Sebastian Kurz

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‘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 (...)

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(...)

 Matteo Salvini and Viktor Orban. Mr Orban called Mr Salvini ‘the most important person in Europe today’ for refusing to accept migrants arriving to Italy by ship from north Africa. Photograph: Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

The United Nations human rights office has called on Hungary to stop denying food to migrants detained in a so-called transit zone on the country’s bo(...)

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