Hungarian soldiers build a temporary  razor-wire fence  at the border between Hungary and Croatia. Photograph: Gyorgy Varga/EPA

Worsening weather and tightening borders confront thousands of migrants making their way through the Balkans to western Europe, as the changing season(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel believes Syrian president Bassar al-Assad should be included in the peace efforts. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

A durable solution is still required for the refugee crisis, German chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday, despite EU leaders agreeing to a package(...)

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger looks dejected after suffering his 50th career defeat in the Champions League at Dinamo Zagreb. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Despite a series of journalistic attempts to get Arsène Wenger to engage in an opinion on anything even vaguely to do with José Mourinho at the pre-m(...)

 Hungarian soldiers set up razor wire along Hungary’s southern border with Croatia, September 18th, 2015. Photograph: Peter Lendvai/EPA 1:16

Migrant numbers in Europe will continue to build in coming days and their flows may fragment further into new routes, the UN refugee agency said on Fr(...)

A child cries as migrants force their way through police lines at Tovarnik station to board a train bound for Zagreb, Croatia,   September 17th, 2015. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images 0:56

Croatia has said it will close its border with Serbia if another 8,000 migrants enter the newest EU member in one day, interior minister Ranko Ostoji(...)

Hungarian police use water cannons against demonstratring migrants and refugees at the border crossing into Hungary, near Horgos. Photograph: Tamas Soki/EPA 0:50

Hungarian riot police officers fired water cannons and tear gas on Wednesday after hundreds of migrants tried to break through a gate at the newly rei(...)

Arsenal head coach Arsène Wenger: “Let’s put the hard work in. We are ambitious but we are not dreamers.” Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters

Arsène Wenger returns to a familiar stage against Dinamo Zagreb tonight, when he leads Arsenal into their 18th consecutive Champions League group phas(...)

Bodyguards protect Serbia’s prime minister Aleksandar Vucic during unrest at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre on July 11th. Photograph: Ivan Sebalj/Avaz/Reuters

This has been a long, hot summer of powerful and painful memories in the Balkans, and it has made some people fear for the region’s future. On a swel(...)

Serbian nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj (behind the flag) and his party members burn the Croatian national flag in front of the Croatian embassy during a protest marking the 20th anniversary of Croatia’s four-day Operation Storm. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Croatia and Serbia have held starkly contrasting ceremonies to mark 20 years since Croat troops crushed Serb separatists in an operation that caused (...)

Soldiers returning from particiption in Operation Storm, which in just three days reclaimed almost 20 per cent of Croatia’s territory. Photograph: Ilie Bumbac/AFP/Getty Images

Not so long ago in eastern Europe, a region on the periphery of a country in crisis took up arms against the new government. With the help of fighters(...)