Slovaks trust police and justice system the least in the EU

Distrust in the Slovak police is the highest in the Union.

Slovakia's police force has scored poorly in the Eurobarometer survey from December 2019. The Slovak police are the least trusted in the EUSlovakia's police force has scored poorly in the Eurobarometer survey from December 2019. The Slovak police are the least trusted in the EU (Source: TASR)

The level of trust in the legal system, police and armed forces in Slovakia is the lowest it has been since the country entered the EU.

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The December 2019 published Eurobarometer survey, requested by the European Commission (EC), shows up to 72 percent of Slovak citizens do not trust the country’s legal system. Out of all EU member states, Slovakia recorded the second worst figure after Croatia, where 76 percent have no trust in the justice system.

“It is the worst outcome since 2004 when these surveys began to be carried out in Slovakia,” Transparency International Slovakia (TIS) pointed out on Facebook.

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