Philip Heijmans

Philip Heijmans

Hungary

George Soros foundation to close office in 'repressive' Hungary

Open Society Foundations will move its office from Budapest to Berlin amid Hungarian government interference.

George Soros foundation to close office in 'repressive' Hungary

Hungary

Hungary: Groups fear being 'shut down' after Orban win

EU politicians want some of country's membership rights to be suspended for 'undermining' democratic norms.

Hungary: Groups fear being 'shut down' after Orban win

Slovakia

Slovakia's PM Robert Fico resigns amid public outcry

President accepts resignation of Robert Fico as anger persists over last month's murder of investigative journalist.

Slovakia's PM Robert Fico resigns amid public outcry

Protests

Thousands rally against Czech president's attack on media

Protesters hit the streets of Prague denouncing President Milos Zeman's attack on an independent public broadcaster.

Thousands rally against Czech president's attack on media

Czech Republic

Zeman beats Drahos to win Czech presidential runoff

Incumbent Zeman, who fought on anti-immigrant platform, wins a second five-year term after defeating centre-left rival.

Zeman beats Drahos to win Czech presidential runoff

Czech Republic

Czech vote: Milos Zeman to face Jiri Drahos in runoff

While the role of president is largely ceremonial, it is regarded as a weathervane of the country's political direction.

Czech vote: Milos Zeman to face Jiri Drahos in runoff

Czech Republic

Czechs head to the polls to elect next president

Incumbent Milos Zeman seen as front runner in field of nine candidates vying for a spot in a runoff later this month.

Czechs head to the polls to elect next president

The Far Right

Europe far right hails Trump, slams EU, Islam, migrants

Politicians from continent meet in Prague to unify efforts against 'disastrous' EU as hundreds protest xenophobia.

Europe far right hails Trump, slams EU, Islam, migrants

The Far Right

Europe's far-right leaders to meet in Prague

Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders to feature in Prague meeting likely to face protests as Czech rightwing gains strength.

Europe's far-right leaders to meet in Prague

Islamophobia

Czech Republic's tiny Muslim community subject to hate

Muslims comprise less than 0.5 percent of population, but face disproportionate about of hatred from fellow citizens.

Czech Republic's tiny Muslim community subject to hate

Asia

Aung San Suu Kyi support strong despite denunciations

Inaction during Rohingya crisis does little to change majority-Burmese sentiment towards Myanmar's de facto leader.

Aung San Suu Kyi support strong despite denunciations

Asia Pacific

'Perilous times' as Cambodia Daily shuts after 24 years

Rights groups slam closure of Cambodian daily as fears grow over widening crackdown on government critics ahead of vote.

'Perilous times' as Cambodia Daily shuts after 24 years