Niemetz, the Austrian manufacturer of the "Schwedenbomben" confectionary, has been saved from insolvency. The creditors have agreed to the restructuring plan and will get a rate of 95 percent. An investor from South America will support Niemetz.
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A secret FBI report into police cover-ups over the kidnapping of cellar prison victim Natascha Kampusch is due to be made public this month (April).
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The planned redevelopment of Schwedenplatz and Morzinplatz in Vienna has caused troubles. Head of the district Ursula Stenzel (ÖVP) thinks that the planning phase is taking too long. Planning Chief Maria Vassilakou rejects the accusations.
Hackers hit Bank Austria’s online banking from 4 to 6 May. The cyber criminals hacked into the activity protocols of online banking customers from a covered IP address in France and the Netherlands and from a German server.
Five wolf cubs are the latest addition to the Schönbrunn zoo in Vienna this spring.
Looking out of the window you may think of anything other than summer, but it is rapidly approaching and that means one thing - Summer holidays!
Several schools in Vienna are currently considering whether they can ban mobile phones. Phones often disturb the lessons and students also use their smartphones in the breaks. The school board of the city opposes a complete ban.
Cakes, biscuits and pastries like just those Mami makes are for everyone - including dogs - and can be enjoyed at the newly opened Mami's Moehspeis in the Margareten district of Vienna.
Stories of the day
A new study of the Medical University of Vienna shows that separated rooms in gastronomy are not effective in regards to smoking. The Institute of Environmental Hygiene measured the effect of ultrafine dust particles on the health of non-smokers in 134 bars and restaurants in Vienna.
The extreme sportsman Felix Baumgartner stated that the Ministry of Finance spared him additional taxation by political intervention. The former Financial Secretary Reinhold Lopatka (ÖVP) denies these claims.
Around one million people in Austria consume too much alcohol. The initiative "Alkohol ohne Schatten" (Alcohol without Shadows) criticises that the extensive medical treatment is not enough rewarded.
Key for Two at Vienna’s English Theatre is a quintessentially British comedy. The play by John Chapman and Dave Freeman has to be one of the funniest and timeless shows about in the Austrian capital.