A group of Afghan refugees warm themselves near a fire at at the railway station of Sid, where Serbian authorities send them to Croatia. Sid, Serbia, Photograph: Manu Brabo/AP

Croats vote on Sunday in their first parliamentary election since joining the European Union in 2013, as the country continues to deal with the large (...)

Migrants board a train after making their way through the countryside and crossing the Hungarian-Croatian border near the village of Zakany in Hungary to continue their trip to north. Hungary said it will shut its border with Croatia at midnight. Photograph: Hanna Sonia/AFP/Getty

Hungary has said it will close its southern border with Croatia from midnight, pressing ahead with a unilateral crackdown on the flow of migrants. The(...)

 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

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

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

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(...)