Migrant children from Iraq in a sports hall at Jane-Addams high school, which has been transformed into a refugee shelter, in Berlin’s Hohenschoenhausen district, Germany, February 2nd, 2016 Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

There are more children and women on the move than adult males for the first time since the start of the European refugee and migrant crisis, accordin(...)

In a word . . . Joyce

It was spring 1999 and we were high in the hills near the Macedonian capital, Skopje, looking for Nato troops. War was raging in nearby Kosovo, and Al(...)

Refugees and migrants arrive aboard the passenger ferry Nissos Rodos at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, January 27, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Greece has been given three months to avoid being suspended from Europe’s free-travel Schengen area because of its alleged failures to get a grip on t(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar at the announcement of 5 Milllion Euro funding for the Health Innovation Hub. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said he would not “set too much store” by a new report that says waiting times for emergency treatment in Irish h(...)

Syrian refugees rest next to a highway as a group of more than 100 Syrian refugees who crossed the Greek-Turkish borders the previous night is stopped by Greek police near the village of Thourio at the regional unit of Evros in northeastern Greece. Photograph: Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters

Greece has hit back at European proposals for tightened security on its northern border with Macedonia, describing the latest plans to staunch the flo(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble: “Who can, should act, and later we will negotiate distribution. We cannot wait longer for results in Brussels.” File photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has called for a European “coalition of the willing” to tackle the continent’s migration crisis – rather tha(...)

Migrants and refugees walk along snow-covered fields after crossing the Macedonian border into Serbia, near the village of Miratovac, on Tuesday. Temperatures in Syria are forecast to drop to -20 degrees this week. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

Refugees and migrants crossing the Balkans are at serious risk of major health problems due to freezing winter weather, with large numbers of children(...)

Migrants walk through a frozen field after crossing the border from Macedonia, near the village of Miratovac, Serbia, on Monday. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

At certain moments, at certain places on the Balkan migration route into Europe, it can seem that a spirit of co-operation is finally overcoming the c(...)

Nikola Gruevski, a conservative who has ruled for almost a decade, announcing his resignation. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Macedonia’s prime minister, Nikola Gruevski, offered his resignation on Friday as part of a western-brokered deal to end the Balkan state’s rumbling p(...)

 Arriving in Gevgelija: After their ordeals, many refugees are  content to wait a while in the southern Macedonia town where local and international aid groups offer food, clothes, medical help and other crucial services. Photograph: Boris Grdanoski/AP

It is late on a dank and foggy night in a transit camp for refugees in southern Macedonia, and the next train north won’t leave for several hours. Mo(...)