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(...)

Jeremy Corbyn outside his home in north London. Photograph: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

As the world’s attention continues to focus on the refugee crisis overwhelming Europe, efforts by Britain to renegotiate its relationship with the Eur(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls: “Migrants must be treated with dignity, lodged and cared for. Our duty is to find long-term solutions”. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

Prime minister Manuel Valls made the most fervent official French plea to date on behalf of migrants who are “fleeing war, persecution, torture and op(...)

European transport and interior ministers at a meeting to discuss rail security. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

European ministers have agreed to increase security on key international rail routes and improve intelligence sharing after the thwarted gun attack on(...)

British prime minster David Cameron: he will come face to face with EU leaders for the first time since his party’s decisive victory in the British general election two weeks ago. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron is expected to make his opening salvo in his bid to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the European Union w(...)

The EU initiative requesting member states to resettle 20,000 refugees will do little to tackle the unfolding humanitarian crisis. Photograph: EPA

At first glance, the numbers seem pitiable. The European Commission’s proposal that EU member states resettle 20,000 refugees will do little to tackl(...)

Two of nine sub-Saharan migrants who were rescued while trying to reach Tarifa’s coast in Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain, this week. Many migrants are encouraged to undertake the sea crossing by traffickers, who charge extortionate sums. Photograph: EPA

Ireland is to resettle 300 refugees as part of a European Union resettlement programme announced yesterday but has yet to decide on whether to partici(...)

Under EU law, Ireland and Britain have an automatic opt-out on most EU justice and home affairs legislation, which covers migration and asylum issues, but in practice it opts in to many of these measures. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.

Ireland is to take 272 migrants per 20,000 under a mandatory resettlement programme for migrants proposed by the European Commission today. However, t(...)

European commissioner  Dimitris Avramopoulos: “EU citizens expect us to trust each other, to share information and to work effectively together to co-ordinate concrete actions”

The European Commission has vowed to step up co-operation between member states and EU agencies in an effort to combat terrorism as it launches a ne(...)

Offices of official European Union buildings are illuminated at dusk in central Brussels. The EU is considering ditching plans to force banks to keep high-risk trading activities separate from their main businesses

The European Union may ditch plans to force banks to keep high-risk trading activities separate from their main businesses because of opposition from (...)