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      July 25, 2016

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    1. July 5, 2016

      Austria and Hungary votes pose test for EU mainstream

      Europe faces the risk of further political setbacks this autumn after authorities in Hungary and Austria chose the same...

    2. July 4, 2016

      Brexit and memories of the Somme

      More than a decade ago, I had a curious conversation with Nigel Farage in a restaurant in Strasbourg. The outgoing...

    3. July 1, 2016

      Austrian court orders re-run of presidential election

      Austria’s constitutional court has ordered a re-run of a controversial presidential election which in May created alarm...

    4. July 1, 2016

      The battle for Austrian liberal democracy restarts

      For EU governments, the news from Vienna on Friday was unwelcome at best, deeply disturbing at worst. Austria is to...

    5. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Stagecoach profits slide; offloads European megabus to Flixbus

      Stagecoach suffered a 37 per cent fall in pre-tax profit in the year to April amid tough conditions in UK rail and bus...

    6. June 24, 2016

      Free and easy admissions leave Vienna’s universities swamped

      Martina Chizzali, who is from Italy, chose the University of Vienna for two reasons: the city is beautiful and she did...

    7. June 24, 2016

      Vienna, a global city that ‘feels almost like a small town’

      In his memoir The World of Yesterday, published in 1942, four years after Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria, the...

    8. June 24, 2016

      Tension high over refugees despite Vienna’s history as a sanctuary

      In mid-April, rightwing extremists stormed a University of Vienna lecture hall where asylum-seekers from Afghanistan,...

    9. June 24, 2016

      Viennese start-ups: strong on funding, weak on ambition

      In the US, tech companies are famously founded in entrepreneurs’ garages. In Vienna, they are more likely to start life...

    10. June 24, 2016

      Austria’s Freedom party makes inroads into left’s heartland

      When the former Green party leader Alexander Van der Bellen narrowly defeated Norbert Hofer of the far-right Freedom...

    11. June 24, 2016

      Vienna rebuilds reputation after rise of the far right

      A 25-minute ride on a sleek, modern U-bahn train from the centre of Vienna, a new suburb is under construction. The...

    12. June 21, 2016

      Euro 2016 cheat sheet: Croatia condemn Spain to heavyweight knockouts

      Round up The tournament saw its first upset. But elsewhere it was business as normal — with Europe’s minnows taking on...

    13. Fast FT

      June 17, 2016

      Lagarde questions IMF Greek debt participation

      Christine Lagarde has thrown fresh doubt on the International Monetary Fund’s financial participation in Greece’s €86bn...

    14. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      EU asylum applications drop by a third

      Asylum applications in the EU dropped by a third at the start of the year as winter conditions stemmed the flow of...

    15. June 14, 2016

      Euro 2016 Cheat Sheet: Icelandic minnows stun Portugal

      Round up Portugal 1-1 Iceland This match was billed as a one-man show, with Cristiano Ronaldo expected to dominate the...

    16. June 10, 2016

      Brexit would compound all other European crises

      What has happened to you, Europe?” cried Pope Francis, accepting this year’s Charlemagne prize. Here is the question we...

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      June 10, 2016

      Is 'illiberal democracy' spreading to Croatia?

      Even before the 1991-95 war of independence which liberated them from the old Yugoslavia, the people of Croatia...

    18. June 10, 2016

      Why South Tyrol’s housing market is stable, unlike rest of Italy

      In 1991 a 5,000-year-old mummified man was found, preserved under the snow, in the Ötztal Alps bordering Italy and...

    19. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Greece set for €7.5bn bailout cash before Brexit vote

      Greece has been given the first of a number of green lights for its latest disbursement of rescue cash, ensuring the...

    20. June 8, 2016

      Austria’s Freedom party challenges presidential election result

      Austria’s rightwing nationalist Freedom party has launched a legal challenge to last month’s presidential election in...

    21. Fast FT

      June 7, 2016

      Eurozone Q1 growth revised up to 0.6%

      That’s a welcome turn up for the books. Quarterly economic growth in the eurozone hit 0.6 per cent in the first three...

    22. June 2, 2016

      Vivendi: Bolloré’s master plan

      Vincent Bolloré thinks Vivendi’s time has come. The French industrialist, entrepreneur and sometime corporate raider...

    23. May 30, 2016

      Zum Schwarzen Kameel, Vienna

      Where Bognergasse 5, 1010 Vienna WiFi Yes / Plug sockets: No (phones can be charged at the counter) Espresso €2.40...

    24. FT Alphaville

      May 27, 2016

      Rise of the robots: Hug your jobs tight

      There is no doubt the rise of the robots has thrown the future of work itself into question. Will we see a rise of the...

    25. May 24, 2016

      Who is Austria’s Alexander Van der Bellen?

      Who is Alexander Van der Bellen? The newly elected Austrian president — a 72-year-old, chain-smoking former economics...

    26. May 23, 2016

      Rightwinger Norbert Hofer concedes defeat in Austrian election

      Austria has voted narrowly against electing a rightwing nationalist as president after a closely fought campaign that...

    27. May 23, 2016

      Austria’s race to the right is a lesson to mainstream parties

      Austria is the taboo-breaker in European politics. By coming within a whisker of making Norbert Hofer the first...

    28. May 23, 2016

      The Austria presidential result was too close for comfort

      The Austrian satirist Karl Kraus, writing on the eve of the first world war, called his country “an experimental...

    29. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Austria's far-right candidate concedes presidential election

      After a close-run election in Austria, right-wing nationalist candidate Norbert Hofer has conceded defeat. He lost...

    30. Brussels Blog

      May 23, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Austria's right turn?

      Welcome to Monday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    31. May 23, 2016

      Austrian presidential run-off too close to call

      A neck-and-neck race to become Austria’s president will be decided later on Monday after a heated campaign during which...

    32. May 20, 2016

      Israel finds strange bedfellow in Austria’s far-right

      Austria’s presidential election on Sunday is likely to alarm Europe’s political establishment if — as is widely...

    33. May 19, 2016

      Austria’s presidential hopeful points to Europe’s nationalist surge

      He walks with a stick following a paragliding accident. He is quieter than his shrill party colleagues. But Norbert...

    34. May 18, 2016

      Hypo Alpe Adria bondholders agree repayment deal

      Austria has secured a breakthrough deal with creditors of the “bad bank” created out of Hypo Alpe Adria — potentially...

    35. May 17, 2016

      New Austrian leader warns mainstream parties may ‘disappear’

      The head of Austria’s railway system took over as the country’s chancellor on Tuesday, promising to shake up a...

    36. May 15, 2016

      Should we get rid of the €500 note?

      Yes, writes Kenneth Rogoff The dirty little secret of advanced-country central banks is that the vast bulk of all...

    37. May 13, 2016

      Illiberalism takes root in Europe’s fertile centre

      An illiberal political order is taking shape in central Europe. It is contemptuous of political pluralism, the rule of...

    38. May 12, 2016

      EU extends border controls within Schengen for six months

      EU member states have signed off on six more months of border controls within the Schengen area despite protests from...

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