Slovaks abroad help their relatives

One-third of people in Slovakia receive financial assistance from their relatives, mostly from the Czech Republic.

(Source: SME)

Their family members prevailingly send them financial resources. These come mostly from the Czech Republic, the USA, Scandinavia or Benelux countries, according to a poll of the Money Service SK company which operates services for making payments in Slovakia.

Estimates place dozens of Slovaks as working and living abroad, while there are no reliable statistic data. Many people left the country to pursue a career abroad and to earn more money, the TASR newswire wrote in April. The survey showed that financial aid of relatives who work abroad has been admitted by 34.8 percent of those polled. 

The regions which most of all receive help from abroad are mainly in the east of Slovakia: Prešov and Košice. They are followed by Žilina Region. The citizens living in the Bratislava and Trnava regions are the least dependent on help from abroad.

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