The Austrian village of Ischgl has  many apres-ski bars. “They are a bit like discos for teenagers, but full of men in their 50s.”   Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

In the first week of March, Charlie Jackson had an argument with his wife. The 53-year-old recruitment agent from Pangbourne in Berkshire, southeast E(...)

The Vienna base, the main hub for Laudamotion, will close on May 29th, Ryanair said Friday in a statement blaming the Vida union for the breakdown. Photograph: iStock

Ryanair’s Laudamotion unit will close its Airbus SE A320 base in Vienna, following through on a threat to cut more than 300 jobs after it failed to re(...)

 Ryanair jets at Dublin Airport. The airline says both it and its Vienna-based subsidiary, Laudamotion, would oppose the subsidy the Austrian government is giving to Austrian Airlines. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ryanair says it will oppose the near-€800 million government aid to rival Austrian Airlines but does favour transparent support for European airlines (...)

The European commission proposed a 3 per cent tax on revenues in March from Apple, Facebook, Google and other companies. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Austria is stepping up plans for an EU-wide digital tax on big tech companies such as Apple and Google, despite opposition from within the bloc. Hart(...)

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz and vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache at a news conference in Vienna on Friday. Photograph:  Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Austria’s new government, which includes the far-right Freedom Party, has started a clampdown against “political Islam”, announcing the closure of sev(...)

“Refugees welcome to EU” is painted on a street  in thevillage of Brenner on the Italian-Austrian border in April 2016. Austria’s defence minister said his country will deploy armoured vehicles at  the key Alpine pass to stop migrants arriving from Italy.  Photograph: Kerstin Joensso/AP Photo

Austria is planning to impose border controls and possibly deploy troops to cut the number of migrants crossing from Italy, defence officials said, d(...)

A general view of the house in Braunau am Inn, Austria, where Adolf Hitler spent his early childhood. Photograph: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

The Austrian government has said it plans to demolish the house where Adolf Hitler was born and erect a new building in its place in a bid to erase an(...)

TTIP is not a classic free trade agreement. It is largely about investment and the reduction of regulatory barriers

The British electorate rebelled against membership of the EU. The Italians may rebel against constitutional reforms in a referendum in November. The G(...)

Children sit near a fire as migrants and refugees wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, northern Greece. Photograph: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images

Tensions between EU member states flared yesterday as Greece recalled its ambassador to Austria and a senior EU official warned that Europe had 10 day(...)

Germany chancellor Angela Merkel, under continuing domestic political pressure over the refugee crisis, welcomed what she described as progress at the EU summit in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

EU countries have agreed to prioritise a plan to stem the numbers of refugees arriving from Turkey, as countries remained divided on the refugee cris(...)

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