European Union leaders began talks on a joint 2021-27 budget that will need to fill $81 billion hole left by Britain's departure just as they face costly climate and other challenges.
The agreement combines pledges of action against climate change, Green priorities, with moves to cut Austrians' tax burden and with the tough line on migration that Kurz has made a hallmark of his People's Party.
Both Kurz and Werner Kogler from the Greens, who led the negotiations between the two parties, told reporters in Vienna they had hammered out a government program that will be presented to the public in detail on Thursday afternoon.
Conservative leader Sebastian Kurz's party is on course to win snap parliamentary election and has several options for a coalition partner that will give it a stable majority, a projection based on a partial vote count shows.
After a heated debate, 343 MPs backed the incoming coalition of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and centre-left Democratic Party, while 263 voted against, according to the official count.
The fall of the far-right Austrian government is not just about political parties, it is deeply embedded in society.
After two years of government, Kurz's Austrian People’s Party could not survive a vote of no confidence. Austria's government has failed, but who will emerge from the rubble to take over?
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has been ousted in a no-confidence vote. His deputy chancellor Finance Minister Hartwig Loeger takes over as provisional Chancellor until the interim government is appointed.
It took a corruption scandal to bring down the extreme right in the coalition government, but for the refugees that have suffered under their policies there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
The alleged video scandal puts the government in crisis, with Chancellor Kurz dismissing the far-right interior minister. Now the far-right wants to vote against their former partner. Can the ruling party survive the backlash?
Footage, published on Friday in German media, shows far-right party leader and Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache appearing to offer public contracts to a fake Russian backer in return for election campaign help.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced the snap poll for September after a German newspaper published covertly filmed footage featuring his far-right coalition partners offering government contracts to purported Russian businesswoman.
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