Sebastian Kurz

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Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki, Slovakian prime minister Peter Pellegrini and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban in Budapest on Thursday. Photograph: Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images

Four central European countries have said they will not attend an EU mini-summit on migration this weekend, and joined Austria in urging the bloc to (...)

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz and vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache at a news conference in Vienna on Friday. Photograph:  Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Austria’s new government, which includes the far-right Freedom Party, has started a clampdown against “political Islam”, announcing the closure of sev(...)

Udo Landbauer, who resigned from Austrian political posts following  a scandal over song lyrics praising the Holocaust. Photograph: Helmut Fohringer/AFP/Getty Images

A high-ranking official from Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) resigned on Thursday, yielding to mounting pressure over his association with a g(...)

 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(...)

Naime and Alper Tamga with their daughter Asel, who was the first baby to be born in Vienna in 2018. Photograph: KAV/Votava

Within hours of her birth, 47 minutes into 2018, little Asel had attracted the attention of her home city, Vienna, as the Austrian capital’s “New Year(...)

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(...)

Austria: Populists in power

For the second time in 20 years, the far-right Freedom party (FPÖ) is to be in government in Austria. Yet the comparatively muted response to the coal(...)

 Austrian chancellor to be Sebastian Kurz of the conservative People’s Party (ÖVP). “We’ll fight for our interests, for our views, but in the EU we will respect decisions.” Photograph: Getty Images

European far-right leaders have cheered the return to power in Austria of one of their own: the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). On Saturday the populis(...)

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