IHS to name new head in September


Officials at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) said today (Fri) that they were aiming to appoint a successor of current chief Bernhard Felderer this autumn.The think tank revealed that 14 economists and business experts have applied for the post. The deadline for applications was last Tuesday.”A company-internal committee will meet to discuss the applications […]

Many would-be Vienna cops fail German test

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The number of applications to join the Viennese police has doubled, while more than four in ten fail the German test, it has been announced.Vienna police spokeswoman Manuela Vockner said yesterday (Sun) they received around 85 applications from Austrians every week after the launch of a recruitment campaign last month. Only around 45 applications were […]

New express passport to cost €220


The new Austrian express passport, ready 24 hours after application, starts on 15 March will cost 220 Euros for adults.People’s Party (ÖVP) Interior Minister Maria Fekter said today (Fri) express passports for children younger than 12 would cost 165 Euros, adding that express passports could be obtained at any passport office.The ministry said such quick […]