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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Try these great gruner veltliners to help you celebrate Austria - Washington Post

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Try these great gruner veltliners to help you celebrate Austria
Washington Post
Austria's National Day is Oct. 26, the anniversary of the day in 1955 when the last occupation forces from World War II left the country and Austria's official neutrality took effect. What better way to celebrate than with some great gruner veltliner ...

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Singapore and Austria to deepen digital collaboration - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Singapore and Austria to deepen digital collaboration
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Singapore and Austria will exchange ideas and know-how on their experiences navigating the digital economy and in areas such as digital government, e-commerce and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. Both countries yesterday inked a pact ...

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Austria against Kosovo army, Pristina's Interpol membership - B92

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Austria against Kosovo army, Pristina's Interpol membership
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Strache pointed this out after his meeting with Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic in Vienna on Friday. At a joint press conference, Strache said that questions regarding Kosovo's membership in Interpol and ...

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Singapore, Austria ink pact to deepen exchange of ideas in digital economy, emerging technology - The Straits Times

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Singapore, Austria ink pact to deepen exchange of ideas in digital economy, emerging technology
The Straits Times
VIENNA – Singapore and Austria will exchange ideas and know-how on their experiences navigating the digital economy and in areas such as digital government, e-commerce and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. Both countries on ...
Singapore, Austria sign agreement to boost cooperation in digitalisation, ICTChannel NewsAsia
Sebastian Kurz is Remaking Europe's Future From its Darkest PastNewsweek

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Austria has PLAN B for hard Brexit – but Kurz admits no deal would be 'catastrophe' - Express.co.uk

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Austria has PLAN B for hard Brexit – but Kurz admits no deal would be 'catastrophe'
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Austria has PLAN B for hard Brexit – but Kurz admits no deal would be 'catastrophe'. AUSTRIA's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said his country has a plan B in the event of a no-deal scenario in which Britain crash out of the EU without a deal in place ...
The Latest: Austria: Brexit 'ball' in Britain's courtPalm Beach Post

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Despite difficulties, sprouts still thrive in Austria - FreshPlaza

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Despite difficulties, sprouts still thrive in Austria
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Now, Fruchthof Detter, based in Absdorf (north of Vienna), has managed to integrate Brussels sprouts in its cultivation, exclusively producing sprouts for Spar Austria. Despite today's weather extremes and the ban on the use of certain pesticides ...



Rep. Steve King Goes Full White Nationalist In Interview With Austrian Site - HuffPost

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Rep. Steve King Goes Full White Nationalist In Interview With Austrian Site
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The eight-term congressman, up for re-election next month, talked to Caroline Sommerfeld of the Austrian far-right propaganda site Unzensuriert (which means “uncensored” in English). Sommerfeld is a prominent intellectual in Europe's neo-fascist ...



Italy and Austria at odds over South Tyrol dual-citizenship - The Local Italy

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Italy and Austria at odds over South Tyrol dual-citizenship
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Italy's wealthiest province elects its new autonomous parliament on Sunday as Vienna and Rome lock horns over a proposal by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to offer Austrian passports to South Tyroleans. But the offer extends to speakers of German ...
Italy, Austria at odds over South Tyrol dual-citizenshipFRANCE 24

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Dad-of-two, 48, died after 'landing headfirst in snow while snowboarding in Austria as pals battled to save him' - The Sun

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Dad-of-two, 48, died after 'landing headfirst in snow while snowboarding in Austria as pals battled to save him'
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A DAD-of-two suffocated to death as his pals desperately tried to revive him - after he landed headfirst in snow, an inquest heard. David Ewart, 48, was on the second day of his trip to St Anton am Arlberg, Austria with his seven uni friends when ...

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Austria REBELS against Italy: We WON'T pay for YOUR debt, blasts Sebastian Kurz - Express.co.uk

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Austria REBELS against Italy: We WON'T pay for YOUR debt, blasts Sebastian Kurz
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Mr Kurz, 32, slammed the populist Rome government as a bitter row with Brussels rages around Italy's budget proposals. Italy's 2019 budget draft breaches EU rules, the European Commission told Rome on Thursday. Before Thursday's crunch EU leaders' ...

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