Austria has sent a powerful political message to the EU by appointing an anti-EU candidate as foreign minister.

Norbert Hofer, who has repeatedly attacked the EU over immigration, economic and security policies, will become the most important representative of the EU-critical Freedom Party (FPÖ) and take over the EU and world affairs agendas for Austria.

Mr Hofer is considered a vehement critic of the notion of an superstate, and is cautious of Eurocrats.

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