This content is not available in your region

Austria bans 'Nazi coded' car number plates

Austria bans 'Nazi coded' car number plates
Text size Aa Aa

Austria has banned new car number plates which have hidden codes symbolising support for neo-Nazi or other extremist causes.

More than 30 number and letter combinations for personalised plates are being made illegal.

An anti-fascist group that drafted the list, the Mauthausen Committee, says there has been a developing trend for such practice among far-right supporters.

But the ban only covers new registrations. People with existing plates can keep them.

Austria has some of the toughest laws against far-right glorification.

Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.