Bloomberg Politics published this video item, entitled “Austria Poised for a New Leader” – below is their description.
Oct.11 — Sebastian Kurz resigned as Austria’s chancellor on Saturday in the face of corruption allegations, a blow for a rising star in European conservative politics. In the neighboring Czech Republic, President Milos Zeman was hospitalized hours after his ally, Prime Minister Andrej Babis suffered a shock election loss. And in Poland, 100,000 people took to the streets to show their support for continued EU membership. Bloomberg’s Maria Tadeo reports on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open.”
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Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked East Alpine country in the southern part of Central Europe. It is composed of nine federated states, one of which is Vienna, Austria’s capital and its largest city.
It is bordered by Germany to the northwest; the Czech Republic to the north; Slovakia to the northeast; Hungary to the east; Slovenia and Italy to the south; and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west.
Austria occupies an area of 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi) and has a population of nearly 9 million people. While German is the country’s official language, many Austrians communicate informally in a variety of Bavarian dialects.
The Czech Republic, also called by its short-form name, Czechia, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is a unitary parliamentary republic.
Czechoslovakia was restored in 1945 until 1 January 1993 when it dissolved with its constituent states becoming the independent states of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic is a member of NATO, EU, OECD, OSCE and CoE.
The Czech Republic is a developed country with an advanced, high income social market economy.
The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. Its members have a combined area of 4,233,255.3 km² and an estimated total population of about 447 million.
Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative provinces, covering an area of 312,696 square kilometres, and has a largely temperate seasonal climate.
Poland’s capital and largest metropolis is Warsaw.