Sebastian Kurz

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Annalena Baerbock, who leads Germany’s Greens with Robert Habeck. Photograph: Omer Messinger/EPA

As public transport fans, Greens across Europe have learned the hard way that success is like buses: nothing for ages, then two at once. And this has (...)

Leader of Austria’s Green Party Werner Kogler and head of People’s Party Sebastian Kurz shake hands after delivering a statement, in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz has reached a coalition deal with the Greens to ensure his return to power and bring the left-wing party i(...)

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz romped home last weekend with a decisive election win and at least three paths back to power. Photograph: Helmut Fohringer/APA/AFP via Getty Images

In politics, as in life, everyone loves a winner. And this week the winning Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz is very much feeling the love.(...)

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(...)

‘The long term consequences of Britain’s Brexit disaster will be more than just economic or political - they will be existential, defining what it means to be British for generations of people.’ Photograph: iStock

Walking through Warsaw on Polish Independence Day, for a moment I thought I’d boarded the wrong flight and stumbled upon an English Defence League ral(...)

Emmanuel Macron built a winning presidential campaign on outright repudiation of far-right demands, positioning himself as an ardent advocate for European integration and liberal values. Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg

In almost 40 years as leader of the Front National, Jean-Marie Le Pen encountered several centre-right leaders who believed the best way to fend off t(...)

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz, leader of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP): ejected from power after just 18 months. Photograph: Alex Halada/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s and Austria’s centre-right leaders struggled on Monday after the EU elections, for very different reasons. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Chris(...)

Former Conservative  MP  Ann Widdecombe   with colleagues from the Brexit Party celebrate it success in the EU elections in London on Monday. Photograph: Tolga AkmenAFP/Getty Images

AUSTRIA The conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) of Sebastian Kurz shrugged off 10 days of crisis, and his impending dismissal as chancellor, to finish (...)

 Italian deputy premier and interior minister Matteo Salvini: Exit polls indicated that Mr Salvini had taken his League party’s seat tally from five to 15. Photograph:  EPA/MAURIZIO BRAMBATTI

Far-right parties are poised to be a disruptive influence in the next European Parliament after elections that stemmed, but did not halt, the rise of (...)

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