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.

Slovakia to Join ‘Pay With A Poem’ Initiative on 2017 World Poetry Day

Bratislava, March 19 (TASR) - Slovakia will for the third time join the 'Pay With A Poem' project that is due to take place on World Poetry Day (March 21), TASR learnt on Sunday. Coffee...

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...

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.

Parents Support Teachers in Struggle for Better Education

Bratislava, February 11 (TASR) - More than a thousand people gathered on SNP Square in Bratislava on Wednesday evening for a meeting of teachers, parents and friends of schools to express support for the demand that education should become a real and not only proclaimed priority for the Government.

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...

Restoration of Krasna Horka Castle Enters Final Stage

Krasna Horka, August 5 (TASR) – The reconstruction work on the Krasna Horka castle (Kosice region), badly damaged by a fire in 2012, has entered into its final stage, the Slovak National Museum (SNM)...

European Stars Expo Opened in Bratislava by Dutch Princess Beatrix

Bratislava, June 30 (TASR) - Dutch Princess Beatrix opened the European Stars - Miro&CoBRA exposition at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Bratislava on Thursday to symbolically mark the passing of the six-month Council of...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

€79 million Up for Grabs in Expanding Preschools

The Agriculture and Regional Development Ministry on Thursday issued a call for applications whereby municipalities can seek subsidies towards boosting the capacity of preschools under their bailiwick, TASR learnt on the same day.

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.

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.

President Kiska ‘Christens’ Latest Book of Photographer Filip Kulisev

Bratislava, September 13 (TASR) - Slovak photographer and traveller Filip Kulisev presented his eighth book called Element at Bratislava Castle on Monday evening, TASR learnt on Tuesday. In his new book Kulisev shows the diversity...

Russian Orthodox Assembly Performs for Fallen Soldiers in Osadné

Osadné, October 23 (TASR) - The Clergy Assembly of Saint Petersburg Metropolitan Church on Saturday came to one of the smallest villages in Slovakia - Osadné (pop. 166) in Prešov region - to sing...

Photographer Kulisev Presents His Photos at IUCN Congress in Hawaii

Bratislava/Honolulu, September 6 (TASR) - Slovak photographer Filip Kulisev is one of Slovakia's representatives at a congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) that is taking place in...

Kiska: All Political Parties Are Recipients of Teachers’ Demands

Bratislava, January 28 (TASR) - President Andrej Kiska hosted representatives of the Slovak Teachers Initiative (ISU) at the Presidential Palace on Thursday.