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.
High Court increases punishment for SS training plan
Two former officials from the Nationalen Volkspartei (NVP) have had their sentences for Wiederbetätigung which bans anything that glorifies the Third Reich increased from 18 months to 20 months suspended by the High Court in Linz.
Debate over Villa demolition at Woerthersee
A luxury villa owned by multimillionaire timber industry mogul Hans Tilly at the picturesque Austrian lake Woerthersee may need to be demolished in part over allegations that it was not built with planning permission.
Mayors want a pay increase
The wages paid to politicians who are elected to be mayor or mayoress in their local community have been put into the spotlight after it was revealed they wanted a pay increase despite earning up to 7,000 euros a month.
Far Right video shows regional boss as Bond-style tough guy
Austria's Far Right Freedom Party leader in Carinthia, Kurt Scheuch, has landed in hot water after creating a short You Tube video in which he portrays himself as a James Bond style character loosely claiming that the video is to protect animal rights.
Short parking to be extended again
Vienna council officials have now agreed to further expansion of the short parking zones in the city to include Penzing, Ottakring and Hernals.