Austria, Russia keep in step ahead of polls

By |september 27th, 2019|Austrian elections, far right, FPO, Karin Kneissl, News, Russia, Sebastian Kurz, Vladimir Putin|

As Austrians go to the polls Sunday (29 September), one image that stands out from the last right-wing administration is that of the foreign minister dancing with Russian President Vladimir Putin at her wedding, causing widespread derision in the small...

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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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Czech MEPs downplay V4 role in EU’s migration policy change

By |avgust 30th, 2018|Austrian elections, Bulgarian Presidency, Czech Republic, Dublin regulation, European Parliament, far right, FPO, News, refugee crisis, Sebastian Kurz, Visegrad Four|

The EU is finally heading the way we are proposing in terms of migration policy, the Visegrád Group countries say. But two Czech MEPs point out that the V4’s contribution to the change may be limited and other factors should be considered as well.

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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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Italy up in arms over Austria passport offer to South Tyrol residents

By |december 19th, 2017|Angelino Alfano, Austrian elections, far right, national minorities, nationalism, News, OVP, Sergio Mattarella, Silvio Berlusconi, South Tyrol|

Italian politicians denounced yesterday (18 December) a proposal by Austria's new government to offer passports to German-speaking residents of the northern Italian province of Alto Adige.

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Power limited for Austrian foreign minister, fan of Bruno Kreisky, critic of Juncker

By |december 19th, 2017|Austrian elections, Jean-Claude Juncker, Karin Kneissl, News, Sebastian Kurz|

Austria's new Freedom Party foreign minister, Karin Kneissl, is a Middle East and international law expert and has stated her priority as enforcing national interests, not just "rubber-stamping" EU positions.

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Many police, few protesters as far right enters Austrian government

By |december 19th, 2017|Angela Merkel, Austrian elections, Donald Tusk, far right, FPO, Heinz Christian Strache, Jean-Claude Juncker, Neo-Nazis, News, Sebastian Kurz|

Hundreds of police sealed off part of central Vienna yesterday (18 December) as Austria became the only western European country with a far-right party in power, but protests against the swearing-in proved small and largely peaceful.

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EU silently accepts far-right in Austrian cabinet

By |december 18th, 2017|Austrian elections, Austrian Presidency, EU-Turkey relations, far right, FPO, Freedom Party, Heinz Christian Strache, Jörg Haider, News, OVP, refugee crisis, Sebastian Kurz|

Unlike in 2000, when the EU imposed sanctions on Austria in response to the entrance of the FPÖ into government, this time EU leaders and institutions silently accepted the coalition deal between the far-right force with the conservative ÖVP agreed on Friday (15 December).

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Austrian party head quits over sex harassment claims

By |november 6th, 2017|Austrian elections, Michael Fallon, News, Peter Pilz, sexual harassment|

Prominent Austrian politician Peter Pilz on Saturday (4 November) quit parliament and stepped down as head of his newly formed anti-establishment party over sexual harassment allegations.

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Austria’s Sebastian Kurz – conservative and pro-European

By |november 2nd, 2017|Austria, Austrian elections, Austrian Presidency, Emmanuel Macron, EU policy-making, News, Sebastian Kurz|

With Sebastian Kurz, the EU can count on a pro-European partner in the new Austrian government. And expect a policy that is based on conservative values, but also willing to reform. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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