Andrej Babis

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The coronavirus lockdown has meant closure of the border between Germany and the Czech Republic. Photograph: EPA

The Czech Republic has recorded its biggest one-day increase in new coronavirus cases in nearly a month, but the government continued to lift health r(...)

People sit in a cafe in Zagreb, Croatia. On Monday the country allowed the reopening of cafe bars, restaurants and hotels, a well as transportation between cities. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will create a shared “travel bubble” on Friday to allow people to move between them without going into quarantine, in a (...)

Czech  prime minister Andrej Babis: ”It’s not acceptable – if it’s true – for a foreign state to take action against our citizens here.” Photograph:  Getty Images

The Russian embassy in Prague has asked Czech police to protect one of its diplomats who local media say was involved in an alleged plot to poison pol(...)

A square in the medieval old town of Dubrovnik in Croatia. Photograph: Darko Bandic/AP

Croatia is leading efforts in southeastern Europe to salvage something of the summer holiday season for countries that fear the coronavirus crisis wil(...)

A coronavirus  warning notice  at the European Council, in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Brexit talks scheduled this week between European Union and United Kingdom negotiators will not go ahead to to the Covid-19 pandemic, a UK government (...)

Prague, Czech Republic, on Monday. The Czech government has imposed further dramatic restrictions on the movement in efforts to contain the outbreak of  coronavirus. Photograph: Gabriel Kuchta/Getty Images

The Czech Republic has sealed off a coronavirus “hotspot” as central Europe placed strict controls on travel, schools and mass gatherings, and Serbia (...)

Demonstrators attend a protest rally demanding the resignation of Czech prime minister Andrej Babis in Prague on Tuesday. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Thousands of Czechs protested against prime minister Andrej Babis for a second week in a row on Tuesday after prosecutors reopened a case into allege(...)

Prague mayor Zdenek Hrib, Budapest mayor Gergely Karacsony, Bratislava mayor Matus Vallo and Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski shake hands after signing the Pact of Free Cities at the Central European University in Budapest on Monday. Photograph: Tamas Kaszas/Reuters

The leaders of the so-called Visegrad Four countries have ganged up against Brussels on issues including immigration, climate change and the rule of l(...)

Armed police officers near the scene of a shooting at a hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Photograph: EPA/LUKAS KABON

A 42-year-old gunman killed six people on Tuesday at a hospital waiting room in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava before fleeing and fatally shooting(...)

When asked if he would resign over the fraud investigation, Czech prime minister Andrej Babis replied: “There is not the slightest reason.” Photograph: Milan Kammermayer/EPA

A fraud investigation into whether Czech prime minister Andrej Babis illegally accessed European Union funds must be reopened, the country’s top pros(...)

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