In Austria the voting age is just 16. These young, first-time voters are often targeted by right-wing populists. Surveys show many young people don't feel represented by traditional parties and express their discontent by supporting extremists.
Austria's far-right FPÖ is still adjusting to its new role in government, moderating its language but not its positions. The party's anti-immigrant stance still seems to resonate with many people in the country.
The bill would allow authorities to seize refugees' cash and phones, as well as speed up deportations. The government said the harsher measures were designed to fight illegal migration and asylum abuse.
Right-wing lawmaker Norbert Steger, who sits on board of public broadcaster ORF, has threatened to ax one third of its foreign correspondents. Steger said he was upset by "biased" reporting on the Hungarian election.
The new chancellor of Austria, 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz, has given his right-wing Freedom Party (FPO) partners key appointments in the new cabinet. It signals a significant shift to the right.
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