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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(...)

A dessert in the shape of the Covid-19 virus in a cafe in Prague. Photograph: Michal Cizek / AFP via Getty

Czech primary schools, pubs and restaurants will close from Wednesday as part of emergency measures introduced by an embattled government that says it(...)

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(...)

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 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(...)

 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(...)

Andrej Babis leaves after a meeting with Czech president Milos Zeman on Monday at the president’s summer residence near Prague. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Czech billionaire Andrej Babis says he has received the backing of the country’s president, Milos Zeman, to form a new government, after the tycoon’s (...)