The 31-year-old looks set to form a coaltion between his conservative party and the far right.
Austrian presidential candidate Van der Bellen, reacts on Sunday night as he defeats his rival from the far-right Freedom Party.
The Italian referendum and the Austrian vote are shaping up to be a seminal moment for European politics and the future of the European Union.
Austrian Freedom Party presidential candidate Norbert Hofer took the far right to the brink of victory in the recent election.
Radical right populists are on the brink of power in Austria and making gains across the region. And the European leaders who once were willing to publicly condemn them are silent now.
Waving the Austrian flag: the leaders of the Freedom Party.
Austria and the almost victory of the far right is a canary in a coal mine. A new political divide is emerging on both sides of the Atlantic.
Austria’s polarised electorate went for the Greens in the end.
This year's presidential campaign was dominated by panic over a far-right surge – but its real meaning is somewhat different.
Out of office: Werner Faymann.
The notorious Freedom Party is on the march again, and the country's moderates are crumbling in its path.
The heart of the matter.
Presumed consent is not the way forward.
Asylum seekers are held at the Macedonian border.
As the philosopher once described, states obsessed with the health of their own people often create the conditions for others to die.
Nazi soldiers pose in front of a painting pilfered from the National Museum of Naples Picture Gallery.
If you’ve seen recent films like Woman in Gold and Monument Men, you’d think Americans are at the forefront of returning Nazi-looted art. They're not.
Austria’s Socialist Party hopes to stir things up a bit in Brussels.
EPA/Hans Klaus Techt
In spite of the fact that Austria is one of the richest members of the European Union and, according to economists, has clearly profited from membership, the people of Austria traditionally show low levels…