In the Austrian presidential election, there were abnormalities when it came to how the postal votes were counted. The Freedom Party (FPÖ) has gone as far as to say the vote was rigged. But it appears that the extreme-right party is making mountains out of molehills. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Austria's much-admonished annual limit on refugees could be met by mid-August at the current rate of intake. The country has already welcomed over 50% of the 37,500 figure it set for 2016, with an increase in new arrivals predicted for the coming weeks. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The far-right populist Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) is struggling to come to terms with its narrow defeat, and is considering challenging the results of the presidential election. EURACTIV Germany reports.
A creditor dispute over severance pay resulting from the Hypo Group Alpe Adria bank going under has been settled and the Austrian state of Carinthia has been spared bankruptcy. EURACTIV Germany reports.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke in front of the Austrian parliament today (28 April) and called upon the international community to find a solution to the refugee crisis. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Austria's upcoming presidential election could prove to be a litmus test for Werner Faymann’s incumbent government, although there are few who fear that the country’s pro-EU stance is in jeopardy. EURACTIV Germany reports.
A warming of relations between Brussels and Moscow could be on the cards, as President Vladimir Putin suggested that there could be room for cooperation on the refugee crisis, during a state visit by the Austrian president. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Closing the so-called Balkan route means refugees are now looking for alternative ways to reach Germany. The affected countries now want to work together better in order to coordinate their respective policies. EURACTIV.de reports.
Reforms to Austria’s Islam law came into force on Tuesday (1 March). Muslim associations will now be subject to stricter rules on funding and even educational institutions will have to change. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Europe's Jewish communities fear that anti-Semitism will grow hand in hand with Islamophobia. Austria's Jewish community has called for integration courses for refugees in order to combat the perceived threat of Islamic anti-Semitism. EURACTIV Germany reports.
European borders are gradually becoming more opaque, as national governments struggle to come up with answers to the refugee crisis. The Catholic Church has criticised moves to limit the number of refugees entering the country. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Within ten years, the Brenner Base project, the longest railway tunnel in the world, is expected to be completed and operational. The EU has announced that it will contribute €1.2 billion to its construction. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The Brenner Pass between Austria and Italy is suffering under the weight of congestion, as more and more heavy traffic rolls into the Alpine valley. After the jubilation at the COP21 summit in Paris, the Tirol region hopes that traffic will be limited. EURACTIV Germany reports.