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.

Dead Body Found in Danube River Identified as Martin Filko

A dead body that was found on Wednesday in the Danube River near the village of Dobrohost in Dunajska Streda district (Trnava region) has been identified as belonging to missing Financial Policy Institute (IFP) director Martin Filko, Martina Kredatusova of the Regional Police Corps Directorate in Trnava has confirmed for TASR.

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...

Drivers to Receive Lemons from Children for Small Traffic Infringements

Bratislava, May 23 (TASR) - A traffic operation called 'Apple-Lemon' began on Slovak roads on Monday and will run until Friday, TASR learnt on the same day. Under this event, drivers will receive fruit instead...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Windstorm Damages Graves at National Cemetery in Martin

Martin, December 2 (TASR) – Up to 60 gravestones at the National Cemetery in Martin (Zilina region) were damaged by a windstorm, which uprooted several trees on the site early on Friday, Martin Mayor...

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.

Rainbow Pride Participants Walk Safely through Downtown Bratislava

Bratislava, July 30 (TASR) - After a year of break, Rainbow Pride march for rights of the LGBTI community took place in Bratislava again, with around 2,000 participants walking through Vajanskeho nabrezie, Streets of...

John Kerry and Saudi Foreign Minister Show Interest in AeroMobil

The AeroMobil, a flying car from Slovakia that is among the exhibits via which Slovakia is promoting its Presidency of the Council of the EU in Brussels, has drawn the attention of US Secretary of State John Kerry and Saudi Arabian Foreign Affairs Minister Adel Al Jubeir, TASR learnt from the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry's press department on Sunday.

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...

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.

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.

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...

Patients Suffering from Multiple Sclerosis to Cycle Across Slovakia

Patients suffering from multiple sclerosis will go on a cycle-ride across Slovakia this year again to show their ability to overcome challenges, as part of the third annual project called From the Tatras to the Danube River, TASR learnt on Tuesday.

Trams Return to Bratislava’s Sturova St. and Vajanskeho Embankment

Trams returned to Bratislava's Sturova Street and the Vajanskeho Embankment on Wednesday morning following over two years of suspension to make way for construction work on the first part of a new public city transport system to Bratislava's borough of Petrzalka, TASR learnt from Bratislava mayor Ivo Nesrovnal on Wednesday.

Slovak NGOs Initiate Campaign to Help Kenya Tormented by Drought

Bratislava, February 23 (TASR) – Four Slovak NGOs – ADRA (Adventist Aid and Development Agency), eRko (Movement of Christian Children's Communities) – Good News, the Integra Foundation and a Salesian civic association called Savio...