A security check at  the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey: world leaders will  discuss the war in Syria. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

  The refugee crisis is expected to dominate the G20 summit which opens in Turkey tomorrow as leaders of the world’s largest economies gat(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: Her backing of the plan gives it a strong boost. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

The agreement between the European Union and Turkey endorsed by EU leaders on Thursday night could signal a changing point in the EU’s relationship wi(...)

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a news conference after an EU summit in Brussels, October 16th, 2015. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Thursday night’s agreement on an EU-Turkey deal could signal a changing point in the European Union’s relationship with Turkey. Engagement between th(...)

EU Council president Donald Tusk (left) and European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker give a press briefing at the end of an EU Summit, in Brussels, Belgium, late 15th October 2015. Photograph: Olivier Hsolet/EPA

EU leaders have agreed to ease visa restrictions for Turkish citizens and accelerate EU’s accession negotiations as part of a joint plan with Ankara a(...)

Austrian Max Schrems waits for the verdict of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Julien Warnand

The European Commission has vowed to keep open transatlantic data channels after the European Court of Justice ruled invalid on Tuesday the 15 year-o(...)

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

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(...)