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New furniture at Viennas Museumsquartier

New furniture has been put out ready for the summer at the Museums Quarter (Museumsquartier, MQ) in Vienna.

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Niemetz takeover deal sealed

The Romanian Meinl subsidiary Heidi Chocolat will take over the insolvent Viennese Schwedenbomben manufacturer Niemetz.

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Parish offers gluten-free wafers

Those who are not affected can hardly believe that even a thin wafer made of wheat flour can cause big troubles for people affected by a food allergy or celiac disease. The parish of Oberalm, district of Tennengau (Salzburg), reacted upon this and offers gluten-free wafers.

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Row over Oktoberfest beer

A legal dispute between Bavaria (Germany) and Lower Austria has started. A man from Langenlois produced and sold so-called "Wiesenbier" in October, which annoyed innkeepers from Munich, where the "Oktoberfest" takes place.

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Farmers demand more money for milk

Farmers of Salzburg demand an increase of the milk price by five percent. They refuse to lose in comparison to dairies and retailers. However, retailers refer to the dairies.

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Heidi Chocolat buys Niemetz

The Meinl subsidiary Heidi Chocolat bought the Schwedenbomben manufacturer Niemetz for 5.25 million Euros. The firm promised to keep the production in Austria, which pleased the Niemetz staff.

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Schwedenbomben manufacturer is saved from insolvency

Niemetz, the Austrian manufacturer of the "Schwedenbomben" confectionary, has been saved from insolvency. The creditors have agreed to the restructuring plan and will get a rate of 95 percent. An investor from South America will support Niemetz.

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Police raid dairy headquarters

A raid in the second largest Austrian dairy NÖM, which started on 15 May, was terminated yesterday (Thur) afternoon. Employees of the Federal Competition Authority (BWB) are still in the headquarters in Baden.

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One million Austrians have a drink problem

Around one million people in Austria consume too much alcohol. The initiative "Alkohol ohne Schatten" (Alcohol without Shadows) criticises that the extensive medical treatment is not enough rewarded.

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Burgenland winery produces 1L-bottles of wine

One winery in the Einsenberg district of Burgenland has decided to go back to one-litre bottles with traditional motives from the turn of the century.

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