The premier of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, speaking during a press conference at the Bavarian representation in Berlin on Friday. Photograph: EPA/Rainer Jensen

Bavarian leader Horst Seehofer has caused alarm and annoyance in Berlin by meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow, amid growing tensi(...)

Slovenian prime minister Miro Cerar (right) with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban during his visit to the country yesterday. Photograph:  Jure Makovec/Getty Images

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban said a fence should be erected on the Macedonian and Bulgarian borders with Greece to curb the inflow of migrant(...)

Polish prime minister Beata Szydlo: Solidarity founder Lech Walesa says her government “acts against our freedom, achievements, democracy”.Photo: REUTERS/Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Gazeta

Twenty-five years ago next month, the leaders of Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia gathered in the small Hungarian town of Visegrad on the banks of t(...)

Ottoman Empire flag: Legend has itthat Suleiman’s heart was removed and interred in a tomb built where he died – a site Hungarian experts think they have found. Photograph: Getty Images

Suleiman the Magnificent 450 years ago was preparing to lead his mighty Ottoman army from Constantinople to Vienna, in an attempt to finally seize the(...)

Migrants and refugees paddling a rubber dinghy approach the beach at Psalidi near Kos Town, Kos, Greece, on August 21st.  Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The images of 2015 were of people on the move. Families clinging on to rubber dinghies as they approached the Greek shore. Exhausted young men and wom(...)

The “ruinously selfish” behaviour of some member states towards refugees has brought the European Union to its knees, former attorney general Peter Sutherland has said.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The “ruinously selfish” behaviour of some member states towards refugees has brought the European Union to its knees, former attorney general Peter Su(...)

A demonstrator taking part in a protest in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, on Monday against a planned statue of Balint Homan. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Hungary’s government is under pressure from the United States, Israel and Jewish community leaders to block plans for a statue honouring a prominent (...)

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a Pearl Harbor Day rally aboard the USS Yorktown Memorial in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Randall Hill/Reuters

A day after Republican candidate Donald J Trump called for a ban on the entry of Muslims into the United States, much of the rest of the world looked (...)

Stranded migrants wait in  a field as they try to cross the Greek-Macedonian border, near the village of Idomeni in Greece. Photograph: Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters

Slovakia has launched legal action against a European Union quota scheme to distribute refugees among member states, as Hungary accused Germany of ag(...)

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(...)