More subsidies requested for mountain huts


For the first time, alpine associations will receive money from the tourism fund of the state of Salzburg for the maintenance of their mountain cabins. The “Alpine Club” is pleased but expects to get more subsidies from the public. The mountain huts of the alpine associations in Salzburg will receive 50,000 Euros subsidies per year […]

School fruit and veg project flops

Green Austria

Austrian schools have only claimed around a fifth of the 1.3 million euros made available as part of an EU project to provide kids with fresh fruit and vegetables. In a study in Salzburg local officials said that only five of the schools and about two dozen kindergartens had joined in with the program. In […]

Ministry official taps EU funds to back wife’s clubs


A high-ranking official is suspected of channelling large sums into leisure associations run by his wife.In a reaction to reports in the Austrian press, a spokeswoman for People’s Party (ÖVP) Economy Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner said the embezzled European Union (EU) subsidies were “significantly lower than one million Euros”.The accused official has been suspended as prosecutors […]