Scores of various countries within the European Union differ markedly, with some of those of the former communist states in Eastern Europe bringing down the average.
Anti-corruption activist Zuzana Caputova has become Slovakia's first female president-elect. Here is what you need to know about her.
The activist lawyer became the first female president of Slovakia, a huge setback to both populist governments in Central Europe and corrupt forces that have ruled the country for the last 30 years.
Anti-corruption activist Zuzana Caputova elected Slovakia's first female president after near complete results showed her winning run-off election against EU energy commissioner Maros Sefcovic.
Activist lawyer Zuzana Caputova leads opinion poll after first round of presidential election as she rides a wave of public fury over corruption.
Slovakia's presidential election run-off will be held on March 30 with polling stations opening Saturday at 0600 GMT and closing at 2100 GMT.
Kuciak had written about his alleged murderer on several occasions, accusing him of exploiting his connections to the police to carry out corrupt dealings.
The 28-year-old journalist and his fiancee were shot dead at their home on February 21 last year, sparking protests and leading to the resignation of former prime minister Robert Fico.
Experts say US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statements against Russia and China in the Visegrad nations have more to do with protecting American business interests in a region that has been increasingly looking elsewhere.
Slovakia's Roma community, having suffered from discrimination across Europe for generations, say they are treated abysmally by hospitals.
Jan Kuciak, who had written about political corruption in Slovakia, was found shot dead along with his fiancee Martina Kusnirova at their home outside Bratislava in February.
Slovak farmers joined thousands of protesters in demonstrations triggered by journalist Jan Kuciak's murder who was ready to publish a report on government corruption. This is the eighth protest since February.
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