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- The Austrian Parliament
- This is the official website of the Austrian Parliament. This site provides valuable information about the Parliament including its two chambers, the National Council and the Federal Council, as well as Parliament and the European Union and Parliament internationally.
The Austrian Parliament
- The Austrian Foreign Ministry
- The year 1720 is considered to be the origin of an independent Austrian diplomatic service, which was when Emperor Karl VI assigned the administration of foreign relations to a separate minister. After the breakup of the monarchy foreign affairs were attended to by the Federal Chancellery. It was only in 1959 that a separate Ministry for Foreign Affairs was established. Here you will find news of foreign policy and current travel and country information.
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- Federal Chancellery
- The official website of the Austrian Federal Chancellor provides information about the Chancellor including general information of responsibilities, the Austrian Federal Government and the State Secretariate for Sport.
Federal Chancellery Homepage
- Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University (MSU-CIBER), globalEDGE™ is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.
Government of Austria
- Governments on the WWW
- This is a comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the World Wide Web: parliaments, ministries, offices, law courts, embassies, city councils, public broadcasting corporations, central banks, multi-national organizations and political parties are all included. This database has been online since June 1995 and as of April 1999 contains more than 12000 entries from 219 countries and territories. This list will link the viewer directly to the websites of many of Austria's government agencies - some of which offer information in a German-only format.
Austrian Government on the WWW
- The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
- The IPU is the world organization of parliaments of sovereign States. It was established in 1889. The Union is the focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and works for peace and co-operation among peoples and for the firm establishment of representative democracy.
- Western European Union (WEU)
- The signing of the Brussels Treaty in March 1948 opened the way for the establishment of Western European Union (WEU). As an international defense and security organization, WEU brings together round the same table 18 nations that are also members of the European Union and/or NATO and 10 Central European countries which are closely involved in the work of the Organization. It's primary role is to enable Europeans to undertake the politico-military management of crises in which the North Americans would not wish to become directly involved. WEU will probably act following a political decision by the European Union and may, depending on the circumstances, call on NATO assents and capabilities.
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