AKH hospital under fire over costs


Due to a non-transparent personnel structure, high absences of employees and exploding costs, the administration of the Vienna General Hospital (AKH) is not efficient, an audit court report stated. The audit report, which has been confidential up to now, will become the most important issue at the city senate meeting next week. The existing shortcomings […]

Corrupt juridical officers suspended

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More than 20 court officials are facing charges for corruption, it has been reported.Viennese newspapers report today (Fri) that 23 people working for juridical authorities must brace themselves for disciplinary procedures or court cases over their wrongdoings. The dailies claim that the suspected staff, of whom the majority have already been suspended, are accused of […]

Salzburg Festival fraudster cannot yet be questioned


The former technical director of the Salzburg Easter Festival (Osterfestspiele) cannot yet be questioned by the public prosecutor¬ís office over fraud, his lawyer Leopold Hirsch said today (Thurs).Klaus Kretschmer, whom an audit has found solely responsible for embezzlement of up to 800,000 Euros from the Festival since 2006, is recovering from a jump from a […]