Former chancellor Helmut Kohl: Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán, a fierce critic of Angela Merkel’s migrant policy, is to visit  Kohl, raising eyebrows among German politicians. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters/Files

Germany ex-chancellor, Helmut Kohl, has taken a fresh swipe at his estranged protégé, Angela Merkel, and her migration strategy before a Tuesday meeti(...)

Migrants and refugees clash with riot police during a protest to call for the reopening of the borders at their makeshift camp in the northern border village of Idomeni, on April 7, 2016.  A plan to send back migrants from Greece to Turkey sparked demonstrations by local residents in both countries days before the deal brokered by the European Union is set to be implemented. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

“The conception of human rights based upon the assumed existence of a human being as such broke down at the very moment when those who professed to be(...)

Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl  with Chancellor Angela Merkel during an official 80th birthday reception for Dr Kohl in his home town of Ludwigshafen in 2010. They are believed to have had an uneasy relationship for many years. Photograph: Torsten Silz/AFP/Getty Images

German ex-chancellor Helmut Kohl has delivered a birthday broadside against his estranged protégé Angela Merkel, warning against unilateral action in (...)

Migrants in a makeshift camp near the village of Idomeni, Greece, near the Macedonian border. Photograph: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters

Macedonia has returned hundreds of migrants to Greece after they bypassed a security fence and waded through a swollen stream to cross the border, ami(...)

Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu and European Council president Donald Tusk hold a news conference at the end of the EU-Turkey summit in Brussels on Tuesday. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The United Nations has warned that a proposed scheme to return migrants from Europe to Turkey could contravene international law, just hours after EU(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban  at the European Union leaders’ summit with Turkey on the migrantion crisis in Brussels on Monday. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Hungary plans to cut subsidies for refugees and radically reduce the space available in migrant detention centres in a move that a human rights body s(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

This is an interesting, if exhausting, time to be Angela Merkel. For a decade in power Germany’s chancellor has been first among equals in Brussels.(...)

Hungarian police officers watch migrants on Serbian territory behind the protective fence at the border. Photograph: Zoltan Gergely Kelemen/EPA

Though it only has one street and fewer than 100 inhabitants, Rabe commands a view of three countries. From this remote village, the rest of Serbia s(...)

The decision by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to hold a referendum in Hungary on – in truth, against – EU migrant quotas is a frontal challenge and dire(...)

Migrants wait  at a charity food  stand  after arriving from the Aegean Islands into the port of Piraeus near Athens. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Hungary has called for a referendum on an EU quota plan to distribute refugees among member states, while Austria has told Germany it had to back toug(...)