The Austrian government has seized the house where Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was born. But the former owner of the house has challenged it and pulled the state to the constitutional court.
Austria assumed the presidency of the Council of the European Union in July, and its chancellor has made refugee policy a key issue. Currently, migrants in the country who don't learn enough German face cuts in benefits.
Austria's right-wing coalition has unveiled plans to limit benefit payments for foreigners, including refugees, who cannot speak German. The move risks legal challenges from the European Union.
Austria's top court has ruled that current laws are discriminatory and must be lifted by 2019. Same-sex couples have so far only been afforded "registered partnerships."
Sebastian Kurz is set to become Austrian chancellor aged just 31. A German satirical magazine has been heavily criticized for comparing the young politician to one of history's most notorious figures.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version