Austria

Austria's Peoples Party and far-right make coalition deal

Austria's president says his country won't lurch to the right, despite the announcement of a new government featuring the far-right Freedom Party.

The Far Right

Austria's far right returns to government

Sebastien Kurz to become world's youngest leader as conservative People's Party enters coalition with right-wing FPO.

Europe

Italy declares energy emergency after Austria blast

An explosion at one of Europe's main gas distribution hubs has reduced Italy's energy supply by 30 percent.

Europe

Timber business ‘booming’ as global demand soars

Some architects are reverting back to one of the oldest forms of building material which is cheaper, faster and more sustainable.

Elections

How Austria's winner beat the far right at its own game

Sebastian Kurz and the OVP party won Austria's vote after the young politician steered the party further right.

Europe

Austria's Sebastian Kurz moves towards right-leaning coalition

Austria's new leader, 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz is said to be seeking a coalition with his country's far-right, anti-immigration party, sending shockwaves around the European Union.

Inside Story

What is behind Austria's sharp turn to the right?

Austria's conservative People's Party won more than 31 percent of vote and far-right rival makes gains.

Europe

Will Austria elect EU's youngest leader?

Parliamentary poll could see young conservative beat the far right at its own game with a tough refugee policy.

Opinion

In Austria, the problem is not the far-right party

The problem is the right-wing swing of the major establishment parties.

Farid Hafez

by Farid Hafez

Farid Hafez

Politics

Austria's parliamentary elections 2017

Austria gears up for a snap election on Sunday following the break-up of a coalition government.

Austria's parliamentary elections 2017

Politics

Austria, Europe and the far right: A Q&A with Cas Mudde

Political expert Cas Mudde says Europe's far-right parties want to undermine minority rights and the rule of law.

Austria, Europe and the far right: A Q&A with Cas Mudde

The Far Right

Austria: 'Symbolic vote' pushes back against far right

Thousands of those without Austrian citizenship cast symbolic votes before legislative poll which may boost far-right.

Austria: 'Symbolic vote' pushes back against far right

Austria

Man in shark outfit falls foul of Austria face veil ban

Images on social media show officers confronting man in costume days after face-covering law came into force.

Man in shark costume falls afoul of face veil ban

Europe

Austria face veil ban 'criminalises Muslim women'

Only 100 or so Muslim women wear the face veil but Austria has joined other European countries in outlawing the garment.

Austria face veil ban 'criminalises Muslim women'