the year changes also the presidency of the EU. Austria's Chancellor, wanted to be in the EU-top-of-the "bridge Builder". However, he failed magnificently, analyzed Stephan ueber Bach . Probably from inside the political calculus.
from A quick glance: in 1999, the outrage in Europe was huge. In Austria and had Austrian people's party man, Wolfgang Schüssel, with the help of the right-wing populist FPÖ to the Chancellor to choose. The - then-smaller - EU was appalled, threatened with sanctions, wanted Vienna to isolate.
Today, almost 20 years later, that's a different thing. Again, the Austrian Chancellor, ruled in a coalition with the FPÖ. But this time the Outcry. The world has changed, Europe. In the era of the Orban's, Salvini's, and Kaczinskis new standards apply, obviously.