Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik: accused of ramping up nationalist rhetoric. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

US condemns Republika Srpska’s annulment of report on 1995 genocide

Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, says he is leading the country into a new era of deep political and cultural change. Photograph: Akos Stiller/New York Times

Hungary’s government is to end funding for course it sees as ‘liberal ideology’

Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik has refused to accept migrants in his region and called their arrival part of a conspiracy to boost the country’s Muslim population. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Croatian police say rock fall killed two migrants found dead in forest

People protesting in Bucharest: President Klaus Iohannis said “brutal intervention” of riot police was “strongly disproportionate”. Photograph:  Octav Dragan/via Reuters

Police and officials defend actions after 450 people hurt at Bucharest rally

Jailed Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov: his health is reported to be deteriorating rapidly. Photograph: Russian High Commissioner for Human Rights Press Centre

Fears grow for Crimean native Oleh Sentsov after 89-day hunger strike in Arctic jail

Belarussian president Alexander Lukashenko: critics accuse Mr Lukashenko of launching his latest attack on those who challenge him in the media or political arena. Photograph: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Raids target press that criticise veteran autocrat Alexander Lukashenko

Former Slovak interior minister Robert Kalinak called the story about Trinh Xuan Thanh’s abduction “science fiction”. Photograph: Tomas Benedikovic/AFP/Getty Images

Trinh Xuan Thanh jailed for life after being snatched in Berlin

Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili, Polish foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz, Lithuania’s foreign minister Linas Linkevicius, Latvia’s foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics  and other officials meet in Tbilisi on Tuesday. Photograph: Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images

Moscow says Georgian accession to Nato could spark ‘terrible conflict’

Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj: “No one wants a change of borders, but Russian president Vladimir Putin.” Photograph:  Dan McLaughlin

Belgrade vows to defend Kosovo Serbs amid tension over long-awaited pact

Migrants take a shower in a makeshift tent camp in Velika Kladusa at the Bosnia-Croatia border. Photograph: Dado Ruvic

Health issues and violence spiral as refugees gather at tightening Bosnia-Croatia border

Riders attend a rally for Russia’s motorcycle club Night Wolves in front of Russia’s embassy in Bratislava on July 27th, 2018. The pro-Kremlin motorcycle club opened its European base in Dolna Krupa, Slovakia. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty

President calls Kremlin-backed Night Wolves a security risk and restates stance on Crimea

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic said he wanted an agreement with Kosovo that would “end this cycle of conflicts forever”. Photograph: Koca Sulejmanovic/EPA

Some Belgrade officials eye chance of reclaiming northern Kosovo

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev (L) inspects a guard of honour during a welcoming ceremony in front of government buildings in Skopje. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

PM Zoran Zaev calls for opponents to back renaming the country North Macedonia

Dragoslav Ognjanovic (wearing shades) back in 2001: was shot dead on Saturday night outside his apartment block in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, and his son (26) was injured. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic

Dragoslav Ognjanovic defended Slobodan Milosevic and alleged mafia figures

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is welcomed by Romanian president Klaus Iohannis during their official meeting at Cotroceni Presidential Palace in Bucharest, last week.  Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Eurosceptics bullish but no deep desire in central Europe to leave EU

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: “We need a new commission . . . with a new approach,” he said. Photograph: Boris Pejovic/EPA

Hungary’s leader seeks ‘new approach’ after 2019 European elections

Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko: has welcomed US administration for its “uncompromising position”.  Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Strong declaration from Washington follows Trump obfuscation on annexation of region

Macedonia’s prime minister Zoran Zaev: says the nationalists are holding the nation’s future hostage to party interests. Photograph:  Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

Government accuses nationalists of seeking amnesty for ex-officials

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Presidential Palace in Bucharest. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Varadkar also seeks to soothe fears that no-deal Brexit could spark chaos

Protesters take part in a rally against the use of the name Macedonia in Pella, northern Greece on June 6th. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

Athens expects Moscow to respond to expulsion of its diplomats

President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump: idea that eastern Ukraine could hold a referendum on its status has been rejected. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

Vladimir Putin reportedly proposed vote in war-ravaged region to Trump in Helsinki

US president Donald Trump: reportedly told fellow G7 leaders last month Crimea was part of Russia “because everyone there speaks Russian”. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Trump queries Nato’s role in Balkans, where Russia seeks influence

A monument for victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 downing over Donetsk in Ukraine. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters

Investigators say missile that downed aircraft in 2014 came from Russian military

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko: “I wish Mr Trump well in his efforts to bring Mr Putin back into line.” Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump vague on Ukraine despite strong line from other US officials

US defence secretary James Mattis briefs reporters on the plane from Zagreb to Olso on July 13th. Photograph: Afp/pool

Moscow irked by Macedonia’s Nato invitation and expulsions from Greece

 Czech Republic prime minister Andrej Babis  arrives for a parliamentary session on a confidence vote in the  Prague parliament on Thursday. Photograph:  Martin Divisek/EPA

Andrej Babis finally breaks nine months of post-election deadlock

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras shakes hands with Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg during the Nato summit in Brussels. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images

Athens claims officials tried to undermine agreement over name as Skopje seeks Nato accession

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau: “We are absolutely committed to the protection of our allies and global peace and security.” Photograph: Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images

Justin Trudeau also criticises Russia ahead of Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki

Laura Codruta Kovesi, Romania’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor,  after the president  sacked her on Monday in Bucharest.  Photograph:  Adrian Catu/AFP/Getty Images

Government succeeds in forcing president to fire Laura Codruta Kovesi

Chinese premier Li Keqiang  speaking at a joint news conference with Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borisov during the seventh summit of China and central and eastern European countries in Sophia. Photograph: Getty Images

Beijing's premier meets leaders from central and eastern Europe

 Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev (right) with Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz in Vienna last month. Photograph: Florian Wieser/EPA

US and EU hail the pact and Nato membership talks beckon for Skopje

People protest in front of the Romanian Government headquarters in Bucharest on Wednesday. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

Council of Europe calls for a halt to sweeping criminal justice reforms

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban  in Brussels, Belgium, last week.  Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Migration policy likely to dominate Orban-Merkel talks on Thursday

People sing the Ukrainian national anthem during a meeting at the NSC Olimpiysky stadium in Kiev on Monday to demand the release of Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov in Russia. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

World Cup spotlight raises pressure on Moscow to free political prisoners

 Anti-corruption campaigner Andrei Nastase,  whose victory in the Chisinau mayoral election has been  annulled, and head of the Action and Solidarity party Maia Sandu: travelled to Strasbourg on Monday to meet EU officials. Photograph: Dumitru Doru/EPA

Thousands protest and EU and US object after mayoral elections annulled

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and German chancellor Angela Merkel:  “Hungary will not become an immigrant country; Hungary will remain a Hungarian country,” said Mr Orban. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

Balkan states resist plan to create migrant ‘disembarkation platforms’

Czech prime minister Andrej Babis arrives for the cabinet’s inauguration at Prague Castle on Wednesday. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Eurosceptic tycoon Andrej Babis remains as premier despite fraud allegations

Citizens protest in Great National Assembly Square, in front of the Arch of Triumph, after the invalidation of the second round of mayoral elections in Chisinau, Moldova, on Monday. Photograph: Dumitru Doru/EPA

EU and US alarmed as anti-graft campaigner is barred from becoming capital's mayor

Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party leader Liviu Dragnea: sentenced last week for involvement in an abuse of office scandal. Photograph: Inquam Photos/Liviu Florin Albei

Liviu Dragnea urged to ‘just disappear’ from politics after second criminal conviction

The Hungarian National Opera in Budapest, which announced that it had to cancel 15 performances of the musical Billy Elliot following a homophobic press campaign. Photograph: Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images

Opera chief in Hungary denies pressure from nationalist government prompted the move

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Slovakian prime minister Peter Pellegrini and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban in Budapest on Thursday. Photograph: Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images

Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia to skip EU mini-summit on migration

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban before the vote on the “Stop Soros” package of Bills, at the Parliament in Budapest, on Wednesday. Photograph: Tamas Kaszas/Reuters

Deputies vote to bar refugees with ban on arrival of any ‘alien population’

Viktor Orban’s government enjoys a two-thirds majority and will easily pass the Bill. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Viktor Orban ready to defy critics with controversial vote on World Refugee Day

Migrants board a night bus at Sarajevo station,  on their way to the Bosnian town of Bihac on June 7th, 2018. Photograph:  Elvis  Barukcic/AFP/Getty

Growing fears as Bosnia threatens to follow Austria and Slovenia if they close borders

 Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (left) and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s  prime minister Zoran Zaev  after their arrival on the Macedonian side of the Lake Prespa for a celebratory lunch.   Photograph: EPA/Nake Batev

Critics vow to scupper pact that unblocks Macedonia's path to EU and Nato

Ano  party leader Andrej Babis: Czech Republic’s new  prime minister. Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty

Government likely to lean on communist support after eight months of limbo

The main defendant Samsoor Lahoo (31), an Afghan citizen,  during the trial of human traffickers in  Kecskemet, Hungary on Thursday. Photograph: Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images

Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis suffocated in locked wagon in 2015

Macedonian president Gjorge Ivanov: there is a rift between him and Macedonia’s prime minister Zoran Zaev.  Photograph: Nake  Batev

Despite accord between PMs, Gjorge Ivanov claims too many concessions made to Athens

Karpatalja squad members celebrate with the trophy after winning the alternative Conifa World   Cup on Saturday in London. Photograph: Robin Millard/AFP/Getty Images

Kiev accuses Budapest of stoking tension among its Hungarian minority

Pro-government supporter holds cutouts of Romanian president Klaus Iohannis and head of anti-corruption agency Laura Codruta Kovesi dressed as prisoners at a meeting organised by the PSD  ruling party in Bucharest. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty

Scandal-plagued ruling party PSD accuses ‘shadow state’ of persecuting officials

Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borisov who halted the Danube power station project during a previous term in power. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

Parliament votes to revive Belene atomic project on the Danube river

Protesters wave Greek flags in a demonstration to protest against the use of Macedonia in the name of the state on Greece’s northern border. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

Greeks protest push for a deal to end dispute over name of their neighbouring country

Protesters shouting anti-government slogans in front of the Romanian government headquarters in Bucharest on May 30th. Photograph:  Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images

Defiant ruling party plans major rally and wants top prosecutor fired

Janez Jansa, leader of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), and his wife Urska: Mr Jansa is a divisive figure, having briefly been jailed on bribery charges in 2014. He used strongly nationalist rhetoric during his campaign.  Photograph: Borut Zivulovic

SDS leader Janez Jansa willing to compromise after taking quarter of votes in ballot

Boris Herman, who according to Ukrainian authorities is a suspect in a plot to murder Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, at a court hearing in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Reuters/Volodymyr Hontar

Kiev under pressure to prove its case to international community after string of legal failures

Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko at a Ukrainian Security Service press conference in Kiev on Wednesday. Photograph: Sergey Nuzhnenko/EPA

Arkady Babchenko watched breaking news of his own ‘death’ in the morgue

Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko (centre), who was reported murdered in the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko (left) and head of the National Police Serhii Kniaziev attend a news briefing in Kiev on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine says it faked murder of Arkady Babchenko to foil ‘Russian plot’ to kill him

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: the Bill would allow jailing of NGO workers who help people who are not eligible for asylum in Hungary.  Photograph: Bernadett Szabo

UNHCR joins international criticism of Orban amid rising EU concern for Hungary

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko meeting US president Donald Trump  at the White House  on June 20th, 2017: BBC reports the meeting was secured by a secret payment of up to $600,000.  Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty

Kiev's top prosecutor denies freezing cases linked to Trump's ex-campaign chief

A police interpreter (right) with a group of migrants during the evacuation of a makeshift camp  in a Sarajevo park. Officials say that some 4,000 migrants have entered Bosnia this year. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Ethnic Serb leader claims Bosniaks want to boost Muslim population

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev gives a news conference at the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia, Bulgaria, last week.  Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

‘Ilinden Macedonia’ suggested as solution to 27-year dispute with Balkan neighbour

Supporters of Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan attend a pre-election rally in Sarajevo on Sunday. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Turkish leader holds controversial campaign rally in Bosnian capital

Migrants gather in a park across from City Hall in Sarajevo on May 3rd. In an election year, the issue is becoming a source of political tension in the country.  Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Hundreds of people arriving each week on new ‘Balkan route’ to the EU

George Soros, founder and the Open Society Foundations. Open Society said Viktor Orban’s campaign had “invoked anti-Semitic imagery from World War II”. Photograph:  Olivier Hoslet/AFP/Getty Images

Future of Budapest’s Central European University also unclear under Orban reforms

Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki meets his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban in Warsaw on May 14th: they have “absolutely identical” views on the need to safeguard farm subsidies and development funds for poorer members. Photograph: Kacper Pempel

Brussels gives Warsaw until late June to roll back judicial reforms eroding rule of law

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras is scheduled to meet his Macedonian counterpart, Zoran Zaev, on Thursday in Sofia. Photograph: Yiannis Kourtoglou/AFP/Getty Images

Talks to end 27-year name dispute now in ‘most delicate phase’

 Bosnian president Bakir Izetbegovic delivers a press statement in Berlin on a visit including meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Turkish president angry over EU states' ban on campaign events

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban (right) during his swearing-in ceremony for a third straight term, on Thursday, at the Parliament in Budapest. Photograph: Attila  Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Leader of nationalist Fidesz party wants to make Hungary a top EU nation by 2030

Russian president Vladimir Putin  and Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic attend the Victory Day reception at the Kremlin in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph:  Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images

Aleksandar Vucic the first leader to meet Vladimir Putin since his inauguration

 People attend a protest against the government of prime minister Viktor Orban in Budapest, Hungary, last month. Photograph:  Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Anti-immigration leader pledges to protect ‘security and Christian culture’

Radical Party: Vojislav Seselj  in the village of Jarak, where he and a few dozen supporters gathered after police cordoned off Hrtkovci. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Vojislav Seselj barred from Hrtkovci on anniversary of infamous speech

People attend a protest rally in reaction to the murder of Slovak investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, in Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: Reuters/Radovan Stoklasa

Thousands protest again across Slovakia over killing of Jan Kuciak and his fiancee

Paul Manafort, former campaign manager for Donald Trump:  quit in August 2016, amid claims that between 2007-2012 he received more than $12 million in secret payments from Viktor Yanukovich. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort under suspicion in US and Ukraine

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko watching testing  last month at a missile complex in the Kherson region. Photograph:  Reuters

Moscow criticises supply of anti-tank missiles as Kiev changes to military operation

Milorad Dodik, the nationalist president of Bosnia’s Serb-run region Republika Srpska, has described as “a farce”  the decision to release a Bosnian Muslim general accused of war crimes. Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Serbs angry as Bosniak war hero Atif Dudakovic is freed from custody

European Council president Donald Tusk (left) on an official visit to Bosnian capital Sarajevo last Thursday shaking hands with members of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency: Bakir Izetbegovic, Dragan Covic and Mladen Ivanic. Photograph:   Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

People smugglers are seeking gaps in the region’s tighter border security regime

Vojislav Seselj: his conviction earlier this month for war crimes in the 1990s should by Serbian law see him expelled from parliament. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Zagreb also angry over behaviour of Serb war criminal and deputy Vojislav Seselj

Newly appointed Slovak interior minister Denisa Sakova: said after being sworn in that she “will try to restore public trust in police that is currently missing”. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images

Ruling party’s Denisa Sakova vows to restore trust after reporter Jan Kuciak’s murder

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko with Patriarch Filaret, head of Ukraine’s Orthodox Church in Kiev: The bid to secure independence “will cause a huge upsurge in the national spirit”. Photograph: Mikhail Palinchak/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service

Kremlin and Russian Orthodox Church oppose Kiev’s move to sever religious links

Radovan Karadzic:  was found responsible for crimes including the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo, which claimed about 10,000 lives. Photograph: Yves Herman/AP

Radovan Karadzic asks UN judges to quash 40-year sentence on 50 grounds of appeal

Protesters take part in an anti-government demonstration in Budapest, Hungary. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Hungarian capital a bastion of opposition to the country's nationalist premier

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade on Thursday. Photograph: Koca Sulejmanovic/EPA

Belgrade official returns to Kosovo a month after arrest sparked crisis

Pro-Russian rebels  preparing  a tank near  Luhansk, Ukraine, for a  “victory day” parade on May 9th to mark   the 73nd anniversary of the then Soviet Red Army’s victory over Nazi Germany. Photograph:  EPA/Alexander Ermochenko

Russian-led separatists say mine is no longer radioactive after 1979 blast

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev (right) accepts the European Commission report from EU commissioner Johannes Hahn, on Wednesday. Photograph: Nake Batev/EPA

France's Macron demands EU reform before Balkan expansion

A demonstration comprising 35,000 protesters demand the resignation of Slovak police chief Tibor Gaspar. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images

Killings and possible link to alleged mafia figures sparked protests and top resignations

Milo Djukanovic: portrayed himself as only candidate who could ensure Montenegro remained on a pro-western path, with hopes of joining the EU by 2025, and fending off Russian influence. Photograph: Stevo Vasiljevic

Veteran ruler accused of presiding over corruption and nepotism in Balkan state

Anti-Orban demonstrators gather at the building of the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest on Saturday. Photograph: Zsolt Szigetvary/MTI via AP

Nationalist leader’s allies accuse George Soros’s ‘network’ of being behind protest

Milo Djukanovic said victory in Sunday’s presidential elections “is more important for Montenegro and its path than to me personally”. Photograph: Savo Prelevic/AFP/Getty Images

Veteran leader Milo Djukanovic seeks return to presidency

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, after his Fidesz party’s victory in the parliamentary elections in Budapest last weekend. Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Fine Gael's European Parliament bloc accused of shielding Viktor Orban

 Thousands of demonstrators gather in Wenceslas Square to protest against Czech prime minister Andrej Babis, in Prague on Tuesday. Photograph: Martin Divisek/EPA

Protests grow as deadlock over indicted billionaire premier Andrej Babis grinds on

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: won a third successive term on Sunday, consolidating his grip on power. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo

Orban landslide victory set to raise pressure on NGOs, media and Soros-funded college

Viktor Orban (third right) celebrates his party’s election victory.  Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Landslide win divides EU opinion as election monitors raise concerns

The Vencel family, members of the Association of Cultural Preservation for Hungarian Hussar Unit,   cast their vote in Jaszfenyszaru, east of Budapest, during the general elections on Sunday. Photograph: Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images

Early data indicates prime minister’s party will win two-thirds majority

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban after the consecration of a statue in memory of Smolensk plane crash victims, in Budapest, on Friday. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Ruling Fidesz party tipped to win but ‘tactical voting’ could boost opposition

Czech police spokesman Jan Danek said six men had been arrested and placed in custody on suspicion of rape at a hostel in Prague’s old town. Image: iStock

Police stormed hostel in Czech city’s old town to arrest six suspects

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban (C), Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic (R) and leader of the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians political party Istvan Pasztor (2L). Photograph: Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

Kiev and locals reject Budapest's depiction of ethnic strife in western Ukraine

 US president Donald Trump with (from left) President Raimonds Vejonis of Latvia, President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia and President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania during a joint press conference at the White House in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Donald Trump tells Baltic leaders he might get on well with Putin

Senator Jeff Sessions: “Computer hacking is not just a crime, it is a direct threat to the security and privacy of Americans.” Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

Moscow angry and Czech president and government at odds over Yevgeny Nikulin

Prime minister Victor Orban: his anti-immigration and Eurosceptic rhetoric is popular in 10-million-strong Hungary. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/AFP/Getty Images

Opponents struggle for coherent plan to oust ruling Fidesz party

Muhammed Usman (18) from Pakistan at a migrant aid centre in Belgrade after being caught and sent back from the Serbia-Croatia border. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Migrants accuse border guards of violence and robbery and forcing them back to Serbia

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