Czech Republic prime minister Andrej Babis  arrives for a parliamentary session on a confidence vote in the  Prague parliament on Thursday. Photograph:  Martin Divisek/EPA

The Czech Republic finally gained a fully-fledged government on Thursday, nine months after elections and amid continuing controversy over billionaire(...)

A man passes an election poster of Andrej Babis, the leader of the ANO movement,  in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

Czech billionaire Andrej Babis won a thumping victory in Saturday’s parliamentary election, giving the anti-establishment businessman facing fraud ch(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at a press conference in Prague. Photograph: Christian Bruna

The European Commission has urged the Czech Republic to drop its refusal to accept refugees under an EU relocation programme, as the bloc prepares to (...)

Protesters show their solidarity with migrants detained in Czech refugee detention centres in Prague last November. The Czech government had backed a scheme run by church groups to resettle Christians driven from their homes by extremist organisations like Islamic State.  Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images

A bold project to bring Iraqi Christian refugees to a sceptical central Europe has been terminated, after almost one-third of the new arrivals rejecte(...)

Migrants and refugees protest to have a border gate opened at their makeshift camp in the northern Greek border village of Idomeni on Wednesday. Photograph:  Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission has unveiled an overhaul of the European Union’s asylum policy, in an attempt to share the burden of hosting refugees more eve(...)

Migrants wait   at the train station of the Croatian town Tovarnik. Photograph: Stringerstr/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union is braced for a backlash from a group of central and eastern European countries over its decision to back a relocation scheme for r(...)

Residents pay their respects to the victims of the shootings in Uhersky Brod. Photograph: Igor Sefr/EPA

In shallow, ragged breaths, Petr Gabriel relates how a chance phone call saved his life. Exactly 24 hours previously the 33 year-old arrived for lunch(...)

Police president Tomas Tuhy (left) and interior minister Milan Chovanec speak to journalists, near the restaurant where a gunman opened fire in Uhersky Brod, on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

Czech police have stormed the home of a 63 year-old man who killed eight people in an eastern town on Tuesday before shooting himself.The man was name(...)