In the latest NATO perception survey, Slovakia is at the bottom of the rankings in several categories. In particular, people in Montenegro, Slovakia and Bulgaria would support leaving NATO. Slovaks are also the most likely to think that the Alliance is not important for the future security of their homeland. We are also among the most sceptical in the opinion on further support for Ukraine. Compared to the last survey, however, the trend is improving.

According to the EDMO report, three themes dominate the disinformation scene in Europe: Russia's war against Ukraine, COVID and climate change. Recently, hoaxes about insect-based food have started to circulate.

In many countries, the armed forces are the largest institutional polluter of the environment. However, military emissions are not covered by the internationally binding treaties and are mostly not even measured. As an organisation, NATO wants to be carbon-neutral by 2050, although it cannot impose emission targets on its members. But it can lead by example, claims KATARÍNA KERTÝSOVÁ.

The Russian attack on Ukraine has brought new themes and narratives of different stakeholders into our security space, too. However, the North Atlantic Alliance is aware of effective tools to cope with the information noise, to counter infodemic and to communicate defence issues, writes PETER DUBÓCZI.