Austrian far-right set for strong showing in EU vote [Austria and the European elections 2014]

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Series Details 07.03.14
Publication Date 07/03/2014
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Feature looks at the situation in Austria as regards the campaign for the elections to the European Parliament held in May 2014.

Austrian President Heinz Fischer said that a far right candidate, Andreas Moelzer, should withdraw from European elections because of racist comments. Mr Moelzer, the lead candidate for the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) had called the European Union a "conglomerate of Negroes" and said it made Hitler's Third Reich look "informal and liberal".

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ESO: Background information: European Parliament: Election, May 2014
Wikipedia: European Parliament election, 2014 (Austria),_2014_%28Austria%29
ESO: Background information: The European Parliament elections in Austria will be the latest battleground in the far-right’s challenge to the country’s EU consensus
EUObserver, 01.04.14: Far-right waltz in Vienna: the Freedom Party and its fraternities
EUObserver, 08.04.14: Austrian President calls on race row MEP to stand down
BBC News, 08.04.14: Austrian leader calls on racism row MEP to quit
openDemocracy: Can Europe Make It?, 29.04.14: Who are you calling a Nazi?
BBC News, 12.05.14: EU struggles for fans in affluent Austria

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