THE FAR-RIGHT AUSTRIAN FREEDOM PARTY HAS WON RESOUNDING SUPPORT FOR IT...

World | January 22, 2002, Tuesday // 00:00

The far-right Austrian Freedom Party has won resounding support for its petition against a Czech nuclear power station bordering Austria that has caused a bitter row between the two neighbours. More than 900,000 people - nearly a sixth of Austrian voters - signed the petition, which demands that their country should veto Czech membership of the European Union unless the power station is closed. The petition is not legally binding and will do little more than force a vote in Austria's parliament.

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