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Hofer: EU referendum for Austria if there are no reforms
Photo: Norbert Hofer/Facebook

Presidential candidate Norbert Hofer calls for an Austrian European Union referendum if there are no significant reforms in the next year, after Britain votes to leave the union.

Oscar winner Waltz blasts Cameron over Brexit
Photo: Sgt. Michael Connors/US Army/Wikimedia

Austrian double-Oscar winner Christoph Waltz on Sunday blasted Prime Minister David Cameron for leading Britain toward a referendum in which a majority cast a "really stupid" vote to leave the European Union.

Europe's leaders bicker as Brexit reality bites
"Remainers" ponder an uncertain future. Photo: AFP

Some argue for immediate "divorce" discussions while others suggest UK should have time to reconsider.

‘No need to be nasty over Brexit talks’: Merkel
An amicable divorce? Photo: AFP

There's no rush either, Merkel said.

Austria: EU members should act in their national interests
Austria's Foreign Minister meets his Romanian counterpart. Photo: Twitter/Sebastian Kurz

Austria's Foreign Minister has accused Europe of losing control over the refugee crisis, and says the only option is for countries to act in their national interests.

Brexit vote
Has bureaucracy deprived Brits abroad of their vote?
George Cunningham warns that many Brits abroad will have missed the chance to vote.

Thousands of British voters abroad might find their vote in this week's crucial referendum is wasted, after many councils left sending out ballots until the last minute.

Brexit vote
VIDEO: Brits in Europe say why UK should stay
Photo: Jessica Jones/The Local

Why should Britain stay in the EU? Eight Brits living across Europe say why they think leaving would be a very bad idea.

'France's next president' calls for Brexit in Vienna
HC Strache, Marine Le Pen, Harald Vilimsky and guests from the European Parliament. Photo: FPÖ

The beer flowed and the oompah music boomed in Vienna on Friday as France's Marine Le Pen, boosted by the prospect of a "Brexit", fired up a rally of European far-right "patriots" in Austria.

Austria: no EU deal with Turkey over visas
Wolfgang Sobotka. Photo: Michael Kranewitter/Wikimedia

A deal to allow Turks visa-free entry to the EU as part of a wider accord with Ankara on curbing the migrant crisis cannot be completed by the July 1 deadline, Austria said Friday.

Migrant spat brews between Austria and Hungary
Austrian Defence Minister Hans Peter Doskozil. Bundesheer/Ricardo Herrgott

Hungary refused on Thursday to take back any of the several thousand migrants that Austria says should be returned under EU rules, adding to a brewing spat between the two neighbours.

Austria's far-right file legal challenge to election

Austria's anti-immigration Freedom Party filed Wednesday a legal challenge after its candidate narrowly lost out on being elected the EU's first far-right president, alleging "terrifying" irregularities.

Kurz: Keep asylum seekers on islands
Sebastian Kurz. Photo: Bildagentur Zolles / Mike Ranz

Asylum seekers to the European Union should be held on islands rather than be allowed direct access to the continent, Austria's foreign minister has said.

Austria corrects wrongly interpreted asylum figures
Andy Wenzel/Bundeskanzleramtes (BKA)

Just days after Austria’s Interior Ministry announced the country received 19,000 asylum applications between January and April in 2016, the Chancellor has corrected the figure to 11,000.

Austrian government: 'No shift in election result'
Michael Kranewitter/Wikipedia

The Austrian government says a repeat of the recent presidential election is unlikely to be necessary.

Freedom Party claims election fraud rife
Heinz-Christian Strache. Photo: FPÖ

Austria's far-right is probing "countless" cases of fraud in last week's presidential election that saw its candidate lose by a narrow margin, the party chief was quoted as saying on Sunday.

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