HDZ leader Tomislav Karamarko  celebrates the party’s achievement in securing the most seats in Croatia’s general election. The party had expected to win more decisively, however. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

Croatia could face a period of political paralysis, hampering efforts to tackle the migration crisis and fix a fragile economy, after elections left t(...)

Croatian prime minister Zoran Milanovic and his wife, Sanja, after casting their votes in Zagreb. Milanovic’s SDP is accused of being soft on migrants.   Photograph: EPA/Igor Kupljenik

Croatia’s ruling Social Democrats and their main opposition, the conservative Patriotic Coalition, appeared to tie in an election on Sunday, one exit (...)

Migrants board a train after making their way through the countryside and crossing the Hungarian-Croatian border near the village of Zakany in Hungary to continue their trip to north. Hungary said it will shut its border with Croatia at midnight. Photograph: Hanna Sonia/AFP/Getty

Hungary has said it will close its southern border with Croatia from midnight, pressing ahead with a unilateral crackdown on the flow of migrants. The(...)

Migrants and refugees walk to board a bus after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border, near Gevgelija on Thursday. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty

Central European interior ministers will call for tough measures today to restrict the flow of migrants into the region, in joint efforts to tighten(...)

Croatian prime minister Zoran Milanovic (centre) with armed forces officers during a visit to the  migrant transit camp in Opatovac. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Croatia’s prime minister Zoran Milanovic has rejected the possibility of talks with Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban over his threat to seal their c(...)

Officials in Dubrovnik, a tourist hotspot in southern Croatia known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, fear it could become part of a new route for thousands of migrants

Officials in Dubrovnik, a tourist hotspot in southern Croatia known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, fear it could become part of a new route for tho(...)

 Hungarian soldiers build a temporary  razor-wire fence  at the border between Hungary and Croatia. Photograph: Gyorgy Varga/EPA

Worsening weather and tightening borders confront thousands of migrants making their way through the Balkans to western Europe, as the changing season(...)

Men who were  rescued after their boat sank off the coast of Libya,  get into a bus at Tripoli port. Photograph: Reuters

Nearly 4,700 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya on Saturday as they tried to reach Europe but one woman was found dead, Italy’s coastguard (...)

Children wait to enter a registration camp after they crossed the border with parents between Serbia and Croatia near the city of Tovarnik. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

“Everyone is talking about Croatia now,” said Majid Dababo, a Syrian pondering travel options at a makeshift migrants’ camp at Kanjiza in northern Ser(...)

A child cries as migrants force their way through police lines at Tovarnik station to board a train bound for Zagreb, Croatia,   September 17th, 2015. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Croatia has said it will close its border with Serbia if another 8,000 migrants enter the newest EU member in one day, interior minister Ranko Ostoji(...)