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Britain's Future in Europe
Brits: Why vote away your right to move in Europe?
The last view of Britain: the White Cliffs of Dover from a ferry. Photo: Luctor/WikimediaCommons

The right to move around Europe is an incredible privilege. Brits about to vote in their referendum should know that this right is at risk, says The Local's Managing Editor James Savage.

South Tyrol under pressure as Austria turns back migrants
Moussa, a migrant from Mali, waits at Brenner train station. Photo: Angela Giuffrida/The Local Italy

Wealthy South Tyrol - a little bit of Austria in Italy - is the latest bottleneck in Europe's refugee crisis. Angela Giuffrida finds a region battling with the consequences.

World powers meet in Vienna to save Syria peace hopes

Senior envoys from world and regional powers are to meet once again in Vienna on Tuesday in an effort to salvage stumbling efforts to halt Syria's bloody civil war.

Croatian army weapons seized by Austrian police
Photo: index.hr

Austrian police averted a diplomatic incident when they disarmed Croatian soldiers who were attending a ceremony in the Austrian town of Bleiburg on Saturday.

Why talk of barriers is opening up old wounds in South Tyrol
Brenner train station. Photo: Angela Giuffrida/The Local Italy

"Even just talking about building a fence and making boundaries hurts us deeply."

Brexit vote
Brits: don't let bumbling councils steal your vote
A pro-EU campaigner hands out leaflets in London. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP

If you're a Brit anxious to have your say in the EU referendum, don't let bumbling bureaucrats deprive you of your rights, says Laura Shields.

Klepto Leicester supporter nabbed by airport police
Flughafen Wien AG

A hairdresser from Leicester who stole from duty free shops in Vienna airport to pay for flights to visit his girlfriend in Austria is now facing charges after he was caught by police.

Nigerian corruption detention struck down
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. Photo: Wikimedia

A Nigerian court has fined the country's anti-graft agency $50,000 over the unlawful detention of an Austrian security consultant accused of money laundering, a statement said on Sunday.

Hundreds protest again at Brenner Pass checks
Brenner Pass. Photo: Arnulf zu Linden/Wikimedia

Several hundred young protesters clashed with Italian anti-riot police Saturday near the Austrian-Italian border during a demonstration against Vienna's proposed anti-migrant measures.

Italy-Austria border controls 'political catastrophe'
Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano (R) meets his Austrian counterpart Wolfgang Sobotka last month. Photo: AFP

Austria imposing controls on its border with Italy would be a "political catastrophe" for Europe, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Saturday.

Italians plan third refugee demo at Austrian border
Graffiti at the Brenner border. Jörg Wojahn/Twitter

A third protest against border controls is set to take place this Saturday at the Brenner border between Italy and Austria.

Brexit
Brexit would leave expats in 'ghastly' legal limbo for years
Photo: Paul Lloyd/FLickr

The rights of two million Britons living in the EU would be thrown into doubt for years after Brexit, a new report will conclude.

'Jews want to destroy my homeland'
The controversial preacher with some of his devotees. Photo: CEN

Thousands of books about Islam have been posted to homes around Vienna by a Turkish Islamic preacher who believes Jews are conspiring to destroy his Turkish homeland.

Austrian takes legal action against German swastika joke
Central European News/Heute Show

Another German TV employee is being investigated under the same obscure law recently used by the Turkish president after they used a swastika to make a sarcastic comment on the Austrian presidential election result.

Germany and Austria in talks to extend border controls
Austrian police officers at the Austrian-Hungarian border crossing. Photo: AFP

Austria said on Saturday it was in talks with the European Union's executive body to extend border controls brought in last year to help stem the migrant flow.

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