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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Iran's president to visit Switzerland, Austria amid nuclear deal row - Reuters

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Iran's president to visit Switzerland, Austria amid nuclear deal row
Reuters
ZURICH (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit neutral European neighbours Switzerland and Austria next month, the Swiss and Austrian governments said, on a trip overshadowed by the looming imposition of U.S. economic sanctions on ...
President Rouhani to Visit Austria, SwitzerlandAl-Manar TV

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Austria calls on Germany to come clean on spying allegations - POLITICO.eu

POLITICO.eu

Austria calls on Germany to come clean on spying allegations
POLITICO.eu
Austria's Sebastian Kurz has urged Germany to clarify allegations its intelligence services spied on ministries, embassies and international institutions in Vienna. “Our wish is of course to know who was monitored, when the surveillance was ended, and ...
Austria calls on Germany to clarify spying allegationsReuters
Austria seeks explanation from Germany about spying reportsBeaumont Enterprise
Austria angry at Germany over 'enormous' spy effort | News | DW ...Deutsche Welle

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Austria's right-wing government at six months: What's the record so far? - EUROPP - European Politics and Policy (blog)

EUROPP - European Politics and Policy (blog)

Austria's right-wing government at six months: What's the record so far?
EUROPP - European Politics and Policy (blog)
Austria's government was sworn in six months ago on 18 December. Mančs Weisskircher discusses the domestic record of the new government, noting that so far, its support has remained stable. The government's biggest domestic hurdle has not been ...



Austria threatens Macedonia name deal as EU divisions on migration widen - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Austria threatens Macedonia name deal as EU divisions on migration widen
Telegraph.co.uk
Austria is threatening to sabotage the hard-won Macedonia name deal unless the European Union ends membership talks with Turkey, in the latest sign of deep divisions in a bloc riven with discord over migration. Greece and Macedonia took a major step ...

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World Cup 2018: How South Korea tricked a Swedish 'spy' in Austria - India Today

India Today

World Cup 2018: How South Korea tricked a Swedish 'spy' in Austria
India Today
"It's very difficult for westerners to distinguish between Asians," said South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong as he shrugged off spying by Sweden ahead of their FIFA World Cup 2018 Group F opener. Sweden and South Korea begin their World Cup campaigns on ...

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Pres. Rouhani to visit Austria, Switzerland - Mehr News Agency - English Version

Mehr News Agency - English Version

Pres. Rouhani to visit Austria, Switzerland
Mehr News Agency - English Version
“After that, President Rouhani will leave Berne for Vienna at the formal invitation of the Austrian president,” said the Iranian official. “Meeting with Austrian president, Austrian chancellor, and Iranian expatriates residing in Austria, as well as ...



T-Mobile Austria records 1160 percent data traffic increase since RLAH - Telecompaper

T-Mobile Austria records 1160 percent data traffic increase since RLAH
Telecompaper
T-Mobile Austria has reported a significant increase in data consumption since the introduction of RLAH (Roam-Like-At-Home) on 15 June 2017. The increase has been observed for both brands T-Mobile and Tele.ring and in the period from April 2017 to ...



German Interior Minister forms 'axis' with Austria, Italy against Merkel - The Local Italy

The Local Italy

German Interior Minister forms 'axis' with Austria, Italy against Merkel
The Local Italy
Seehofer - who is locked in an open migration feud with Merkel that is threatening the stability of her coalition government - said that he and his far-right Austrian and Italian counterparts, Herbert Kickl and Matteo Salvini, had formed their alliance ...
German, Italian, Austrian ministers seek 'axis' on migrant policyReuters
Austria and Germany unite to curb migrantsThe Times
Austria's Sebastian Kurz wants a migration 'axis of the willing' with Germany, ItalyDeutsche Welle
POLITICO.eu -Haaretz -EUobserver
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Austria Outraged Over Allegations, Germany Spied on Int'l Missions, Ministries - Sputnik International

Sputnik International

Austria Outraged Over Allegations, Germany Spied on Int'l Missions, Ministries
Sputnik International
The Austrian government has insisted on explanations from Germany following an urgent meeting over allegations that the latter's intelligence services tapped thousands of telephone, fax and mobile lines in Austria for years. In the surveillance list ...



Eurovision 2019: Could the next song contest be taking place in Austria? - esctoday.com

esctoday.com

Eurovision 2019: Could the next song contest be taking place in Austria?
esctoday.com
Discussion continues regarding the potential host city for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, but now there is further talks about a change in host country for next year's competition. That is according to rumours heard from the Head of Production from ...
Is the EBU considering moving Eurovision 2019 to Austria ...ESCXTRA.com
Eurovision can move to AustriaThe Siver Telegram

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