Milos Zeman

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 The monument depicting  Ivan Konev in Prague, Czech Republic. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

“Svoikh ne brosayem,” Russian officials and military men like to declare in praise of their country’s loyalty to its people: “We don’t abandon our own(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

 Slavia Prague players Alex Kral and Ondrej Kudela ahead of their clash against Chelsea on Thursday night. Photograph: EPA

To check Slavia Prague’s pulse just keep an eye on the Twitter feed of the club’s chairman. Jaroslav Tvrdik’s stream of consciousness rarely stays pen(...)

Demonstrators call for the resignation of Czech prime minister Andrej Babis, on Saturday, the day marking the 29th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, in front of Prague Castle. Photograph:  Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Czechs have protested against their prime minister, Andrej Babis, and urged him to resign over a string of scandals, including claims fro(...)

Soldiers march during a military parade in Prague on Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the creation of the independent Czechoslovak state. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Foreign dignitaries joined Czech and Slovakia leaders over the weekend to mark 100 years since the birth of Czechoslovakia, amid debate over the state(...)

Leader of France’s far-right National Rally (RN) party Marine Le Pen  with Italy’s interior minister Matteo Salvini: want  Eurosceptical, populist parties to obtain a blocking minority in  the Strasbourg assembly. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli

Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini launched their campaigns for the May 29th, 2019, European parliamentary elections together in Rome on Monday. Their g(...)

Milos Matousek (78), who served in the Czechoslovak army, attends a ceremony outside the studios of Czech Radio to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Czechs have lambasted their current leaders on the 50th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, when the Red Army crushed hopes for libe(...)

Protesters and residents standing on and around a Russian tank  on a Prague  street, August 1968. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

For Ondrej Neff, a young journalist in communist Czechoslovakia, the bold liberal experiment of the Prague Spring ended with a phone call in the dead (...)

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