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Bags of Cash Ex-FPÖ Head Strache Hit by New Corruption Allegations

Last May, right-wing populist Heinz-Christian Strache was forced to resign as Austrian vice chancellor and FPÖ party head due to the Ibiza Scandal. Now, he is alleged to have accepted bags full of cash from Eastern Europe in exchange for political favors. Von Martin Knobbe, Walter Mayr und Wolf Wiedmann-Schmidt
13. Dezember 2019, 22:46 Uhr

An Inside Job The Right-Wing Populist Plan to Destroy Europe

Europe's right-wing populists haven't been stopped by the scandal in Austria. They are working hard to destroy the European Union from within its own institutions and the European elections may show how close they are to success. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
24. Mai 2019, 18:01 Uhr

Strache's Defense The Right-Wing Ideology Exposed

An Austrian far-right politician got caught red-handed. Or was he? Not in his worldview, as became clear during his resignation speech. The right-wing worldview holds that if you're fighting a vast and dangerous enemy, anything goes. Von Nils Minkmar
20. Mai 2019, 15:26 Uhr

Austria The Strache Recordings - The Whole Story

In a secret recording from 2017 obtained by DER SPIEGEL, Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the far-right Freedom Party is heard discussing a deal with a purported Russian millionaire to trade state contracts for campaign support. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
17. Mai 2019, 21:24 Uhr

Sky Cruise Turning the Alps into an Industrial Playground

A new cable car to the top of Klein Matterhorn leads to the highest gondola station in Europe. Now, only a small link is missing to complete a grand vision: The crossing of the Alps by aerial tramway. Environmentalists are not impressed. Von Christian Wüst
2. Oktober 2018, 17:55 Uhr

Europe's Next Test Case A Journey Down Austria's Path to the Right

With a right-wing extremist party in government again, a major experiment is currently taking place in Austria -- one that may test the endurance of democracy in Western Europe. A visit to a country that appears unable to come to terms with its own history as it lurches to the right. Von Ullrich Fichtner
9. Juli 2018, 13:01 Uhr

SPIEGEL Interview with Sebastian Kurz 'I Definitely Have a Red Line'

Sebastian Kurz, 31, is set to take over the reins in Austria. In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, he speaks of a possible coalition with the right-wing FPÖ, about his hard-line stance on immigration and how age influences politics. Von Mathieu von Rohr, Markus Feldenkirchen und Walter Mayr
20. Oktober 2017, 21:59 Uhr

Austrian Gambler The Meteoric Rise of Sebastian Kurz

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz could become his country's next chancellor on Sunday. The politician is conservative and vain, but also adroit. What would the 31-year-old's election mean for the country? Von Walter Mayr
13. Oktober 2017, 10:41 Uhr

Rise of the Populists Austria a Step Ahead in Europe's Race to the Right

Austria's mainstream parties long believed they could keep the far right under control. On Sunday, though, a right-wing populist could become the country's president. What went wrong? The answer has implications for all of Europe. Von Hasnain Kazim, Katrin Kuntz, Walter Mayr und Barbara Supp
18. Mai 2016, 19:52 Uhr

The Austrian Malady Turning Right in the Refugee Crisis

The far-right candidate from the Austrian Freedom Party won an unexpected 35 percent of the vote in the first round of the country's presidential election. The established parties are largely to blame. Von Armin Thurnher
2. Mai 2016, 16:09 Uhr

Populists Gain Ground Austrian Voters Shift to the Right

Austrians voted on Sunday to re-elect their current coalition government. But the country's two largest parties saw their worst nationwide election results since World War II while the right-wing populists made substantial gains.
30. September 2013, 12:42 Uhr