Italy's election should be a wake up call for the EU

The EU can turn the victory of the populist Five Star Movement into an opportunity for dialogue and transformation.

Silvia Mazzini

by Silvia Mazzini

Silvia Mazzini


Austria's Freedom Party revokes statements on Muslims

Freedom Party to pay compensation to Muslim Youth Austria for accusing it of 'spearheading Islamist ideologies'.

 Far-right Austrian party revokes statements on Muslims

Syria's War

Syria talks in Vienna at 'critical moment': UN envoy

De Mistura says talks starting on Wednesday come at 'very critical moment, as violence in Syria's north escalates.

De Mistura: Syria talks in Vienna at 'critical moment'


Austria's Muslims fear being cast as threat to security

Government's new programme disproportionately focuses on Muslims and 'political Islam', but ignores far-right activity.

Austria's Muslims fear being cast as threat to security


A far-right revival in Central Europe

The electoral success of the Austrian far-right signals a resurgence of nationalism and xenophobia in Central Europe.

Andrea Mammone

by Andrea Mammone

Andrea Mammone

The Far Right

Why is Israel keeping ties with Austria's far right?

Critics sound the alarm on Israeli drive to normalise push with far-right groups in Austria and elsewhere in Europe.

Israel to maintain ties with Austria's far-right FPO


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.