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Gap between the Slovak east and west deepens

Most foreign investments entering the country are heading to the western and northwestern regions. Infrastructure and other construction projects are adjusting to this development, while the gap between the eastern and western parts of the country is deepening, writes the daily SME.

The Prešov and Košice regions are among the 10 poorest regions of the countries entering the EU in May.

Mayors and officials of the eastern towns and villages are unhappy and complain about the government being too west-oriented. The officials also worry that the latest foreign investments to the automotive industry will only strengthen this trend.

While, the GDP per capita in Bratislava equals the EU average, the figure for some regions is not even up to 50 percent of this average.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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