A planned German highway toll does not discriminate against foreign drivers, a senior adviser to the EU’s top court said on Wednesday, recommending the dismissal of a complaint by Austria. Germany passed a law in 2015 setting in place a charge for use of the country’s highways. It is due to start by 2021.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, a conservative and an immigration hard-liner who governs in coalition with the far-right Freedom Party said:
“There are some points that we view critically and where we fear a danger to our national sovereignty. We will therefore abstain in the vote at the U.N. General Assembly in the year 2019.”
Oil is the real reason behind all conflicts in the Middle East while Syria is just the latest victim of this struggle, Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl told the UN General Assembly in a speech she started in Arabic. The very existence of the modern Middle Eastern states have been “shaped by oil business,” Kneissl told the UNGA.