January 16, 2020 | By Brian Hanson, Sam Jones

Deep Dish: Strange Bedfellows — Anti-Immigrant Conservatives and Environmentalists Join Forces in Europe

Head of Austria's Green Party, Kogler and Head of Peoples Party, Kurz, deliver a statement in Vienna

Following the collapse of a government between the far-right and right last year, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria, the young head of a conservative party deeply opposed to immigration, has just formed a coalition government with Austria’s Green party. Having adopted a platform that is anti-immigration, pro-business, and pro-environment, the odd pairing of these parties holds important and timely lessons for the larger realignment of left-right politics taking place across Europe, not least in Europe’s biggest economy, Germany. Sam Jones of the Financial Times joins Deep Dish to discuss.

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