Austria: General facts

Political system: federal parliamentary republicCapital: ViennaTotal area: 83,855 square kilometresPopulation: about 8.2 millionOfficial language: GermanCurrency: euro

Political system: federal parliamentary republic
Capital: Vienna
Total area: 83,855 square kilometres
Population: about 8.2 million
Official language: German
Currency: euro

Source: www.austria.at

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Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

Draft budget curtails deficit below 2 percent

THE BUDGET deficit should continue decreasing in following three years, according to the first public administration budget draft introduced by the Finance Ministry on July 23.

Crash site

New facts about fatal helicopter crash emerge

THE THREE members of a military helicopter MI-17 crew were training winching up people into helicopter with the help of a rope not practicing landings, when they crashed on July 28 afternoon near Prešov.

Stanislav Boledovič

Teach for Slovakia chief talks education reform

STANISLAV Boledovič, the founder of the Teach for Slovakia project, believes that it helps socially disadvantages children succeed.

Police President Tibor Gašpar

Harabin releases third convicted police officer

Another police officer convicted for corruption was released by the appellate senate chaired by Štefan Harabin with the argument that the police inspectorate that investigated his case is unlawful. The former…

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