Milos Zeman

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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(...)

 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(...)

A healthcare worker treating a homeless man in a hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. Germany and Switzerland has agreed to take Czech Covid patients. Photograph: EPA/Martin Divisek

Hungary is shutting primary schools and most shops to tame a “very strong” third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced the Czech Republic(...)

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(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping. Photograph: David W Cerny/File Photo/Reuters

Although some countries in central Europe throw open their economies to Chinese investment, others are raising red flags over potential security threa(...)

Prague mayor Zdenek Hrib (left) hanging the Tibetan flag on city hall in March 2019. Beijing has cancelled tours by Prague orchestras and scrapped a co-operation deal with Prague due to Hrib’s support for Tibet and Taiwan. Photograph courtesy of Prague city hall

The mayor of Prague plans to rename the square outside its Russian embassy in honour of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, in a move that may irk(...)

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(...)

People rally in Prague against the government of prime minister Andrej Babis the day before the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Photograph: Gabriel Kuchta/Getty

Czechs and Slovaks took to the streets over the weekend to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution and protest against current leaders whom they acc(...)

Czech president Milos Zeman and China’s president Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing last April. File photograph: Madoka Ikegami/Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of Czechs are expected to gather in the streets of Prague this weekend, just as they did 30 years ago for rallies that swept awa(...)

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