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Profile: Heinz-Christian Strache (FPÖ)

Profile: Heinz-Christian Strache (FPÖ)

HC Strache, as he prefers to be called, is chairman of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ). His party is likely to do well at this weekend's European Parliament elections.

'Just go to every bar and ask for a job'

'Just go to every bar and ask for a job'

Stuart Colebrook, 35 years old, is an English designer and barkeeper now living and working in Vienna.

Cleaners find dead baby in Munich train toilet

Cleaners find dead baby in Munich train toilet

Police have launched a murder investigation after cleaners found the body of a newborn baby in the toilet of an Austrian Railways train in Munich.

Freedom Party rap is 'shabby propaganda'

Freedom Party rap is 'shabby propaganda'

FPÖ chairman Heinz-Christian Strache has posted a new rap video on YouTube called Patriots for Election, ahead of the EU elections this weekend - which uses footage of the former Federal Chancellor Leopold Figl (who died in 1965).

Third of Austrians in favour of 'tax strike'

Third of Austrians in favour of 'tax strike'

Some Austrian companies have started a kind of tax strike - by refusing to make some tax payments they want to put pressure on the government to make more savings.

Real estate bubble: 'The hype is over'

Real estate bubble: 'The hype is over'

Austria has experienced something of a real estate bubble in recent years, but some experts believe the market is now calming down.

Serious neglect in Austrian prison

Serious neglect in Austrian prison

An investigation into Austrian prisons by the Falter paper has exposed a shocking case of neglect in a prison in Lower Austria - and has triggered disciplinary and criminal hearings against officials.