Czech Republic

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Pro-western Petr Pavel sweeps to landslide win in race for Czech presidency
Champagne flows as former general defeats billionaire populist rival Andrej Babiš by largest margin in the country’s history

Robert Tait in Prague

28, Jan, 2023 @6:22 PM

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Barbs and beards from Babiš as crunch Czech election test looms
Behind in the polls, the former PM has resorted to a no-holds-barred attack on his presidential rival, Petr Pavel

Robert Tait in Prague

27, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘Like knocking down the Eiffel tower’: battle to save historic Prague bridge
A plan from Czech railways to replace the emblematic landmark with a modern structure is facing an impassioned backlash

Robert Tait in Prague

21, Jan, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Czech presidential election: Babiš likens rival to Putin after first-round defeat
Ex-PM ratchets up rhetoric after surprise loss to former army chief and Nato military chair Gen Petr Pavel

Robert Tait in Prague

15, Jan, 2023 @2:50 PM

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Czechs prepare to elect president after 10 years of Miloš Zeman
Poll has become a tussle between three frontrunners whose campaigns have all hit problems

Robert Tait in Prague

12, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Czech presidential candidate Andrej Babiš acquitted of fraud
Billionaire former PM found not guilty of subsidy fraud four days before election

Robert Tait in Prague

09, Jan, 2023 @11:36 AM

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‘Extreme event’: warm January weather breaks records across Europe
At least eight countries experience record high temperatures of ‘almost unheard of’ heat, say meteorologists

Damien Gayle

02, Jan, 2023 @5:48 PM

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EU energy ministers reach agreement on gas price cap
Months of talks end with ‘dynamic cap’ deal after Germany persuaded by global reference-price condition

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels

19, Dec, 2022 @6:39 PM

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EasyJet flight to Bristol diverted to Prague after bomb threat
Plane flying from Kraków in Poland to Bristol diverted on Sunday night and landed safely in Prague and no dangerous object was found, says Czech airport

Guardian staff

05, Dec, 2022 @2:50 AM

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West ‘should not dictate’ peace terms to Ukraine, says Czech foreign minister
Jan Lipavský says western backers should recognise that Ukraine is fighting against Russia to protect all Europe

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

17, Nov, 2022 @7:07 PM

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Medieval review – a Bohemian rhapsody of merry bruisers and brutal bloodshed
The costliest Czech film of all time features epic battles, royal conspiracies, hungry lions –and Michael Caine in a neckruff

Phil Hoad

25, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Zelenskiy asks gathering of European leaders for security guarantees
Ukrainian president addresses first meeting of the European Political Community in Prague attended by leaders of 44 countries

Jennifer Rankin in Prague

06, Oct, 2022 @9:18 PM

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