Christian Kern

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Austrian chancellor Christian Kern addresses a news conference in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Multinationals like coffee chain Starbucks and online retailer Amazon pay less tax in Austria than one of the country’s tiny sausage stands, the repub(...)

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker Jean-Claude Juncker: it would not be wise to tell Turkey talks are over. Photograph: Reuters

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has warned it would be a “serious political failure” to raise doubts now about future EU relations (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: It would be counterproductive to freeze accession talks with Turkey. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said in remarks published yesterday that it would be counterproductive to freeze accession talks wit(...)

Austria’s chancellor Christkian Kern and Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban following their meeting in Budapest on July 26th. Mr Orban described migrants as “poison”. Photograph: Lazslo Balogh/Reuters

When Europe’s fault lines grow or shrink, the tremors tend to strike where Austria and Hungary meet. In May 1989, Hungarian soldiers cut the barbed w(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel giving a statement in Berlin on Friday morning. The Brexit decision presents Dr  Merkel with the greatest headache of her career. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she accepts – “with great regret” – Britain’s decision to leave the EU but insisted the union would recover from thi(...)

 Alexander Van der Bellen  waving to supporters at the Palais Auersperg on Sunday after the Austrian presidential elections run off, in which he defeated the far-right candidate  Norbert Hofer. Photograph: Florian Weiser/EPA

Austria has elected Green Party politician Alexander Van der Bellen as president, following a tightly-fought contest that was seen as a barometer of (...)

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