Under far-right pressure, Europe retreats from UN migration pact
BERLIN, GERMANY – JANUARY 17: New Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) speak to the media following talks at the Chancellery on January 17, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Kurz became Austrian chancellor and heads a coalition government between his party, the center-right Austrian People’s Party (OeVP), and the far-right Austria Freedom Party (FPOe). Merkel and Kurz have differing views on several issues, most notably immigration, as Kurz has touted a more hard-line approach. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Populists seize chance to put favorite issue on agenda ahead of EU vote, causing ructions among governments.