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Top 3 news from Last Week in Slovakia

The lack of workers on the Slovak labour market might result in companies leaving the country.

These top three stories from Slovakia are a selection of headlines from a weekly overview in pdf and audio format that subscribers of The Slovak Spectator receive directly in their inboxes every Thursday morning.

Slovakia's only investigative reporting TV show, Reporteri, has been "suspended" by the management of the current leadership of the public-service broadcaster, RTVS, causing concerns among local and international media freedom watchdogs.

The lack of workers on the Slovak labour market might result in companies leaving the country. While businesses generally refuse such scenario, rumours have surfaced now that Samsung, running production plants in western-Slovak towns of Galanta and Sereď, might be contemplating its possible departure - unless the government makes the access of foreign workers to the Slovak labour market easier.

Despite problems with labour force, Slovakia remains the world leader in automotive production. Last year, the country’s automotive plants produced more than one million cars, the highest rate per capita in the world.

Below you can listen to all the headlines from Last Week in Slovakia published on January 17.

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People marched for LGBTI rights in Bratislava

Take a look at the Bratislava Rainbow Pride 2018 that took place on Saturday, July 14.

First Slovak LGBTI activist has fought for 40 years

Czechoslovakia was one of the first countries to say homosexuality is not a crime, also thanks to the first activists like Imrich Matyáš.

Imrich Matyáš (r) met with German publicist and lawyer Kurt Hiller (second r) in Ľubochňa in 1935.

Measles might spread further west

Police will assist the vaccination in communities from where the epidemic spread.

This is why I support the Pride march

There is still a lot of work ahead of us in the United States, in Slovakia, and around the world to fight for equal rights for everyone no matter who they are or who they love, writer US Ambassador to Slovakia.

Slovakia's first Gay Pride parade crossed Bratislava's New Bridge on May 22.