MP accuses Austrian government of Madoff cover up An Austrian MP has filed a series of Parliamentary questions to make public allegations that senior banking officials and others in the Alpine Republic had actively worked with Bernie Madoff to create his global Pyramid scheme.
Charity seeks funds to restore Jewish cemetery
SAFIKG – the Society of American Friends of the Jewish Community Vienna was formed as a U.S. registered charity to allow it to support the IKG (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien) with tax deductible American contributions.
Support the survivors of the factory collapse in Bangladesh
The Austrian non-profit initiative HOPE’87 supports survivors of the collapse of a factory building in Savar, Bangladesh, which happened on 24 April 2013. Thousands of people, who had been working in the building in the event of the collapse, died.
Best Friends Chair on show in New York
The "Best Friends Chair" of the architect and designer Martin Mostböck from Eisenstadt, Burgenland (Eastern Austria), has become a part of the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City.
Glock horse centre again with celebrity performers
The Glock-Horse-Performance-Center managed to invite international dressage riders and stars from the show business to Treffen, district of Villach-Land, Carinthia to the Dressage International from 16 to 19 May.
Long night of the churches
Hundreds of churches will open their doors during the Long Night of Churches on 24 May, once again. A focus of the event will be the issue of asylum, which has been hotly debated since the occupation of Votivkirche at the beginning of this year.
Austria has start place No1 for Eurovision
Natalia Kelly will fight for an Austrian ticket in the first semifinals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden, tonight (Tues). The 18-year-old girl from Lower Austria will be the first one to present her song.
Carinthia is looking for the next Schlager star
The music contest "Carinthia is looking for the next Schlager star" was founded in 2011 in order to give young musicians the chance of starting a career in the traditional music sector. The semifinals of the contest will take place in Klagenfurt, Carinthia (Southern Austria) on 9 and 11 May.
Women in Ethiopa given a helping hand from Austria
Women in rural Ethiopia take a long time to collect firewood and water. Additionally, they do the housework and support the men in the fields. A wood-saving cooker can ease every-day life of these women.
Medieval festival at Kufstein castle
The medieval festival in Kufstein, Tyrol (Western Austria) has become an indispensable event highlight. The festival will take place for the fifth time from 17 to 20 May 2013. It promises a diverse and exciting programme.
Vienna Boys Choir summer camp
The summer camp of the Vienna Boy’s Choir in Sekirn/Wörthersee offers the opportunity to eight and nine-year-olds to try out being part of the choir. This only applies to those who have been singing before.
Cemetery Project Nominated For Islamic Prize
The Islamic cemetery in Altach, Vorarlberg (Western Austria), which was planned by the architect bureau Bernardo Bader in Dornbirn, is one of the last 20 nominees for the international renowned Aga Khan Architecture Prize.
Artists announces closure of museum with fake report
A press release from Tuesday stated that the museum Mumok would close "until further notice". However, it was not the museum that sent the press release, but an artist. Mumok was not pleased with the false information.
Castle to open this summer after accident
The castle Hochosterwitz will be opened again this summer. The owner of the castle, the state of Carinthia and the municipality St Georgen/ Längsee have agreed on safety measures after the rock fall last summer.
"Zwaa auf ana Insl" at the TAG theatre [Review]
Christian Suchy’s "Zwaa auf ana Insl" (English: Two on an Island) is a refreshing comedy in strong Viennese dialect which makes for a great evening out at the TAG theatre on the Gumpendorfer Straße.