German-speaking European country of roughly 8.5 million people; 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 ruling Austrian People's Party was fined by an independent watchdog for spending around €6 million more than was allowed in the 2017 election. The fine comes a week after the party entered a new government coalition.
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Austria's new coalition government of conservatives and greens was sworn in this week - a dramatic shift from the previous coalition of conservatives and the far right. That government collapsed last spring following a scandal in the far right Freedom party. Kerry Skyring reports from Vienna on a new pragmatic partnership.
Austria's environmentalist Green party has approved a deal reached earlier this week to form a coalition government with the conservative People's Party. The deal has raised questions about whether the alliance can last.
Heinz-Christian Strache charged his far-right FPÖ party up to €3,000 a month for playing online smartphone game Clash of Clans, according to reports. Strache lost his political posts in October over a corruption scandal.
One of the world's top ballet schools has come under fire for "endangering the wellbeing" of its students. A commission found that children were told to start smoking and were referred to by their clothing size.
Foreigners living in Austria will no longer receive fewer benefits if they do not learn German, the country's Constitutional Court has ruled. The decision overturned a law from the previous right-wing government.