German-speaking European country of roughly 8.5 million people; NATO, EU and eurozone member. Landlocked, bordered by Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
The capital Vienna is also the federal republic's most populous city, with more than 1.8 million residents excluding the suburbs. The mountainous country in the Alps is divided into nine states (Bundesländer). This page collates DW's latest content related to Austria.
Center-left Chancellor Christian Kern has accused eastern European countries of "exporting joblessness." Austria's Social Democrats have launched an apparent bid to win back voters from the far-right Freedom Party.
Austria's foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz, has called for drastic consequences for countries which fail to take back their asylum-seeking citizens. Following the recent Berlin attack, he also called for tighter borders.
A Viennese based project called Rugby Opens Borders, or ROB, has just won the most prestigious social award in global rugby: the Award for Character at this year’s World Rugby Awards held in London. The jury decided that the Austrian project "clearly demonstrates how the true values of rugby can positively influence the lives of young people." Reporter Christian Cummins met Team ROB.