Migrants and refugees walk to board a bus after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border, near Gevgelija on Thursday. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty

Central European interior ministers will call for tough measures today to restrict the flow of migrants into the region, in joint efforts to tighten(...)

 European commissioner in charge of economic and financial affairs, Pierre Moscovici:   “Today’s agreement means an end to obscure tax agreements between companies and authorities which can facilitate tax abuse.” Photograph: Julien Warnand

EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici hailed a new agreement on tax rulings “a first victory” in the “revolution in tax transparency” on Tuesday, as EU fin(...)

Monsignor Krzystof Charamsa smiles as he leaves at the end of his news conference in downtown Rome. Photograph: Reuters 1:42

The Vatican has fired a monsignor who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world’s bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees(...)

Policemen talk to a man at a road block between Walbrzych and Wroclaw,  where a search for a rumoured second World War  “gold train” is taking place.  Photograph: Piotr Hawalej/AFP/Getty Images

The gold diggers have arrived here in Lower Silesia. They have stormed the Ksiaz Castle. Upended earth and artefacts. Emptied store shelves of metal d(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: the Irish Tax Institute expects him to implement tax cuts worth €600 million to €700 million in the budget. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland risks deterring high- calibre foreign executives from moving here because of its relatively high tax rates, the Irish Tax Institute has warne(...)

Opatovac: During a visit to the camp  Croatia’s interior minister Ranko Ostojic assured refugees that they would only be kept there ‘for a short time’. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

Hungary has given its army broad powers to stop migrants entering the country, intensifying a security crackdown on asylum seekers ahead of today’s m(...)

Police guard a train  for Zagreb as migrants desperately try to continue to board at Tovarnik station. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Thousands of migrants flowed through the Balkans into Austria over the weekend, moving with relative ease across borders even as central European gove(...)

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(...)

A soldier looks at smoke billowing from the site of a Saudi-led air strike on a Houthi position in the Yemeni frontline province of Marib on September 15th, 2015. Photograph:  REUTERS/Stringer

If displaced people had a country of their own it would be bigger than Spain. The numbers – 50 million and rising – are set to grow, soon and signific(...)

Facing growing criticism in western capitals, Polish prime minister Ewa Kopacz said Poland would accept as many migrants “as we can afford: not one more, nor less”

After a standoff lasting months, and ahead of a looming general election, Poland has indicated it will do more to assist with Europe’s growing refugee(...)