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Andrej Babiš is a Czech politician serving as the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic since December 2017 and the founding leader of ANO 2011 since 2012. He previously served as Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister from 2014 to 2017. Prior to entering politics, he was a businessman.
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Covid-19 coronavirus: Czech Republic clamps down on record daily infectionsThe Czech Republic is imposing a new series of restrictive measures in response to a record surge in coronavirus infections.Amid the spike, the number of deaths has surpassed 1000 people.Prime Minister..
Czech PM challenges EU leaders to face up to bloc’s shortfalls in handling coronavirus crisisCzech PM Andrej Babis called on the EU leadership to discuss the European Union’s lack of cooperation on the coronavirus issue, after his country faced a second wave of the pandemic and was forced to..
‘We are a sovereign country’: PM Babis tells Pompeo Czechs will decide for themselves what to do with their nuclear plant & HuaweiCzech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has rejected US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s push to limit his country’s contacts with Russian and Chinese firms and grant a nuclear power plant construction..
Czech PM Babis does not rule out EU recovery fund veto, CTK news agency reportsCzech Prime Minister Andrej Babis wants further negotiations on the European Union's 750 billion euro recovery fund and how the funds are distributed but did not rule out a veto when speaking to..
Czech government orders out two Russian embassy staffPRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech government has declared two staff at the Russian Embassy in Prague as persona non grata and ordered them to leave, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Friday. He said the..
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Czechs drop travel restrictions for Austria, Germany, Hungary from noon on FridayThe Czech government agreed to fully open its borders with neighbours Austria and Germany and allow unrestricted travel to and from Hungary from noon on Friday, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said.
Czechs to free up travel with Germany, Austria, Hungary on Friday: CTK agencyThe Czech government will drop restrictions on travel to and from Austria, Germany and Hungary on Friday, Prime Minister Andrej Babis was quoted as saying on Thursday.
Czech PM Babis says borders with Austria, Slovakia could reopen in JuneThe Czech Republic, Slovakia and Austria could open their mutual borders as soon as June 8, allowing residents of the three countries to travel between them, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on..
Czech Republic to treat six French COVID-19 patientsThe Czech Republic will treat six COVID-19 patients from France at a university hospital in its second largest city Brno to help alleviate pressure on the French medical system, Prime Minister Andrej..
Czech PM - life may get back to normal by JuneThe Czech government does not plan further restrictions to curb coronavirus but life in the country may only get back to normal in late May or June if the situation is under control, Prime Minister..
Czech Prime Minister eyes nationwide quarantine, expects rise in coronavirus casesCzech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Sunday the government would likely declare a quarantine for the entire country to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
Czech Prime Minister says nationwide quarantine likelyCzech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said the government would likely declare a quarantine for the entire country to fight the coronavirus outbreak, he told a television interview on Sunday.
Czech government bans most travel in and out of country to fight coronavirusThe Czech government has imposed a ban on foreigners entering the country and Czechs traveling abroad as of Monday as it tries to curb the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on..
Czechs shut borders to travelers from 15 countriesThe Czech Republic will close its borders to travelers crossing from Germany and Austria and also ban the entry of foreigners coming from other risky countries to contain the coronavirus outbreak,..
Merkel's comment on virus infecting most people can cause panic: Czech PM quotedGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel's comment that 60% of the population will be infected by the coronavirus may cause panic, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said, news agency CTK reported on Wednesday.
Czech Republic closing schools, banning events to fight coronavirus spreadThe Czech Republic will suspend schools other than universities from Wednesday, and ban events hosting more than 100 people, as the government steps up measures to contain the spread of the new..
Czech prime minister says China's ambassador should be replacedChina should replace its ambassador in the Czech Republic after the Chinese embassy sent a threatening letter to Czech authorities, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said, a position that may further strain..
Czech PM says Italy should ban all citizens from traveling to EuropeItaly should ban all its citizens from traveling to Europe in order to curb the new coronavirus outbreak, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Sunday.
Czech coronavirus quarantine measures extended to foreign residentsForeign nationals living in the Czech Republic will have to enter a two-week coronavirus quarantine if they return to the country from Italy, the European nation hit hardest by the epidemic, Prime..
Czech Republic cancels flights, bars fans from races over coronavirusThe Czech Republic will stop flights with South Korea and cities in northern Italy and bar spectators from an international biathlon event this week due to coronavirus concerns, Prime Minister Andrej..
Czech PM: we can 'go home' if countries insist on lower budget at EU summitCzech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Friday "we can go straight home" from a European Union leaders' summit if a quartet of countries maintained their stance to limit the bloc's next budget.
Czechs call for billionaire prime minister to resignThousands of Czechs protested against Prime Minister Andrej Babis for a second week in a row on Tuesday after prosecutors reopened a case into alleged subsidy fraud and Brussels declared a conflict of..
Czechs keep up protests against PM Babis after EU reportThousands of Czechs protested against Prime Minister Andrej Babis for a second week in a row on Tuesday after prosecutors reopened a case into alleged subsidy fraud and Brussels declared a conflict of..
Top Czech attorney reopens fraud probe into PM BabisCzech Prime Minister Andrej Babis will be investigated further for fraud in a case involving European Union subsidies, the top state attorney said on Wednesday, reversing an earlier decision to drop..
Top Czech attorney rules PM Babis's fraud investigation to continueThe top Czech state attorney has ruled that Prime Minister Andrej Babis will be further investigated for fraud in receiving European Union subsidies, reversing an earlier decision to drop the case, the..
Czech PM Babis: no reason to quit over EU audit on business conflicts - PravoCzech Prime Minister Andrej Babis sees no reason to resign over an ongoing European Commission audit into conflicts of interest related to the sprawling conglomerate Agrofert, Pravo newspaper quoted..
EU finds Czechs should return subsidies due to PM Babis's business conflict: reportsThe European Commission has determined that the Czech Republic must return hundreds of millions of crowns in EU subsidies as Prime Minister Andrej Babis did not sufficiently separate himself from..
EU audit finds Czech Prime Minister Babis in conflict of interest: reportA European Commission audit has confirmed that Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is in a conflict of interest due to his former business empire that he has put into trust funds, weekly Respekt reported..
Zelensky says Ukraine getting ‘tired’ of Trump scandalKIEV: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday that his country is "tired" of questions related to the Trump scandal, amid a critical week of public impeachment hearings in Washington...
Marking 30 years since Velvet Revolution, huge Czech protest calls on PM to quitAround a quarter-million Czechs flooded central Prague on Saturday to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution toppled communism in then-Czechoslovakia, with protesters demanding that billionaire..
30 years after the Velvet Revolution, the Czechs are back on the streets(CNN)For many Czechs, Sunday's anniversary of the Velvet Revolution will be a bittersweet moment. Nearly three decades after the collapse of the Communist regime, people will mark a dramatic moment in..
Czechs must build nuclear plants even if in breach of EU law, says PMThe Czech Republic will have to build new nuclear power plants to replace aging coal and nuclear capacity even if they are in breach of European law, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Wednesday.
Czech state attorneys drop criminal charges against PM BabisThe Prague state attorney has halted criminal investigations into Prime Minister Andrej Babis, his family members and others, the attorney's office said on Friday.
Andrej Babis: Czech prosecutors drop charges against PMAn inquiry into alleged fraud by Andrej Babis is suspended, pending a review by senior prosecutors.
Czech state attorney halts investigation of PM Babis: newspaperA Czech state attorney has halted an investigation of suspected fraud by Prime Minister Andrej Babis, the newspaper Denik N reported on Monday, citing two sources with knowledge of the state attorney's..
Czech president rejects minister nominee in row with government partyCzech President Milos Zeman rejected on Wednesday the nominee for culture minister proposed by the junior government partners, the Social Democrats, in a dispute that has threatened Prime Minister..
Czech Social Democrats dig in heels over minister nominee, threatening governmentThe Czech Republic's junior coalition party the Social Democrats said on Monday they were sticking with their preferred candidate for culture minister, prolonging a spat that is threatening the..
Czech Social Democrats to decide Monday whether to quit governmentCzech Social Democrats will decide on Monday whether to leave the minority government led by Prime Minister Andrej Babis due to a long-running spat over replacing one of their ministers, party chief..
Czech PM Babis: Timmermans absolutely unacceptable as Commission chiefCzech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Tuesday that Frans Timmermans was absolutely unacceptable as the new president of the European Commission.
Czech PM warns of snap election if coalition crumblesCzech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Sunday there would be a snap election if his coalition partner goes through with threat to quit, raising the prospect of more political turmoil after weeks of..
Czech government survives no-confidence vote but cabinet still fragileThe Czech minority government led by the populist ANO party on Thursday survived a vote of no confidence in parliament after public protests against Prime Minister Andrej Babis, but the cabinet's fate..
Czechs demand PM step down in largest protest since communist eraAn estimated quarter of a million Czechs rallied in Prague on Sunday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in the biggest show of public discontent since the 1989 Velvet Revolution..
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