Austria

Austria Urges Italy to Keep Migrants off Mainland Europe

Via The Local Italy Austria’s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz called on Italy Thursday to stop migrants from reaching the mainland by halting the ferry services from the islands where they first land. Kurz said he had told his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano that “rescue missions in the Mediterranean cannot be …

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Austria Calls on Europe to Close Mediterranean Route to Migrants

Via The Telegraph Austria has called for immediate international action to close the Mediterranean route to asylum-seekers trying to reach Europe. Closing off the crossing is “the only way to end the senseless and tragic dying in the Mediterranean”, Wolfgang Sobotka, the Austrian interior minister said. The call comes after …

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Eight Iraqis jailed for New Year gang rape in Vienna

Via BBC – An Austrian court has found eight Iraqi nationals guilty of gang-raping a German tourist during New Year celebrations in Vienna.   The Iraqi men, aged between 22 and 48, were given prison terms of between nine and 13 years for the attack, which took place in the …

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Austria tightens border control with Slovakia

Via Visegrád Post – Austria / Slovakia / Hungary – Two weeks ahead of a meeting of interior and defense ministers from Central European countries and Germany in Austria, on February 8, Austria announced her will to tighten border controls with Slovakia. “I am noticing a trend here that the smugglers …

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