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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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How to sell Slovak books to English readers

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.

EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

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

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

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.