Slovaks are migrating to urban centres to avoid the lower living standards in villages, experts say.
"It's necessary to look to efforts to improve living standards for the root causes of the migration, but also attempts to break free of threats of falling into complete poverty. That is true mainly in eastern Slovakia," said sociologist Michal Vašečka.
Labour Minister Ľudovit Kaník said he believes the trend will change as people move back to the villages to work in farming or tourism.
Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
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24. Apr 2003 at 10:10