Archive for Category: Austria News

Austria is isolated

What young people want from Europe!

1500 young people sent in their ideas on what a different Europe could look like – one that takes the climate crisis and promises of education for young people seriously. Despite all the reports about a supposedly politically disenchanted youth and the many crises on the continent, they do...

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Austria cronyism

Austria’s ‘a**hole’ protocols!

Hot on heels of Kurz affair, a new cache of texts catalogues the chronic cronyism. Some political scandals never die. They just get more embarrassing — especially, it would seem, when Austria is involved! Just weeks after former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was forced off the political stage following the...

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Austria sanctions

Austria would support sanctions against Russia

Austrian Parliament President Wolfgang Sobotka said:  Austria would support western sanctions against Russia if the country invades Ukraine, even if they encompass the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea,  “A clear position is needed here — and we certainly support sanctions up to and including Nord Stream....

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Stop corruption

Is Austria more corrupt?

Austria loses points in international corruption ranking Is Austria more corrupt? The Austrian Republic shares 13th place with Canada, Estonia, Iceland and Ireland. The reasons for the loss of points are anti-corruption projects that have been announced but not implemented and political scandals. Vienna – Austria has become more...

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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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Fatal crash

Fatal crash with snow blower!

Winter always brings it fare share of accidents, some more serious than others. in Villach a Fatal crash with snow Tractor, with a mounted snow blower, hurled the car of a 24-year-old into oncoming traffic. A collision with a tractor cost the life of a 24-year-old female car driver...

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Police checks

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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Russian spies in Vienna

Is Austria becoming more authoritarian?

Is Austria becoming more authoritarian? Controls and financial penalties tightening up next week     Police Obligation to check in retail stores and shopping areas: at points of interaction (e.g. at the entrance or at the latest at the time of payment; these rules from 11 January.All local authorities should also...

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