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TELECOM NOTES

ST aims for EU-type service by year 2000

Slovak Telecom (ST) is aiming with its "Telecommunication Project II" to reach a level of quality and quantity comparable to the countries ranked in the bottom third of development in the EU by the year 2000. By then, the density of main phone lines should reach 35 per 1,000 people; currently it reaches 22.8 per 1,000. ST's objective is to shorten the maximum waiting time for a new line to 6 months. Currently the biggest problem is insufficient cable capacity, so ST is planning a project of wireless telephone connection. The project, similar to the GSM system will be established in Bratislava, Banská Bystrica and Košice.

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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.