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.

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.