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.
The Austrian government had scrapped a ban on smoking that was meant to come into force in May but will now have to discuss it. Austria is one of the few Western countries which allows smoking in bars and restaurants.
On today's program: Germany’s Angela Merkel reaches a deal with her coalition partners - The Austrian student fraternity scandal surrounding an anti-Semitic songbook - France’s president rejects nationalist demands on Corsica - Could Brexit kill off one of Britain's lesser-spoken languages? – Serbian-Kosovar reconciliation – And a special focus on the Berlin Wall.
Justice officials in Austria are investigating a student fraternity at the centre of a scandal over an anti-Semitic songbook. The fraternities, known as Burschenschaften, have strong links to the Freedom Party which now holds powerful positions in the new Austrian government. Kerry Skyring reports from Vienna.
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban was in Vienna this week, forging ties with Central Europe’s newest head of government, the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. As Kerry Skyring reports from Vienna the two leaders found much in common.