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    1. November 24, 2015

      Serbia gears up for struggle to see migrants through winter

      The line of people stretched half a mile towards the Presevo hills: 5,000 asylum-seekers, stuck in the far south of...

    2. November 9, 2015

      EU eyes migrant processing centres in non-member states

      The EU will explore setting up “processing centres” for asylum seekers across the western Balkans — both inside and...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      November 6, 2015

      Reflective flight

      A river gull flies over reflection of a Gazela (Gazelle) bridge on the Sava river in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday ...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. FT Photo Diary

      October 9, 2015

      Return to sender

      Novak Djokovic of Serbia hits a return against John Isner of U.S. during their men’s singles match at the China Open...

    7. 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...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      September 25, 2015

      Fenced off

      A child sits behind a fence as refugees and migrants wait for a train heading to Serbia near the Macedonian-Greek...

    9. 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,...

    10. Brussels Blog

      September 22, 2015

      Why Hungary wanted out of EU's refugee scheme

      When the European Commission this month unveiled its scheme to share out 120,000 refugees, on top of the 40,000 agreed...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      September 22, 2015

      Window of opportunity

      A boy makes a grimace aboard a train transporting migrants and refugees to Serbia after they crossed the...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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,...

    17. 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,...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      September 16, 2015

      Tear gas and water cannon

      A migrant protests as Hungarian riot police fires tear gas and water cannon at the border crossing with Serbia in...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      September 16, 2015

      Barred access

      Hungarian border police stand guard opposite refugees standing behind a fence at the Hungarian border with Serbia near...

    20. 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...

    21. September 15, 2015

      Migrant crisis sees border checks return to EU’s Schengen area

      As night fell on the A3 motorway near Germany’s border with Austria, police carried out spot checks. Traffic slowed to...

    22. September 15, 2015

      Hungary chokes off flow of migrants into EU

      For weeks it was an unofficial gateway to Europe for thousands of migrants, a single rail track running rough the...

    23. September 14, 2015

      The crises that threaten to unravel the EU

      There is a comforting cliché in Brussels that the EU needs crises in order to progress. But the current cocktail of...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      September 14, 2015

      Walking the line

      A woman walks on the railway track on her way to a temporary holding centre for migrants after crossing the borderline...

    25. September 11, 2015

      Orban gets tough over borders

      Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, warned on Friday that migrants crossing illegally from Serbia would face arrest...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      September 11, 2015

      Before the border closes

      A young girl finds the energy to run towards waiting buses at the Hungarian border with Serbia in Roszke, Hungary....

    27. September 6, 2015

      Viktor Orban uses migrant crisis to shore up his sagging popularity

      Since the surge of immigrants from the Middle East to Europe started last year, Hungary has been at the centre of...

    28. The World

      September 3, 2015

      Refugees or migrants - what's in a word?

      Yesterday a colleague asked me what I’m planning to write my next column about – “The migrant crisis”, I said. “Why...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      September 2, 2015

      Heading for Hungary

      Syrian refugees and migrants along a railway line as they try to cross from Serbia into Hungary near Horgos. European...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      September 1, 2015

      On the tracks

      A migrant, hoping to cross into Hungary, plays with a child along a railway track outside the village of Horgos in...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      August 28, 2015

      Benched in Serbia

      Migrants sleep on a bench at a park in Belgrade, Serbia on Friday. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      August 27, 2015

      Sleeping in the park

      Migrants from Syria sleep at a park in Belgrade, Serbia. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and...

    33. August 26, 2015

      Hungary considers deploying troops to tackle migrant crisis

      Hungary is poised to deploy the army at the EU’s frontiers as part of a growing military response to Europe’s largest...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      August 26, 2015

      Under the wire

      Syrian migrants cross under a fence into Hungary at the border with Serbia, near Roszke, on Wednesday. Hungary’s...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      August 24, 2015

      Refugee crisis

      Migrants from Syria sit along a road as they wait for a bus in the village of Miratovac near the town of Presevo,...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      August 7, 2015

      Migrant train

      Migrants try to get on a train heading to the border with Serbia at the train station in Gevgelija, on the...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      August 6, 2015

      On track to Europe

      A migrant family walks on train tracks towards the town of Gevgelija, on the Macedonian-Greek border, on Thursday. Many...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      August 4, 2015

      Heading for Serbia

      A Syrian child injured from a chemical attack according to her father, waits to reach a train heading to the border...

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