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Friday, October 20, 2017
Austrian News
A quick-and-dirty synopsis of last month’s Austrian News. The Viennese (Anti-)Terror Wall Austrian tabloid media – and journalist pundits on Twitter – were up in arms last month about construction in front of the Federal Chancellery and the Office of the President on Ballhausplatz. Dubbed “terror wall” by indignant observers, they railed against a project, conceived of in March 2015 and...
austrian news
A quick-and-dirty synopsis of last month’s Austrian News. Austria’s Football and Volleyball Teams Finish Strong At the European Women’s Football Championship in the Netherlands, Austria’s team made it to the semifinals, sparking widespread enthusiasm from their countrymen (and -women) who are unaccustomed to football glory. Shortly after, it was the men’s time to shine as Austria’s duo of Clemens Doppler and...
austrian headlines
A quick-and-dirty synopsis of last month’s Austrian headlines. Construction Takes Over the Gürtel Throughout the summer large-scale construction work will turn the Inner Vienna Beltway (Innerer Gürtel) bordering the 7th and 8th districts and 15th and 16th into a tedious route. Renewals of water piping and roads along the much-used motorway will cost the city €3.9 million and is scheduled to...
headlines in Vienna
A quick-and-dirty synopsis of what everyone's been talking about in Vienna and beyond Trial Begins for Death of 71 Refugees The trial against the traffickers indicted for the death of 71 refugees begins on June 21 in Hungary. In August 2015, police discovered the decomposing bodies in a parked truck in Burgenland, Austria (Metropole reported in October 2015). One day after the...
Vienna Energy Forum
Here’s the challenge: First, eradicate poverty by getting over 90 percent of the world connected to electricity. Second, save enough energy to keep global warming below 2 degrees. And get both done by 2030. How this can be done was the topic discussed at the 5th biannual Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) hosted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO),...
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