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Give us a vote: we’ve got most to lose if UK quits
2.2 million Brits live in another EU country. 2.3 million people from elsewhere in the EU live in the UK. Photo: Charles Clegg.

Give us a vote: we’ve got most to lose if UK quits

Brits in the rest of the EU should all be given a vote in the country’s upcoming referendum - as should Europeans who live in the UK. We’re the ones with most to lose, argues The Local's managing editor James Savage. READ  

Austria calls for EU-wide refugee quota
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Austria calls for EU-wide refugee quota

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann on Monday called for an EU-wide quota to help accommodate the thousands of refugees reaching Europe's southern shores by boat and prevent further deaths. READ  

Cracks in Merkel coalition after spy claims
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Cracks in Merkel coalition after spy claims

A widening scandal over claims Germany helped the US spy on European targets triggered tensions in Angela Merkel's coalition on Tuesday, which analysts said could potentially prove dangerous for the "untouchable" chancellor. READ  

Italy releases accused Austrian 'terrorist'
The doctor was accused of being a member of a banned left-wing group in Turkey. Photo: Olyhaber

Italy releases accused Austrian 'terrorist'

A Turkish-born Austrian citizen who was arrested in Italy on charges relating to terrorism offences in Turkey has been released. READ  

Nazi salute suspects identified from demo
Pegida in Linz. Photo: Martin Juen/Flickr

Nazi salute suspects identified from demo

Four suspects captured on camera making Nazi salutes during Austria's first PEGIDA demonstration on February 2nd have been identified by police. READ  

'Jihadists posing as refugees'
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'Jihadists posing as refugees'

European Union counter-terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove on Friday called for greater vigilance by EU borders agency Frontex, saying jihadists could infiltrate posing as refugees. READ  

SPÖ wins back Klagenfurt mayor seat

The Social Democratic party (SPÖ) has won the mayoral election in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, with 53 percent of the vote. READ  

Greek exit mooted by German finance minister
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Greek exit mooted by German finance minister

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Friday a disorderly Greek exit from the eurozone could not be excluded if Athens fails to reach a deal with its international creditors. READ  

Strache defends inviting Wilders to Hofburg

The leader of Austria’s populist Freedom Party, Heinz-Christian Strache, has defended his invitation to the controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders to speak in Vienna, saying that he is an “interesting European politician”. READ  

Former finance minister to 'modernise' Ukraine

Austria’s former finance minister Michael Spindelegger, who resigned last year over tax reform, has a new job as director of the Agency for the Modernization of Ukraine (AMU) it was announced on Tuesday. READ  

Far-right leader sues ORF over gay claim

The leader of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) is suing the Austrian National Broadcaster (ORF) after a television soap opera it broadcasts suggested he is gay. READ  

Former far-right man lends Pegida support

Former far-right Austrian politician Ewald Stadler has voiced his support for Germany’s “anti-Islamization” movement Pegida, and has said he would be prepared to offer legal advice to Pegida members in Germany and Austria, who are afraid of being criminalized. READ  

Austria's health minister confirms she has cancer

Austria’s Health Minister, Sabine Oberhauser (SPÖ), has been diagnosed with abdominal cancer. In a press release she announced that she will start chemotherapy on Friday and that her doctors have said she has a good chance of making a full recovery. READ  

Russian nationalist's vision for Austria

In an interview with a Hungarian news website the Russian nationalist philosopher Aleksandr Dugin has spoken about his vision of a Russian-led Eurasian Union - which would include Austria, as well as Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovakia. READ  

Saudi Arabia 'not pleased' with Austria

Saudi Arabia is reportedly outraged by the debate around a religious dialogue centre it has financed in Vienna, according to diplomatic insiders quoted in Austrian media. READ  

 
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