A refugee family arrives at the Westbound Railway Station in Vienna early on Saturday morning. Photograph: Hans Punz/EPA

Thousands of exhausted refugees and migrants streamed into Austria on Saturday, bussed to the border by a Hungarian government that gave up trying to (...)

Bono in Lagos, Nigeria, with waje and selmor who sing on Strong Girl

‘Wonk and sizzle.” That’s Roxy Philson’s phrase to explain her organisation’s working method. Their goal is nothing short of mobilising the resourc(...)

The deaths of 71 people suffocated in a truck on an Austrian motorway last week were not, apparently, enough to awaken Europe to the urgency of the pl(...)

Migrants cross the fence to leave a migrant reception centre in Roszke, Hungary, on Friday. Photograph: Reuters.

Hundreds of migrants broke out of a Hungarian border camp and escaped from a stranded train on Friday as authorities appeared to lose control, despit(...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

A defiant Hungarian prime minister arrived in Brussels yesterday for meetings with the EU’s three top officials. Subject: the migration crisis that ha(...)

‘Last April, as the small group began their commemorative march to Dublin, it was reported that as many as 700 migrants had drowned off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean.’ Above: Ciara Blanch from Tallaght welcomes the Famine re-enactment walk from Roscommon to Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

How quickly we forget. When it suits. Last April a small group completed a 155km walk from Strokestown, Co Roscommon, to Dublin, in memory of 1,490 pe(...)

Regional premier Artur Mas intends to begin a unilateral secession from Spain if pro-independence parties gain more than half the seats in the Catalan election. Photograph: Lluis Genelluis/AFP/Getty Images

With less than a month until Catalonia votes in an election which nationalists hope will see their region start the process of breaking away from Spai(...)

Catherine Day: former secretary general of the European Commission is succeeded by Alexander Italianer. Photograph: Alan Betson

The incoming secretary general of the European Commission assumed his new role on Tuesday, marking the end of the 10-year tenure of Irish official C(...)

Migrants stage a sit-down demonstration as police block the entrance to Keleti train station in Budapest on Tuesday. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters 1:04

Hungary has accused the European Union’s top officials of causing its refugee crisis and warned them to prepare for “millions” of new arrivals to the (...)

This is “a human tragedy that requires a determined collective political response. It is a crisis of solidarity, not a crisis of numbers.” These wise (...)