Naked railway protest

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Austrian women have taken their clothes off in protest against the building of a railway tunnel south of Vienna. Countryside protection organisation “Alliance for Nature” has bought out a scantily clad calendar in efforts to prevent the building of the Semmering base tunnel. The historical Semmering mountain railway was built in 1854 and since 1998 […]

Bleak tourism evaluation amid feared overnight stay decline


A tourism sector official has called for more marketing efforts within Austria as hotels brace for a decline in overnight stays.Hans Schenner, head of the Federal Economy Chamber¬ís (WKO) tourism department, said today (Thurs) he feared hotels and guesthouses of the country welcomed fewer guests this month than in April 2010. Schenner also announced that […]

BCR boss demands more effort in fighting black market


Banca Comerciala Romana (BCR) CEO Dominic Bruynseels has appealed to Romanian leaders to increase their efforts to fight black market activities.The former Barclays Bank official said yesterday (Weds) the mortgage sector was “still at risk” due to the current situation in the Eastern European country which has been badly hit by the economic crisis. He […]