No to Foreign Funding for Mosques
The controversial “Islam Law” has received a stamp of approval from Austria’s Constitutional Court (VfGH), who said it raised “no constitutional concerns”. In the ruling (Mar 21), the court dismissed complaints made by two imams expelled from the cou...
A succession of neo-Nazi associations has put coalition partner FPÖ under political pressure, to the surprising benefit of the governing ÖVP. This is a good time for political conspiracy theorists in Austria.  Almost daily, headlines are bringing junior coalition partner the Freedom Party (FPÖ) into uncomfortably close contact with unpleasantly neo-Nazi activities and activists. Some […]
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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 ...
no longer Europe's ash tray, Austria's smoking ban
With the FPÖ gone, the ÖVP pushes for controversial law in bars and restaurants
The Viennese youth comes in last in national ranking of physical fitness to fulfill mandatory military service, according to a recent report. In comparison to other federal states, the capital lags behind with 28% of its young men deemed unfit. Vo...
Viktor Orban, EU elections, controversy
The Hungarian Prime Minister wants to build a European right-wing alliance. Austria’s Vice-Chancellor H.C. Strache is one of his strongest supporters, ruffling feathers at home. Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orbán continues to cause controversy in the run-up to the continent-wide European elections on May 23-26, and a headache for the governing coalition, which is increasingly […]
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Article 13, Copyright Directive
After nearly two decades of debate, the European Parliament approved the controversial Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market (Mar 26). The legislation was passed by the European Parliament in Strasbourg, with 348 MEPs in favor vs. 274 against. The new Directive is intended to correct deficiencies in the original Copyright Directive of 2001. While […]
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ramen
The movie "Ramen Shop" celebrates food and family – emphasis on the food.
Six hundred more e-scooters have arrived on Vienna streets with provider Hive, as the low-slung two wheelers continue to polarize public opinion and inspire peculiar trends. A new e-scooter provider Hive launched in Vienna April 18. A joint venture of BMW and Daimler, it joins Lime, Bird, Animal, Wind and Flash in a highly competitive […]
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