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Austria’s foreign trade collapsed in May

  Exports fell by 25.5 percent and imports by 24.8 percent. Nevertheless, the National Bank assumes that Austria’s economy will recover more quickly than expected. Austria’s foreign trade slumped again in May due to the corona crisis. According to Statistics Austria, exports and imports were around a quarter lower...

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snow in the middle of August!

While there is torrential rain in the valleys, there is fresh snow on the mountains. There was even fresh snow on the mountains of western Austria – in the middle of August. The snow line temporarily dropped to 2000 meters, particularly affected were Vorarlberg, Tyrol and Salzburg. Flood: The...

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Return of the Mask!

The Corona traffic light system is not yet in operation – but new infections are making the country red! Every day, new clusters pop up all over the country. On Friday it was to St. Wolfgang in Upper Austria (now 70 Corona Falls), the Tyrolean mountain resort of Kleinarl,...

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Wolfgangsee infections

Wolfgangsee new virus infections

The tourist resort on Lake Wolfgang looks as if it has died out on Monday afternoon. “You have never seen St. Wolfgang like this,” says a saleswoman at a souvenir stand in town. Only occasionally do people go through the lake community in pairs or in small groups. Despite...

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Are mortgages available in Austria?

Mortgages in Austria are available if you are a local…but what about if you are foreign buyer? Over the past few years, many changes have taken place in the finance markets and the hardest hit were mortgages. On top of this there was new regulations on ownership and residency...

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Corona cases on the increase again

Most new cases are in Vienna, Upper and Lower Austria.So far there have been 19,154 positive test results in Austria. As of today (July 15, 2020, 9:30 a.m.), 710 people across Austria have died from the effects of the Corona virus and 17,175 have recovered. Currently, 96 people are...

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Austria again bans flights

Flights from listed countries are no longer allowed to land in Austria Landings of regular flights from the entire Western Balkans are prohibited in Austria as from Thursday 16th July.In order to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Austria is relying even more on landing bans for aircraft from so-called “SARS-CoV-2...

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Austria dine out voucher system

Perhaps the UK can take some notes from the Viennese experience of eat out vouchers to help re-build the hospitality sector. Mostly good experiences have been related by Viennese restaurateurs accepting the vouchers. Restaurants report only a few cases of abuse and complications. An inn in Vienna-Donaustadt, the gastro...

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Italy threatens to close border with Austria

Salvini wants to close border with Austria Salvinis Lega harshly criticizes the Austrian government: “There is no point in forcing Italians to lockdown for almost three months if we now allow the virus to be imported from other countries.” Italy’s oppositional Lega accuses the government in Rome of undertaking...

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low price property

Run down property in Lower Austria small village house, in need of complete renovation, location: Lower Austria Year of construction: approx. 1880 Ground area: 127 m² Built-up area: 105 m² living space: approx . 60 m² premises: entrance hall, eat-in kitchen, dining room, storage room, outbuildings: wooden shed, storage...

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