Hungarian special force police officers inspects the rucksack of a migrant as a Slovenian police officer looks on at a registration camp on the Slovenian side of the Croatian-Slovenian border. Photograph: Gyorgy Varga/EPA

Thousands of migrants continue to reach Europe each day, but many fear the Paris attacks have wrecked their hopes of a new life, as states across th(...)

National leaders along the “Balkan route” are under pressure to address the growing fears of their people, which in several cases are fanned by nationalist parties on the rise. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The river Sutla curls quietly through a normally tranquil corner of Europe, its grassy banks frequented only by fishermen, and ducks whose stray feath(...)

Slovenian soldiers building a razor wire fence on the Slovenian-Croatian border in Gibina, northeastern Slovenia, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Jure Makovec/AFP/Getty Images

Croatia sharply criticised Slovenia for unfurling razor wire along stretches of their border on Wednesday, as Europe continued to struggle to find a c(...)

Gay rights activists attend a rally outside the parliament building in Kiev on Tuesday. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukraine has moved closer to making key legal changes to help secure visa-free travel to the European Union for its citizens, but hit a stumbling block(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson has said that allegations of widespread doping in Russian athletics are ‘unfounded’. Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/Reuters

Mixing howls of indignation with vows to do more to fight doping in sport, Russia has rejected allegations of running a major state-backed operation t(...)

HDZ leader Tomislav Karamarko  celebrates the party’s achievement in securing the most seats in Croatia’s general election. The party had expected to win more decisively, however. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

Croatia could face a period of political paralysis, hampering efforts to tackle the migration crisis and fix a fragile economy, after elections left t(...)

Governor of Odessa Mikheil Saakashvili is determined to make Ukraine’s largest region, a model of liberal reform. Photograph: Alexey Kravtsov/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s potential to become a new European hub of internet innovation was a feature of the Web Summit last week, where nine of the embattled coun(...)

Protesters demonstrate against the political class and Romanian authorities  in Bucharest. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

The biggest protests in Romania since its 1989 revolution are expected to continue this weekend, as the country’s president and political parties h(...)

Migrants are escorted through fields by Slovenian police and the army as they walk from the village of Rigonce to Brezice refugee camp on Saturday. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

“Wood,” the elderly Syrian said through the fence, “can you give me some wood?” He pointed to blocks of cut wood piled up where workers were erecting (...)

Slovenian prime minister Miro Cerar: “If these countries tighten the access for migrants, we will be forced to do likewise.” Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Leaders of Balkan nations and a cluster of EU states at the frontline of the refugee crisis gather for an emergency meeting in Brussels on Sunday, (...)