Dalai Lama to Visit Slovakia in October

The 14th Dalai Lama is to visit Slovakia again, TASR learnt from Csaba Kiss, the founder of the private At Home Gallery based in Samorin (Trnava region), who invited the spiritual leader.

President Kiska Meets Two Slovak Women with Prestigious Awards

Bratislava, May 2 (TASR) - If people act out of conviction and from the heart, they can produce positive results, President Andrej Kiska told journalists at his office when receiving two Slovaks - Zuzana...

Aviation Office: Mid-air Crash Caused by Pilot Taking Photos

Slavnica, April 4 (TASR) - An official investigation released Monday into the fatal mid-air collision of two Let L-410 Turbolet aircraft during a rehearsal of synchronised skydiving for an air show in Slavnica (Trencin...

Ministry Awards ‘Family- and Gender-Friendly’ Companies

Bratislava, April 26 (TASR) - The Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Ministry (MPSVR) has awarded four 'employee-friendly' employers on Tuesday, TASR learnt on the same day. The ceremony was held in Bratislava as part...

Trams Given Green Light to Petrzalka after 55 Years

Bratislava, July 8 (TASR) - People in Bratislava don't have to wait any longer for the return of tram traffic to the capital's largest borough of Petrzalka after a 55-year hiatus, as senior state...

Trams Should Start Crossing Bratislava’s Old Bridge in Early July

Trams with passengers should start travelling across Bratislava's reconstructed Old Bridge in early July, TASR learnt from Bratislava Regional Government (BSK) spokesperson Lucia Forman on Friday.

Bratislava Pays Tribute to Victims of 1968 Soviet Troops Invasion

Bratislava, August 19 (TASR) - Representatives of the Slovak Republic gathered in front of Bratislava's Comenius University to pay tribute to the victims of the invasion of Soviet troops into the Czechoslovakia on August...

Swiss Cruise Ship Crashes into Danube River Bank, Nobody Injured

A Swiss cruise ship crashed into a bank of the Danube River near the village of Vojka nad Dunajom (Trnava region) early Sunday morning. The ship's captain tested positive for alcohol in the blood, Transport, Construction and Regional Development Minister Arpad Ersek (Most-Hid) told TASR.

Andrej Danko Has Health Problems, Operation of Stomach Potentially Needed

Bratislava, April 21 (TASR) - Parliamentary chair Andrej Danko (SNS) has health problems that might require surgical operation, Parliament's Office communication director Zuzana Cizmarikova confirmed on Thursday.

AIS: Slovakia Failed in Protection of Roma Minority and Refugees

Bratislava, February 24 (TASR) - Amnesty International Slovakia (AIS) has stated that in the past year Slovakia has failed in human rights protection due to discrimination against the Roma minority and the approach to...

Bratislava Buys Device Worth €7,000 for Graffiti Removal

Bratislava, March 3 (TASR) - Bratislava city council on Thursday unveiled a new €7,000 device that was bought late last year for removing graffiti from buildings in the capital. The device is able to remove...

Tejbus: Handlova Mining Tragedy Not Due to Act of God, But Human Factor

Bratislava, December 21 (TASR) - The explosion at Handlova Coal Mine (Trencin region) that claimed the lives of 20 people on August 10, 2009 wasn't caused by an act of God, but by the...

Slovakia to Deal with Space Strategy during Its EU Presidency

Bratislava, May 5 (TASR) - Slovakia will hold discussions on a European Space Strategy during its Presidency of the Council of the EU, according to European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Johan-Dietrich Wörner on...

Fico: Fight Against Fascism Will Always Be in Our Political DNA

Bratislava, March 14 (TASR) - Whether Smer-SD ends up in Government or Opposition, the fight against fascism will form the main characteristic trait of its politics, Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Monday. Fico spoke...

President Holds Ceremonial Lunch to Mark International Women’s Day

Bratislava, March 8 (TASR) - President Andrej Kiska at Presidential Palace on Tuesday organised a lunch for ten women from various social groups and regions to mark International Women's Day, and debate about the weekend's general election and the women's perspective of Slovakia.

Children from Children’s Homes Can Get Driving Licence almost Free

Children from children's homes who are preparing for life outside will be able to take their driving tests almost free of charge, Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Minister Jan Richter told a news conference held in Parliament on Friday.

Police: Drunk Driver Caught Doing 231 km/h on D2 Motorway

Bratislava, March 9 (TASR) - The police on Tuesday pulled over a 31-year-old driver who was travelling at 231 kilometres per hour and under the influence of alcohol on the D2 motorway in the direction of Bratislava, Bratislava Region police spokesman Michal Szeiff told TASR on Wednesday.

Fico: Fascism is Not Creeping in Slovakia, It Is Present Here

During Sunday's commemorative gathering to mark the 72nd anniversary of the burning down of the villages of Klak and Ostry Grun (both Banska Bystrica region), Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) offered harsh words not only to the residents of these villages in the Zarnovica district, but also to citizens of the entire Banska Bystrica region.

President Kiska Commemorates Death of Stefanik

Ivanka pri Dunaji, May 3 (TASR) - A ceremony marking the 97th anniversary of the tragic death of General Milan Rastislav Stefanik (1880-1919) took place in Ivanka pri Dunaji (Senec district, Bratislava region) on...

Nine People Injured in Car-Bus Crash in Rajecke Teplice

Rajecke Teplice, April 28 (TASR) – Nine people were injured in a crash involving a bus and a small passenger car in the spa town of Rajecke Teplice (Zilina region) on Thursday morning, TASR...