Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

AROUND SLOVAKIA - KOŠICE

Only 31 days in March after all, Slovak Post confirms

A FICTIONAL date - 'March 32' - which appeared on mail sent from Post Offices 5 and 13 in Košice was caused by machine failure, according to Andrea Pivarčiová, spokesperson for Slovak Post, the SITA newswire reports.

A FICTIONAL date - 'March 32' - which appeared on mail sent from Post Offices 5 and 13 in Košice was caused by machine failure, according to Andrea Pivarčiová, spokesperson for Slovak Post, the SITA newswire reports.

"After a minute investigation, Slovak Post found that these events were not caused by the deliberate action of our employees, but rather by the technical failure of our rubber stamping machines," Pivarčiová explained. "We can confirm that mail stamped as handed in on March 32, 2008, was in fact handed in on March 31. We can also confirm that items handed in at the Košice 13 post office, on which the date 'March -1, 2008,' was stamped, were in fact handed in on March 31, 2008."

The mix-up almost caused problems for a public official who sent his property return to the Slovak Parliament. The envelope carried the 'March 32' stamp. The committee decided to launch a probe for which the public official would have had to prove that he had sent the return in time, and that its apparently late despatch was not just an administrative failure.

Top stories

Quidditch becomes reality in Slovakia as first teams emerge Video

The wizard sport, fighting for its status in the real sports world, has won the hearts of some Slovaks.

Robert Fico is not Saddam Hussein

It would take too long to list all the crazy distortions the international media presented about Central Europe and the Czech election campaign this week.

Babiš

Top stories from Last Week in Slovakia Video

Voters’ indifference affects regional votes - Can Slovaks be lured back from Britain? - Petit Press majority owner dies

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between October 20 and October 29, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

International Halloween Party