Three evacuation flights to Cairo today


There will be three Austrian flights to Cairo, Egypt today (Mon) in order to evacuate Austrians stranded there, according to the Foreign Ministry.Ministry spokesman Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal said that the three flights, dispatched in reaction to popular concern, would have room for a total of 419 people.He added that 300 some Austrians wanted to get out […]

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.