Austria: A Far-Right Party Stakes Its Claim in Parliament

Dec 18, 2017 | 21:44 GMT

After two months of negotiations, Austria has settled on a coalition government between its conservative People's Party (OVP) and the far-right Freedom Party (FPO). On Dec. 18, President Alexander Van der Bellen swore in the government, which will be led by OVP Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. And given the nationalist bent of the FPO, the new coalition could pose challenges to Austria's relationship with the European Union....

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