German chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates the 25th anniversary of German reunification. Political critics argue that Germany’s resources are exhausted even before one million refugees arrive this year. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty

Growing disunity over how to manage the refugee crisis overshadowed weekend celebrations marking a quarter century of German unity. A month after Germ(...)

Matthias Müller: likely to be new CEO of VW. Photograph: REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/Files 2:33

Robert Bosch, one of the founding fathers of German engineering, remarked a century ago that it was better for a company to lose money than trust. Thi(...)

Volkswagen cars at the Frankfurt Show yesterday: the car manufacturer has been ordered to recall nearly half a million of its vehicles in the US. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

The European car industry was shaken yesterday after Volkswagen’s share price fell almost 20 per cent over its admission that it cheated on US emissi(...)

Hungarian soldiers carry razor wire as they work on a fence being built along the border with Croatia near the village of Sarok, Hungary, Monday, on Monday. Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban said that millions of migrants are “laying siege” to the borders of his country and of Europe, putting the continent in danger. Photograph: AP

Hungary’s parliament authorised the government on Monday to deploy the army to help handle a migrant crisis, granting the military the right to deploy(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel: “To make out as if we alone can solve all the social problems of the world would not be realistic.” Photograph: Jan Woitas/EPA

Divided European leaders will seek to find a response to the continent’s worst migration crisis since the second World War at an emergency summit next(...)

German vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel: “What should we do, send people back to Hungary when we know how they treat people?”. Photograph: EPA/Hans Punz

Tensions are building in Germany’s ruling grand coalition amid disagreement over whether to back binding EU immigration quotas to tackle the growing (...)

A young girl walks through a cornfield near the  Croatian border with Serbia. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Relations between central European states are fraying along with their border and transport systems, as thousands of refugees seek a way through the r(...)

French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve (left) and German interior minister Thomas de Maziere leave after an European Union interior and justice ministers emergency meeting on the migrants situation in Brussels. Photograph: Reuters

EU immigration policy was in disarray on Monday night after ministers failed to reach agreement on a relocation scheme for refugees and countries bega(...)

A migrant with his child talks to  police officers after Hungarian police sealed the border with Serbia near the village of Horgos, Serbia. Photograph: Marko Djurica

Two decades of frontier-free travel across Europe unravelled on Monday as countries re-established border controls in the face of an unprecedented inf(...)

A child arrives by bus in Berlin from Munich. Some 450,000 refugees have arrived in Germany so far this year, including 37,000 in the first eight days of September. Photograph: Getty Images 1:22

EU justice and home affairs ministers meet on Monday in Brussels to consider the European Commission’s relocation proposal for refugees a day after Ge(...)