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austrian news
A quick-and-dirty synopsis of recent headlines in Vienna.Team Austria Gears up for the Winter Olympics The 23rd Winter Olympic Games will take place this year from February 9 to 25, in PyeongChang, South Korea. About 3,000 athletes from 95 nations will compete in more than 100 disciplines, with Austria sending more than 120 athletes.The last three Winter Olympic Games were rewarding for the Austrian team....
Trevor Traina
U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated a new ambassador to Austria, a position that has been vacant for nearly a year since the departure of Alexa Wesner. Trevor Traina, the 49 year old philanthropist, art collector and serial tech entrepreneur who founded CompareNet is currently CEO of IfOnly, an e-commerce platform targeting high-income American consumers with ‘Unique Experience Gifts and...
austrian media november
A quick-and-dirty synopsis of last month’s headlines in ViennaCoalition Talks Proceed, Parliament AssemblesSebastian Kurz, leader of the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), has invited the Freedom Party (FPÖ) to coalition talks following his victory at the national election on October 15. The Social Democrats, of outgoing chancellor Christian Kern, vowed to go into opposition after a short meeting of...
peter pilz
On Saturday, November 4th, 2017, the head of the newly formed political party Liste Pilz was publically accused of sexual harassment. It sparked a second wave of media attention to the #metoo campaign in AustriaFounder of Liste Pilz and former green party member and Peter Pilz is facing allegations of sexual harassment. The Austrian weekly Falter has received multiple...
austrian news october 2017
A quick-and-dirty synopsis of last month’s Austrian NewsUber Faces Legal Headwinds in ViennaAs in many other cities, an Uber ride is much cheaper in Vienna than taking a taxi. This is due to a lack of clarity in the legislation surrounding taxis and car rental companies. There is currently no law encompassing car sharing services. However, an October ruling...
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