Euroscepticism in Slovakia: The broken promise of prosperity and stability (TruLies Blog by Marta Králiková)
The attitude of Slovak citizens towards the European Union is to some extent a paradox: despite positive perception of the EU and recognition of its merits, there is generally little interest and low level of participation in European affairs. The recent crises shaking the EU however have shown that this permissive attitude changes when developments in the EU require demonstrations of solidarity, directly affecting lives of Slovak citizens. How have the scepticism and criticism towards the EU taken root in Slovak society?
Marta Králiková is a PhD candidate at the Comenius University Bratislava.
The project “TruLies – The Truth about Lies on Europe”, aided by the Stiftung Mercator and run by the Institute for European Politics (IEP) in cooperation with Das Progressive Zentrum, has two principal objectives. On the one hand, it strives to deconstruct Eurosceptic and populist prejudices, animosities, and false assertions, by means of social scientifically-grounded analysis. Thus, it aims to contribute to a rationalisation of the public discourse and debate in Germany (and beyond). On the other hand, “TruLies Europe” endeavours to publicly communicate its findings beyond the select circle of scholars to political actors, civil society, and the wider public. You may find further information on our website: http://trulies-europe.de/.
Marta Králiková´s contribution can be found here.