Tuesday’s World #2: AUSTRIA’S Chancellor calls for “safe zones” to address migrant crisis

Tuesday's World Events - January 9, 2018


1. For AUSTRIA, give the following information:

  1. capital
  2. location/the countries that share its borders
  3. the religious breakdown of the population
  4. the type of government
  5. the chief of state (and head of government if different) If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch
  6. the population

Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.

NOTE: Before answering the questions below, read the info and watch the video under “Resources.”

a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) What is significant about the recent election of Sebastian Kurz as Chancellor of Austria?
c) For what reason does Chancellor Kurz say the EU should consider alternate ways to address the migrant crisis? Be specific.
d) What solution does Kurz propose?
e) What are safe zones?
f) Consider this: The United Nations is committed to: maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.
The U.N. takes in billions of dollars per year for the regular and peacekeeping budget ($5 billion from U.S. which is 22% of the regular budget), plus voluntary contributions (the U.S. gives about $3 billion)