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Slovak Post signs agreement with Siemens

Slovak Post signed an agreement worth 11.3 million DEM (220 million Sk) with the German company Siemens ElectroCom for the supply of postal sorting machines for the main post offices in Bratislava and Košice on November 14. The sorting lines are fully automatic and are able to sort 35,000 pieces of mail per hour. The success ratio of the equipment is 99 percent if addresses are typewritten, and 60 percent if handwritten. At the end of 1998, the first line will be installed in Košice, which will start regular operations in April 1999. The Bratislava line will start operations in November 1999.

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End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.