Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban with German chancellor Angela Merkel  during an informal summit on migration  recently. Mr  Orban claims  the  crisis  is “a German problem”. Photograph: AP

Hungary is poised to take legal action against a European Union plan to distribute refugees among member states, as opposition to the German-led quota(...)

Travellers sit in a train with migrants en route to Vienna from Budapest. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/Reuters

The European Union’s border and asylum policies were in disarray on Monday night, as member states sought their own solutions to a continuing surge in(...)

Migrants wait for Macedonian police to allow them to cross the border along the Greek-Macedonian border, near the town of Gevgelija, on Friday. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

The truck was abandoned pointing west, towards what the 71 people locked inside hoped would be a safe and prosperous future, and away from whatever mi(...)

File photograph of Sir Nicholas Winton, ‘Britain’s Schindler’. Photograph: Petr Josek/Reuters

Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of Jewish children from the Holocaust in 1939, has died aged 106, his family said. He became known as “B(...)

Demonstrators show symbolic red cards to Czech president Milos Zeman during a protest rally in Prague.  Photograph: Reuters

Flanked by fellow heads of state from around central Europe, Czech leader Milos Zeman mounted a Prague stage to recall the revolutions that chased com(...)

Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 mostly Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia during the second World War received the Order of the White Lion from Czech president Milos Zeman at Prague Castle today. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

A Briton who saved hundreds of children from the Nazis has been honoured by the Czech government.Sir Nicholas Winton organised the rescue of 669 child(...)

Riot police stand guard in front of a regional government building yesterday as pro-Russian demonstrators take part in a rally in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. Photograph: Reuters

EU leaders will hold an emergency meeting today in Brussels to seek a united response to Russia’s Crimean advance that prevents visible cracks (...)

Czech president Milos Zeman who said this month that negotiations to secure the release of the women were under way. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Two young Czech women kidnapped in southwest Pakistan in March said in a video, released by the Czech government yesterday, they feared they would soo(...)

Czech Social Democrats leader Bohuslav Sobotka  arrives at a protest rally held by his supporters in front of  Prague Castle  on Monday. The Social Democrats’ leadership body voted 20-13 to call on Mr Sobotka to quit, but he has  vowed to fight on.  Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

The Czech Republic’s search for a new government has been thrown into confusion, after the party that won last weekend’s parliamentary election suffer(...)

Workers anchor a boat bearing an installation work by Czech visual artist David Cerny in front of the Prague Castle in Prague. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

A Czech artist known for his anti-communist stance has floated a huge statue of a hand making an obscene gesture on Prague’s main river, days before p(...)