Sebastian Kurz

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Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz: ‘In addition to the European plan ... we will take a national step.’ File photogragh: Robert Ghement/EPA

Having failed to broker a deal on a digital tax during its European Union presidency, Austria said on Saturday it planned to introduce its own levy o(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker and Theresa May at a European Union summit in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Theresa May’s attempt to rescue her Brexit deal ran into serious trouble in Brussels on Thursday night, after despairing EU leaders accused her of hav(...)

Austrian ambassador to Russia Johannes Eigner leaves the Russian foreign ministry headquarters in Moscow after it was declared that Austria suspects a recently retired military officer in spying for Russia for decades, on Friday. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Austria condemned Russia for espionage on Friday after launching an investigation of a retired army colonel suspected of spying for Moscow for many ye(...)

Migrant children protest in the vicinity of Maljevac border crossing with neighbouring Croatia, near the northern Bosnian town of Velika Kladusa, on October 24th.  Photograph: Elvis Barukcic/AFP/Getty Images

Poland and the Czech Republic are set to join Hungary and Austria in pulling out of a United Nations pact on migration, as populist central European (...)

British prime minister Theresa May arrives for the European Council summit in Brussels. There is backing  for the idea of extending the UK transition period by a year – although the UK would have to ask for it. Photograph: EPA

There are EU summits which take decisions. They are, after all, the supreme decision-making authority of the union. And there are those consigned(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said one in six people in Ireland was not born in the State and that was very high relative to other countries. Photograph: PA Wire

Ireland has done much better in dealing with immigration and integration than other parts of the EU including Britain, France, Germany and the Netherl(...)

US defence secretary James Mattis and Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev. Photograph: Tomislav Georgiev/AFP/Getty Images

US defence secretary Jim Mattis has warned that Russia is trying to influence this month’s referendum in Macedonia, when its people will give their op(...)

A protest against  Macedonia in Thessaloniki in Greece. Photograph: Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images

These are unusually busy days for the VIP section of Macedonia’s international airport. Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg flew in on Wednesday,(...)

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Britain’s prime minister Theresa May shake hands prior to a meeting in the hotel Sacher in Salzburg, Austria on Friday. Photograph: Kerstin Joensson/AP.

British prime minister Theresa May has received a boost after Austria agreed that Brexit would be among the topics for discussion at an informal meeti(...)

UK prime minister Theresa May visiting the Reece Group’s Armstrong Works in Newcastle. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/PA Wire

Theresa May has started a nationwide campaign to win support for her Chequers proposal on Brexit by telling engineering workers in northeast England t(...)

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