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Andrej Babiš: Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
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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Czech PM Babis says borders with Austria, Slovakia could reopen in June

The 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..
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Czech Republic to treat six French COVID-19 patients

The 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..
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Czech PM - life may get back to normal by June

The 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..
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Czech Prime Minister eyes nationwide quarantine, expects rise in coronavirus cases

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Sunday the government would likely declare a quarantine for the entire country to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
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Czech Prime Minister says nationwide quarantine likely

Czech 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.
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Czech government bans most travel in and out of country to fight coronavirus

The 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..
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Czechs shut borders to travelers from 15 countries

The 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,..
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Merkel's comment on virus infecting most people can cause panic: Czech PM quoted

German 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.
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Czech Republic closing schools, banning events to fight coronavirus spread

The 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..
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Czech prime minister says China's ambassador should be replaced

China 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..
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Czech PM says Italy should ban all citizens from traveling to Europe

Italy 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.
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Czech coronavirus quarantine measures extended to foreign residents

Foreign 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..
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Czech Republic cancels flights, bars fans from races over coronavirus

The 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..
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Czech PM: we can 'go home' if countries insist on lower budget at EU summit

Czech 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.
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Czechs call for billionaire prime minister to resign

Thousands 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..
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Czechs keep up protests against PM Babis after EU report

Thousands 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..
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Top Czech attorney reopens fraud probe into PM Babis

Czech 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..
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Top Czech attorney rules PM Babis's fraud investigation to continue

The 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..
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Czech PM Babis: no reason to quit over EU audit on business conflicts - Pravo

Czech 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..
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EU finds Czechs should return subsidies due to PM Babis's business conflict: reports

The 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..
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EU audit finds Czech Prime Minister Babis in conflict of interest: report

A 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..
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Zelensky says Ukraine getting ‘tired’ of Trump scandal

zelensky says ukraine getting ‘tired’ of trump scandal
KIEV: 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...
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Marking 30 years since Velvet Revolution, huge Czech protest calls on PM to quit

Around 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..
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30 years after the Velvet Revolution, the Czechs are back on the streets

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..
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Czechs must build nuclear plants even if in breach of EU law, says PM

The 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.
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Czech state attorneys drop criminal charges against PM Babis

The Prague state attorney has halted criminal investigations into Prime Minister Andrej Babis, his family members and others, the attorney's office said on Friday.
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Andrej Babis: Czech prosecutors drop charges against PM

An inquiry into alleged fraud by Andrej Babis is suspended, pending a review by senior prosecutors.
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Czech state attorney halts investigation of PM Babis: newspaper

A 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..
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Czech president rejects minister nominee in row with government party

Czech 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..
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Czech Social Democrats dig in heels over minister nominee, threatening government

The 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..
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Czech Social Democrats to decide Monday whether to quit government

Czech 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..
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Czech PM Babis: Timmermans absolutely unacceptable as Commission chief

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Tuesday that Frans Timmermans was absolutely unacceptable as the new president of the European Commission.
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Czech PM warns of snap election if coalition crumbles

Czech 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..
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Czech government survives no-confidence vote but cabinet still fragile

The 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..
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Czechs demand PM step down in largest protest since communist era

czechs demand pm step down in largest protest since communist era
An 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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Czech protesters urging resignation of PM say democracy at risk

czech protesters urging resignation of pm say democracy at risk
Hundreds of thousands of people protested in Prague to urge Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign. Protesters gathered from across the Czech Republic for the capital’s biggest anti-government..
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Czechs stage biggest anti-government protest since communist era

Czechs turned out in their thousands on Sunday in Prague to call for the ousting of Prime Minister Andrej Babis, in the biggest show of public discontent since the 1989 Velvet Revolution which..
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Czech Republic protests: Andrej Babis urged to quit as PM

czech republic protests: andrej babis urged to quit as pm
Protesters are calling for Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign amid fraud allegations.
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Czech leader Babis defies inquiry, protests and EU audit

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has dug in to resist a criminal investigation, a slap from European auditors and possibly the biggest protests in three decades of democracy.
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Czech PM to face no-confidence vote over subsidy scandal

czech pm to face no-confidence vote over subsidy scandal
The Czech coalition government led by populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis will face a parliamentary no-confidence vote over European Union subsidies paid to his former business empire. ......
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Czech opposition parties to challenge PM Babis in no-confidence vote

Opposition parties said they will call a vote of no-confidence in Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis's government over his alleged conflicts of interest, although they lack enough votes to win.
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Czech PM fires back after EU audit, as protests swell

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Wednesday stepped up criticism of a European Commission audit into his possible conflicts of interest, calling the auditors incompetent and demanding a meeting with..
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Czech protesters demand PM Babis's fall over investigation, business ties

Tens of thousands of Czechs hit the streets on Tuesday to demand the resignation of billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged conflicts of interest involving his former business empire and..
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Czech protesters gather to demand PM Babis's fall

Tens of thousands of Czechs hit the streets on Tuesday to demand the resignation of billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged conflicts of interest and an investigation over a decade-old EU..
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