Miro Cerar

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The marina in the Slovenian  town of Piran: there was a bitter 26-year-old territorial dispute involving principally 7.3sq m of maritime territory in the  bay. Photograph: Jure Makovec/AFP/Getty Images

It was never going to be that simple. The idea was that when new states signed up to join the European Union, they would do so with an unequivocal pro(...)

A girl walks in the mud  in a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the Greek village of Idomeni, where thousands of refugees and migrants are stranded by the Balkan border blockade. Photograph: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

EU justice ministers meeting in Brussels have questioned Turkey’s ability to qualify for visa liberalisation by June, in a sign of significant opposit(...)

A  boy walks through a flooded refugee camp at the border between Greece and the  Macedonia, near Idomeni, northern Greece, on Wednesday. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Balkan states are re-imposing strict border controls in a bid to close a route that more than one million migrants and refugees took to reach western (...)

Syrian refugees rest next to a highway as a group of more than 100 Syrian refugees who crossed the Greek-Turkish borders the previous night is stopped by Greek police near the village of Thourio at the regional unit of Evros in northeastern Greece. Photograph: Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters

Greece has hit back at European proposals for tightened security on its northern border with Macedonia, describing the latest plans to staunch the flo(...)

Slovenian prime minister Miro Cerar (right) with his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban during his visit to the country yesterday. Photograph:  Jure Makovec/Getty Images

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban said a fence should be erected on the Macedonian and Bulgarian borders with Greece to curb the inflow of migrant(...)

National leaders along the “Balkan route” are under pressure to address the growing fears of their people, which in several cases are fanned by nationalist parties on the rise. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The river Sutla curls quietly through a normally tranquil corner of Europe, its grassy banks frequented only by fishermen, and ducks whose stray feath(...)

Slovenian soldiers building a razor wire fence on the Slovenian-Croatian border in Gibina, northeastern Slovenia, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Jure Makovec/AFP/Getty Images

Croatia sharply criticised Slovenia for unfurling razor wire along stretches of their border on Wednesday, as Europe continued to struggle to find a c(...)

The president of the European Council Donald Tusk speaks to delegates during a welcome meeting   ahead of the Valletta Summit on migration. Photograph:  Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images

More than 50 representatives from European and African countries gather in Valletta, Malta, today for a two-day summit on the refugee crisis. It mar(...)

Refugees flock to emergency accomodation at the border between Germany and Austria near Wegscheid, Germany, on Wednesday.  German federal police are struggling with a huge influx of refugees. and migrants. Photograph: Photograph: Armin Weigel/EPA

Austria has announced plans to build a fence with Slovenia in a bid to slow down the flow of refugees into the country, sparking concern about the fut(...)

A migrant mother waits to enter a makeshift camp at the Austrian Slovenian border near the village of Sentilj. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

EU leaders meeting in Brussels on Sunday pledged to increase capacity at reception centres along the Western Balkans route and send extra police force(...)

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