ALMOST two-thirds (62 percent) of Slovaks recently surveyed think that reforms are necessary in order to tackle the country’s current economic problems, the TASR newswire reported. This was the answer to a question asked as part of a Eurobarometer survey that was conducted across all EU states.
The answer across all of Europe to the same question was on average higher, at 74 percent.
According to the same survey, 65 percent of the Slovaks interviewed said they trust EU institutions. In stark contrast, only one-fifth of those surveyed in the United Kingdom responded in the same way.
TASR wrote that the survey found that citizens of the EU trust European institutions more than their own national institutions. On average across the EU, 42 percent of the respondents expressed confidence in European institutions while only 29 percent said they trusted their own government and only 31 percent had trust in their national parliaments.
The survey also showed that Slovaks are most supportive of the idea of better coordination of economic and financial policies at the level of the European Union, with 89 percent in favour, the highest figure among all EU countries.
The average across the entire EU was 14 percentage points lower.
6. Sep 2010 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff