Austria’s coalition government has confirmed it will block the landmark EU-Mercosur trade agreement – which should create the biggest free-trade area in the world – saying it goes against the EU’s environmental ambitions set out in the European Green Deal.
World leaders have sent messages of support to Austria and Afghanistan as they did previously with France following the last bout of terrorist attacks, while Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, unequivocally condemning terrorism, said that ”freedom of expression,” is not without limits in a pluralistic diverse and respectful societies.
Mexico's president said on Monday that he had given his wife the almost impossible mission of persuading Austria to return a feather headdress said to have been worn by Aztec emperor Moctezuma.
Austria presented an architectural plan on Tuesday to turn the house where Adolf Hitler was born into a police station in the hope of “neutralizing” the space and ensuring it does not attract neo-Nazis.
Austria's Parliament Wednesday voted to veto the treaty between Mercosur and the European Union, a decision which will stop the enactment of the agreement reached after over 20 years f negotiations.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for Europe to push back against far-right parties, saying populist movements wanted to destroy core European values such as fighting corruption and protecting minorities.
Austrian MPs on Wednesday approved a law aimed at banning the headscarf in primary schools, a measure proposed by the ruling right-wing government. So as to avoid charges that the law discriminates against Muslims, the text refers to any ideologically or religiously influenced clothing which is associated with the covering of the head.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for the European Parliament to stop travelling to Strasbourg for a week each month, as part of a wider proposal to overhaul the treaty underpinning the European Union.
Caracas, in the last place, and Montevideo ranks as the two opposite poles of the list of cities ordered by quality of life in Latin America in 2019, according to Mercer. The capital of Austria, Vienna, ranked for the tenth consecutive year as the best in the world.
Microplastics have been found in human stools for the first time, suggesting the tiny particles may be widespread in food. The study by researchers in Austria examined eight participants (from the UK, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Japan and Russia). All of their stool samples were found to contain microplastic particles.