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Udo Landbauer, who resigned from Austrian political posts following  a scandal over song lyrics praising the Holocaust. Photograph: Helmut Fohringer/AFP/Getty Images

A high-ranking official from Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) resigned on Thursday, yielding to mounting pressure over his association with a g(...)

Forza Italia party leader and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi: clearly running the party’s show. Photograph: Matteo Bazzi/EPA

The tide of populist and Eurosceptical politics that has swept Europe over the last couple of years does not appear to be ebbing. The electoral succe(...)

Marine Le Pen: said France was “a society where the law of armed thugs reigns”. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

It was just a casual remark after her formal speech, but it showed yet again how the leader of the extreme right-wing Front National brings everything(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron, right, greets Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz as he arrives for a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on Friday. Photograph:  Ian Langsdon/EPA

True to his credo of talking to everyone, President Emmanuel Macron received the new chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, for lunch at the Élysée o(...)

Naime and Alper Tamga with their daughter Asel, who was the first baby to be born in Vienna in 2018. Photograph: KAV/Votava

Within hours of her birth, 47 minutes into 2018, little Asel had attracted the attention of her home city, Vienna, as the Austrian capital’s “New Year(...)

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz:  “We will do what we think is correct.” Photograph: Bloomberg

Amid loud and emotional protest in Vienna, Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his new right-wing populist government were sworn into office on Mon(...)

 Austrian chancellor to be Sebastian Kurz of the conservative People’s Party (ÖVP). “We’ll fight for our interests, for our views, but in the EU we will respect decisions.” Photograph: Getty Images

European far-right leaders have cheered the return to power in Austria of one of their own: the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). On Saturday the populis(...)

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(...)

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