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 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(...)

Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz (31) feels he has a mandate for change in a continent destabilised by politicians twice his age. Photograph: Alex Halada/AFP/Getty Images

One thing is sure: he can expect a less chilly welcome to Brussels this week than his conservative predecessor Wolfgang Schüssel, who in 2000 teamed u(...)

Austrian party leaders Sebastian Kurz and Heinz-Christian Strache give a joint press conference in Vienna. Photograph: Roland Schlager/AFP/Getty Images

Austrian conservative party leader Sebastian Kurz reached a coalition deal with the anti-immigration Freedom Party on Friday, paving the way for Austr(...)

A woman holds a cigarette in a cafe in Vienna. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party has announced that a planned ban on smoking in all bars and restaurants that was due to come into force in 2018 will(...)

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