Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban in Budapest on Wednesday. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban has sought to soothe ties with Serbia and claimed that a fence he wants to build along the countries’ border is(...)

Migrants try to  board lorries bound for the United Kingdom in Calais this week. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Migration is always a matter of perspective. Or rather of two perspectives. When our own beautiful young people fall from a collapsing balcony in Berk(...)

Bosnia Muslims pray near coffins at the memorial centre in Potocari during a mass burial near Srebrenica three years ago. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The green valleys of Bosnia lie quiet now. War ended 20 years ago, many residents who fled the slaughter never returned out of fear or lack of work, a(...)

A migrant is carried  aboard the Germany navy’s frigate ‘Hessen’ earlier this month,  before being brought to the port of Palermo, Sicily. EPA/GERMANY NAVY

The search for peace and food that is forcing thousands of women and men, often with their young children in tow, to risk their lives reachi(...)

The mayor of the Hungarian village of Asotthalom, Laszlo Toroczkai, in his office. On his desk are passports and other documents thrown away by illegal migrants crossing from nearby Serbia. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Beside a quiet country road that sidles into Hungary from the Serbian border, weary people push through a last barrier of rain-glossy trees and stand,(...)

Hamid, Ali and Mohsen from Afghanistan.  “We’re going to the jungle together, 10 of us – it’s too dangerous alone.” Photograph: Dan Mclaughlin

On a hot afternoon in the courtyard of the Raichle Palace in Subotica, a group of Serbs smoke and chat idly in the shade of the fine art nouveau build(...)

Viktor Orban’s campaign against migrants had been running full tilt for several months before he last week announced controversial plans to build a fo(...)

Former Bosnian Muslim commander Naser Oric prepares for his sentencing hearing at the UN war crimes tribunal in 2006 at The Hague. File photograph: Zoran Lesic-Pool/Getty Images

Bosnia asked Switzerland on Monday to hand over the wartime Muslim defender of Srebrenica and not extradite him to Serbia, in a row that threatens to (...)

A migrant from Syria hugs his daughter inside a mosque in Kumanovo, Macedonia, close to the Serbian border. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

French president Francois Hollande said on Friday he thought commitments by individual EU member states offered a better way of resettling African (...)

Serbian president Tomislav Nikolic: his visit was intended to soothe ties between Belgrade and Sarajevo ahead of events to mark the July 1995 slaughter of some 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces

Serbian president Tomislav Nikolic has cancelled his first official visit to Bosnia, dealing another blow to relations between the former Yugoslav r(...)