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Nearly 14 Percent of Slovene Citizens Are Poor

Ljubljana, 27 March - The level of poverty in Slovenia stands at 13.8 percent, with some 265,000 people living under the poverty line, Slovenia's State Secretary to the Labour Ministry Lidija Apohal Vuckovic told a session of the Economic and Social Council on Wednesday. She explained that Slovenia ranks among countries with a lower poverty level compared to EU member states. The country, however, faces a high level of unemployment as well as an acute housing problem, which is very worrying despite favourable statistical figures, the council stressed.

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