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 right-wing populists look to have come in third place in the election, possibly gaining 51 seats. The Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) maintains close ties to Russia, which has helped institutionalize the party.
The far-right populist Freedom Party's strong showing in Sunday's election is a sign that it is fully established in Austria, says political scientist Heinz Gärtner of the University of Vienna.
The EU has closed its borders, allowing Libyan militias and African dictators to violate human rights. With policies like that, Europe is moving away from its own values, writes Krsto Lazarevic.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was hoping for close cooperation in Europe with Sebastian Kurz, who led his conservative party to election victory in Austria. DW has reaction from Berlin and beyond.
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