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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
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