Russia to Hold Culture, Tourism Year With Italy, France, Spain, Austria
Sep20

Russia to Hold Culture, Tourism Year With Italy, France, Spain, Austria

A year of cultural tourism will be organized between Russia and four European states, Association of Music Museums and Collections President Mikhail Bryzgalov said Monday. He stressed that all intergovernmental agreements had been reached, and the work on devising cultural tourism routes would begin. “Several countries, including Italy, France, Spain and Austria are specially marked. These are the countries where...

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Turkish FM hits back at Austrian counterpart on Twitter
Aug02

Turkish FM hits back at Austrian counterpart on Twitter

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had a Twitter spat with his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurtz late on Aug. 1. Writing about a recent interview that Çavuşoğlu gave to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Austrian foreign minister tweeted “I do not accept Cavusoglu’s ultimatum and turn it back. The EU cannot proceed with dependencies and must protect its borders.” In the interview,...

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Border controls cause row between Austria and Hungary
Jul08

Border controls cause row between Austria and Hungary

Security checks have been given a big boost along the border between Austria and Hungary, causing a row between the two countries. As reported by The Local, Hungarian authorities have come under fire from Austria’s Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka after they began checking people crossing the border from Austria into Hungary. But Hungary’s decision is a response to Austria recently strengthening controls on its side of the border....

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Austria backs gradual easing of Russia sanctions
Jun28

Austria backs gradual easing of Russia sanctions

Brexit continues to have far-reaching consequences, among which is the potential for normalised relations with Russia. Austria is seeking a leading role in this push. EurActiv Germany reports. The alpine republic’s government met in full in Vienna on Monday (27 June) to discuss the ramifications of the Brexit vote. Austria’s new chancellor, Christian Kern, and his Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Kurz, emphasised that the EU...

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Austrian foreign minister calls for improving relationship with Moscow
Jun20

Austrian foreign minister calls for improving relationship with Moscow

Austria’s foreign minister said on Sunday (June 19) it was time for the European Union to make an effort to identify common ground with Russia. “I believe that we should gradually come to a modus in which for every implementation of the Minsk Protocol, for every single step, sanctions will gradually be lifted in return,” Sebastian Kurz said in a discussion at ORF TV. It would be a very strong signal of accommodation...

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