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  1. Drachma reintroduction 'would mean social explosion'

    » General News 2012-05-31

    A renowned economist has warned from reintroducing the drachma in Greece.

  2. EC warns debt-ridden Austria

    » General News 2012-05-31

    Austria has been criticised for its high public debts.

  3. Graz coalition collapses

    » General News 2012-05-31

    People’s Party (ÖVP) Graz Mayor Siegfried Nagl has ended his faction’s partnership with the Greens.

  4. FPÖ attacks Wrabetz

    » General News 2012-05-30

    ORF boss Alexander Wrabetz is under fire over his latest relocation calculations.

  5. Greece can survive, says Schieder

    » General News 2012-05-30

    Social Democratic (SPÖ) Finance Secretary Andreas Schieder has claimed that Greece has the chance to rebuild its economy.

  6. Political financing could be reformed

    » General News 2012-05-30

    The government is one step closer to passing a new party subsidisation law.

  7. Government's subsidisation reform suffers setback

    » General News 2012-05-29

    The government has failed to reach an agreement with the coalition concerning a reform of Austria’s party subsidisation system.

  8. Coalition accelerates anti-corruption ambitions

    » General News 2012-05-24

    The government is intensifying its attempts to pass a transparency package in parliament.

  9. Army pays 2,000 staff for being idle

    » General News 2012-05-23

    The pressure on Social Democratic (SPÖ) Defence and Sport Minister Norbert Darabos is increasing as a new Audit Office (RH) examination indicates a waste of taxpayers’ money by the army.

  10. Foul-mouthed MPs might face fines

    » General News 2012-05-23

    Fritz Neugebauer has started another attempt to introduce a system of fees for abusive parliament delegates (MPs).

  11. Teachers ready to fight contract reform

    » Education 2012-05-23

    Unionists are alarmed by news that the education ministry plans to make significant changes to teachers’ contracts.

  12. Defence minister calls Lieberman 'unbearable'

    » General News 2012-05-22

    Norbert Darabos has refused to apologise after attacking Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

  13. Liechtenstein 'is turning into a haven of stability'

    » General News 2012-05-22

    The prime minister of Liechtenstein has defended his country against accusations of being a tax haven.

  14. Vienna road toll on the agenda again

    » General News 2012-05-22

    The Vienna Greens are risking a coalition-internal conflict by calling for a city toll.

  15. Hollande's growth appeal 'nonsense', says Fekter

    » General News 2012-05-22

    Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) Finance Minister Maria Fekter has launched an attack on the new French president.

  16. Foreign minister rules out stop of support for Greece

    » General News 2012-05-18

    Austrian Vice Chancellor Michael Spindelegger has promised that the European Union (EU) will not let Greece down.

  17. Petrol traders plan legal action

    » Business 2012-05-17

    The domestic mineral oil industry plans to sue the government about plans to set up a tool regulating fuel prices.

  18. Transparency package 'doomed to fail'

    » General News 2012-05-15

    Herbert Bösch has harshly criticised the government over a lack of transparency regarding party finances.

  19. Turmöl sales soar

    » Business 2012-05-11

    Austria’s main discount petrol station network earned more in the first three months of this year thanks to the current developments on the energy products sector.

  20. Economy not at risk, says Felderer

    » Business 2012-05-11

    Economic expert Bernhard Felderer has dismissed concerns that the latest budget package could seriously harm the Austrian economy.

  21. Burgstaller wants to cut summer holidays

    » Education 2012-05-02

    Gabi Burgstaller is under attack after suggesting shorter holidays for teachers.

  22. SPÖ's big guns trained on Strache

    » General News 2012-05-02

    Vienna Mayor Michael Häupl has warned from a coalition between the People’s Party (ÖVP) and the Freedom Party (FPÖ).

  23. Bonuses must mean tax cuts, says ÖVP boss

    » General News 2012-05-02

    The People’s Party (ÖVP) has suggested to lower the tax pressure on companies which share their profits with employees.

  24. Maier demands rail tunnel referendums

    » General News 2012-05-01

    Outgoing People’s Party (ÖVP) parliament member (MP) Ferdinand Maier has suggested to let Austrians decide about the future of the various Austrian railway tunnel projects.

  25. Cooperating clinics 'can save €2bn'

    » Business 2012-04-27

    A study has made aware of immense savings potential in the health sector.

  26. Vienna University to charge students again

    » Education 2012-04-27

    Legal wrangles between students and Vienna University are possible as Austria’s biggest higher education institution decided to reintroduce tuition fees.

  27. Kopf shrugs off Maier exit

    » General News 2012-04-27

    The People’s Party (ÖVP) is in turmoil after the resignation of Ferdinand Maier.

  28. Finance minister determined about sanctions

    » General News 2012-04-27

    Federal and provincial financial issues decision-makers have postponed their negotiations about the budget of the coming years.

  29. Muzzled MP quits

    » General News 2012-04-26

    The crisis of the People’s Party (ÖVP) seems to worsen as inner conflicts are escalating.

  30. All-clear for new railway tunnel

    » Business 2012-04-26

    Decision-makers have defended the construction of the Semmering tunnel.

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Halloween At The Zoo
Pumpkin pie might be the order of the day for people this Halloween but now zoo animals are also getting in on the act.

Baby Naked Mole Rats Born In Vienna
With their pink hairless bodies and fangs for front teeth, these baby naked mole rats were never going to win any cuteness contests at Schonbrunn Zoo in the Austrian capital Vienna.

Jihad Girls Gunpoint Retraction Of Desire To Go Home
Austrian anti-terrorism police believe that an interview given to a French magazine allegedly with one of the two teenage girls who fled to Syria to join in the jihad was probably carried out at gunpoint.

Get Shorty As Confused Bald Ibis Gets Lost Again
A rare bald Ibis that seems to have a different sense of direction to her fellow birds has once again had to be rescued after getting stuck trying to find a different route to the southern Italian feeding ground.

Alpine Trains Venture Into Space As The Final Frontier
Austria’s national railway line the OeBB has raised eyebrows after offering themed toilets including one that is supposed to "look and smell like outer space".

MEP caught In Brit papers Fraud Probe Jailed
A corrupt MEP caught by a British newspaper offering to propose amendments to EU laws in exchange for 100,000 euros a year has been given a three-year-jail term.

Vienna Jihad Girls Want To Come Home
The two Austrian teenage girls who became ‘poster girls’ for the jihad in Syria are now desperate to come home after getting completely disillusioned with their new lifestyles.

Mega-Station Opens
There was a festival atmosphere as Bundespresident Heinz Fischer opened Vienna's new Hauptbahnhof Friday morning.

Apple Truck Causes Traffic Jam
When 24 tonnes of apples are catapulted across a road it can only mean a jam.

Farmer Cleared Over Wolf Shooting
Furious animal rights campaigners have accused an Austrian farmer of lying after he shot dead a wolf that he claimed he thought was a fox.

 


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