Elections

Austria's far-right defeated in presidential election

Alexander Van der Bellen defeats far-right candidate Hofer in a re-run of the May presidential runoff.

Politics

Divided Austria votes in rerun of presidential contest

Alexander Van der Bellen faces off anew with Norbert Hofer who could become the EU's first far-right head of state.

Politics

Austria delays vote due to faulty glue on envelopes

Complaints of faulty seals on ballot papers prompt delay in vote re-run that was scheduled for next month.

Austria delays presidential vote re-run to December 4

Turkey

Turkey's FM brands Austria 'capital of radical racism'

Mevlut Cavusoglu hits back after Austrian chancellor questions Turkey's fitness to join the EU.

Turkey's FM brands Austria 'capital of radical racism'

Europe

Court overturns result of Austrian election

Constitutional court says vote that narrowly defeated far-right candidate must be held again owing to irregularities.

Court overturns result of Austrian election

Politics

Independent candidate wins Austrian presidential polls

Alexander van der Bellen beats far-right leader Norbert Hofer of Freedom Party in knife-edge election.

Austria

Austria may elect EU's first far-right head of state

The European Union could see its first far-right president if Norbert Hofer wins a second-round run-off.

Politics

Austria presidential election too close to call

Postal ballots will determine whether anti-immigration candidate will become EU's first far-right head of state.

Politics

Austrian chancellor quits after losing support

Faymann was under pressure from unionists and youth wing of his party after its defeat in presidential polls.

Austria Chancellor Werner Faymann steps down

Refugees

Austria says Balkan refugee route to remain shut

Minister says refugees should not be fed false expectations, as thousands are stuck in squalid conditions in Greek camp.

Europe

Austria holds two French citizens over Paris attacks

The two, arrested in Salzburg, are suspected of "participation in a terrorist organisation", state prosecutor says.

Austria holds two French citizens over Paris attacks

Europe

Austria to build 'technical barriers' over refugee flow

Vienna, a strong critic of building fences to keep out refugees, says move is solely to bring order to flow of people.

Austria to build 'technical barriers' over refugee flow

Croatia

Slovenia calls on EU to help cope with rush of refugees

Country struggling after 12,000 refugees arrive from Croatia in one day calls for policing assistance.

Refugees

Austria accused of 'outsourcing' Syrians to Slovakia

Refugees say being moved from Vienna to the Slovak countryside is not helping their transition to European society.

Austria accused of 'outsourcing' Syrians to Slovakia

Croatia

Slovenia receives refugees after Hungary border closure

Croatian authorities transfer hundreds more refugees to Slovenia after Hungary closes its frontier with Croatia.

Slovenia receives refugees after Hungary border closure