Austria

Country Austria
Capital Vienna
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages German, Croatian, Hungarian & Slovene

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Once the center of power for the large Austro-Hungarian Empire, Austria was reduced to a small republic after its defeat in World War I. Following annexation by Nazi Germany in 1938 and subsequent occupation by the victorious Allies in 1945, Austria's status remained unclear for a decade. A State Treaty signed in 1955 ended the occupation, recognized Austria's independence, and forbade unification with Germany. A constitutional law that same year declared the country's "perpetual neutrality" as a condition for Soviet military withdrawal. The Soviet Union's collapse in 1991 and Austria's entry into the European Union in 1995 have altered the meaning of this neutrality. A prosperous, democratic country, Austria entered the EU Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. In January 2009, Austria assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2009-10 term.

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Austria says it will double money offer to refugees who volunteer to leave the country - The Independent

The Independent

Austria says it will double money offer to refugees who volunteer to leave the country
The Independent
Austria has said it will double the amount of money paid to migrants who voluntarily return to their home countries as part of a plan to speed up the repatriation of 50,000 asylum seekers. Interior minister Wolfgang Sobotka said migrants would be ...

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Austria Plans To Leave EU Refugee Relocation Agreement - London South East (registration) (blog)

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Austria Plans To Leave EU Refugee Relocation Agreement
London South East (registration) (blog)
Austria's Defence Minister Hans Peter Doskozil, who initiated the move, said his country should back out of the relocation agreement, arguing that Austria had already taken in a proportionally higher share of asylum seekers than other EU countries.
Austria to begin migrant relocation from Italy and GreeceANSAmed
Austria to pull out of EU relocation (2)ANSA (registration)

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Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Visits Austria - Prensa Latina

Prensa Latina

Cuban Minister of Energy and Mines Visits Austria
Prensa Latina
Vienna, March 27 (Prensa Latina) The Minister of Energy and Mines of Cuba, Alfredo López Valdés, spoke today with senior officials of several federal portfolios and institutes in this capital during his work visit to Austria. As part of its agenda, he ...



Calgarian Special Olympics athletes bring home hardware from Austria - Calgary Herald

Calgary Herald

Calgarian Special Olympics athletes bring home hardware from Austria
Calgary Herald
The 11th Special Olympics were held in Graz and Schladming, Austria. This is the second time Austria has hosted the event, with the first time being in 1993. Pier Moreno Silvestri/Postmedia Network Pier Moreno Silvestri / Pier Moreno Silvestri ...
Austria bids farewell to Special Winter Olympicseuronews
Special Olympians return to heroes welcome after representing Canada in AustriaCTV News
Austin cruises to another gold at Austria Winter GamesJamaica Observer
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Hubject Brings Together Austria's Largest EV Charging Network - InsideEVs

InsideEVs

Hubject Brings Together Austria's Largest EV Charging Network
InsideEVs
Eleven leading state energy suppliers in Austria have joined forces with Berlin-based Hubject to create the country's largest public charging network. The main focus is to provide an extensive charging network, regardless of the operator of the ...



Austrian tourist molested by parlour manager in Udaipur - Times of India

Financial Express

Austrian tourist molested by parlour manager in Udaipur
Times of India
The foreign national, a renowned illustrator and printmaker in Austria, morning reached the city's Ambamata police station on Monday to lodge a complaint against the manager, identified as Rajendra Kumar Sharma (50). Police have arrested Sharma and ...
Massage parlour owner molests Austrian women in Udaipur; detained by policeFinancial Express

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Austria's Alpla plans PET recycling plant - The Hindu - The Hindu

The Hindu

Austria's Alpla plans PET recycling plant - The Hindu
The Hindu
The Indian arm of Austrian packaging technology and solutions major, Alpla, is planning to establish an end-to-end recycling plant for PET bottles in Hyderabad.

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Netherlands U21's beaten by Austria but U18's hammer Czech Republic - Football-Oranje

Football-Oranje

Netherlands U21's beaten by Austria but U18's hammer Czech Republic
Football-Oranje
The changed side got off to a horrible start on three minutes with Marko Kvasina firing past Yanick van Osch to give Austria an early lead, which Netherlands couldn't recover from. Any chance of a comeback was ended just before the hour mark with ...



Jamaica wins floor hockey bronze in Austria - Jamaica Observer

Jamaica Observer

Jamaica wins floor hockey bronze in Austria
Jamaica Observer
GRAZ, Austria — Special Olympics Jamaica's floor hockey team came from a goal down to defeat Costa Rica 2-1 in Thursday's bronze medal match on the main court at Stadthalle Graz to win the country's third medal here at the World Winter Games. Captain ...

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Watch: Salman Khan performs stunts in Austria for Tiger Zinda Hai - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

Watch: Salman Khan performs stunts in Austria for Tiger Zinda Hai
Hindustan Times
Watch: Salman Khan performs stunts in Austria for Tiger Zinda Hai. Just days after Salman Khan unveiled the first look of his next flick, opposite Katrina Kaif, Tiger Zinda Hai, director Ali Abbas Zafar has shared a video of the Dabangg star performing ...
Pics: Katrina Kaif returns from the shoot of 'Tiger Zinda Hai' in AustriaTimes of India
Katrina Kaif returns from AustriaCatch News

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