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Czech PM to face no-confidence vote over subsidy scandal

Jun. 18, 2019 7:18 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — 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. A preliminary EU report concluded the subsidies amounted to a conflict of interest because he still...

Hungary's Orban hosts Polish, Czech and Slovak leaders

Jun. 13, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government says Prime Minister Viktor Orban is hosting a meeting with his counterparts from Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to discuss the European Union, which will choose new leaders in coming weeks. Czech newspaper Lidove Noviny reported that the meeting...

Thousands of Czechs demand premier, justice minister resign

Jun. 11, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of Czechs have rallied to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis and his new justice minister as protests are intensifying across the country. The protesters gathered in several hundred towns Tuesday, a week after tens of thousands rallied in Prague. They are calling...

Tens of thousands rally to demand Czech premier resign

Jun. 4, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Tens of thousands rallied in the Czech capital on Tuesday to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Andrej Babis amid accusations he's in a conflict of interests over his former business empire. Babis, a populist billionaire, has already been under pressure after Czechs have...

From Poland to Portugal, election highlights across Europe

May. 27, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Here's a brief look at the results of the European elections, country by country, arranged according to the number of seats they hold in the European Parliament: GERMANY: Chancellor Angela Merkel's middle-of-the-road governing coalition lost significant ground , while the Greens surged and...

High-stakes European Parliament vote shifts to 4 nations

May. 25, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The European Parliament elections shifted to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malta and Latvia on Saturday as voters in those European Union nations took part in a landmark ballot in which resurgent nationalists are challenging traditional parties over the future of Europe. The stakes for the EU...

The Latest: PM May resigns, won't lead Britain out of EU

May. 24, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit and Britain's political crisis (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Theresa May has ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and triggering a contest to choose a new prime...

The Latest: Polls open in Czech Republic, centrists seek win

May. 24, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the four-day voting in the European Union to fill the 751-seat European Parliament (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Polls have opened for the European Parliament elections in the Czech Republic, with a centrist party led by populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis expected to win...

Tens of thousands of Czech protest, demand minister quits

May. 21, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in the Czech capital Tuesday as demands intensified for the resignation of the new justice minister. The protesters say the minister might compromise the legal system at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Prime Minister Andrej...

Thousands of Czechs demand justice minister's resignation

May. 13, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of Czechs are rallying in Prague and elsewhere for the third straight Monday to demand the new justice minister's resignation. The protesters say the minister might compromise the legal system at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Prime Minister Andrej Babis...