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Brit wins medal

Brit wins medal at kitzbühel Ski

Brit wins medal at kitzbühel Ski…being only 0.15 of a second from first place!! Britain’s Dave Ryding won the third World Cup medal of his career with slalom bronze in Adelboden. The three-time Winter Olympian, 34, finished 0.15 seconds behind Austrian winner Marco Schwarz, with Germany’s Linus Strasser taking...

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Austria a problem

Is Austria now a major headache for Brussels!

Is Austria becoming more right wing? Austria’s political elite have been embroiled in a number of controversies over recent years, some of which implicate the country’s new Chancellor Karl Nehammer. Since 2019 two government regimes in Austria have collapsed due to scandals. The most recent led to Karl Nehammer...

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Police patrol shops

Police patrol shopping malls.

Corona controls will be greatly intensified. The government fights the Omikron variant with three packages of measures. In addition to the reorganization of the quarantine regulations and extension of the FFP2 mask obligation, the police controls are also intensified. Minister of the Interior Gerhard Karner (ÖVP) has given new...

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Austria stokes fear

Is Austria stoking fear of British tourists?

On Sunday 28 planes from Great Britain landed in Austria. Vienna and Salzburg. checks on passengers at Innsbruck could be slack. So is Austria stoking fear of British tourists? The rush is enormous. On Sunday alone, 28 planes from the omicron high-risk country of Great Britain landed in Austria....

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Corona infections

Austria opening for vaccinated only!!

The federal government and state governors met, this Wednesday morning 8th December, in the Chancellor’s Office to fix the framework conditions for the end of the lockdown. As planned, the curfew for vaccinated and recovered persons will be lifted on Sunday throughout Austria and will then only apply to...

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Austria choclate producer

Austrian Chocolate producer to close after 100+ years!

Mozartkugel producer Salzburg Schokolade files for insolvency The confectionery manufacturer suffered “significant losses” due to the Corona crisis. 140 employees are affected. It is hoped to be able to continue running the company Grödig – The confectionery manufacturer Salzburg Schokolade, based in Grödig (Flachgau), is facing bankruptcy. Insolvency proceedings...

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Austria dangerous path

Austria’s unnecessary path!!

By Alex Story – 5 minute read THE OLD MAXIM “Necessity has no law” was quoted on the arrest in Austria of Richard II in 1399. For people observing developments across the European Union, this ancient truism seems somehow increasingly pertinent.  In Austria, being discussed openly, is for the...

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New speedong regs

New speeding regs start 1st Sept

Starting this Wednesday ist Sept, tougher penalties will apply in Austria for dangerous speeding. On September 1, the amendment to the “speeding regulations” comes into force. The changes in the Road Traffic Act and the Driver’s License Act relate primarily to the massive exceeding of speed limits in local...

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Austria news

Austria won’t take in any more Afghan refugees

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has ruled out taking in people fleeing Afghanistan, saying that it won’t happen during his chancellorship.  Kurz told Austrian broadcaster Puls 24, in an interview published Sunday, that he was “clearly against the fact that we now voluntarily accept more people — that will not...

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Austria prices are only going up!!

On the famous Ski run, things are going downhill at breakneck speed, while real estate prices in Kitzbühel only know the other direction: things have been going uphill for many years. The Corona crisis has not changed that. Quite the opposite. “At the beginning of the pandemic, I already...

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