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    1. November 26, 2015

      If Schengen fails: Four scenarios threatening passport-free zone

      If the Schengen accord finally buckles under the weight of Europe’s migration and security crises, the world’s biggest...

    2. November 26, 2015

      Loss of open borders poses threat to trade in central and eastern Europe

      As clouds gathered over emerging markets in August because of concerns about prospects for China’s economy, central and...

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    1. November 18, 2015

      Global supply chains hit by terror threats and flows of migrants

      The rise of radical Islam in the Middle East and the reintroduction of border controls in Europe is disrupting supply...

    2. November 8, 2015

      Croatia’s rightwing HDZ emerges with biggest share of vote

      Croatia swung to the right with the opposition HDZ beating the governing social democrats in general elections on...

    3. November 5, 2015

      Migrant crisis threatens to raise ghosts of Balkan wars

      Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a stark explanation this week of why she pressed for a recent special EU summit with...

    4. Brussels Blog

      November 3, 2015

      Operation Guilt Trip: Brussels heaps pressure on member states over refugees

      After a string of bad-tempered, late-night summits, leaders from across the EU agreed an ambitious programme of...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      November 3, 2015

      A foggy future

      A migrant waits for transport to Slovenia after he registered at a new winter refugee camp in Slavonski Brod, Croatia...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      October 28, 2015

      Night train

      A train as it leaves Somogymeggyes for Tab, some 140 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary. The train serves on the last...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      October 26, 2015

      Muddy borders

      Migrants walk past farm fields as they are escorted by police towards buses which will take them to Brezice refugee...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      October 22, 2015

      Blocking the border

      A young girl touches the riot shield of a police officer as she and other migrants make their way on foot after...

    9. October 21, 2015

      EU leaders to hammer out continental response to migrant crisis

      European leaders will hold an emergency summit this weekend in an attempt to bring order to the tide of migrants...

    10. October 16, 2015

      Hungary closes border with Croatia

      Hungary sealed most of its border with Croatia on Friday night — the second time in a month it has cut off the main...

    11. September 25, 2015

      Brussels warns Hungary against erecting Slovenia migrant fence

      The European Commission has warned Hungary that building a fence on its frontier with Slovenia to keep out migrants...

    12. September 24, 2015

      Balkan tensions rise amid migrant crisis

      Relations between Croatia and Serbia plunged on Thursday to their worst since the end of the post-Yugoslav civil wars,...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      September 22, 2015

      Waiting for hope

      A woman carries a baby as she goes through a police line in front of a reception centre in Opatovac, Croatia today....

    14. September 22, 2015

      EU ministers force through refugee quota plan

      EU interior ministers on Tuesday imposed a plan to relocate 120,000 refugees across the EU, outvoting four eastern...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      September 21, 2015

      Crossing to Croatia

      A migrant walks the last few kilometres from Serbia to Croatia as more migrants continue to arrive by bus on Monday in...

    16. September 18, 2015

      Croatia shuts borders as it is overwhelmed by influx of migrants

      Nervous governments in central and south-east Europe tightened their borders and lashed out at each other on Friday, as...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      September 18, 2015

      Croatian crossing

      A Syrian refugee man plays with his daughter after spending night near an abandoned military barrack in Beli Manastir,...

    18. September 17, 2015

      Migration risks dividing east and west Europe

      The EU’s 28 member states have long been famed for squabbling among themselves whenever the bloc comes face to face...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      September 17, 2015

      Border playtime

      Children play near policemen standing guard as a group of newly arrived migrants wait for a train at a railway station,...

    20. September 17, 2015

      Army on alert as almost 9,000 migrants surge into Croatia

      Croatia put its military on alert after almost 9,000 migrants surged into the country after being shut out of Hungary,...

    21. September 16, 2015

      Hungarian police use tear gas in clashes with migrants

      Clashes broke out on Wednesday between police and migrants trying to enter the EU through Hungary’s now-closed border...

    22. FT Data

      September 14, 2015

      People in recession economies

      The population living in contracting economies is expected to rise to over 7 per cent of the global total this year,...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      July 13, 2015

      Crossing Serbia

      Migrants sleep at the main railway station in Belgrade, on Monday. Migrants cross Serbia to join other European...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      July 2, 2015

      Heading to Europe

      Migrants stand in a queue near the police station in the southern Serbian town of Presevo, near the border with...

    25. June 26, 2015

      Pearls for the picking in Croatia’s property market

      Croatia, with its indented coastline and more than a thousand islands — many offering pristine waters for swimming and...

    26. June 5, 2015

      Opinion: Southeast Europe can lead the way in clean energy

      At the end of 2014, Silicon Valley’s Progress Software Corporation acquired the Bulgarian software start-up Telerik for...

    27. The World

      April 22, 2015

      Ukraine conflict attracts foreign fighters - on both sides

      Just like the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the violence in eastern Ukraine is attracting foreign fighters – some with...

    28. beyondbrics

      March 17, 2015

      As Slovenia's recovery continues, Croatia's is just starting

      Two neighbouring, Adriatic, former-Yugoslav states, both now members of the EU: one is continuing a remarkable recovery...

    29. February 23, 2015

      DS Smith snaps up Duropack for €300m

      DS Smith, a UK-based manufacturer of corrugated cardboard and plastic packaging, has agreed a €300m deal for Duropack,...

    30. beyondbrics

      February 4, 2015

      Croatia’s debt relief: not all it’s cracked up to be

      Given the shifts taking place in European politics, particularly in the wake of Syriza’s assumption of power in Greece,...

    31. February 3, 2015

      UN court rejects Balkan genocide claims

      The International Court of Justice cleared Croatia and Serbia of genocide on Tuesday although the judge did acknowledge...

    32. February 2, 2015

      Debt relief for poor linked to election in Croatia

      Tens of thousands of poor Croatians can apply for debt cancellation under a scheme to boost consumption as Croatia...

    33. January 30, 2015

      Record numbers seek UK university places

      Record numbers of 18-year-olds have applied to British universities and youngsters from the poorest areas are more...

    34. January 28, 2015

      Beware Hungary’s cure for the Swiss franc mortgages hangover

      When the Swiss National Bank scrapped its cap on the Swiss franc two weeks ago and sent the currency soaring,...

    35. January 21, 2015

      Croatian banks spurn Swiss franc rate fix

      Croatian banks have rejected a government plan to protect Swiss franc loan holders by fixing the country’s kuna/franc...

    36. beyondbrics

      January 20, 2015

      Croatia's president-elect: I'll lobby for change

      Croatia’s new president-elect will use her role to promote stalled economic reform, she has told beyondbrics in...

    37. The World

      January 13, 2015

      Reconciliation continues to elude former Yugoslavia

      Within twenty years of the end of the second world war, the same European countries that had been sworn enemies during...

    38. January 12, 2015

      Centre-right’s Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović wins Croatia presidency

      Croatian voters have elected a centre-right politician and former diplomat as president, venting frustration at the...

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