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Does the display of the Habsburg flag have any contemporary connotations in Austria or Hungary?

Numerous countries have historical flags which, when flown or otherwise celebrated, carry significant contemporary political connotations and are usually interpreted as a sign that the person flying ...
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Is there an explanation for Austria's Freedom Party virtually retaining its vote share despite recent scandal?

In 2014 Freedom Party (FPÖ) has gathered 19.7% of total votes. According to latest estimates (2019), it has gathered 17.2%. For someone totally outside Austrian politics and hearing only about big ...
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Why isn't Austria's vice chancellor simply replaced instead of going for new elections?

According to Deutsche Welle, Austria's Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, has announced that there will be new elections after the vice chancellor's involvement in the corruption scandal: Austrian ...
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Why did four EU countries break the EU consensus over the US embassy in Jerusalem?

This article argues about four EU countries sending ambassadors to attend the official inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem: Breaking with European consensus, the ambassadors of four EU ...
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Why hasn't Austria joined NATO?

Taking a look upon Europe map highlighting NATO members, I saw a rather strange hole in the center: Both Switzerland and Austria are the only Central European countries that are not NATO members. ...
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Why did Austria's nationalist party (Freedom Party) got so many votes as compared to other nationalist parties?

In 2017 there were elections in several European developed countries: Austria, Germany, France and Nederlands. The popular vote for main nationalist party in each of them was as below: Austria - ...
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What has caused the demise of the Austrian Green Party?

In the Austrian legislative election, 2017, the Green Party dropped from 12.4% to 3.3%. This happened after MP Peter Pilz split off along with several others, and the entire youth wing got expelled ...
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Is Austria breaking State Treaty?

Austrian State Treaty from 1955: Article 4 PROHIBITION OF ANSCHLUSS The Allied and Associated Powers declare that political or economic union between Austria and Germany is prohibited. Austria ...
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Why is/was Austria so strict about Google Street View?

According to this table, Austria is one of the most restrictive countries when it comes to Google Street View coverage ("Only Museum views, business views and ski resorts."). Germany is also careful ...
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Can Austria deny non-Austrian EU citizens from taking a job?

According to this article, Austria's chancellor said that EU citizens should be barred from taking jobs if a qualified Austrian has applied to the same position [..] accused east European nations ...
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Why was Jörg Haider so disliked by European leaders?

According to this NY Times article from 2000, many European nations and even America put various sanctions on Austria to prevent Jörg Haider from gaining power there. The only reason the NY Times gave ...
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What caused a 180° shift on Austria's view on Pangermanism?

In 1918 when after losing the war it started Austria lost all its non majority German speaking lands, what remained of Austria was looking to unite with Germany. That didn't happen only because the ...