Green Heart of Austria Goes to China

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Green Austria

By Austrian Independent special correspondent John Morris Austrian companies from Styria, the Green Heart of Austria, travelled on a trade mission to China the last two weeks visiting Hong Zhou, Shanghai, Tianjin and Beijing to stimulate the region’s economy following the deepest recession since the 1930s. Raiffeisen Zentral Bank general manager for China, Andreas Werner, […]

Alliance blames industrialised nations for climate change

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Green Austria

By William GreenAustrian environmental groups have launched a fresh attack on industrialised nations ahead of the Copenhagen climate change conference next month.The Austrian Alliance for Climate Justice – which includes 50 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) active in the environmental, development-assistance, social and humanitarian sector claimed yesterday (Weds) that industrialised countries were primarily responsible for climate change.The […]

No state money for AUA’s Vienna – Linz service

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Finance

By Thomas HochwarterUpper Austrian governor Josef Pühringer has rejected Austrian Airlines’ (AUA) appeal for financial support for its Vienna – Linz route.The People’ Party (ÖVP) governor today (Weds) confirmed reports claiming the struggling airline had contacted the government to discuss subsidies.”Financial support by the state of Upper Austria is out of the question,” Pühringer  said.The […]

Chancellor plans new stimulus package as jobless rate soars

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Finance

By Thomas HochwarterSPÖ Chancellor Werner Faymann has announced plans for a new economy stimulus package as figures show unemployment soared almost 20 per cent year on year last month.The Social Democrat said today (Tues) he wanted to introduce a third stimulus package, adding he had “many plans” to help people to “gain better qualifications”.Faymann claimed […]

Casinos Austria wants stronger gambling controls

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Finance

By David Rogers Casinos Austria chief Karl Stoss has called for stronger controls on gambling.Stoss said yesterday (Mon) he wanted checks on uncontrolled growth of small gambling machines and highlighted that only 8,000 of the 18,000 to 20,000 such machines in Austria were actually legal since they were in the four provinces, Vienna, Lower Austria, […]