Brigitte Bierlein becomes Austria’s first female chancellor

By |maj 31st, 2019|Alexander van der Bellen, Austria, Austrian elections, Brigitte Bierlein, far right, FPO, News, OVP, Sebastian Kurz|

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen appointed the head of the country's consitutional court as Austria's first female chancellor Thursday (30 May) to lead an interim government until elections later in the year.

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Austria’s far-right puts into question international rights conventions

By |januar 24th, 2019|Alexander van der Bellen, Austria, ECHR, far right, FPO, Herbert Kickl, human rights, News, OVP, rule of law, Sebastian Kurz, SPÖ|

Austria’s far-right Interior Minister Herbert Kickl was accused by the opposition of threatening the rule of law Wednesday (23 January) after he appeared to call into question Austria’s commitment to international rights conventions. In comments on Austrian public television on Tuesday evening Kickl,...

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Austrian president warns against ‘small-state mentality’

By |avgust 27th, 2018|Alexander van der Bellen, Balkans, Forum Alpbach, Heinz Christian Strache, Kosovo, News, refugee crisis, Serbia|

With the informal meeting of the defense minister and then the foreign minister in the last week of August, the Austrian Presidency enters crunch mode. EURACTIV Germany reports from Vienna.

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In Austria, Putin calls for lifting sanctions, Kurz sticks by EU position

By |junij 6th, 2018|Alexander van der Bellen, Austria, Crimea annexation, FPO, News, Russia, Sanctions, Sebastian Kurz, Ukraine conflict, Vladimir Putin|

Russian President Vladimir Putin said yesterday (5 June) the European Union should end damaging sanctions against Moscow imposed over the Ukraine crisis and its annexation of Crimea.

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Austria marks 80 years since Anchluss

By |marec 12th, 2018|Adolf Hitler, Alexander van der Bellen, anti-Semitism, Austrian elections, far right, FPO, Heinz Christian Strache, Holocaust, Holocaust Denial, News, Sebastian Kurz, World War II|

Austria today (12 March) marks the 80th anniversary of its annexation by Nazi Germany, with the country's President Alexander Van der Bellen urging young people not to be "taken in" by neo-fascist and far-right ideologies.

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Austria’s new government takes power

By |december 19th, 2017|Alexander van der Bellen, Austrian coalition talks, Heinz Christian Strache, News, Sebastian Kurz|

After two months of coalition talks with the far-right Austrian Freedom Party, Austria's Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz on Monday (18 December) finally formed a government. Of the 16 members of his cabinet, only one has previously had government respons...

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