German firm takes over Wienerberger’s Bramac stake


German building company Monier has taken over an Austrian roofing expert in full, it was announced today (Tues).Viennese brick maker Wienerberger AG said Oberursel-based Monier has taken over its interest in Bramac. Wienerberger held a 50 per cent interest in Bramac which has its headquarters in Pöchlarn, Lower Austria.Part of the deal is a 40-million-Euro […]

Rooftop beehive is State Opera’s new buzzing attraction


Thousands of bees have taken up residence on the roof of Vienna’s State Opera as part of a new environmental project.People’s Party (ÖVP) Environment Minister Nikolaus Berlakovich said when the “Vielfaltleben” (Diversity of Life) project was presented: “Bees are the builders of biodiversity. With this project, we want to raise awareness about these hard-working but […]

Court reduces Holocaust denier’s sentence

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Holocaust denier Gerd Honsik has had his prison sentence reduced from five to four years by the Appeals Senate of Vienna’s Higher Regional Court (OLG) yesterday (Mon).Judge Christian Dostal said that the original sentence was “too long.” He added that making an example of Honsik in an attempt to deter others from engaging in the […]