The idea of creating a powerful EU army continues to divide opinion in neutral Austria. Critics of the plan say its neutrality is incompatible with joint military cooperation. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Over 100,000 eligible-to-vote Turks live in Austria. It is estimated 10% of those hold illegal dual citizenship. Austria's interior minister wants to take action against this following Sunday's (16 April) Turkish referendum. EURACTIV Germany reports.
An Austrian petition launched by opponents of a number of EU trade deals has exceeded the number of signatures needed to guarantee it is debated in parliament. The petition calls on Austria's leaders to hold a referendum on the agreements. EURACTIV Germany reports.
In mid-January, further negotiations will be held on the Ukraine conflict, within the framework of the OSCE. Time is of the essence as the situation remains dramatically unchanged. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz is set to continue his pursuit of a freeze in the EU's accession process with Turkey. He is also eager to act as a bridge between the West and Moscow. EURACTIV Germany reports.
This year, Austria expects to welcome fewer refugees than it predicted it would. The Vienna government wants to lower its upper limit on new arrivals as a result and it's a policy that has attracted the attention of other EU countries. EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU doom-mongers predicted in the wake of the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote that other countries would follow suit in the months and years to come. But one of the countries touted as a fellow ‘exiter’, Austria, looks likely to stay in the European club for now. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Will the political situation in the United States have an impact on European elections? Austria's rerun of its presidential election could well provide the first acid test, ahead of crucial votes in France and Germany next year. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partner, the CSU, has closed ranks with Austria at its party conference, particularly when it comes to refugee policy, as integration concerns increase. EURACTIV Germany reports.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has faced renewed criticism from the leader of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ), Heinz-Christian Strache, who has once again tried to drum up support through angry and exaggerated rhetoric. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Libya is not the only North African country that is playing host to a large number of refugees: Egypt finds itself in a similar position. Cairo has indicated its interest in brokering some form of agreement akin to the EU's deal with Turkey. EURACTIV Germany reports.
It's that time of year again, when Europeans scratch their heads and wonder if the clocks will go forward or back an hour. Once again, experts have questioned the point of this practice. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Members of Austria’s Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) have overwhelmingly shown their opposition to the EU’s trade deal with Canada, known as CETA. But party leader and Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern seems to be fighting a losing battle against it. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The 27 member states that attended the Bratislava summit all had different priorities. Austria seems to have left Slovakia without any real movement on any of theirs, as little has changed regarding Turkey’s membership bid and CETA. EURACTIV Germany …
The Turkish government has rescinded Austria's excavation licence for the ancient city of Ephesus. The seemingly politically-motivated decision has caused outrage in the archaeological community. EURACTIV Germany reports.
In the Austrian presidential election, there were abnormalities when it came to how the postal votes were counted. The Freedom Party (FPÖ) has gone as far as to say the vote was rigged. But it appears that the extreme-right party is making mountains out of molehills. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Austria's much-admonished annual limit on refugees could be met by mid-August at the current rate of intake. The country has already welcomed over 50% of the 37,500 figure it set for 2016, with an increase in new arrivals predicted for the coming weeks. EURACTIV Germany reports.