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The rise of the European right

This week on Insiders we investigate why hard-line right-wing parties are making gains in Europe.

This week on Insiders we investigate why hard-line right-wing parties are making gains in Europe.

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Interview with Jean-Yves Camus

Insiders speaks with political expert Jean-Yves Camus on the shift in Europe towards the right.

Insiders speaks with political expert Jean-Yves Camus on the shift in Europe towards the right.

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Turkey calls Austria 'racist'

Escalating war of words between Ankara and Vienna, which suggested Turkey was heading towards "dictatorship" after last month's failed military coup.

Escalating war of words between Ankara and Vienna, which suggested Turkey was heading towards "dictatorship" after last month's failed military coup.

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Austria to hold presidential re-run on October 2nd

Austria will hold its re-run of the presidential election on October 2 after the country’s highest court ruled that poor election procedure in some areas meant the result could have been…

Austria will hold its re-run of the presidential election on October 2 after the country’s highest court ruled that poor election procedure in some areas meant the result could have been…

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Tension flares amid anti-immigrant march in Vienna

‘Defend Europe’ was the rallying cry of anti-immigrant, far-right protesters whose march through Vienna on Saturday was contested by left-wing activists with police keeping the two sides…

‘Defend Europe’ was the rallying cry of anti-immigrant, far-right protesters whose march through Vienna on Saturday was contested by left-wing activists with police keeping the two sides…

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Austria's Freedom Party 'not far-right', says Norbert Hofer

Norbert Hofer, the defeated populist candidate in Austria’s presidential run-off has appealed to people upset with the outcome not to attack each…

Norbert Hofer, the defeated populist candidate in Austria’s presidential run-off has appealed to people upset with the outcome not to attack each…

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Is the far-right on the rise again in Europe?

Norbert Hofer missed out narrowly on winning the second round run-off in the Austrian presidential election.

Norbert Hofer missed out narrowly on winning the second round run-off in the Austrian presidential election.

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Austria poised to elect far-right president

Austrians are voting in a presidential run-off that could see the European Union elect its first far-right head of state.

Austrians are voting in a presidential run-off that could see the European Union elect its first far-right head of state.

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Austria's far-right Freedom Party closes in on presidency

The candidates vying to become Austria’s president have been holding their last rallies ahead of Sunday’s crucial vote.

The candidates vying to become Austria’s president have been holding their last rallies ahead of Sunday’s crucial vote.

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Austria on a far-right path

Austria’s presidential election second-round runoff takes place on Sunday (May 22).

Austria’s presidential election second-round runoff takes place on Sunday (May 22).

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Christian Kern to become Austria's next chancellor

Rail boss Christian Kern will become Austria’s next chancellor, after the Social Democratic Party (SPO) united behind him as its choice to lead the

Rail boss Christian Kern will become Austria’s next chancellor, after the Social Democratic Party (SPO) united behind him as its choice to lead the

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Austria: Far-right electoral landslide puts Chancellor under pressure

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann is facing the consequences of a far-right landslide in this weekend’s presidential polls – with calls from critics

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann is facing the consequences of a far-right landslide in this weekend’s presidential polls – with calls from critics

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Austria: An outsider for president?

Sunday is election day in Austria and for the first time a candidate from outside one of the two main parties, that have dominated post-war politics

Sunday is election day in Austria and for the first time a candidate from outside one of the two main parties, that have dominated post-war politics

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Austria goes ahead with controversial migrant quota plan

Austria has gone ahead with its plan limiting the number of migrants and asylum seekers entering the country, in defiance of the EU and other member

Austria has gone ahead with its plan limiting the number of migrants and asylum seekers entering the country, in defiance of the EU and other member

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EU warns Austria over daily migrant quotas

In the latest angry rift in Europe’s migration crisis, new Austrian limits on the numbers of refugees allowed to cross its borders have infuriated

In the latest angry rift in Europe’s migration crisis, new Austrian limits on the numbers of refugees allowed to cross its borders have infuriated