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Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz (31) feels he has a mandate for change in a continent destabilised by politicians twice his age. Photograph: Alex Halada/AFP/Getty Images

One thing is sure: he can expect a less chilly welcome to Brussels this week than his conservative predecessor Wolfgang Schüssel, who in 2000 teamed u(...)

Austria’s president Alexander Van der Bellen (left), leader of Austria’s conservative People’s Party Sebastian Kurz and the chairman of the Freedom Party Heinz-Christian Strache arrive to give a press conference after talks at the Hofburg in Vienna, Austria, on December 16th, 2017. Photograph: Alex Halada/Getty Images

Austria’s conservative leader Sebastian Kurz has brought the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) into government, striking a coalition deal he cemented with(...)

Austrian party leaders Sebastian Kurz and Heinz-Christian Strache give a joint press conference in Vienna. Photograph: Roland Schlager/AFP/Getty Images

Austrian conservative party leader Sebastian Kurz reached a coalition deal with the anti-immigration Freedom Party on Friday, paving the way for Austr(...)

ComReg is understood to have been unhappy with the €66,000 fine imposed on Yourtel by the Dublin District Court, given the severity of the company’s actions.

Controversial German telco Yourtel, which was fined this week for selling bogus contracts for cheaper landline calls to hundreds of customers in Irela(...)

Dublin has joined 18 other European cities calling for the EU to make life safer for pedestrians by enforcing tighter regulations on the designs of tr(...)

The Christmas market in Krakow takes place in the mammoth central square, Rynek Glowny, in the middle of its atmospheric Old Town.

Vienna The Viennese have been holding Christmas markets since 1298 so they know how to do it. Of the 20 or so to choose from, the best sits in front (...)

A meeting of Opec’s oil ministers took place on Thursday. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

The world’s biggest oil producers have agreed to extend a deal to curb oil production throughout 2018 to shrink swollen stockpiles and keep prices abo(...)

Privacy activist Max Schrems , whose new project, noyb, is gathering funding via a Kickstarter-like platform until January. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Max Schrems is at it again. Tomorrow Austria’s restless privacy activist will be in the High Court in Dublin for the latest round in his long-running (...)

Visitors  ‘don’t expect a capital city to have such a beautiful coastline, says Fáilte Ireland’s Keelin Fagan in response to Dublin’s inclusion on National Geographic’s Best Places to Visit 2018

Dublin has been included in National Geographic Traveller magazine’s prestigious “2018 Best of the World” list. It is one of 21 cities to feature on t(...)

For Ireland, the vote on the European Banking Authority’s new home points the way to the kind of complex alliance building necessary in a post-Brexit EU of 27 states. Photograph: Andrew Hall/Riser/Getty Images

Ireland’s loss in the competition to host the European Banking Authority (EBA) on the dip of an Estonian hand into a large fishbowl will have been ga(...)

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