The parties have spent months courting voters on the campaign trail. The start was low-key, with tension gradually building into the final days.
German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has come under fire after reportedly calling for a ban on adverts which "reduce women or men to sexual objects." Critics described the proposed reform as "absurd" and "narrow-minded."
The Freedom Party is tapping into anxiety over the high number of migrants in Vienna. The far right has become a challenge to the Social Democrats, who have ruled Austria's capital for decades, Alison Langley reports.
The refugee crisis is dividing Europe's conservative parties. The German chancellor wants to do as much as possible. But the Hungarian prime minister is calling for a hard crackdown. Bernd Riegert reports from Madrid.
The Swiss will vote on Sunday on a conservative party initiative making it considerably easier to deport foreigners who commit crimes. But many say the proposal endangers not only the Swiss economy, but democracy, too.
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