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The refugee camp in Velika Kladusa, in August. On Monday, about 200 migrants walked from Velika Kladusa to the frontier with Croatia to protest. Photograph:   Attila Husejnow/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Bosnia is now facing a “perfect storm” in its struggle to cope with thousands of migrants, as a surge in the number of new arrivals coincides with gro(...)

A beach in Okrug Gornji, Trogir, Croatia. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

A 54-year-old Irish woman has drowned in a swimming pool in Croatia. The woman’s body was found in the pool at 3.30am on Friday morning in front of (...)

Máire Geoghegan Quinn resigned from Galway 2020 three weeks ago. File photograph Nick Bradshaw

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project has lost another board member with the resignation of former EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn. (...)

The red light district in Amsterdam: ‘Sometime it is as simple as tourists not realising that real people live here.’ Photograph: Getty Images

It is not a problem many holiday destinations spend much effort worrying about or money trying to fix: the wrong kind of tourist. But that is the chal(...)

Tourists in Santorini. Photograph: Athanasios Gioumpasis/Getty Images

Imagine 2½ million tourists arriving each summer on Inishmore. That’s the number of visitors to the Greek island of Mykonos – half by plane, half by c(...)

A refugee couple reach the Croatian border near Velika Kladusa in  Bosnia and Herzegovina on August 13th, 2018. Photograph: Maciej Luczniewski/NurPhoto via Getty Images

There is a saying in and around Velika Kladusa in northwest Bosnia, the latest pressure point on the Balkan migration route, which captures the local (...)

Russian activist Pyotr Verzilov was one of four Pussy Riot members who invaded the pitch during this summer’s World Cup match between France and Croatia in Moscow. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

A member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot who ran on to the pitch during the World Cup final is in intensive care in hospital after losing his (...)

The chief executive of Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 Hannah Kiely  has announced she is stepping down.

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project is in further turmoil over the loss of its chief executive, Hannah Kiely. The development comes ju(...)

Building materials group and index heavyweight CRH slid 2.23 per cent to €27.65

Trade war fears continued to weigh on markets on Friday, leaving European shares suffering after one of their worst weeks since March. DUBLIN Ryanai(...)

Young people fishing reading sunbathing on dock at Piran Slovenia on the Adriatic Sea coast with Church of St Clement at Punta Lighthouse. Photograph: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images

Slovenia is so small, bigger ex-Yugoslav republics like to joke, that the capital Ljubljana’s marathon is actually a lap of the entire country, and pl(...)

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