Austria to give citizenship to descendants of Nazi victims
24 September 2019 | 7:36 am
Austrian lawmakers have voted to provide path to Austrian citizenship for descendants of people who had been forced out of the country by the Nazis. Great-grandchildren of Nazi victims would also be eligible.
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It is the first time a budget has been rejected in Portugal since the country's transition to democracy in 1974. The move ends six years of relative stability under Prime Minister Antonio Costa.
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