Freedom Party of Austria http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27541/all en Austrian far-right leader wants vote on exiting euro-report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/austrian-far-right-leader-wants-vote-exiting-euro-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VIENNA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) has called for a referendum on whether the country should give up the euro currency and said leaving the European Union was a possibility, according to an interview in Oesterreich newspaper.</p> <p>Saying he was inspired by British Prime Minister David Cameron's promise of a referendum on whether to leave the European Union, FPO head Heinz-Christian Strache said this was just the kind of direct democracy Austria needed as well.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/austrian-far-right-leader-wants-vote-exiting-euro-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of the European Union Europe Freedom Party of Austria Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:15:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738446 at http://www.globalpost.com Austrian far-right chief distances himself from MEP http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140405/austrian-far-right-chief-distances-himself-mep <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) leader distanced himself on Saturday from comments made by his co-lead candidate for EU parliament elections which have been condemned as racist, and said he would have words with him on Monday.</p> <p>Andreas Moelzer has apologized for saying the European Union was in danger of becoming a "conglomerate of negroes" and denied being the author of an article about Austrian soccer star David Alaba which was criticized as racist.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140405/austrian-far-right-chief-distances-himself-mep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Freedom Party of Austria Heinz-Christian Strache Politics of Europe Religion Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:17:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6114144 at http://www.globalpost.com Austrian far-right chief distances himself from MEP http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140405/austrian-far-right-chief-distances-himself-mep-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) leader distanced himself on Saturday from comments made by his co-lead candidate for EU parliament elections which have been condemned as racist, and said he would have words with him on Monday.</p> <p>Andreas Moelzer has apologized for saying the European Union was in danger of becoming a "conglomerate of negroes" and denied being the author of an article about Austrian soccer star David Alaba which was criticized as racist.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140405/austrian-far-right-chief-distances-himself-mep-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Freedom Party of Austria Heinz-Christian Strache Politics of Europe Religion Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:17:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6114145 at http://www.globalpost.com Austrian far-right politician quits EU campaign under fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140408/austrian-far-right-politician-quits-eu-campaign-under-fire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VIENNA (Reuters) - A far-right Austrian politician under fire for racist comments and likening the European Union to the Third Reich quit on Tuesday as a top Freedom Party candidate for next month's EU parliament elections, saying he had lost the party's trust.</p> <p>Far-right anti-establishment parties are expected to fare well across much of the EU, mining voter dissatisfaction with high unemployment and entrenched centrist parties seen as out of touch, and fear of immigration.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140408/austrian-far-right-politician-quits-eu-campaign-under-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Freedom Party of Austria Political philosophy Religion Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:50:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6116151 at http://www.globalpost.com Austrian far-right leader tells Erdogan 'stay at home' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140608/austrian-far-right-leader-tells-erdogan-stay-at-home <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Austrian far-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache told Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday to "stay at home," ahead of a controversial election rally planned in Vienna later this month.</p> <p>"We don't need Erdogan in Vienna. I'll tell him right now: 'Erdogan, stay at home'," Freedom Party (FPOe) leader Strache told the daily Oesterreich.</p> <p>Erdogan is expected to hold a rally in Vienna on June 19 in what is seen as a bid to win overseas votes ahead of presidential elections in August -- although he has yet to announce his candidacy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140608/austrian-far-right-leader-tells-erdogan-stay-at-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Freedom Party of Austria Heinz-Christian Strache Politics of Europe Recep Tayyip Erdogan Technology AFP Sun, 08 Jun 2014 14:24:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6170075 at http://www.globalpost.com