The law was tabled by the coalition government, made up of PM Sebastian Kurz' right-wing Austrian People's Party (EuVP) and far-right Freedom Party of Austria
I will step back from all my positions within the Freedom Party of Austria
," Gudenus said.
It comes after local media reported that Kurz was not going to remain in a coalition with the Freedom Party of Austria
(FPO) after the scandal involving Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, and wanted to call an early election.
The protest was attended by several politicians, including Martin Poliaik and Miroslav Beblavy from parliament, as well MEP candidates from Progressive Slovakia and Spolu.Kollar's conference on hoaxesKollar's Sme Rodina is the newest member of the Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF), joining the faction of Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini in February 2019.It unites anti-refugee parties in EU countries, with parties like Lega Nord and the Belgian Vlaams Belang, and the Freedom Party of Austria
(FPO) being members.
The right-wing minister, who is affiliated with the Freedom Party of Austria
, told Austria Press Agency (APA) that the government is changing some laws to take away legal protection because of supporters fighting alongside with IS, which is a violation to the constitution.
Such long periods of grand-coalition rule allowed for the right-wing populist Freedom Party of Austria
to present itself as an agent for change.
Second, Kurz, in a coalition with the populist Freedom Party of Austria
(FPO), recently declared that overhauling EU migration policies would be a top priority for Austria during its presidency of the Council of the European Union.
In December 2017, the far-right Freedom Party of Austria
became a junior coalition partner after striking a deal with the right-wing Austrian People's Party.
Kurz was accused by some of imitating policies that were long held by the Freedom Party of Austria
(FPO), but twisting them so they seemed more attractive to voters.
The 'niqab ban', which was passed in May, has been criticized as a populist move intended to counter rising support for the right-wing Freedom Party of Austria
Austria has dodged a bullet after voters elected the Green Party candidate Alexander Van der Bellen to be their next president over the nominee of the far-right Freedom Party of Austria
(FPO), Norbert Hofer.
There has been Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, the Vlaams Blok (succeeded by today's Vlaams Belang) in Belgium, the Freedom Party of Austria
, the Sweden Democrats, the Finns Party and the Danish People's Party, to name just a few.