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  • Far-right candidate wins 1st round of presidential elections in Austria

    April 25, 2016 | 12:36 pm

    A member of the far-right Freedom Party in Austria won the first round of presidential elections, clinching the movement’s best electoral showing ever.

    Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party, or FPO, took 36 percent of the vote in Sunday’s election, with the runner-up — an...

  • Far-right Austrian leader visits Israel’s Holocaust memorial

    April 12, 2016 | 9:42 am

    The leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party, Heinz-Christian Strache, visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem on Tuesday, laying a wreath under the engraved names of towns in Austria from where Jews were expelled by the Nazis.

    He said anti-Semitism had no place...

  • Hungary’s Jobbik drops some hardline policies in push for power

    April 14, 2015 | 11:28 am

    Hungary's Jobbik party will leave behind its far-right origins, keep the country in the European Union and come to terms with foreign investors as it sets its sights on government, its leader said on Tuesday.

    Jobbik, condemned throughout Europe as anti-Semitic and racist, is now...

  • Anti-Semitic political party makes gains in Ukrainian elections

    October 29, 2012 | 10:15 am

    The Ukrainian ultranationalist Svoboda Party has made unprecedented gains in the country’s parliamentary elections, where it garnered 12 percent of the vote.

    Svoboda -- or Freedom Party – has gained a reputation as an anti-Semitic movement due to anti-Jewish statements by its...

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  • Austria rightist leader slammed over ‘Jews’ remark

    January 31, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    Austria’s Jewish community accused the country’s leading far-right politician on Monday of a “monstrous provocation” for what a newspaper said were comments likening anti-fascist protests to the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust.

    Rival politicians also attacked...

  • Grand Illusion

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Joerg Haider's unexpected resignation as head of Austria's far-right Freedom Party is widely seen as a strategic ploy that may ultimately win him more political power -- including the nation's leadership.

    "It is important not to overestimate" the move, Marta Halpert, director of the...

  • Defiant Actions

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    February 3, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A far-right party has forged an agreement to share power in Austria's government in defiance of an unprecedented European Union threat to penalize the country.

    The strong condemnation of Freedom Party leader Jorg Haider by the Europeans and the world community brought back memories of...

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