Tim Gosling

Tim Gosling

Europe

Slovakia tries to shake off mafia influence

Evidence is mounting that the populist Smer party allowed mafia-linked groups to extend influence deep into Slovakia.

Slovakia tries to shake off mafia influence

Czech Republic

Fraud charges against Czech PM Andrej Babis dropped

Andrej Babis still has his work cut out for him to restore public confidence in his administration.

Fraud charges against Czech PM Andrej Babis dropped

Europe

Controversial 'Russian spy bank' set to break into Europe

The Moscow-backed bank's staff are reportedly being granted full diplomatic immunity by their Hungarian hosts.

Controversial 'Russian spy bank' set to break into Europe

Czech Republic

Czech government teeters as president schemes

The combined strength of the prime minister and president may be too much for the leftist minority coalition partner.

Czech government teeters as president schemes

Czech Republic

Why is the Czech government in crisis and will it collapse?

Corruption allegations target PM but immediate risk to government eases as coalition partner withdraws serious threat.

Why is the Czech government in crisis and will it collapse?

Europe

Hungary passes disputed reform bill to tighten grip on scientists

Bill passed by right-wing Orban government enables takeover of research bodies run by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Hungary passes disputed reform bill to tighten grip on scientists

Czech Republic

'We've had enough': Huge crowds in Prague demand PM Babis quits

A quarter of a million Czechs take part in rally calling on premier Andrej Babis to step down over corruption scandal.

'We've had enough': Huge crowds in Prague demand PM Babis quits

Hungary

Hungary scraps parallel justice system plans after EU failure

Budapest does a U-turn on judicial reform as centrists keep hold of European Parliament.

Hungary scraps parallel justice system plans after EU failure

Czech Republic

Protests grow against authoritarian slide in Czech Republic

Rally marks a fourth week of demonstrations since the controversial appointment of Marie Benesova as justice minister.

Protests grow against authoritarian slide in Czech Republic

The Far Right

European far-right leaders rally in Prague, face counterprotests

Far-right figureheads including Le Pen and Wilders attempt to boost support before European Parliament elections.

European far-right leaders rally in Prague, face counterprotests