Austrian children heading for EU youth Parliament


Austrian youngsters are involved in a simulated EU Parliament project in Vienna entitled “Bridge the Gap” in which the best in various debating seminars are invited to Brussels. The various discussions took place between the 26 on 30 April with about 150 youngsters from across Austria involved. The aim was to simulate the work of […]

Austria en route for Euro2012


The Austrian national team have retained their chance to compete in the Euro2012 by reaching a 4-4 draw against Belgium away from home last night (Tues).Franz Schiemer (14’, 62’), Marko Arnautovic (29’) and Martin Harnik (93’) scored for the squad coached by ex-Mainz 05 boss Dietmar Constantini at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.Paul Scharner […]

Former Ambassador Hochleitner turns 80


Former Austrian Ambassador Erich Peter Hochleitner celebrates his 80th birthday today (Thurs).The Vienna-born international law expert represented Austria in Cairo, Brussels, London and Lisbon before heading international development projects of the foreign office.Hochleitner, who started working in diplomatic services in 1956, also acted as Austria’s Ambassador to NATO. He retired in 1996.

Pröll wants painful sanctions for ‘deficit sinners’


People’s Party (ÖVP) Finance Minister Josef Pröll has called for “rigid controls of, and painful sanctions for, Euro-zone deficit sinners.”Speaking before a meeting of Euro-zone finance ministers in Brussels on the Greek financial crisis today (Fri), he said that was the only way “to prevent such a situation from re-occurring.”The minister added that Austria would […]