From today, Slovakia has joined 13 western European states in providing a single emergency telephone number: 112. The current emergency numbers - 150 fire), 155 (ambulance), and 158 (police) - will continue to function until 2007.
There will also be operators who speak foreign languages available on the service.
The new system is costing the state approximately Sk400 million (€9.6 million).
Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports
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1. Jul 2003 at 10:41