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...

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...

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.

Kiska Meets League Against Cancer Representatives on Daffodil Day

Bratislava, April 15 (TASR) – Slovakia is awash with yellow on Friday thanks to Daffodil Day - a fund-raising event organised by the League Against Cancer (LPR) every year, TASR learnt on the same...

Kazimir: Filko Was My Closest Aide, His Passing Hurts Me

Bratislava, April 13 (TASR) – "Martin Filko was my closest aide and a friend, so his passing hurts me both personally and professionally," Finance Minister Peter Kazimir said Wednesday after Filko’s dead body was...

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.

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...

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...

Two Light Planes Collide in Mid-air in Nitra, One Crashes into Family House

Nitra, April 2 (TASR) - Two light engineless aircraft collided in mid-air in the Nitra borough of Zobor on Saturday, with one of the them crashing into the roof of a family house, while...

Development Aid Is Important, Says Four out of Five Slovaks

Bratislava, March 30 (TASR) - According to a recent Eurobarometer poll on development cooperation and aid, four out of five Slovaks consider helping people from developing countries to be important, TASR learnt on Wednesday. In...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

Good News Carollers Raise €950,000 for Sub-Saharan Africa

Bratislava, March 1 (TASR) - The annual 'Good News' project involving children singing carols in households across Slovakia at Christmas time this year raised more than €950,000 for development projects in Kenya, South Sudan,...

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.

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...

Wide-gauge Tram Tested in Bratislava, But Not Likely to Be Used Again

Bratislava, February 21 (TASR) - A specially adjusted tram with a wide wheel gauge has been given a test run over Bratislava's newly reconstructed Old Bridge, but the wide gauge will probably never be used, and it's very likely that the tram was there for the first and last time, stated public transport website imhd.sk, TASR learnt on Sunday.

Firefighters in Humenne Put Out Fire in Building with Fuel Oil Containers

Humenne, February 20 (TASR) - The fire brigade in Humenne (Presov region) on Saturday was dispatched to put out a fire in an old building in the railway depot area where a private company was storing fuel oil containers, the region's Fire and Rescue Corps (HaZZ) operations officer Stanislav Dzubak told TASR on the same day.