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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(...)

 In this file photo taken on November 22nd, 1989, young Czechoslovak students shout in support of Vaclav Havel for the presidency during  a protest rally at Wenceslas Square in Prague. Photograph: Lubomir Kotek/AFP via Getty Images

Amid street parties and concerts to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution, Czechs and Slovaks will deliver a sobering verdict on the health of the(...)

When almost a million people gathered on Prague’s Wenceslas Square and much of the country joined a general strike, it was clear that political authority had changed. Photograph: Lubomir Kotek/AFP via Getty Images

Tomas Halik admits questioning the scope of papal infallibility during a private Vatican dinner with Pope John Paul II in November 1989, when the pont(...)

 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(...)

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