership, according to 52.1 percent while 2.4 percent said it has weakened.

Furthermore, 44.6 percent said that Slovakia's membership in NATO has contributed to the inflow of foreign-investment, and 42.4 percent suggested the quality of the Slovak military has been enhanced, wrote TASR referring to the poll.

All in all, 47 percent considers Slovakia's NATO membership to be more positive than negative, while another 15 percent view it very positively. Only 1 percent of those approached perceives the NATO membership in extremely negative terms, wrote TASR.

Top stories

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava