The Trump administration is likely to extend the laptop ban. Photograph: Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union has demanded urgent talks with the United States over a possible extension to some European countries of a US ban on airline passen(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban greeting  Poland’s Beata Szydlo at the Central Eastern European Innovators Summit in Warsaw on Tuesday. Photograph: Radek Pietruszka/EPA

Human rights defenders have urged the European Union to hold Hungary to account for its hard-line migration policy, as it began detaining most asylum(...)

African refugees and migrants wait aboard a rubber boat  off the Libyan coast. Photograph: Santi Palacios/AP

European countries have taken in less than 10 per cent of the 160,000 asylum seekers they pledged to admit under a relocation scheme agreed at the hei(...)

Migrants, who were part of a group intercepted aboard a dinghy off the coast in the Mediterranean sea, after arriving on a rescue boat at a port in Malaga, southern Spain. Photograph: Reuters

European countries have accepted less than 10 per cent of the 160,000 refugees they promised to move to safety from unsanitary and cramped camps in It(...)

  Grand-Place in Brussels: The European Commission has said steps are  needed to strengthen the border control database known as the Schengen Information System. Photograph:  Hatim Kaghat/AFP/Getty Images

Brussels is proposing to bolster the sharing of border control data to address weaknesses exposed by terror attacks across Europe during the past two (...)

A Syrian Kurdish woman hangs out washing at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens, which hosts about 600 refugees and migrants. The EU’s border agency says the number of migrants arriving in the Greek islands has increased significantly over the past month. Photograph: Petros Giannakouris/AP

Differences between Irish and Italian authorities over the handling of asylum seekers’ applications for relocation have resulted in no migrants movin(...)

Sir Julian King: as one of 28 commissioners, the Europhile will play a key role in future Brexit talks. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Britain’s nominee to become the next British EU commissioner will be questioned by MEPs in Strasbourg today ahead of a Thursday vote on his candidatu(...)

Children cover their faces to protect themselves from dust amid strong winds at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni on Wednesday. Photograph:  Daniel Mihailescu/ AFP/Getty Images

Visa-free travel for Turkish citizens travelling to the EU may be agreed as early as May 4th, the European Commission said on Wednesday, as it reporte(...)

A boy stands outside a tent at a makeshift camp for refugees and migrants at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

The number of migrants arriving in Europe through the Western Balkan routes has dropped considerably as a result of EU action, European Council presid(...)

Migrants and refugees protest to have a border gate opened at their makeshift camp in the northern Greek border village of Idomeni on Wednesday. Photograph:  Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

The European Commission has unveiled an overhaul of the European Union’s asylum policy, in an attempt to share the burden of hosting refugees more eve(...)

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