'Austria first'

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The Independent Online
VIENNA (AP) - Under the motto 'Austria first', the Freedom Party of the right-wing populist Jorg Haider began collecting signatures for a petition backing his campaign for stricter curbs on immigrants and refugees.

Over the next seven days the 12-point petition will be open for signing. It calls for a toughening of Austria's refugee laws, bolstering police forces to deal with illegal immigration and quotas on the number of foreign children in school classes.

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