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Last Week in Slovakia: Biggest public gatherings since 1989 expected on Friday

Slovakia is experiencing a major political crisis, president mentions early elections.

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.

Commemorative marches took places around Slovakia and also around the world on Friday. Estimated 20-25 thousand people gathered in the Slovak capital. Brno, Prague, Zurich, Haag, London or Vancouver also commemorated the murder of the Slovak journalist. Another series of marches is planned on Friday, March 9.

President Andrej Kiska sees only two possible solutions of the tense political situation: an extensive and fundamental reconstruction of the government or early elections. PM Robert Fico launched a frontal attack at Kiska in response, accusing him that his speech was obviously not written in Slovakia.

Meanwhile, Czech Senator Ivo Valenta who owns the conspiracy website Parlamentni listy bought the Perex publishing house, publisher of the Pravda daily on Monday through a company called Our Media SR.

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Below you can listen to all the headlines from Last Week in Slovakia published on March 7.

Top stories

Enough of Smer, people chanted in streets Video

Government resignation is not enough, the crowd called for early elections. This is how it looked like in Bratislava on March 16.

Fico fell. These are good, not perfect, developments

Unlike Kaczyński’s case there are two other parties in the coalition with Smer who can still bring the government down at any time.

Media are the ultimate frontiers in defending freedom in society today

Miklós Haraszti’s keynote speech at the Budapest award ceremony of the European Press Prize, March 14, 2018.

Fico is going. So why does the crisis continue?

These 10 answers will help you understand why the coalition’s decision to rebuild the government from scratch does not satisfy the critics and protesting masses.

Most-Híd chair Béla Bugár comes to the Government Office, March 13.