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.
The Czech Republic's premiere social and cultural event of the year is the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. It's currently underway and providing the Hollywood glamour this year was the Oscar-winning star Julianne Moore, who was presented with a lifetime achievement award. Rob Cameron was on the red carpet and has this report.
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis survived a vote of no-confidence in parliament this week, despite being the subject of the largest demonstrations in the country since the 1989 overthrow of Communism. More than a quarter of a million people took to the streets in protest against his involvement in a corruption scandal. Rob Cameron reports.
It's the Czech Republic's largest protest since 1989. Some 250,000 people have taken to the street calling for Andrej Babis to resign amid a corruption scandal that intertwines his government and former business empire.
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Prague saw another huge demonstration against the Czech prime minister, Andrej Babis, this week — the latest in a series of mass protests calling on him and his newly appointed justice minister to resign. They're angry at allegations that Mr Babis — the country's second richest man — fraudulently obtained EU subsidies. Rob Cameron was among the crowds and sent this report.
Many people have heard of the late Sir Nicholas Winton, the British stockbroker who helped rescue around 700 mostly Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1939. A plaque has just been unveiled to remember one of Sir Nicholas' colleagues, Doreen Warriner, who may have been instrumental in saving as many as 7,000 people from the Nazis. Rob Cameron reports.
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has come a step closer to facing trial for alleged EU subsidy fraud after police recommended he face criminal charges. The matter is now in the hands of the state prosecutor's office, which will decide whether or not to proceed. But even if it does pursue the charges, Babis has vowed never to step down over what he's described as a fabricated campaign against him.
Prague is one of many cities where brass memorial plaques have been set in the pavement to honor victims of the Holocaust. The small blocks, known as "Stolpersteine," are getting fresh interest thanks to the work of a Brit who's taken it upon himself to clean them all. Ian Willoughby reports from the Czech capital.