Education Ministry: 137 Schools Shut Down Due to Strike on Wednesday

Bratislava, January 27 (TASR) - The number of schools that were closed on Wednesday due to the teachers' strike went down again from the number recorded on Monday (January 25) when the strike started, announced Education, Science, Research and Sport Ministry spokesperson Beata Dupalova Ksenzsighova on the same day, based on data sent to the ministry by 10 a.m. by district offices.

Education Ministry: Draxler Carefully Considers Schools’ Requirements

Bratislava, February 1 (TASR) - Education, Science, Research and Sport Minister Juraj Draxler is carefully taking the requirements of the education sector into consideration, according to ministry spokesperson Beata Dupalova Ksenzsighova on Monday.

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...

Reznik: Congress of Slovak Writers to Be Attended by 50 Foreigners

Bratislava, September 8 (TASR) - More than 200 Slovak and foreign delegates are expected to attend the Congress of Slovak Writers in the spa town of Trencianske Teplice (Trencin region) on September 22-23, TASR...

UNESCO Director-General Bokova to See Master Paul’s Altar in Levoca

Levoca, May 3 (TASR) - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will visit the medieval town of Levoca (Presov region) on Saturday, with an agenda that includes a meeting with mayors of towns listed on the...

Kurilla Welcomes Idea of Using UNESCO Brand for Sustainable Tourism

Bratislava, May 4 (TASR) - An international conference entitled Leveraging the UNESCO Brand for Sustainable Tourism Development in Central European Regions, due to take place in Bardejov Spa (Presov region) on Friday (May 5),...

SAV Unveils Eighth Volume of National ‘Encyclopaedia Beliana’

Bratislava, March 23 (TASR) - The eighth part of the twelve-volume Encyclopaedia Beliana, named after 17/18th century Slovak polymath Matthias Bel, was presented by the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) on Thursday. On 678 pages...

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...

Barabas’s ‘Sloboda pod nakladom’ Receives Grand Prix in Bilbao

Pavol Barabas's documentary 'Sloboda pod nakladom' (Freedom under Load) about the oldest generation of mountain porters in the High Tatra mountains has received the Grand Prix Award at the Bilbao Mendi Film Festival, TASR learnt on Monday.

Christians Celebrate Epiphany

Bratislava, January 6 (TASR) - The Christian festival of Epiphany, or 'Three Kings' ('Traja krali' or 'Tri krale' in archaic Slovak), is being celebrated in Slovakia and many other countries on Friday, January 6. The...

Admirers Flock to Celebrate Nosal as Lucnica Doyen Turns 90

Professor Stefan Nosal, who devoted his whole professional life to the Lucnica folklore ensemble, celebrates his 90th birthday on Friday.

Restoration of Zobor Monastery Ruins to Advance This Year

Nitra, February 11 (TASR) - The Zobor Beautification Fellowship, armed with a subsidy of €7,000 from Nitra city council, is planning to make progress in reconstructing the ruins of the first monastery on the...

UNESCO Puts Slovak and Czech Puppetry on List of Intangible Heritage

Bratislava, December 1 (TASR) – Puppet theatre in Slovakia and the Czech Republic has been put on the list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO at a meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee...

ISU: Cabinet Makes New Promises without Doing Earlier Homework

The Government is coming up with new promises while old commitments remain unfulfilled, Slovak Teachers Initiative (ISU) representatives told a press briefing on Thursday.

International Conference on UNESCO Conventions Takes Place at Umelka

Bratislava, November 23 (TASR) – An international conference called Slovakia and Cultural Diversity began at the Slovak Art Forum in Bratislava on Wednesday, taking place as part of Slovakia's EU Council Presidency vis-a-vis the...

Slovak Student Film about Ukrainian Immigrants Heading to Cannes Festival

Bratislava, April 13 (TASR) – A Slovak student film entitled Atlantida, 2003 (Atlantis, 2003) has been shortlisted for the official selection of the forthcoming 70th Cannes Film Festival scheduled to take place in May,...

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),...

Reznik: TASR Recorded Surplus of €337,210 in First Half of 2016

Bratislava, October 5 (TASR) - The News Agency of the Slovak Republic (TASR) produced a surplus of €337,210 by earning €2,890,993 and spending €2,553,783 in the first half of 2016, said general director Jaroslav...

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...

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...