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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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),...
Kurz takes over the OSCE
As chairmanship revolves to Austria, we listened to what Foreign Minister Kurz sees as the biggest challengesI arrived unreasonably early on a crisp, sunny day mid-January at the Hofburg’s modest corner entrance for the 1,127th Special Meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). For Vienna, this was no ordinary Special Meeting: ...
AustrianStartups
Federal Chancellor Christian Kern spent an evening with inquisitive entrepreneurs from AustrianStartups in the over-crowded co-working space, sektor5. Our Editor-in-Chief, Margaret Childs was present and came prepared with her own questions.https://www.metropole.at/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Margaret%20Childs%2C%20Christian%20Kern%2C%20Austrian%20Startups.mp4 You can find the translation of his answer below:Margaret Childs: There are a lot of employees that help making these companies great and I’ve heard that you’re planning to favor...
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