European Commission’s president Jean-Claude Juncker makes his State of the Union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, yesterday. Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission unveiled a relocation programme for refugees yesterday in its first major policy response to the migration crisis, but doubts (...)

The EU’s high representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini speaking to  journalists as she arrives for the summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: AFP Photo/Thierry Charlier

EU leaders pledged to step up efforts to support Libya yesterday, but stopped far short of endorsing a civilian or military mission to the region. Th(...)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and Swansea City manager Gary Monk, during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford. Monk has signed Federico Fernandez from Napoli. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Swansea have announced the signing of Argentina defender Federico Fernandez from Napoli. The Swans stated on their website that Fernandez has signed a(...)

Bosniak memorial outside the town hall of Brcko. Photograph: Peter Geoghegan

“Put Your Hands Together Against Racism”, reads a colourful poster in the reception hall of the Omladinski centre, on the outskirts of Brcko, a small (...)

Instruments of prisoner torture in a prison room in Zenica, Bosnia, where members of Mlada Bosna (Young Bosnia) served their sentences for the 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. A Serbia newspaper said of the assassins after their arrest: ‘Now those faces are in a dungeon, and even paler under torture. But their mouths have said nothing.’ Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Eleven days after Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, Serbs received news about the fate of his alleged killers.– Daniel McLaughlinIn a Sarajevo Dungeon(...)

Cossack charge at Gumbinnen, August 20th, 1914: A depiction of an eastern front battle between the German and Russian armies at Gumbinnen, East Prussia, now Gusev in Russia. Photograph: Culture Club/Getty Images
Ill-placed family trust

It was a nice day, slightly lifting his spirits. Nicholas II lunched with his two younger daughters before setting out by carriage for the Winter Pala(...)

Is Ming Flanagan about to throw his hat in the ring for a seat in Europe? Photograph: PA

Is Ming Flanagan about to throw his hat in the ring for a seat in Europe? The Independent TD for Roscommon-South Leitrim ran in Connacht-Ulster in 199(...)

Welfare policies must ensure that the vulnerable do not bear a disproportionate share of the burden, the lead author of the WHO report said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Social welfare and health spending should be protected from International Monetary Fund and European Union-led demands for austerity, a major report f(...)

11,541 red chairs pictured along Titova street in Sarajevo on April 6th, 2012, as the city marked the 20th anniversary of the start of the Bosnian war. “As Croatia prepares to join the EU on July 1st and surrounding countries, notably Serbia, move closer to membership, Bosnia faces increasing marginalisation.” Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Twenty years ago,Bosnia and Herzegovina was a place of carnage. Europe did nothing concrete to stop the war until over 100,000 people had died and hun(...)

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