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July 29, 2000 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While foreign governments try to isolate Austria for giving the far-right Freedom Party a share of national power, foreign tourists are coming here in ever larger numbers. U.S. tourists account for the biggest increase in foreign visitors to Austria this year--and have helped convince the country's government that it is winning the public relations war against diplomatic sanctions.
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October 17, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Joerg Haider's far-right Freedom Party suffered a stunning setback in regional elections, raising questions about the future of a movement whose rise to national prominence this year sent shock waves across Europe. In regional elections in the southeastern state of Styria, the Freedom Party won only 12.4% of the vote--down 4.7 percentage points from its total in the last regional balloting five years ago.
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NEWS
September 13, 2000 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The European Union lifted diplomatic sanctions against Austria without conditions Tuesday night, leaving the far-right Freedom Party firmly in government here and gloating. By backing down after seven months of bitter confrontation, the EU governments were left with little but embarrassment to show for their failed effort to isolate Austria, one of the union's 15 members.
NEWS
September 13, 2000 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The European Union lifted diplomatic sanctions against Austria without conditions Tuesday night, leaving the far-right Freedom Party firmly in government here and gloating. By backing down after seven months of bitter confrontation, the EU governments were left with little but embarrassment to show for their failed effort to isolate Austria, one of the union's 15 members.
NEWS
October 17, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Joerg Haider's far-right Freedom Party suffered a stunning setback in regional elections, raising questions about the future of a movement whose rise to national prominence this year sent shock waves across Europe. In regional elections in the southeastern state of Styria, the Freedom Party won only 12.4% of the vote--down 4.7 percentage points from its total in the last regional balloting five years ago.
NEWS
February 11, 2000 | Associated Press
French and Belgian diplomats boycotted a speech Thursday by Austria's new foreign minister, who took over as head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. The boycott was a protest against the participation of Joerg Haider's far-right Freedom Party in Austria's new coalition Cabinet, members of the French OSCE delegation told the Austria Press Agency. Austrian Foreign Minister Benita Ferrero-Waldner downplayed the snub.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1997
Martin Lee (Opinion, Sept. 21) wrongly lumps the Austrian Freedom Party into what he calls "a multifaceted neo-fascist revival" in Europe. He suggests that any political party he has identified "touched a raw nerve by deceptively linking jobless statistics to the number of guest workers and asylum seekers in their countries." Austria is not large enough to absorb large numbers of new people. At a time when Austria's unemployment rate was already 7%, AFP Chairman Joerg Haider called for restrictions on immigration until the rate could be reduced.
WORLD
November 24, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
The far-right surge that catapulted the Freedom Party into Austria's governing coalition in 1999 and sparked consternation throughout the European Union appears to be over, according to polls ahead of today's parliamentary elections. Damaged by feuds and defections, many of them fueled by the backroom machinations of its mercurial unofficial leader, Joerg Haider, the Freedom Party has seen its support plummet, and it seems likely to return to an opposition role.
NEWS
November 11, 1991 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A far-right party whose leader has praised German Third Reich labor policies and promised to protect "Austria for the Austrians" won a surprising 23% of the vote in Vienna city elections Sunday. The Freedom Party of Austria posted its third electoral gain in as many months by capitalizing on anti-foreigner and anti-Semitic sentiments that have flooded across Austria with the influx of refugees from war-torn and economically devastated areas of Eastern Europe.
NEWS
December 17, 2000 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Vatican's millennial Christmas season opened in turmoil Saturday as police battled a crowd protesting a visit by Europe's most provocative far-right leader, who got a papal audience in exchange for his gift of the seasonal fir tree for St. Peter's Square.
NEWS
July 29, 2000 | PAUL WATSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While foreign governments try to isolate Austria for giving the far-right Freedom Party a share of national power, foreign tourists are coming here in ever larger numbers. U.S. tourists account for the biggest increase in foreign visitors to Austria this year--and have helped convince the country's government that it is winning the public relations war against diplomatic sanctions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2000 | JOHN VINOCUR, John Vinocur, executive editor of the International Herald Tribune from 1987-96, is now its senior correspondent
Two things you probably don't know about Germany: In a Swiss survey of world competitiveness, the country comes in 44th of 47 in its people's flexibility in the face of new challenges and 39th in its government's capacity to adapt to a global economy. Outside Germany, old ideas about the strength of the country's economic capabilities still dominate.
OPINION
August 13, 2000 | Martin A. Lee, Martin A. Lee is the author of "The Beast Reawakens," a book on neo-fascism
Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi recently began sending millions of dollars to the Austrian province governed by Joerg Haider, de facto fuehrer of the far-right Freedom Party. This controversial deal, which Haider described as "Christmas for Austria," was forged during a pair of mysterious trips to Libya. Accompanied by the chairman of Austria's Hypo Alpe Adria Bank, Haider held secret business meetings in Tripoli with Kadafi in May and June.
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