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Confirming the plans an Interior Ministry spokesman said that they want to speed up the process by which an asylum application is terminated in the event of a criminal conviction by the applicant.
It would mean the courts where the asylum seeker was given a conviction were also empowered to decide whether the migrant should lose his right to asylum – instead of passing the case on to the Federal Office for Asylum, a process which is currently causing long delays with the expulsion of criminal immigrants.
It is not yet known which criminal offenses could lead to the termination of the asylum process. This will be jointly developed by the Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Justice. The seriousness of the offense or the frequency was said to be crucial for what will be included on the future list.
The Association of Judges was open to the new proposal by the Austrian Interior Minister.
President Werner Zinkl said that the proposal was “worth considering” but stressed that it was important to wait for the legal recognition of the judgments.
He said it would obviously be more work for the courts.
Norbert Hofer, presidential candidate of the far-right Austrian Freedom Party, welcomed Sobotka’s new proposal.
He said: “Whoever comes to Austria seeking real protection and ‘thanks’ our country with criminal acts should lose their asylum status.”
Source: The Local.
Photo: Caritas. Asylum seeker hostel.
The St Nicholas Cathedral in Vienna’s Landstraße district said on Thursday that a pokemon monster called Raa666 appeared the middle of the orthodox sanctuary in the game.
In their complaint to the company operating the game Niantic Labs Inc, the church requested that the pokemon be immediately and permanently removed.
In the letter, they said the church is “a sacred building and as such should exclusively be used for worshipping purposes”.
It is not the first time the augmented reality app has come under fire in Austria for its choice of locations for pokemon hunting or battles.
The head priest of Stephansdom in Vienna’s city centre, Toni Faber, said that Pokemon Go are not welcome in the church. “It is not suitable to place Pokemon in the church,” he told Österreich newspaper.
The response of church officials in Austria differs from that of many churches in other countries, which have welcomed Pokemon Go players, seeing the game as an opportunity to boost numbers.
It is thought churches have become key stops in the game due to their size.
One church in the UK encouraged players to come back for Sunday mass and put up a sign that read: “Join us for a cup of tea after the service at 12.14. Jesus cares about Pokemon gamers.”
Pokemon battles on Nazi memorial
There was also anger in Graz, after it was revealed a memorial to victims of Nazism in the city’s central cemetery was used as a location for Pokemon battles.
The fact that players can play in Pokemon battles right next to the memorial dedicated to the many thousands of people who died as a result of Nazi persecution was described as ‘intolerable’ by a spokesperson for local mayor Siegfried Nagl (ÖVP).
Source: the Local.
Ever noticed a friend or partner reach for their phone while you’re speaking to them? Don’t worry, you are not alone.
In a recent survey of thousands of people in Austria by market research company Integral, 72% of respondents said they have neglected their conversation partner to respond to a message on their phone.
As one might expect, the phenomenon of ‘Phubbing’ – snubbing someone in favour of your phone – is more prevalent among the younger generations who have grown up with screens constantly around them.
Of those aged between 14 and 19-years-old, 92% admitted to messaging in social situations but even 80% of those aged 20-49-years-old said they have cut their conversation partner short to answer a message. For the over-70s, it drops to around 37%.
It is not unknown for ‘phubbing’ to cause relationship disputes and with men slightly more likely to ‘phub’ than women, they should take extra care not to neglect their girlfriend for their gadget.
Austrians are not alone in being ‘phubbed’. Research carried out in the United States and published in the journal Computers in Human Behaviour found that nearly half of respondents to a similar survey there said they were ‘phubbed’ by their partner with 22.6% even saying it causes conflict in the relationship.
A survey of 2000 parents carried out by parenting website MyFamilyClub in the UK also found that as many as 67% there admitted they are regularly ‘phubbed’ by their children.
With so many in Austria admitting to doing it, tolerance of phubbing is quite high and – although 44% said it impaired conversation – only 2% described it as pure impoliteness.
Source: The local.
Over the years we have had many requests from our clients about property on the Adriatic coast. Being only 2.5 hours drive from Austria to Croatia, many Austrians use this area for main holidays and weekend breaks…perhaps a little similar to Londoners visiting Devon!
Well, we have listened and working together with our Adriatic colleagues, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new property investment pages for the Adriatic coast.
Is it safe to invest there? Yes.. the legal system is similar to Austria, where all properties are registered……there are of course older properties with ownership problems..mainly because families never registered a property correctly, but this is why you pay a lawyer!
Over the coming weeks we will be adding many property choices ranging from small farmhouse to luxury villas driectly on the coast. So, please make it a habit to visit us regularly. Adriatic pages.
The measures are the latest attempts to combat mobile phone use and repeated drink driving, which authorities in Austria have struggled to tackle in recent years.
A ban on mobile phones
Everyday drivers send 200,000 texts and make 900,000 phone calls in Austria while they are driving.
Distracted driving caused 38 percent of car accidents in 2014, leading to 111 deaths, according to derStandard.
Stricter laws for mobile phone use while driving are coming into effect starting immediately. The new amendment to the Motor Vehicles Act makes using your phone to surf the web and writing and reading text messages while driving illegal and punishable with a fine of €50.
“Distraction is one of the main cases of car accidents on our roads. We want to counteract this trend with the stricter mobile phone ban,” Transport Minister Jörg Leichtfried told der Standard newspaper.
The Ministry have said, however, that drivers are still allowed to make phone calls on speakerphone and use their phone as a navigation system, as long as the phone is safely attached to the inside of their vehicle.
Alcohol locks planned for 2017
Along with this amendment to the driving laws, the government also hopes to soon introduce alcohol locks to prevent drink drivers from repeatedly offending.
Approximately 26,000 motorists lose their licence every year in Austria due to drinking driving, 7,000 continue to drive without a licence and 4,000 continue to drive while over the limit, according to a 2015 report from the Austrian Road Safety Board (KFV).
This led to calls for alcohol breathalyser immobilisers for drivers who are caught drink driving. This is going to become a reality for Austrian drivers in 2017.
The law amendment necessary to introduce these ‘Alco-locks’ will be evaluated before the summer and the plan is to have the first locks in use by 2017, according to the APA.
Most drink driving offenses take place during the month of August!
Instead of piloting Alco-locks on a test group first, drivers who are caught drink driving will be given the choice between the locks and getting their licence revoked. However if they choose the Alco-locks, their probation period will be twice the length.
Whether many people will choose to have Alco-locks remains to be seen, especially as the drivers will be expected to pay for the equipment. This could cost up to €3,000 euros for one year of driving with the Alco-lock.
Although Transport Minister Leichtfried added: “The appeal of being able to continue driving is relatively strong.”
Source the Local: Written by: Helena Uhl
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