"Europe's tolerance is wearing a bit thin
December 27, 2004 FORUM1227
VIENNA -- During the Cold War, Vienna was considered the gateway between the East and the West.
Neutral Austria provided the Western powers with a window on what then were known as the Soviet Bloc countries.
Historically, Vienna was the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and as such was the focal point for all that happened in that part of Europe. Today, Vienna arguably is still the best place to get a reading for what those in Europe -- east and west -- are thinking. "
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