Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and  Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz  at a press conference after their meeting in Vienna. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/EPA

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz has praised visiting Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban’s tough stance on immigration, and said Vienna wants to (...)

Udo Landbauer: “For me it’s clear these [extremist] songs were not sung,” he said on national television. “I’m not that much of a singer.” Photograph:   Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images

Vienna Jewish groups boycotted a Holocaust remembrance ceremony on Thursday in protest at a fresh neo-Nazi scandal to hit the ruling far-right Freedom(...)

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(...)

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 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(...)

A woman holds a cigarette in a cafe in Vienna. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party has announced that a planned ban on smoking in all bars and restaurants that was due to come into force in 2018 will(...)

Austrian Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache speaks during a press conference on coalition talks, at his party’s headquarters in Vienna. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

Austria’s conservative next leader has invited the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) for talks on forming a coalition government, opening the door for the(...)

Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s foreign minister and leader of the People’s Party (OeVP), celebrates victory in Austria’s general election with his  girlfriend, Susanne Thier, in Vienna. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Bloomberg

Austrians shifted to the right in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, giving the far-right Freedom Party a mandate to enter coalition talks with young c(...)

Sebastian Kurz, 31, has propelled his People’s Party to first place by taking a hard line on immigration. Photograph: Robert Jaeger/AFP/Getty Images

Young conservative star Sebastian Kurz is on track to become Austria’s next leader after an election on Sunday, but his party is far short of a majori(...)

Austria’s foreign minister and leader of Austria’s centre-right People’s Party (OeVP) Sebastian Kurz talks with reporters in front of a polling station during general elections in Vienna, Austria, on Sunday. Photograph: Getty

The leader of Austria’s right-leaning People’s Party has declared victory in a national election that puts him on track to become Europe’s youngest he(...)

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