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"This government, unlike the previous one, fully supports the coal mining that maintains this region's economic development and the standard of living of its inhabitants. "

"This government, unlike the previous one, fully supports the coal mining that maintains this region's economic development and the standard of living of its inhabitants. "

Silvia Glendová, the spokeswoman of the Slovak cabinet, in response to criticism that Prime Minister Fico has forgotten about Nováky, a mining town that's commemorating an explosion that killed eight people a year ago.

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