Budapest bids for a share of sweet success


When you think of Hungarian food you think of goulash, dumplings or maybe spicy peppers – chocolate would probably not be in the top ten. Austria, on the other hand is a country with a rich chocolate tradition with plenty of sweet delicacies such as the world famous chocolate Sacher Torte, Mozart chocolates or Manner […]

Holender rumoured for Budapest job


Outgoing State Opera director Ioan Holender is to become head of the Budapest State Opera, according to reports.Viennese newspapers claim today (Fri) that the 74-year-old Romanian-born director was in talks with Hungarian federal culture chiefs over taking over as creative director of the capital’s opera house.Holender headed the Vienna State Opera for 18 years. Frenchman […]

Beichler linked with Berlin move


Sturm Graz star Daniel Beichler has met Hertha BSC for talks over a transfer, it has emerged.Austrian sports newspapers report today (Tues) that the national team striker flew to the German capital yesterday to meet with managers of the club which was relegated from the German Bundesliga last season.Beichler, 21, was the best goal scorer […]

Jewish community slams FPÖ’s contact with Jobbik


The Austrian Jewish Community (IKG) yesterday (Weds) condemned a recent Freedom Party (FPÖ) meeting with the far-right Hungarian Jobbik party.IKG said it was angry that “democratic parties had said nothing” about the FP֒s contact with “the openly neo-fascist Hungarian Jobbik party.”FPÖ foreign affairs spokesman and MP Johannes Hübner admitted yesterday that Jobbik members had visited […]