The main physics goals of the NA61/SHINE programme on strong interactions are the study of the properties of the onset of deconfinement and the search for signatures of the critical point of strongly interacting matter.
These goals are pursued by performing an energy (beam momentum 13–158A GeV/c) and system size (p+p, p+Pb, Be+Be, Ar+Sc, Xe+La) scan. This publication reviews results and plans of NA61/SHINE. In particular,
recent inclusive spectra and new results on fluctuations and correlations of identified hadrons in inelastic p + p and centrality selected Be+Be interactions at the SPS energies are presented. The energy dependence of
quantities inspired by the Statistical Model of the Early Stage (kink, horn and step) show unexpected behaviour in p+p collisions. The NA61/SHINE results are compared with the corresponding data of other experiments and