Ten more Slovaks Awarded Title of Righteous Among the Nations

Bratislava, January 28 (TASR) - Ten Slovaks were awarded the honorific title of Righteous Among the Nations for saving Jewish fellow citizens during WWII at a ceremony in the historical parliament building on Zupne Square in Bratislava on Wednesday evening (International Holocaust Remembrance Day).

Teachers on Strike Buoy Their Cause by Forming Human Chains

The teachers who have joined the ongoing strike under the umbrella of the Slovak Teachers' Initiative (ISU), joined by supporters of their cause, formed human chains in a number of Slovak cities and towns including Bratislava and Kosice on Monday, TASR learnt on the same day.

New Tourism Project to Link Slovak Zemplin and Ukraine’s Zakarpattia

Michalovce, February 23 (TASR) - Zakarpattia Oblast, with its main centre in Uzhhorod in Ukraine, and the Slovak informal region of Zemplin will be connected by a crossborder project focused on supporting tourism and information flows between the regions, Michalovce (Kosice region) town hall spokesperson Iveta Paleckova informed TASR on Tuesday.

Eleven Personalities Honoured at 19th Crystal Wing Awards

Eleven personalities from various walks of life received 'Crystal Wing' awards for 2015 at the 19th annual ceremony in Bratislava on Sunday evening, TASR has learnt.

Filip Kulisev Exhibiting His Best Photograps in Ottawa

Bratislava/Ottawa, June 10 (TASR) - Canada's capital Ottawa is showing another exhibition of Slovak photographer and traveller Filip Kulisev, TASR learnt on Friday. The Amazing Planet exhibition, featuring natural beauties of Slovakia, Canada and other...

SNSLP: Slovaks More Inclined towards Xenophobia Than Multicuturalism

Bratislava, May 20 (TASR) - Cultural diversity has been viewed in Slovakia mainly as a problematic issue rather than an enriching element, Marian Mesaros, CEO of the Slovak National Centre for Human Rights (SNSLP),...

PopUp Design Exhibition Displays Modern Slovak Products in Brussels

Brussels, September 9 (TASR-corespondent) - 'Experience Slovakia through unique design' is the main motto of one of the cultural events accompanying Slovakia's Presidency of the EU Council at the moment, TASR learnt on Friday. The...

Photos of Filip Kulisev Present Slovakia’s Presidency at UN in New York

Bratislava/New York, July 14 (TASR) - Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak at the United Nations in New York on Wednesday opened an exhibition of Slovak photographer and traveller Filip Kulisev called...

Opposition Parties Endorse Teachers on Strike

Opposition parties Most-Hid, the Christian Democrats (KDH), OLaNO, SDKU-DS and extra-parliamentary party SKOK have endorsed the strike by some 11,500 teachers that began on Monday, TASR learnt on the same day.

Slovak Radio Stations Must Play More Slovak Music as of Friday

Slovak radio stations will have to include more Slovak music in their broadcasts as of Friday, with an amendment to the law on broadcasting and retransmission taking effect as of the same day.

European Union Youth Orchestra to Open Tour in Bratislava

Bratislava, July 27 (TASR) - Slovak capital Bratislava will be the venue of a European tour-opening concert by the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), which is marking its 40th anniversary this year, TASR learnt...

Bokova: Young Generation Can Put End to Poverty and Climate Change

Bratislava, May 6 (TASR) - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in her lecture at Comenius University in Bratislava on Friday said that today's young people are the first generation that can put an end to...

Opposition Asks for Mandatory Excursions to Concentration Camp

Bratislava, April 21 (TASR) - Opposition MPs are appealing to Cabinet to incorporate mandatory visits to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp into secondary schools' curricula and to set aside financial resources for this, TASR learnt...

Fico: Respect for Fallen WWII Soldiers Is Part of National Policy

Bratislava, April 4 (TASR) - Respect for the soldiers who fell during the liberation of Bratislava and the whole of Slovakia is one of the basic pillars of national policies, said Prime Minister Robert...

Exhibition in Parliament Showing Nazi’s Attempt to Exterminate Roma

Bratislava, August 2 (TASR) - An exhibition called Porraimos - Roma Holocaust marking the 72nd anniversary of the liquidation of the Roma concentration camp, forming part of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp, was opened at...

Education Ministry: Edunet_SK to Give Schools Virtual Private Network

Edunet_SK doesn't entail buying internet connection for schools; rather, the project will provide schools with a virtual private network (VPN) enabling connection even to the Education, Science, Research and Sport Ministry data centre, ministry spokesperson Beata Dupalova Ksenzsighova said Wednesday.

Slovak Press Photo Rewards Best Photos for 2016

Bratislava, October 20 (TASR) - The Primatial Palace in Bratislava on Wednesday was the venue for the 5th annual Slovak Press Photo awards, whose aim is to provide an independent and authentic visual testimony...

Brown Bear Exhibition in Zvolen Prolonged to End of March

Zvolen, February 16 (TASR) - An exhibition about the biggest Slovak carnivore, the brown bear, at the Forestry and Woodcutting Museum (LDM) in Zvolen (Banska Bystrica region) has been prolonged to the end of...

Discontent Demonstrators Enunciate Their Opinions in front of Parliament

Bratislava, February 2 (TASR) - Drums, whistles, rattles and bells resounded in front of the Parliament building in Bratislava on Tuesday afternoon, as about 200 teachers, pupils and their parents voiced their dissatisfaction with...

ISU Invites Draxler to Meeting to Discuss Teachers’ Demands

Bratislava, January 29 (TASR) - The Slovak Teachers Initiative (ISU), which launched a full-blown strike on January 25, invited Education, Science, Research and Sport Minister Juraj Draxler by letter on Friday to talks about its demands at Novohradska Street School in Bratislava on February 1.