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.
Faymann calls for end of Gaza embargo
Social Democratic (SPÖ) Chancellor Werner Faymann appealed to Israeli leaders to lift the Gaza Strip embargo as he met with the country’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday (Weds).
'Green' Austria red-faced over EU emissions study
The Austrian government’s attempts to label Austria as an "eco-friendly country" with the know-how for "green technologies" of the future have suffered a throwback as Austria has been revealed as doing badly in reducing its emissions.
Pröll wants stronger Eurostat in crisis
People’s Party (ÖVP) Finance Minister Josef Pröll has suggested providing statistical information body Eurostat with more rights to ensure the European Union (EU) gets through the current financial crisis.