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Austria Transnational Issues 2008

Disputes - international: while threats of international legal action never materialized in 2007, 915,220 Austrians, with the support of the newly elected Freedom Party, signed a petition in January 2008, demanding that Austria block the Czech Republic's accession to the EU unless Prague closes its nuclear power plant in Temelin, bordering Austria
Illicit drugs: transshipment point for Southwest Asian heroin and South American cocaine destined for Western Europe; increasing consumption of European-produced synthetic drugs

NOTE: The transnational issues information regarding Austria on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Austria Transnational Issues 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Austria Transnational Issues 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.