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.
Strache is 'stupid', says Häupl
Vienna Social Democratic (SPÖ) Mayor Michael Häupl has once more caused controversy by calling his biggest political opponent a "stupid person".
'Slow' prosecutors get €28mn injection
The federal government has agreed to provide juridical authorities with almost 30 million Euros amid complaints of slow investigations of cases involving high-ranking politicians and businessmen.
Haider 'eyed Iraq cooperation in 2008'
Late right-wing leader Jörg Haider tried to create business connections between the province of Carinthia and Iraq two years after the execution of dictator Saddam Hussein, it has been claimed.
Fekter fights 'noisy' butchery
People’s Party (ÖVP) Interior Minister Maria Fekter has complained about the planned reopening of a slaughterhouse – over fears of "unbearable noise pollution".
Right-wing anger over mosques call
Freedom Party (FPÖ) officials have hit out at Anas Schakfeh, president of the Austrian Islamic Denomination (IGGiÖ), for calling for a mosque in all nine provinces.
ÖVP sceptical about subsidy cuts
The People’s Party (ÖVP) is sceptical about the cuts in agricultural and economic subsidies called for by its governing coalition partner Social Democratic Party (SPÖ).
Häupl calls FPÖ poster
Vienna Social Democratic (SPÖ) Mayor Michael Häupl said today (Tues) that a Freedom Party (FPÖ) campaign poster was the "lowest and nastiest provocation that could occur in public."