Cover Osteuropa 3-4/2020

In Osteuropa 3-4/2020

By consensus
Fighting the pandemic in Slovakia

Andrea Kluknavská, Tomáš Gábriš

Deutsche Fassung


In Slovakia, the change of government following the parliamentary elections took place during the height of the battle against the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic. The change of political direction anticipated before the pandemic broke out failed to materialise. The new government continued with the restrictions on public life and business activity and expanded them further. The only disagreement arose over the law that was quickly passed on the storage and use of mobile phone data. Although the law gives the health authorities fewer rights than in one original draft, the opposition wants to take the case to the constitutional court. The more severe the economic impact of the battle against the pandemic become, the more likely it is that the consensus will start to crumble.

(Osteuropa 3-4/2020, pp. 79–88)