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Andrej Babis (65) has resisted strong pressure to resign from opposition parties and protesters who in June staged the biggest rally in Prague since the 1989 Velvet Revolution. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Czech prosecutors have decided to halt an investigation into alleged fraud by the country’s prime minister, Andrej Babis, potentially closing a case t(...)

Hungarian prime minister Victor Orban: “We have come to a good decision, so far . . . We’ll see what happens.”  Photograph:  Aris Oikonomou

European Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen laid out her “political guidelines” to Hungarian premier Viktor Orban on Thursday and told hi(...)

European Commission first vice-president Frans Timmermans addresses a news conference  in Brussels, Belgium, in February  2018. File photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

As I started to pen this missive – Tuesday – Frans Timmermans was still a runner to be the next European Commission president. By the afternoon the Eu(...)

 Czech prime minister Andrej Babis during a no-confidence vote in the Czech parliament in Prague on Wednesday. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

The Czech minority government led by the populist ANO party on Thursday survived a vote of no confidence called by the opposition, after a series of p(...)

The Prague rally  calling on Czech prime minister Andrej Babis to step down. Photograph:  (AP Photo/Petr David Josek

Czechs turned out in their thousands on Sunday in Prague to call for the ousting of prime minister Andrej Babis in the biggest show of public disconte(...)

Protesters during a rally demanding the resignation of Czech prime minister Andrej Babis in Prague on Wednesday. Photograph: Bundas Engler/Reuters

Billionaire Czech prime minister Andrej Babis has dismissed huge street protests demanding his resignation and denounced a European Commission audit i(...)

Former Conservative  MP  Ann Widdecombe   with colleagues from the Brexit Party celebrate it success in the EU elections in London on Monday. Photograph: Tolga AkmenAFP/Getty Images

AUSTRIA The conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) of Sebastian Kurz shrugged off 10 days of crisis, and his impending dismissal as chancellor, to finish (...)

 Croatian citizens at a political rally in  Zagreb. Photograph: Antonio Bat/ EPA

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Manfred Weber, her compatriot and leader of the European People’s Party (EPP), rejected nationalism and advocated (...)

US president Donald Trump greets Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán in the Oval Office. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US President Donald Trump congratulated Viktor Orbán for doing a “tremendous job” as prime minister of Hungary as he welcomed the controversial leader(...)

A rally takes place in Prague demanding the resignation of Czech prime minister Andrej Babis. Photograph: Michal Cizek / AFP

Czech president Milos Zeman has appointed a new justice minister despite street protests over fears that he and scandal-hit premier Andrej Babis could(...)

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