After the resignation of Vice Chancellor and FPÖ leader Heinz-Christian Strache and the announcement that a snap election will be held, Austria remains in a deep government crisis. A video in which Strache holds out the prospect of government contracts to a woman claiming to be the niece of a Russian oligarch was made public on Friday. Strache now faces legal action. What repercussions will the scandal have for Chancellor Kurz and his ÖVP?
Europe will elect a new parliament at the end of May. The euro|topics election monitor answers key questions about the election campaign: Who are the most important contenders and parties? What do their campaigns look like? And what issues are playing a central role in which member states? The correspondents of the euro|topics press review report from their countries and explain what is at stake.