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German interior minister Horst Seehofer and  Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz: Austria has accepted  150,000 migrants, and is not “happy taking lessons from those who have not taken in proportionately similar numbers”. Photograph: Christian Bruna/EPA

Austria and Germany on Thursday appeared to finesse a solution to their looming dispute over border camps and refugees at a meeting in Vienna. German(...)

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz whose country has just assumed the rotating presidency of the EU. Photograph: Getty

Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz has opened the door to extending negotiations with the UK should agreement not be forthcoming on the Irish Border,(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban  in Brussels, Belgium, last week.  Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Hungary’s nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban is due to hold talks with German chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday, having suggested they could s(...)

 German interior minister Horst Seehofer: had threatened to resign unless Angela  Merkel agreed to tighter national border checks. Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

Austria’s far-right ruling Freedom Party (FPÖ) has launched a searing attack on German chancellor Angela Merkel for new asylum policies agreed on Mond(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel, Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez and Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Photograph: Twitter

When you walk past the throngs of English-language students visiting Ireland this summer, you might be walking past tomorrow’s leaders of the free wor(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and German chancellor Angela Merkel:  “Hungary will not become an immigrant country; Hungary will remain a Hungarian country,” said Mr Orban. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq

Central European leaders have hailed a EU summit deal that will not oblige them to take in refugees, while Balkan states insist they will not host maj(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel after her speech to the German Bundestag in Berlin. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

German chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that the fate of the EU could rest on find a joint solution to the emotive refugee question. Her own polit(...)

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(...)

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