After 13 years and €500 million in cost overruns, the new hi-tech Krankenhaus Nord will open in June, integrating and upgrading services from around the city. That a “consciousness consultant” could be paid €95,000 to envelope the site in a positive energy field was perhaps a measure of the absurdities that have accompanied the project […]
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2015 Immigrant Truck Death
Seventy-one migrants died of suffocation in a refrigerator van on the A4 highway four years ago. Sentenced to 25 years in prison, the smugglers have launched an appeal.
Your Voice in the EU With a lot of heated campaigning buzzing around its ears, the European Union's parliament elections are set to take place in May 2019. Austria's candidates include the current EU representative, Ă–VP's Othmar Karas as well as S...
European Union, EPP, European People's Party
Viktor Orban’s Fidesz suspended from the Europe’s Center-right European People’s Party, amid doubts about Austria’s interior minister, Herbert Kickl. The European People’s Party (EPP) suspended Hungary’s ruling Fidesz following a nearly unanimous vote of coalition MEPs on March 20. Viktor Orban’s party will no longer have membership rights to vote, speak or propose candidates for […]
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Three mainstream parties and two and a half smaller ones are competing to represent Austria in the EU parliament. The left-right divide is there, but here the nationalists want to bend Europe, not leave it. It’s the run up to EU election day May 26th, and the city’s streets are full of campaign posters. Recent […]
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blood
The Austrian Red Cross has called for a law to be lifted that requires a medical doctor to be present at blood drives; the Medical Chamber disagrees
Foreign companies are relocating to Austria at a record-breaking rate. In 2018, 221 companies set up offices in the country, with 57% settling in Vienna, representing investments of €231.68 million and 1,753 new jobs, according to City Councilor ...
European Parliament, European Union
The EU parliamentary elections are in May. In Austria, results may broadly reflect the current national parliament, but right wing nationalist parties across Europe could tip the balance in Strasbourg. Voting for people most citizens hardly know, to send them to a far off parliament city that most people have never visited, to do work […]
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The new European Parliament is both more diverse and more fragmented. But the message voters sent turned out to be quite different from the populist wave many were dreading.
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