Sebastian Kurz

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Slovenia’s former prime minister Janez Jansa distinguished himself in November 2020 by congratulating Donald Trump for a ‘triumph’ in the US election, and suggesting that mainstream media were attempting to deny him victory. Photograph: Darko Bandic/AP

The results of two crucial elections this weekend in France and Slovenia are a blow to a camp of right-wing forces with authoritarian tendencies that (...)

Austria’s interior minister and OeVP General-Secretary Karl Nehammer addresses a press conference to anounce that he has been named as Austria’s new chancellor  in Vienna on Friday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The leadership of Austria’s ruling conservatives on Friday picked interior minister Karl Nehammer as the party’s next leader and the country’s next ch(...)

Austrian former chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who has announced his retirement from politics. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

After a decade in the public eye, and three years as Austrian chancellor, Sebastian Kurz has withdrawn from public life after his mercurial career col(...)

Austrian chancellor Alexander Schallenberg: opposition leaders have called the government reshuffle a ‘farce’ and claim former chancellor Sebastian Kurz continues to ‘pull all the strings’.   Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

Austria’s government has survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote just days after the resignation of Sebastian Kurz as chancellor amid an investiga(...)

Only days after Europe’s centre-right suffered a substantial electoral reverse in Germany, capping the retirement of Angela Merkel, the European Peopl(...)

 Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announces his resignation  at the Chancellery in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said today he is stepping down after being placed under investigation on suspicion of corruption offences, but he (...)

Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaks to the media after a meeting with  President Alexander Van der Bellen at Hofburg Palace in Vienna on Thursday. Photograph: Herbert Neubauer/APA/AFP via Getty Images

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz battled on Thursday to save his job as his junior coalition partner, the Greens, cast doubt on his ability to stay (...)

Sebastian Kurz was just 31 when he sailed to power in 2017 with a promise to break with so-called Freunderlwirtschaft, the local equivalent of Galway Tent politics. Photograph: Joe Klamar/ /AFP via Getty Images

With his slim fit suits, solicitous manners and Davos-ready soundbites, Sebastian Kurz is a long way from Kenneth Williams. As problems pile up at hom(...)

In reality, although the UK has not exported a single vaccine to the EU, the latter has exported 77m vaccines, 21m of them to the UK. File photograph: Getty

As expected, EU leaders’ virtual summit on Thursday was dominated by a row over Covid-19 vaccine supplies, but contrary to some predictions the clash (...)

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen during an online news conference at the end of a EU summit  in Brussels on  Thursday. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou, Pool Photo via AP

European Union leaders held an online summit this week to discuss the Covid-19 pandemic as they prepare to toughen export controls in an attempt to sp(...)

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