Andrej Babis

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Houses damaged by a tornado in the village of Mikulcice, 60km south of Brno, in the Czech Republic. Photograph:  Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images

Czech officials say five people were killed and at least 150 injured when a freak tornado brought high winds and tennis ball-sized hailstones to the c(...)

Czech prime minister Andrej Babis arrives on the first day of a European Union  summit in Brussels on Thursday Photograph: Johanna Geron/AFP via Getty Images

Top Czech officials have defended the police’s handling of a case that ended in the death of a Roma man, despite calls for an independent investigatio(...)

Andrej Babis, the Czech Republic’s prime minister, speaks ahead of a government no-confidence vote at the Czech parliament  in Prague.  Photographer: Milan Jaros/Bloomberg

The Czech government was poised to survive a no-confidence vote over its handling of the pandemic and alleged conflict of interest between billionaire(...)

Climate activists are anxious for progress but  an EU official said trade-offs would be ‘very tricky to solve’. File photograph: EPA

European leaders are on a collision course over the looming impact of radical emission targets on their citizens and businesses as the cost of going g(...)

 Newly-appointed Czech health minister Petr Arenberger (right) and Czech prime minister Andrej Babis during a press conference  in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: EPA/Martin Divisek

The Czech Republic has appointed its fourth health minister of the pandemic after Jan Blatny was sacked following disagreements with the country’s lea(...)

Vaccines from Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinopharm being unloaded in Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: Zsolt Szigetvary/EPA

Czech and Hungarian leaders have visited Israel to discuss joint efforts to fight Covid-19 and learn from its successful inoculation programme, as a s(...)

Slovak prime minister Igor Matovic (right) and health minister Marek Krajci at Kosice airport when a delivery of the Sputnik V vaccine arrived from Russia. File photograph: Getty

Slovakia’s coalition government is under severe strain over a decision by prime minister Igor Matovic to buy Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, w(...)

Medical workers move a Covid-19 patient into an ambulance in Cheb, Czech Republic. Photograph: Petr David Josek/File/AP Photo

Czech prime minister Andrej Babis has said his country faces a “hellish” period in the pandemic, as it joins neighbouring Poland in preparing to tight(...)

Critics of populist Slovak prime minister Igor Matovic say the pandemic has exposed his cabinet’s inexperience. Photograph: Lukasz Gagulski/EPA

Governments in Slovakia and the Czech Republic are under growing pressure as their health systems struggle to cope with another surge in Covid-19 case(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin:  Allies said the US could no longer lecture other nations on the health of their political systems or rule of law. Photograph:  Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP via Getty Images

In a reversal of roles that many Russian politicians surely relished, Moscow decried the state of American democracy and urged the US to overhaul its (...)

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