The Czech Republic is a Central European country bordering Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria. It has over 10 million inhabitants and its capital is Prague.
The Czech Republic for much of its history belonged at various times to the Holy Roman Empire, the Kingdom of Hungary and the Austrian Empire. It formed part of Czechoslovakia following World War 1, until the Velvet Revolution ended communist rule there in 1989. It gained independence in 1993. This page collates all of DW's content on the Czech Republic.
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The Czech Republic’s pro-Russian president has won a second five-year term in office. Milos Zeman beat a pro-EU political newcomer, who fought his campaign on preserving liberal values and reaffirming the Czech Republic’s place in Europe. Rob Cameron has more from Prague.
A billionaire businessman who says he wants to protect Europe from migrants was appointed as the Czech Republic’s new prime minister this week. Andrej Babis, the former finance minister and the country’s second richest man, has promised to streamline Czech bureaucracy and run the country like one of his many companies. Rob Cameron reports from Prague.