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.
A different lapel flower worn by the far-right at the opening of Austria’s new parliament hasn't gone unnoticed. FPÖ members wore edelweiss while denying that their past displays of blue cornflowers had Nazi overtones.
Considered the most prestigious award in French literature, the prize results in lucrative sale profits. Vuillard's book "L'Ordre du jour" looks at the hidden steps that gave rise to the Nazi invasion of Austria in 1938.
The head of Austria's Jewish community has cautioned against forming a government with the right-wing Freedom Party. He warned that the party is still highly xenophobic despite its attempts to tone down its rhetoric.
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Austria’s conservative People’s Party is moving to form a new coalition government after winning most votes in last weekend’s parliamentary election. The conservatives had their best result in decades after Sebastian Kurz took over their leadership in May. He’s 31 but does that mean he’s inexperienced? More from correspondent Kerry Skyring.