Austria

Republik Österreich

A corollary to Godwin’s Law of Nazi Analogies states that once a comparison to Hitler or the Nazis is made in an online discussion, the thread ends and the person who mentioned...(full article)

In Italy's Alps, at the border with Austria, there's a land where people speak in German and dream of independence. Once part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, it was annexed by Ita...(full article)

A grand coalition has ruled Austria for almost seven years and most of the postwar period. But rising support for upstart and populist parties could disrupt that trend after Sunday...(full article)

Forty-two percent of Austrians believe that “not everything was bad under Hitler,” according to a poll conducted by the Viennese newspaper Der Standard. That’s v...(full article)

Amid rising unemployment, the jobs outlook across the European Union is deteriorating in 2012. Majorities in all EU countries except Germany and Austria -- where unemployment rates...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Who-Built-It Debate Pits U.S. Against Europe - Edward Glaeser, Bloomberg

These phrases don't imply anything about concrete policy, yet the debate reflects a deep ideological divide that goes back 150 years. And the battle over the relative roles of soci...

The 'Muslim Tide' That Wasn't - Doug Saunders, National Post

Deprived of any genuine facts suggesting an overwhelming Muslim baby boom, the more radical Muslim-tide proponents simply make them up. More than 13 million people have now viewed ...

Hungary Envies Austria, Looks Like Greece - Marc Champion, Bloomberg

The trouble with Hungary is that it desperately wants to be like Austria, its old partner-in-empire, but is looking far too much like Greece. This Austrian aspiration is on displa...

Is Austria the New Finland? - Centre for European Reform

In August 2010, a newly elected Slovak government refused to contribute to the first Greek bail-out. A year later, the rising popularity of the anti-euro True Finns pushed the Finn...

Depression and Democracy in Europe - Paul Krugman, New York Times

It is time to start calling the current situation what it is: a depression. True, it is not a full replay of the Great Depression, but that is cold comfort. Unemployment in both ...

Long Live the Habsburg Empire! - Armin Thurnher, Dispatch

VIENNA — On Saturday, July 16, central Vienna assumed the bearing of a costume drama, as Austria's democratically elected leaders, members of the European aristocracy, c...

Austria's Freedom Party Makes Its Move - Walter Mayr, Der Spiegel

Under its leader Heinz-Christian Strache, the right-wing populist Freedom Party has become a force to be reckoned with in Austrian politics. It is currently neck and neck with th...

Mourning the Death of Otto von Habsburg - Jacob Heilbrunn

One of the great men of Europe has passed away. The death of Otto von Habsburg, the last scion of the Austrian monarchy, at 98 is cause for mourning. Felix Austria, happy Austria, ...

High Wellbeing Eludes the Masses in Most Countries Worldwide - Gallup

Majorities in 19 out of 124 countries "thriving," mostly in Europe and the Americas....

European Anti-Islam Movement Grows - Mildrade Cherfils, Global Post

Paris conference brings together speakers from across Europe to rail against the dangers of Islamization....

Is Europe's Far-Right Surge Overhyped? - Joshua Keating, Passport

Austria's anti-immigrant Freedom Party put in a strong showing in Vienna's municipal elections yesterday, setting off a new round of media speculation about the apparent surge of...

Corruption Shakes Austrian Democracy - Walter Mayr, Der Spiegel

When the late right-wing populist Jorg Haider went into politics, he vowed to free the country of corruption. But the scandals he left behind reveal that Haider's time in office d...

The Rise of Europe's Right-Wing Populists - Der Spiegel

All across Europe, right-wing populist parties are enjoying significant popular support. Led by charismatic politicians like Geert Wilders, they are exploiting fear of Muslim immig...

Europe's Worrying Tilt to the Far-Right - Daily Telegraph

European governments must develop a more sophisticated approach to immigration if they are to hold back the far-Right....

Korea's Berlin Wall - Wall Street Journal

One trigger for the collapse of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago was the flow of East Germans across their country's newly opened border to Hungary, then on through Austria to West Ger...

Tax Havens Give In to EU Pressure - Hasnain Kazim, Der Spiegel

Font:By Hasnain Kazim On Thursday, it was Liechtenstein and Andorra. On Friday, Austria, Luxembourg and Switzerland likewise decided to change their banking laws to allow for...

Austria Feels the European Downturn - R. Falksohn & W. Mayr, Der Spiegel

Font:By Rüdiger Falksohn and Walter MayrMajor Vienna banks wanted to capture the Eastern European market and benefit from its growth. Now they are waking up to the hangover ...

The West Must Guarantee Gaza Resolution - Martin Peretz, The Australian

January 07, 2009 12:23am AEDT | Make this site your homepage Martin Peretz | January 07, 2009 THE only real way to end the Gaza war is not an unpoliced ceasefire. Or a ce...

Russia and Gas - The Guardian

Russia and gasThe Russian Orthodox New Year is still 11 days away, but measured on the Gregorian calendar, Ukraine has had an inauspicious start to 2009. At 10am yesterday the Russ...

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