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

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'

Europe

Italy summons Austria envoy over border controls

Austria FM says country ready to 'protect' borders amid growing concerns over influx of migrants and refugees in Italy.

Italy summons Austria envoy over border controls

Religion

Austria's parliament bans full-face veil in public

The provision, part of a larger integration package, means those wearing the veil in public will be fined $166.

Austria's parliament bans full-face veil in public

Human Rights

Austria FM calls for mass refugee camps in North Africa

Sebastian Kurz says his country is overspending on refugees and migrants, but his German counterpart dismisses proposal.

Austria's Kurz: Set up refugee camps in N Africa

Politics

Austria moves to ban full-face veil in public spaces

Government coalition announces wide-ranging proposals, including restriction of foreign workers' access to jobs market.

Austria moves to ban full-face veil in public spaces

Austria

Austrian police arrest 'terror' suspect planning attack

Interior minister says a potential "terror attack" in Vienna averted with the arrest of the 18-year-old suspect.

Austrian police arrest 'terror' suspect planning attack

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.