Migrants diverted after Hungary border closure

Migrants streaming across the Balkans reached Slovenia on Saturday, diverted overnight by the closure of Hungary’s border with Croatia in the latest demonstration of Europe’s disjointed response to the flow of people reaching its borders. Hungary’s right-wing government declared its southern frontier with Croatia off limits to migrants, blocking entry[…]

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Tensions between Croatia and Serbia over refugees

Tensions between Serbia and Croatia have escalated as the Balkan states struggle to come up with a way to deal with tens of thousands of refugees streaming through the two countries to seek sanctuary in other parts of Europe. Serbia banned imports from Croatia on Thursday to protest against Zagreb’s[…]

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Croatia closes Serbia border crossings

Croatia has closed seven of eight road border crossings with Serbia after complaining of being overwhelmed by an influx of more than 11,000 migrants who evaded police, trekked through fields and tried to sneak into Slovenia by train in a march westwards that is dividing Europe. Only the main Bajakovo[…]

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Refugees seeking new routes after border closures

The first refugees have arrived near the Croatian frontier, carving out a new route through Europe after Hungary sealed its borders. The development came as German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called for a special EU refugee summit, urging unity in the European response to the crisis. A group of[…]

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