The content of the 35-page programme announced by Austria's coalition government on Tuesday entails a number of policies that are designed to contain the surge far-right.

In a press conference following strenuous negotiations between coalition partners, Chancellor Kern, a Social Democrats, and Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner, of the People’s Party, have vowed to implement this new programme over the next 18 months.

The plan includes a ban on full-face veils in public spaces for Musli...

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