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Czech PM faces storm at home over child migrants

As Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš defended his government’s decision not to accept even a single migrant at the EU summit in Salzburg, trouble was brewing for him at home. A proposal for the Czech Republic to take in 50 Syrian orphans, has gained increasing support, and the prime minister is being showered with requests to break from his policy and make a humanitarian gesture.

 
 
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Government moves to give intelligence…

The outgoing Czech government has moved to increase the powers of the country’s intelligence services allowing them to…

 
 
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Merkel calls Sudeten German expulsion…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn condemnation from both the Czech president and prime minister for a speech…

 
 
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Attention centres on Zeman-Poche…

The saga over the formation of a new government continues, with all eyes now on a planned meeting later this week…

 
 
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Activist and ex-presidential candidate…

Czech doctor and political activist Marek Hilšer first made headlines in 2014, when he and a colleague stripped to the…

 
 
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Czech President, Communist Party leader…

Prime Minister-designate Andrej Babiš presented his proposed new cabinet line-up to the Czech president for approval on…

 
 
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Social Democrats remove last hurdle on…

After eight months of stalemate the Czech Republic looks set to get a new government capable of winning a confidence…

 
 
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Expert on extremism: Intolerance is…

The Interior Ministry this week issued its annual report on extremism, in which it says that ultra-right groupings are…

 
 
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Critics warn housing benefit cuts could…

Plans to cut housing benefits for the socially disadvantaged are in the spotlight ahead of a special debate scheduled…

 
 
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Age of Aquarius: EU needs “more than a…

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has said that in order to stem the flow of economic migrants into the EU, the border…

 
 
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Controversial Czech-Russian Forum in…

The Czech-Russian Discussion Forum, a new annual platform created by the two countries’ respective presidents, met for…

 
 
 
 
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