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A woman wearing a niqab, the islamic full veil, walks in a street of Lyon, eastern France, on January 25, 2010. A ban on the wearing of the full Islamic veil is being studied in several European countries, including the Netherlands, Denmark and Austria. In France a parliamentary commission is …

Austrian Socialists Block Burqa Ban Bid

Austrian Foreign Minister and member of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) Sebastian Kurz has accused Socialist Party (SPÖ) coalition partner of blocking integration legislation that would ban the full-face Islamic veil.

Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka (2ndL) and the Interior Minister of Italy Angelino Alfano visit Gries am Brenner on May 13, 2016

Austria Considers Terminating Asylum Status Of Criminals

The Interior Minister of Austria has announced he wants to see tougher laws on asylum seekers including the stripping of asylum for the committing of criminal offences. Interior Minister of Austria Wolfgang Sobotka has put to bed any doubt that

Election campaign posters for presidential candidate Norbert Hofer from the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (FPOE)

European Fraud Watchdog OSCE To Monitor Austrian Election Repeat

The Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE) have announced they will send election observers to the rerun of the Austrian presidential election. The OSCE Director for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Michael Georg Link announced that the organisation

Norbert Hofer

Austria Gears Up For Post-Brexit Election Battle

AFP – Austria was preparing Saturday for a re-run of May’s presidential election in a vote that gives Norbert Hofer another shot at becoming the EU’s first far-right president. Whether Hofer can beat independent ecologist Alexander Van der Bellen in