Tag Archives: Austria

Austria Constitution and Administration

The basis of Austrian constitutional law is the federal constitution of 1 October 1920 (Bundesverfassungsgesetz) voted by the national constituent assembly, after a series of provisional laws. It was in turn followed by other constitutional laws up to the constitutional “Novella” of 30 July 1925 and the more important one of 7 December 1929. Austria… Read More »

Austria History in the 1990’s

The progressive erosion of the consensus around the parties of the ‘grand coalition’ between the Sozialistische Partei Österreichs (SPÖ) and the Österreichische Volkspartei (ÖVP), in government since 1987, characterized the political situation of the 1990s, allowing the rapid rise of the Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs (FPÖ), led by J. Haider, who, skilfully blending populist appeals to… Read More »