Matecna: ‘Stupavske Zele’ Receives Protected Designation of Origin

Stupava, May 11 (TASR) - Sauerkraut produced in Stupava (Bratislava region) - the so-called Stupavske zele - has obtained the EU's protected designation of origin (PDO), Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Gabriela Matecna (a...

Vatican: Communist-era Martyr Zeman to Be Beatified on September 30

Bratislava, April 5 (TASR) - The beatification of Slovak Salesian priest Titus Zeman, recently recognised by Pope Francis as a martyr under the communist regime in the former Czechoslovakia, will take place in Bratislava...

Pope Signs Martyrdom Decree for Communist Era Priest-Martyr

Bratislava, February 27 (TASR) – Slovakia will have another blessed figure, as Pope Francis on Monday approved a decree concerning the martyrdom of Slovak Salesian priest Titus Zeman, who died as a consequence of...

TIS: One in Eight Slovak Households Paid Bribe in 2015

Bratislava, November 16 (TASR) - One in eight Slovak households in contact with selected public bodies paid a bribe last year, according to the Global Corruption Barometer carried out by Transparency International among 60,000...

First Storks Arrive to Zemplinske Hradiste from Africa

Zemplinske Hradiste, March 24 (TASR) - The first storks have already arrived to the village of Zemplinske Hradiste (Trebisov district, Kosice region), a village that is known by the locals as 'Storkopolis', TASR learnt...

Capybara Quadruplets Born in ZOO Kosice

Kosice, November 4 (TASR) - ZOO Kosice is expanding its animal population as it has recently witnessed the birth of capybara quadruplets, TASR learnt on Friday. Their mother was transported to the ZOO Kosice from...

SHMU: Orava Sees Minus 35.3 Degrees Celsius on Sunday Morning

Bratislava/Dudince/Nitra, January 8 (TASR) - Meteorologists in the spa town of Dudince (Nitra region) on Sunday morning measured minus 29.8 degrees Celsius, its lowest temperature since the 1950s, when official records began to be...

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...

Bears Attempt to Break into Houses in High Tatras

Bratislava, April 8 (TASR) - Vysoke Tatry (High Tatras) town council on Friday declared a state of emergency due to the frequent appearance of bears in inhabited areas, including five attempts by bears to...

White Crow Awarded to Somali Refugee for First Time Ever

Fair-play Alliance and Via Iuris awarded the White Crow Award for the ninth time on Thursday, TASR learnt on the same day.

Kiska along with Children from Children’s Homes Receive St. Nicholas

Bratislava, December 7 (TASR) - Slovak President Andrej Kiska met some hundred children from children's homes in the Presidential Palace in Bratislava on Wednesday, as part of a Saint Nicholas Day (December 6) celebration,...

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.

Northern Slovakia to See Minus 30 Degrees Celsius Early on Sunday

Bratislava, January 7 (TASR) - The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMU) on Saturday released a low-temperature alert for Sunday morning concerning the entire Slovakia, with six districts in northern Slovakia having the red, most severe...

Emergency Declared in Parts of Kosice Region after Heavy Snowfall

Heavy snowfall prompted local authorities in eastern Slovakia's Kosice region to declare emergencies in multiple locations, TASR learnt on Saturday.

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.

SHMU: 2016 Unusually Warm and Wet in Slovakia

Bratislava, January 27 (TASR) – Last year was unusually warm and wet in Slovakia, with a positive temperature deviation of 1.4 degrees Celsius making 2016 the seventh warmest year since 1931, climatologists of the...

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.

SHMU: Ice Floods Hazard Still in Place, Severe Freeze Expected at Night

There's a persisting risk of ice floods, particularly in Slovakia's northern regions, and a first-degree alert is in place, the Slovak Hydrometeorological Office (SHMU) announced on Sunday.

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...

Poll: Slovaks Consider Themselves to Be Good Drivers

Bratislava, March 24 (TASR) - Only 32 percent of Slovaks think that the number of road deaths may significantly decrease in the next few years, which is 17 percent less than the EU average...