Archive for Category: Austria News

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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Border protection

Border protection against more refugees and migrants!

The Austrian government is sending 400 additional soldiers to the external borders. Interior Minister Nehammer wants to deport as many as possible to Afghanistan “as long as it goes on” Vienna – The Armed Forces are increasing their assistance operations on the borders with Hungary, Slovenia and Slovakia. Around...

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Home prices on the rise

Home prices on the rise!

Home prices are rising, but the willingness to buy is still great. This combination alarms authorities: memories of the financial crisis are awakened. One consequence of the corona pandemic is that the demand for homes has increased even further. This leads to prices in the housing market rising and...

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Austrian company fine

Austrian company faces a fine of €45.37 million!

Vienna – For participating in the large construction cartel that was discovered in Austria a few years ago, the Strabag construction company faces a fine of €45.37 million euros. The Federal Competition Authority (BWB) submitted the application to impose the fine on Wednesday at the Cartel Court, as the...

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Amazing Austria

Problems for Austrians in UK?

For Austrians, the fear remains that they will become nobody on the British Isles Many who once left Austria for Great Britain want easier access to dual citizenship Just last week, the particularly restrictive Austrian citizenship law caused a stir. The core of the debate: The SPÖ suggested simplifications...

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news update

Record-breaking black money find!

Record-breaking black money find in Salzburg après-ski bars The tax investigators came across more than 3.5 million euros in incorrectly taxed amounts in 2019. Among other things, the money was deposited in more than 200 savings accounts! Salzburg – The tax investigation has reported a record-breaking black money find...

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Austria news

More trouble for Chancellor Kurz

The CEO of Austria’s state holding company, a close ally of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, quit with immediate effect on Tuesday amid a controversy over chat messages. The firm, known by its acronym ÖBAG, announced that, given the “ongoing discussion of the last months,” Thomas Schmid’s resignation was a “necessary...

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