Austria’s Kurz Slams Charities for Bringing Migrants to Europe

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has criticized charities operating migrant rescue boats for encouraging people to embark on the perilous trip to Europe, in an interview out Sunday. “They only give false hopes and inadvertently put even … Read More

Europe’s Iron Curtain: The Refugee Crisis Is About To Worsen

A rescuer pushes a migrant dinghy intercepted in the Strait of Gibraltar, July 11, 2018. | Photo: Reuters As long as Europe continues to operate with a skewed definition of the crisis, it will continue to grow, leading to far … Read More

Asylum seekers will be forced to hand over cash and mobile phones under tough new rules unveiled by Austria’s new far-right coalition

–Freedom Party’s coalition with conservatives in Austria was agreed on Friday –Coalition will be led by world’s youngest leader Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, 31 –More than 2,000 took part in protests yesterday amid heavy police presence –Asylum seekers may have to … Read More

Austria and German leaders pull different ways on refugee crisis

After the victory of Sebastian Kurz of Austrian People’s Party in legislative elections on October 15, German Chancellor Angela Merkel of Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has to prepare for a changed dynamic in neighborly relations. Although the two parties belong … Read More

Another Far-Right Party Has Won Voters’ Hearts in Europe With Anti-Islam Message

The far-right Freedom Party—an ally of Marine Le Pen’s National Front in France and one of the emboldened cluster of populist right-wing parties making big gains across the Continent—took as much as 26 percent of the vote in Austria’s elections … Read More

Austria’s election is further evidence that Europe is turning right

Austria’s election is further evidence that Europe is turning right. Another election in Europe and another strong result for right-wing parties. This time, and coming less than one month after the election in Germany delivered an unexpectedly strong result for … Read More

Can the centre hold in central Europe?

Results from the two small central European nations will be illustrative of the direction in which central European politics is headed today. Elections, Europe and Eurasia The coming two weekends will bring elections in Austria and the Czech Republic. The stakes … Read More