Austria

Hossam has always fought to overcome his disability. | Photo: A. Saleem
The Magdas Hotel in Vienna employs and trains migrants and refugees from over a dozen nations
Border Hungary and Austria, 2015 | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/Tatif/Wostok Press/Maxppp Hongrie
The police checks whether the people crossing the border have valid travel documents
One woman said she did not feel safe to go out alone at night anymore
Refugees crossing the border from Hungary to Austria in 2015. In response to a large influx of asylum seekers to the country, Austria has toughened its asylum policies | Photo: Picture-alliance/M.Bunel
Some nations remain opposed to the UN migration pact | Credit: picture-alliance/dpa/D. Karmann
The UN treaty is designed to ensure safe and orderly migration | Credit: picture-alliance/dpa/P. Pleul
Austria's government has 'content-related concerns' about the UN migration treaty
From file: Police control at the German-Austrian border crossing Walserberg | Photo: Picture-alliance/dpa/Revierfoto
German chancellor Angela Merkel meets Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at a summit in Brussels
Currently, individual countries in Europe can issue humanitarian visas and create corridors, but there is no bloc-wide regulation