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Poverty on the increase

The number of people whose incomes are below the minimum judged by the state necessary to afford the basic necessities of life rose to 626,000 this year, or 12% of the population, up from 393,000 in 1997.

Poverty has increased markedly in Slovakia since the Mikuláš Dzurinda government in 1999 began a series of economic austerity packages.

The packages raised regulated prices and were accompanied by soaring unemployment.

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