Milos Zeman

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According to Czech intelligence, a large number of  supposed Russian diplomats in Prague are actually  spies. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

The Czech Republic has launched a special government unit to counter terrorism and “hybrid” threats such as fake news and propaganda, despite criticis(...)

Slovakia’s prime minister Robert Fico: “A migrant who arrived in Germany and got refugee status . . . is now interrogated as a suspect for this heinous crime.” Photograph: Patrick Seeger/EPA

Central European states have ramped up security after Monday night’s truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, and several leaders reiterated the(...)

 LinkedIn: social networking website is among those allegedly hacked into by Yevgeny Nikulin.  Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Both Russia and the United States have asked the Czech Republic to extradite a Russian citizen accused of hacking US social media, amid western concer(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán: “Mr Trump is good for Europe and vital for Hungary.” Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán has hailed Donald Trump’s US presidential election victory as a “big bang” for the western world, which spells t(...)

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 in a makeshift camp near the village of Idomeni, Greece, near the Macedonian border. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

Macedonia has returned hundreds of migrants to Greece after they bypassed a security fence and waded through a swollen stream to cross the border, ami(...)

An anti-refugee  rally in Prague:  to cheers from the crowd, Czech president Milos Zeman  denounced members of Prague’s liberal elite “who assume the right to tell us what values we should be upholding”. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

From the schedule pinned up in the Klinika community centre in Prague, there is little clue as to why a suspected neo-Nazi mob hurled bricks through i(...)

A protester holds a sign reading in Czech “Stop Islam and stop Merkel”, during an anti-Islam rally in front of Prague Castle. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

In a secluded guesthouse beside a forest near the Czech town of Jihlava, a delicate experiment is under way. This is a temporary home for some of the(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban with German chancellor Angela Merkel  during an informal summit on migration  recently. Mr  Orban claims  the  crisis  is “a German problem”. Photograph: AP

Hungary is poised to take legal action against a European Union plan to distribute refugees among member states, as opposition to the German-led quota(...)

Travellers sit in a train with migrants en route to Vienna from Budapest. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

The European Union’s border and asylum policies were in disarray on Monday night, as member states sought their own solutions to a continuing surge in(...)

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