The Austrian electorate has let its frustration be known at the presidential polls. As Alison Langley reports from Vienna, the Freedom Party’s success is a wake-up call for the established parties. This article first appeared on DW.COM Thomas Kienbauer likens the ruling Socialist Party of Austria (SPÖ) to the Titanic in a cake decoration he […]

As many EU countries introduce new rules governing who may cross their borders amid the massive influx of migrants, many people looking for safe refuge are in limbo at the frontiers. Alison Langley reports from Slovenia. See more…

In the spring, when Syrian refugees began walking across the Hungarian border into Austria, they came in a steady stream of about 150 a day. The Austrian government responded by erecting Red Cross tents in the middle of fields at a time when the country was experiencing the coldest and rainiest season on record. The […]

Despite warnings that such actions are illegal, the Austrian government has implemented a daily cap on asylum applicants entering. From Vienna, DW’s Alison Langley writes that not everyone thinks that it is a good idea. See more…  

Not long ago Rabee al Refai and his family were dodging bombs in Syria. Now they’re hopeful their kids will soon go to school and Dr. al Refai will return to the operating room in Austria, reports Alison Langley. See more…

            This article first appeared on dw.de.   Austria has begun housing refugees in tents. The government says it’s a last resort to deal with the greater influx of people seeking refuge. Alison Langley reports from a tent city in Linz. Iranian Ebrahim Vasei reached Austria via Bulgaria, after spending […]

            This story first appeared on dw.de.   The Austrian parliament is expected to pass on Wednesday a law that either strengthens – or weakens – the Islamic religion’s status, depending on whom you talk to. Alison Langley reports from Vienna. To the ruling coalition, the Islam Law could be […]