Czech Social Democratic Party leader Bohuslav Sobotka. Photograph: Reuters.

The Czech Republic is facing more political uncertainty after an early general election gave only a narrow victory to the Social Democrats and ushered(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny talks to Czech Republic’s prime minister Petr Necas (centre) and Greece’s prime minister Antonis Samaras during an European Union leaders summit  in Brussels last year. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Czechs are expected to throw their support behind left-wing parties and several new political groups in parliamentary elections triggered by lurid sex(...)

Czech Republic’s president Milos Zeman (right) and prime minister Jiri Rusnok toast after the cabinet’s inauguration at Prague Castle in Prague on Wednesday. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Czech president Milos Zeman has defied his parliament and sworn in a new government led by a longtime ally, despite fears that it will only prolong th(...)

Czech president Milos Zeman (left) and newly appointed prime miinster Jiri Rusnok attend a news conference at Prague Castle yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Petr Josek

Czech president Milos Zeman has named an old ally as the country’s new prime minister, in a controversial move unpopular with all major parties and un(...)

The Czech Republic centre-right Civic Democrat party’s candidate for prime minister, Miroslava Nemcova, speaks to the media in the village of Lany, near Prague, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/David W Cerny

Czech president Milos Zeman is holding crisis talks with party leaders after a lurid corruption scandal forced the resignation of prime minister Petr (...)

Czech prime minister Petr Necas (right) tenders his resignation to President Milos Zeman at Prague Castle yesterday. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Czech prime minister Petr Necas has resigned amid a major corruption scandal that could trigger snap elections. Mr Necas handed his resignation to Cze(...)

The Czech Republic’s prime minister Petr Necas (C) announces his resignation at a news conference in Prague yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The Czech Republic’s main ruling party was due to meet today to search for a candidate to succeed prime minister Petr Necas who quit yesterday after a(...)

Czech Republic’s prime minister Petr Necas who said  he had no intention of resigning from his post after a series of police raids on government offices. Photograph: Petr Josek/Reuters

The Czech government is reeling after several prominent political and intelligence figures were arrested in a stunning anti-corruption sweep. Some 400(...)

Ruzena Mrvova is helped by her father-in-law Pavel Mrva after they arrived to feed animals at the attic of their flooded house in the village of Kresice, near the city of Litomerice yesterday. Photograph: Petr Josek/Reuters

Floods surging through central Europe have killed at least 16 people and forced more than 30,000 to leave their homes, as tens of thousands of emer(...)

A sign warns of floods as rainfall continues  near inundated streets in the town of Grimma, near Leipzig, Germany. Authorities in the  state of Saxon have declared Grimma a disaster area, according to local media. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The worst floods to hit the Czech Republic in a decade forced the evacuation of almost 2,700 people from low-lying areas while the rising water threa(...)