Migrants wait   at the train station of the Croatian town Tovarnik. Photograph: Stringerstr/AFP/Getty Images 1:23

The European Union is braced for a backlash from a group of central and eastern European countries over its decision to back a relocation scheme for r(...)

 Migrants wait in front of Croatian police officers near the entrance of a reception centre close to Croatia’s border with Serbia in Opatovac. European governments have pushed through by majority vote a divisive deal to share the resettlement of  120,000 refugees across the bloc. Photograph: Zoltan Balough/EPA.

European governments have pushed through by majority vote a divisive deal to share 120,000 refugees after clashing over whether the quotas would be im(...)

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(...)

More than 20 years ago, I spent several weeks in Budapest. It was part of a seven-month ad-hoc journey that I made around parts of Eastern Europe, whi(...)

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(...)

Hungarian police officers control the border line as a migrant man carrying his child walks by at the Horgos border crossing into the Hungary, near Horgos, Serbia, on Tuesday. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/AP Photo

Hundreds of asylum seekers were preparing to bed down at Serbia’s border with Hungary on Tuesday night, after the Budapest government sealed the front(...)

Migrants and refugees walk near razor-wire along a  fence secured by Hungarian police at the official border with Serbia.  Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

The six men knelt in the morning sunshine, their noses almost touching the wire fence that encircles warehouses in the village of Morahalom. A solita(...)

A police officer watches the Serbian side of the border between Hungary and Serbia. Photograph: Sandor Ujvari/EPA 1:31

An emergency meeting of EU justice and home affairs ministers has been convened for next Tuesday in a bid to secure agreement on a cohesive EU respon(...)

Refugees and migrants push each other as they try to board a bus following their arrival onboard the Eleftherios Venizelos passenger ship at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, in Greece. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Hungary and Slovakia have dug in their heels against proposals for every European Union state to take a quota of refugees, as Austria sought to restor(...)