Most Slovak citizens concerned about tensions with Hungary

A majority of Slovakia's citizens are concerned about tension in relations between Bratislava and Budapest, according to a survey by the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) conducted between July 1 and July 7.

A majority of Slovakia's citizens are concerned about tension in relations between Bratislava and Budapest, according to a survey by the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) conducted between July 1 and July 7.

The IVO surveyed 1,017 adults. The survey shows that 53 percent of respondents were concerned about the issue. In contrast, 36 percent were unconcerned. Eight percent of those polled did not register the problem and three percent were unable form an opinion about it.

Among Slovak Hungarian-speakers, 76 percent expressed concern about the issue. Among other Slovaks, 51 percent were concerned. Among supporters of the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK), 90 percent were concerned abut tension between the two countries.

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

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Gábor Grendel (OĽaNO), Juraj Šeliga (Za Ľudí), and SaS MPs Marian Viskupič and Jana Bittó Cigániková.

Matovič government takes after Smer in lawmaking

The second-largest testing scheme of the whole population is underway in Slovakia. Government says they ordered enough vaccines. Layoffs of transnationals in Bratislava.

3 h
PM Igor Matovič (front) and Economy Minister Richard Sulík (back)

Hlas is gaining strength, along with Sulík’s SaS

At the same time, most people think PM Matovič is not managing the coronavirus crisis well.

5 h
US President Joe Biden

Biden really is waking up each morning with the goal of making things better

The new president is old and imperfect, but it's difficult to question his motives.

19 h

Old-age pension scheme gains three new features

Brand new parental bonus raises concerns.

21. jan