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Future EU 18-12-2017

EU silently accepts far-right in Austrian cabinet

Unlike in 2000, when the EU imposed sanctions on Austria in response to the entrance of the FPÖ into government, this time EU leaders and institutions silently accepted the coalition deal between the far-right force with the conservative ÖVP agreed on Friday (15 December).

Elections 23-10-2017

Austria’s Kurz hopes to form government by Christmas

Austria's likely next chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, wants talks over a new government to last no more than two months, he said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday (22 October).

Neo-Nazi issues death threat to Austrian presidential hopeful

A death threat by an apparent neo-Nazi on Twitter has prompted Austria's independent presidential candidate Alexander Van der Bellen to reinforce his personal security with members of the police special forces, a spokesman said on Wednesday (October 12).

Elections 09-09-2016

Austria’s interior ministry could postpone new presidential vote

Austria's Interior Ministry said on Friday (9 September) it was considering postponing the re-run of a presidential election that is scheduled for 2 October on technical grounds after ballot papers for postal voting turned out to be damaged.

Elections 01-08-2016

Right wing nationalist set to win rerun Austrian presidential race

Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer has widened his lead in a Gallup poll ahead of October’s repeat election for the Austrian presidency.

Euro & Finance 23-02-2016

EU solves one problem and creates another

The deal that was necessary to keep the United Kingdom in the EU has also opened the door for other members to use referendums — or more likely, the threat of referendums — as a negotiating tactic, writes Stratfor, the global intelligence company.

Elections 28-09-2015

Dutch referendum to question Ukraine’s EU association

A Dutch website said on Sunday (27 September) that it had garnered enough signatures to force the Netherlands to hold a non-binding referendum on the EU's association agreement with Ukraine.

Global Europe 18-08-2015

Austria set to force towns to take refugees

Austrian towns that balk at taking in refugees can be forced to accept migrants under draft legislation agreed by the two ruling parties and the opposition Greens on Monday (17 August).

An anti-Geert Wilders grafitti in the Netherlands [Flickr/Erik bij de Vaate]
EU Elections 2014 24-06-2014

Dutch, French far-right fail to form European Parliament group

Far-right parties from the Netherlands and France have failed to form an anti-European Union parliamentary group in the European Parliament, Dutch Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders said in a statement late on Monday.

Geert Wilders
EU Elections 2014 23-05-2014

Europhiles take the lead in Dutch EU elections, exit polls show

Geert Wilders’ populist Freedom Party (PVV) has suffered an electoral blow in The Netherlands’ EU elections, while the pro-European liberal party D66 is expected to claim the largest number of seats, according to an exit poll released on Thursday (22 May). The real winner may be abstention however.

Elections 25-09-2013

Austrian right wing gains strength off Europe fears ahead of elections

Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) appears likely to raise its share of the vote in Sunday elections, drawing on fears over bailouts for needier eurozone countries and the cost of supporting asylum seekers.

Elections 23-04-2012

Poll puts Rutte in lead as Dutch head for snap election

As the Netherlands heads for early elections, Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberal Party has strengthened its lead, followed closely by two leftist parties, an opinion polls showed.