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Thursday, 4 May, 2000, 11:41 GMT 12:41 UK
Austria and the Haider factor: Special report
The entry into Austria's coalition government of Joerg Haider's far-right Freedom Party early in 2000 sent shockwaves across Europe. BBC News Online's special coverage looks in depth at the man, his views and his party.

Haider and the party
Controversy and Joerg Haider
Austria's most contentious politician has always denied being an extremist, writes Justin Webb.

  • Key quotes: What did Haider really say?
  • In context: Nazi employment policies
  • From our correspondent: Haider and the Auschwitz survivor
  • Full text: Coalition pledge over Nazi past
  • Haider's men and women: the new cabinet members
  • Haider: 'The Blair Factor'



    Europe on edge
    Europe's menace
    John Palmer of the European Policy Centre in Brussels on why the rise of the right in Austria is such a threat to the EU and its member governments.
  • Analysis: EU differences in the spotlight
  • Austrian tourism braced for boycott
  • Sanctions threat alarms business
  • Austria's problem with foreigners
  • Tale of two cities: Old memories, new fears
  • Austria's troubled history



    Views and reactions
    Head to head: Is Haider a threat?
    Two Austrian politicians put their opposing views on the man and his message.
  • My Austrian dilemma: Franz Fischler
  • Images of Vienna violence
  • Views from the streets of Vienna
  • Israel's hard line against Haider
  • US acts over Austrian far-right
  • Talking Point: Your reactions to Haider in power

  • AUDIO/VIDEO AUDIO/VIDEO
    The Haider way
    Joerg Haider on Austria's future in Europe.
    AUDIO/VIDEO  real 56k

    Talking PointTALKING POINT
    Joerg Haider
    Is Europe over-reacting? Add to the debate

    Talking PointFORUM
    Haider in power
    The BBC's Angus Roxburgh answers your questions


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