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Austria's leader during France visit: 'Judge us on our actions'

Austria's leader during France visit: 'Judge us on our actions'

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz appealed to Europe on Friday to give his conservative-far right coalition a chance, during a visit to France whose President Emmanuel Macron reached office by triumphing over the anti-immigration National Front.

The visit came 18 years after Austria's anti-immigrant Freedom Party was first included in a government, an event that triggered seven months of diplomatic sanctions by other European countries, led by France.

"A European leader should not go about commenting on the elections of his neighbours," Macron said.

The best response to the nationalist wave sweeping the continent was to have "a protective Europe", Macron said.

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Source: www.thelocal.fr
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