Parliament to be renovated for 500m


The search has begun for a contractor to take responsibility for the 500 million euro renovation of Vienna’s historic parliamentary building. According to a government spokesman the successful contractor will be sought by inviting tenders from across Europe. Specifications for the contract will be made available in the middle of next month. In the first […]

Chinese copycats upset UNESCO site citizens

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Residents, businesspeople and politicians of Hallstatt are engaged in a heated discussion about the pros and cons of Chinese architects’ plans to set up a replica of the small town around 9,000 kilometres eastwards. Alexander Scheutz, the Social Democratic (SPÖ) mayor of the town said yesterday (Weds) after being informed about planners’ ongoing activities: “You […]