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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

    Peopleís Party (÷VP) Graz Mayor Siegfried Nagl has ended his factionís partnership with the Greens.

  4. FP÷ 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 (SP÷) 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 Austriaís 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 (SP÷) Defence and Sport Minister Norbert Darabos is increasing as a new Audit Office (RH) examination indicates a waste of taxpayersí 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 teachersí 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 Peopleís Party (÷VP) 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 BŲsch has harshly criticised the government over a lack of transparency regarding party finances.

  19. TurmŲl sales soar

    » Business 2012-05-11

    Austriaís 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. SP÷'s big guns trained on Strache

    » General News 2012-05-02

    Vienna Mayor Michael Hšupl has warned from a coalition between the Peopleís Party (÷VP) and the Freedom Party (FP÷).

  23. Bonuses must mean tax cuts, says ÷VP boss

    » General News 2012-05-02

    The Peopleís Party (÷VP) 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 Peopleís Party (÷VP) 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 Ä2bn'

    » 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 Austriaís biggest higher education institution decided to reintroduce tuition fees.

  27. Kopf shrugs off Maier exit

    » General News 2012-04-27

    The Peopleís Party (÷VP) 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 Peopleís Party (÷VP) 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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Faymann warns against further Russia sanctions
Chancellor Werner Faymann has spoken out in support of moving away from additional sanctions on Russia.

What is on at Haydn Kino this week? (24 April - 30 April)
The following films are on at the English language cinema Haydn Kino on Mariahilfestrasse between 24 April and 30 April:

Gazprom to explore expanding pipeline in Austria
Russia could soon begin constructing their South Stream gas pipeline in Austria after meetings were held this week with Gazprom.

Poacher in Vienna shoots five deer with bow and arrow
A poacher is suspected to have killed five animals in Vienna using a bow and arrow, a hunting weapon that is forbidden throughout Austria.

Czech firm in the proverbial over dung parcel terror alert in Austria
A Czech mail order company that sends elephant poo around the EU could be faced with a hefty bill after a package of dung sparked a terror alert at an Austrian town hall.

Model helicopter chops up owner
Austrian model aircraft enthusiast Uwe E., 50, is in intensive care after he tried to catch his expensive model helicopter when it suddenly dropped out of the sky in the town of Krenglbach in Upper Austria, and he was badly chopped up by the rotor blades.

ORF Watch To Probe State Broadcaster
Nine Austrian journalists, including the author of this article which is one of many published on my Tagebuch (diary), have got together to create a new website www.ORF-Watch.at.

Julius Meinl expands to UK
Austria's prestigious coffee brand Julius Meinl is launching its famous product in the UK, with the hope of challenging the British culture of taking coffee to go.

Indestructible Armoured Police Tank Damaged By Eggs And Tennis Balls
An Austrian manufacturer of a high-tech anti-riot water cannon costing almost 1 million EUR is facing some tough questions after one of the vehicles was badly damaged during a demonstration that involved eggs and tennis balls.

Wiener Linien grinds to a temporary halt Wednesday morning
Vienna's public transport will grind to a halt between 4 am and 6.30am on Wednesday morning as unions hold an emergency meetings to discuss the safety of Wiener Linien staff.

 


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