Matteo Salvini

Matteo Salvini, populist, anti-EU, pro-Kremlin, anti-Nato and proudly xenophobic.


Austrian conservatives bring far right into government

The Freedom party will take control of the defence, interior and foreign ministries while its leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who has warned of Austria’s “Islamification”, will become vice-chancellor.

Austria is rocked by a far-right party surge in first-round voting for president


The Freedom Party’s Norbert Hofer, 45,  placed first with 36 percent of the first-round ballots.