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Bohunice nuclear plant could remain in operation until 2015

An official at the older of Slovakia's two nuclear plants, Jaslovské Bohunice, said that after the renovation of the V1 nuclear power station is concluded in mid-2000, it will meet all technical specifications to operate safely until 2015. "We are convinced of this, and we are also able to prove it from the technical point of view," said Štefan Schmidt, director of Jaslovské Bohunice, which is an affiliate of Slovak power producer Slovenské Elektrárne (SE).

Schmidt added that after the renovation, the nuclear power station will meet all European Union safety criteria for older types of reactors.

Schmidt reported that the plant had received an ISO 9001 quality assurance certificate, which confirmed that its operation was safe and consistent with EU standards. The audit was carried out by Det Norske Veritas, he said. "Getting the certificate creates space for us to provide services to our clients abroad," Schmidt said.

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Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

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The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

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Slovak paralympic athletes win gold and bronze at World Championship

Three Slovaks became world champions in table tennis in the TM2 category at the World Paralympic Championship in Bratislava.

L-R: Ján Riapoš, Martin Ludrovský in the Slovakia-Taiwan match at the paralympic world championship, May 19.