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Austria

2021

04

Feb

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Refugees and migrants largely forgotten in Covid-19 vaccination drive

If you are not a citizen where you live, for whatever reason, you will likely be low down on the vaccination list. If you are stateless, have migrated to another country or are a refugee due for security or political reasons, you know how it feels to live in a state without full legal rights. […]

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2020

21

Jul

Austria to launch Muslim profiling scheme

The center-right People’s Party (OVP) and Green Party government in Austria is preparing to institute a controversial surveillance program on Muslims in the country in a supposed bid to fight against so-called “political Islam.” In the initiative announced by the government in January, various groups continued to push back against the continued pursuit of anti-Muslim […]

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Source: AA , AA

11

Mar

Austria thanks Greece for protecting Europe’s borders

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said from Vienna on Tuesday that he is grateful for the Greek government’s continued efforts to protect the European border. The remarks were made during the joint press conference given by Kurz and Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis in the Austrian capital, following a meeting between delegations of the two nations. Earlier in the […]

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Source: AA , Greece.Greek Reporter

31

Jan

Municipality of Vienna fires Turkish bus drivers signing ‘Bozkurt’

The work of 4 Turkish bus drivers working in the city lines of the City of Vienna was terminated due to the images recorded while making the “Bozkurt” sign. Vienna City Lines (Wiener Linien) Spokesperson Christoph Heshmatpour said in a statement to the press that 4 employees who made the “Bozkurt” sign in the images […]

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Source: Sputnik , Mbs News

14

Jan

Ban on headscarf in Austria moved to Constitutional Court

İGÖÖ President Ümit Vural, the right-wing Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) in the coalition government passed during the parliamentary school and implemented in September 2019, the headscarf ban on schools has made statements. Vural, “Today, the Constitutional Court complained about the ban on headscarves in primary schools. used. Vural pointed […]

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Source: AA , National News

11

Jan

Austria coalition deal includes headscarf ban

A deal between conservatives and Greens to form a governing coalition in Austria includes banning headscarves in school until the age of 14 and preventive custody for potentially dangerous individuals. The measures are part of what conservative leader Sebastian Kurz describes as his tough stance on undocumented immigration and “political Islam”, aimed at appealing to […]

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Source: DW , AJ

2019

18

Dec

Vienna’s ballet academy ‘encouraged children to smoke to stay slim’

Vienna’s prestigious ballet academy is endangering children’s wellbeing including by encouraging them to smoke to stay slim, an Austrian commission investigating abuse claims has concluded. The scandal broke in April when a media report accused the academy at Vienna’s renowned State Opera of inflicting serious physical and mental abuse on its students as well as of […]

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Source: BBC , The Guardian

11

Oct

Nobel Prize awarded to Srebrenica genocide denier

The decision to award the Austrian playwright Peter Handke the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature has sparked outrage after he previously denied the Srebrenica genocide. In 1995, during the Bosnian war, the Serbian army entered the town of Srebrenica and killed over 8,000 Bosnian Muslims over five days, the biggest war crime in Europe since World […]

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Source: TRT Haber , MEMO

30

Sep

Party of ex-Chancellor Kurz wins Austrian election

The party of former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz won Austria’s snap election Sunday, paving the way for his return as the country’s leader. As widely expected, Kurz’s center-right Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) came in first with 37 percent. It’s a clear victory for the 33-year-old ex-chancellor, with the Social Democrats coming a distant second at 21.8 percent. […]

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Source: Hürriyet , Politico

11

Sep

Election promise from Sebastian Kurz, known as Islamophobic enemy: the headscarf ban

Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) Chairman and former Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz, before the early general elections caught promises to ban the headscarf for teachers and students, he said. Explaining the promises of the ÖVP before the country’s early general elections on September 29th, Sebastian Kurz said that harsh and restrictive practices against migrants and refugees, […]

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Country: Austria
Source: AA , News1