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Austria to Tighten Anti-Migrant Border Controls

VIENNA (AFP) – Austria aims to tighten border controls, in particular on its frontier with Slovakia following a rise in migrants trying to enter the country, the defence minister was quoted as saying Wednesday. “I am noticing a trend here that


European Union Seeks Summit With Belligerent Turkey

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will seek to hold a summit meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the first half of next year to discuss the testy relations between the two, the 28-nation bloc’s president said Thursday.


Vienna Threatens To Veto Turkey Joining EU

Austria’s increasingly hard-line Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has made it known that unless Turkey reforms on issues of freedom and human rights, Austria will block any European Union membership negotiations. The Foreign Minister announced his intentions to block Turkish membership talks