German chancellor Angela Merkel (left) arrives for a meeting of the conservative European People’s Party (EPP), on Wednesday, prior to attending an European Union (EU) emergency summit on the migration crisis.  Photograph: Getty

European Council president Donald Tusk has urged leaders to forge a “concrete plan” to deal with the refugee crisis, and leave behind the “arguments a(...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald, German justice minister Thomas de Maizière and European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos attend Tuesday’s meeting. Photograph:  Peter Cavanagh

EU leaders will attempt to forge a long-term strategy to handle the refugee crisis at an emergency summit in Brussels today, after justice ministers (...)

Migrants wait   at the train station of the Croatian town Tovarnik. Photograph: Stringerstr/AFP/Getty Images 1:23

The European Union is braced for a backlash from a group of central and eastern European countries over its decision to back a relocation scheme for r(...)

Migrants arrive at the railway station in Hegyeshalom, 168kms west from Budapest, Hungary, on Monday after being transported from the Croatian border. Photograph: EPA 1:08

EU justice ministers gather in Brussels on Tuesday for crucial talks on the refugee crisis amid increasing signals the European Commission’s mandatory(...)

Refugees trying to board a train at the border between Serbia and Croatia near the city of Tovarnik, Croatia, on  September 17th. Photograph: EPA/GREGOR FISCHER

Earlier this week the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees addressed the European Parliament in Brussels. Criticising the EU’s lack of unity on the ref(...)

People reach out for aid packages in Tovarnik, Croatia. Hundreds of migrants have pushed through police lines in the eastern Croatian town, with people trampling and falling on each other amid the chaos, as more than 2,000 men, women and children were stuck at the local train station for hours in blazing heat and sun, waiting to board trains and buses for transport to refugee centres. Photograph: Marko Drobnjakovic/AP

EU leaders will meet in Brussels next Wednesday in an attempt to forge a common approach to the refugee crisis, amid reports that the European Commi(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and economic and financial affairs commissioner Pierre Moscovici attend a hearing on September 17th, organised by European Parliament’s special committee on tax rulings and other similar measures in nature or effect at the European Union headquarters in Brussels.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker defended his record as prime minister of Luxembourg on Thursday, denying he had any role in the form(...)

Jeremy Corbyn outside his home in north London. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

As the world’s attention continues to focus on the refugee crisis overwhelming Europe, efforts by Britain to renegotiate its relationship with the Eur(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. He will be questioned at a hearing in Brussels. Photograph: AP Photo/Christian Lutz

Lobbyists representing internet company Facebook could be banned from entering the European Parliament following a request by the parliament’s special(...)

European commissioner for trade Cecilia Malmstrom announced plans on Wednesday to establish a special court to deal with disputes between investors and states in trade agreements.   Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

The European Commission is to establish a special court to settle disputes between investors and states in a bid to resolve one of the major impass(...)