Many refugees on the Balkan route have been stuck in Serbia for years, waiting to pass through Hungary. About 4000 people are languishing in collection points. The Hungarian authorities only allow a few refugees through per day.
Hungary leaves migrant teenagers in harsh conditions at its border with Serbia in breach of agreed rules, the Council of Europe has said. Its report follows visits by human rights experts last year.
Three years after the discovery of 71 suffocated migrants in the back of a truck in Austria, the smugglers responsible have been sentenced to 25 years in prison. The ringleader was accused of "frightening indifference."
A glaring rift has emerged between Angela Merkel's conservative CDU and its Bavarian CSU sister party over how to deal with asylum-seekers. The days of Germany's coalition government could be numbered, warns Jens Thurau.
Slovenian President Borut Pahor has announced he will make an offer to right-wing opposition leader Janez Jansa to form a government after Jansa's SDS party secured nearly 25 percent in the parliamentary election.
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