THE LATEST Eurobarometer poll indicates that a majority of Slovaks don’t expect the job market to improve anytime soon. Sixty-six percent said they believe the economic crisis will get worse before it gets better. That number is higher than the EU average of 61 percent, the SITA newswire reported.
In the survey Slovaks topped the list of EU member countries as to their confidence in their knowledge about the European Social Fund. About 59 percent of those polled in Slovakia responded positively to a question about whether they understood the workings of the fund. This was highest percentage in the whole EU; the average was 33 percent.
Slovaks have a positive perception of EU employment and social policies, as 69 percent think that EU activities in these fields are very positive, much higher than the 52 percent average across the EU.