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Elections 31-05-2017

Austrian Socialists on verge of breaking far-right coalition taboo

The Austrian Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) is on the verge of breaking a long-standing taboo on forming political alliances with the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ). EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 07-04-2017

Austrian Socialists consider ending ban on far-right alliances

Austria's ruling Social Democrats are responding to rising anti-establishment sentiment in a way that would be unthinkable in most European nations, by moving towards lifting a self-imposed ban on coalitions with the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ).
Elections 01-03-2017

Europe’s right in free fall as socialists surge

Marine Le Pen and the German far-right are suddenly losing votes but it remains to be seen how long the strong socialist rise led by Martin Schulz and Benoît Hamon will continue. EURACTIV’s partner Treffpunkteuropa reports.
Future EU 23-01-2017

Far-right ‘counter-summit’ claims ‘Europe will wake up in 2017’

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen urged European voters to follow the example of Americans and the British and "wake up" in 2017, at a meeting of far-right leaders aiming to oust established parties in elections this year.
Trade & Society 28-10-2016

Changing track on trade

A potential CETA trainwreck was narrowly avoided this week, but the chaos surrounding the EU-Canada trade deal has been long in the making and may not be over yet, warns Pieter de Pous.

Elections 02-06-2016

Austrian far-right considers challenging election result

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.
Enlargement 01-06-2016

Why Kosovo and the Balkans found relief in Austria’s election result

As president of the tiny Republic of Kosovo in the Western Balkans, Hashim Thaçi is the first one to admit to being very relieved by the results of the presidential elections in Austria.

EU formally warns Poland in rule-of-law row

The EU today (1 June) formally warned Poland that it should find a solution to roll back Warsaw's overhaul of the top Polish court, which critics say endangers its independence.
Elections 23-05-2016

Independent Van der Bellen defeats Austrian right

The Austrian Freedom Party's (FPÖ) candidate in the presidential election, Norbert Hofer, has conceded defeat to his independent rival, Alexander van der Bellen.
Euro & Finance 27-04-2016

European Parliament funding of neo-Nazi conference rings alarm bells

The far-right Alliance for Peace and Freedom (APF) party has received EU-funding to the tune of €600,000, highlighting the ease with which neo-fascist groups have access to European Parliament financing. EURACTIV Germany reports.

PEGIDA founder dragged before German court

Lutz Bachmann, one of the founders of the German xenophobic PEGIDA movement, was put on trial in Dresden yesterday (18 April). The prosecution accuses him of having repeatedly harassed refugees and migrants on social media and inciting hatred. EurActiv Germany reports.

Global Europe 03-03-2016

Slovakia’s Fico poised for win in boost to EU’s anti-refugee east

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico is poised to win this weekend's general election, following a campaign built on strident anti-refugee policies shared by other EU leaders like Poland's Jarosław Kaczyński and Hungarian Premier Viktor Orbán.
Elections 24-02-2016

Hollande in favour of expelling member states with right-wing governments

French President François Hollande has spoken about the possibility of member states being expelled from the European Union if right-wing governments come to power. Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten reports.