Almost two-thirds (62 percent) of Slovaks think that their country must introduce reforms in order to tackle its current economic problems, according to a recent Eurobarometer survey, the TASR newswire reported. The European average for the same question was found to be higher, however, at 74 percent.
At the same time, 65 percent of the people interviewed in Slovakia said that they trust EU institutions. Conversely, the figure reached only one-fifth in the United Kingdom. All in all, Europeans tend to trust European institutions more than national ones, TASR wrote.
While as many as 42 percent of Europeans expressed confidence in European institutions, only 29 percent on average trust their own governments and 31 percent their national parliaments. The survey also showed that Slovaks would welcome better co-ordination of economic and financial policies at EU level, with 89 percent in favour of this, the highest figure in the entire EU. The EU average was 14 percentage points lower.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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30. Aug 2010 at 14:00