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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

The Nordic walker with the best technique in the world is Slovak Photo

For Lucia Okoličányová, Nordic walking has become her love of life and philosophy

Lucia Okoličányová

Sulík: Kiska's party would only further break the centre right

Fico's star is falling and he could still save himself now for another election term, says opposition SaS leader Richard Sulík about who would benefit from early elections.

Richard Sulik

Revolution in personal data is coming

Are the companies ready for GDPR?

Illustrative stock photo

Slam poetry honours For Decent Slovakia initiative

The third edition of the Clash of Languages will combine German, English and Slovak languages in a unique effort to support the civil initiative.

Clash of Languages, Slam Poetry Event