Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. His government says it will now propose Oliver Varhelyi – Budapest’s envoy to the EU – to be Hungary’s commissioner. Photograph: Fabio Frustaci/EPA

Hungary’s nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban has lambasted Brussels for rejecting his candidate for EU commissioner and denounced potential refor(...)

The head of Austria’s Green Party Werner Kogler points at a placard that reads “We only borrowed the Earth from our children” after the first exit polls in Vienna. Photograph: Alex Lalada/AFP/Getty

Supporters of Austria’s far-right populist Freedom Party (FPÖ) have attacked their former leader for a series of scandals that saw a collapse in suppo(...)

 Sebastian Kurz, leader of Austrian People’s Party, addresses his supporters at an election party in Vienna. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz is heading back to power in Vienna, finishing well ahead in Sunday’s snap election after a slide in suppor(...)

Yellow-vest (gilets jaunes) protestors at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during a demonstration over high fuel prices in December, 2018. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Emmanuel Macron’s party is in danger of losing Sunday’s European Parliament elections in France to far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement Nati(...)

Austria’s president Alexander Van der Bellen  and Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz address a press conference on May 21st. Photograph: Georg Hochmuth/AFP/Getty Images

Austria’s political crisis has deepened after opposition leaders said they would back a vote of no-confidence in chancellor Sebastian Kurz, and most m(...)

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz after announcing new elections in Austria in a statement in Vienna on Saturday. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

Less than two years after it came to power on an anti-corruption platform decrying the supposedly rotten elite that ran Austria, the far-right Freedom(...)

Austria’s vice-chancellor Heinz Christian Strache of the Austrian Freedom Party. Photograph: Florian Wieser/EPA

Austria’s vice chancellor and longtime far-right leader, Heinz-Christian Strache, said on Saturday he was stepping down over “catastrophic” video foot(...)

Austria’s vice-chancellor and chairman of the Freedom Party FPOe Heinz-Christian Strache talks with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban (right) at the end of a press conference at the Carmelite monastery of the prime minister’s office in Budapest on Monday. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban is increasingly isolated in the EU’s main centre-right bloc ahead of this month’s European elections, after he c(...)

German interior minister Horst Seehofer and  Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz: Austria has accepted  150,000 migrants, and is not “happy taking lessons from those who have not taken in proportionately similar numbers”. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

Austria and Germany on Thursday appeared to finesse a solution to their looming dispute over border camps and refugees at a meeting in Vienna. German(...)

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(...)

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