Austria and its efforts towards the prohibition of nuclear weapons

  title={Austria and its efforts towards the prohibition of nuclear weapons},
  author={Klaus Renoldner},
  journal={Medicine, Conflict and Survival},
  pages={258 - 262}
  • K. Renoldner
  • Published 2 October 2018
  • Political Science
  • Medicine, Conflict and Survival
Austria has been a neutral country since 1955 when, ten years after the end of World War II, the allied forces left the country. The Austrian constitution prohibits the production, possession, and transport of nuclear weapons. After a referendum in 1978, nuclear energy was also banned in Austria. At this time the Austrian government had already planned two nuclear power plants, one of which was in an advanced stage of construction. However the Austrian population was very concerned about their…