Balkan migrant route

Migrants shivering in Serbia find no warmth in Hungary, minister says

Hungary will not open its border to refugees and migrants facing bitterly cold conditions in neighbouring Serbia, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told a German newspaper.

Police in Italy and Germany bust migrant smuggling ring

Italian and German police have busted a six-member ring that smuggled asylum seekers into the European Union via the Balkans, state police in the Italian city of Ancona said Wednesday.

Thousands of migrants freeze along Balkan route, aid group says

Thousands of migrants in Greece and in the Balkans are suffering under the current freezing temperatures as local authorities have failed to prepare emergency measures, Doctors Without Borders (...

2 Bulgarians indicted for illegal trafficking of Afghanis through Croatia

Two Bulgarian nationals were indicted by the prosecutorial authorities in Sisak on Monday for having illegally transported 67 Afghan migrants in inhumane conditions in a van through Croatia in mid...

Three including child die in migrant smuggler crash in Serbia

Three migrants, including a child, were killed and 10 were injured when the vehicle smuggling them through Serbia overturned early Thursday, state television RTS reported.

Hungary's Orban says Berlin attack was aimed at "Christian values"

Hungary's conservative and fiercely anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orban described the Berlin attack as a strike against "Christian values" on Tuesday.

Sources: Suspected Berlin attacker arrived via Balkan migration route

The man suspected of deliberately ramming a truck into a Berlin Christmas market is believed to have arrived in Germany via the Balkan migration route, security sources tell dpa.

Illegal migrants found in lorry east of Zagreb recovering well, 2 Bulgarians arrested

Most of 67 illegal migrants found in a lorry on the motorway near the eastern Croatian town of Novska on Saturday evening are men aged 15-20, and there are also two children aged 10-12, Health...

Dozens of migrants found hidden in lorry on motorway east of Zagreb

Over 50 migrants were found hidden in a cargo vehicle with foreign licence plates near Novska, 90 kilometres east of Zagreb on Saturday night, when traffic police stopped the lorry driving along...

Commissioner Avramopoulos: Balkan migrant route currently stable

EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos on Friday in Ljubljana underscored the importance of the Western Balkans for controlling the migration flows.

Croatian and Austrian interior ministers meet to discuss Schengen zone, migrant crisis

Croatia and Austria are connected by a long tradition of friendship and cooperation in security, Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said in Zagreb on Monday, praising Croatia for its...

PM says Slovenia protecting Schengen, will close border if necessary

If there is a new migrant wave along the Balkan route as last year, Slovenia will take every security measure and protect the external Schengen border, Prime Minister Miro Cerar told Maribor's...

Mass brawl breaks out between migrants in Belgrade, one stabbed to death

One person was stabbed to death and two were seriously injured in a mass brawl that broke out between two groups of migrants in central Belgrade on Monday, Serbian police said.

Croatian FM: Balkan route needs to remain shut and under control

It is very important that the Western Balkan migrant route remains shut and under control, Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Davor Ivo Stier said on Monday noting that last year's...

Migrants return to Belgrade by train, refuse to go to reception centres

A group of migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan, who attempted to break through a barricade put up by the Serbian police at the Sid-Tovarnik border crossing and enter Croatia, have returned to...