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 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(...)

Czech prime minister Andrej Babis arrives for the cabinet’s inauguration at Prague Castle on Wednesday. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Czech president Milos Zeman has appointed a new government led by controversial tycoon Andrej Babis, despite criticism of its reliance on communist su(...)

Ano  party leader Andrej Babis: Czech Republic’s new  prime minister. Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty

Controversial billionaire Andrej Babis is finally poised to become the fully fledged prime minister of the Czech Republic eight months after winning a(...)

A police interpreter (right) with a group of migrants during the evacuation of a makeshift camp  in a Sarajevo park. Officials say that some 4,000 migrants have entered Bosnia this year. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Bosnian Serb president Milorad Dodik has claimed that a surge in the number of migrants arriving in Bosnia is part of a conspiracy to boost its Muslim(...)

 Thousands of demonstrators gather in Wenceslas Square to protest against Czech prime minister Andrej Babis, in Prague on Tuesday. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Pro-Russian Czech president Milos Zeman has outraged opponents by urging prime minister Andrej Babis to try to form a government with ultra-nationalis(...)

Senator Jeff Sessions: “Computer hacking is not just a crime, it is a direct threat to the security and privacy of Americans.” Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

The White House has welcomed the Czech Republic’s extradition to the US of an alleged Russian hacker, as Moscow warned Prague that the decision could (...)

Forza Italia party leader and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi: clearly running the party’s show. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

The tide of populist and Eurosceptical politics that has swept Europe over the last couple of years does not appear to be ebbing. The electoral succe(...)

The Kremlin will be happy with the outlook after the victory of incumbent Milos Zeman’s in the Czech presidential election. It means continued political uncertainty in the Czech Republic, deepening divisions in Europe and another five years in Prague Castle for a critic of western sanctions on Russia. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

In the end, Czechs chose Milos Zeman, and fear. Despite enjoying economic growth, the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union and no prospect o(...)

Milos Zeman celebrating  victory with  staff members after he was re-elected Czech president. Photograph: Getty Images

Controversial Czech president Milos Zeman has struck a somewhat conciliatory note after winning re-election, but immediately faced calls to condemn me(...)

A woman walks past a vandalised electoral poster of incumbent president Milos Zeman ahead of a presidential election run-off in Prague, Czech Republic. The poster reads: “Stop migrants and Drahos. This is our land! Vote Zeman!” Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

The Czech Republic is voting in a presidential election run-off between rivals who could seek to foster closer co-operation with the European Union or(...)

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