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Concern Voiced about Impact of Crisis on Poverty

Ljubljana, 12 February - Poverty rates are very likely to increase because of the crisis, Minister of Labour, the Family and Social Affairs Ivan Svetlik warned as he launched the European Year against Poverty and Social Exclusion in Slovenia on Friday. He said that Slovenia's poverty rate was not high, but that the number of poor was absolutely too high.

European Year against Poverty and Social Exclusion launched at a ceremony in the parliament building.
Photo: Matej Leskovsek/STA

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