Communist Party members on the campaign trail in Vienna, Austria, May 2024.
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If you ask a random passer-by on the streets of Salzburg what sets the Communist Party of Austria (KPÖ) apart, they will probably have quite a bit to say — regardless of whether they vote for the KPÖ or not.
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For the coming weeks, RLS Brussels Office will publish clips from colleagues, comrades, and friends from Europe and beyond giving personal impressions of the crisis, the measures, living and coping. Today, Rainer Hackauf, Bureau für Selbstorganisierung & Salon Bildung, reports about the measures taken in Austria and reflects the criticisms of the government.

Parliamentary elections in Austria

Barbara Steiner, Director transform! europe
Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) down 10% – Greens back in National Council with 14%Fresh elections were held in Austria on Sunday, 29 September. They were called after the Ibiza video had blown apart the governing coalition between the right-wing conservative Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) and the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) and a motion of no confidence by the Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) had prevented the ÖVP from governing alone. The ÖVP, led by the youngest-ever chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, emerged as the clear victor, with 37% of the...
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