Serbia’s president Tomislav Nikolic with France’s sustainable development and energy minister Ségolène Royal at the UN conference on climate change in Paris. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

Serbia is taking a step towards eventual accession to the European Union by opening the first two chapters of its membership negotiations, amid renewe(...)

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(...)

Police officers are seen around a refrigerated truck parked along a highway near Neusiedl am See, Austria, on Thursday. Police have raised their initial estimate of the number of migrants believed to have died in the lorry to 70. Photograph: AFP

The driver of a lorry dumped by the side of a road in Austria with the bodies of 71 refugees inside has been arrested, Hungarian police said on Friday(...)

Syrian migrants cross under a fence as they enter Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Austria has begun a manhunt for human traffickers who left at least 20 refugees to die in an abandoned refrigeration truck on a motorway near Vienna. (...)

Serb prime minister Aleksandar Vucic: said a testing month lay ahead for his country and the region. Photograph: Gent Shkullaku/AFP/Getty Images

A plan to “reboot” Bosnia’s faltering European Union integration has stumbled at the first hurdle, as the country’s Serb-run region blocked a key r(...)

Mitrovica, Kosovo: 
Serbian prime minister Ivica Dacic and
 Kosovo counterpart Hashim Thaci will meet in Brussels this evening to accelerate implementation of a landmark deal signed in April to improve relations, amid fears that the process is stalling ahead of the June 27
 EU summit.

Key talks today between the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo will help convince all EU states that the Balkan neighbours should be brought closer to membe(...)

Serbia’s prime minister Ivica Dacic walks past Kosovo’s Prime Minister Hashim Thaci (left) during a meeting in Brussels recently. Photograph: Yves Logghe/Pool/Reuters

Serbian prime minister Ivica Dacic has urged his country to accept that Kosovo now runs its own affairs and to work towards a future in the Eur(...)

Kosovo's prime minister Hashim Thaci  talks to the media after a meeting with Serbian prime minister Ivica Dacic and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in Brussels  today. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Serbia and Kosovo reached a preliminary accord to normalise ties after years of conflict and tension, paving the way for reconciliation and tal(...)

A man passes near Serbian flags in northern part of the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica. Photograph:
Hazir Reka/Reuters

The EU says Serbia and Kosovo have “some hours left” to make a fundamental breakthrough in relations, after the latest marathon round of talks (...)

Kosovo's prime minister Hashim Thaci talks to the media as he arrives for a meeting with Serbian prime minister Ivica Dacic and European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (not pictured) in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Laurent Dubrule

Kosovo denied that talks with Serbia had broken down last night as the EU sought to coax them towards a deal that would help both countries mov(...)