Austrian unemployment rate edges up


Austria has failed to retain its position as the Eurozone’s jobless rate model pupil, it emerged today (Fri).Figures presented by Eurostat, the European Commission’s (EC) statistics agency, show that 4.5 per cent of people living in Austria had no job last month (August 2010: 4.3 per cent). The Netherlands, which took second place in August, […]

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.

Austria misses EU research investment target


Austria failed to reach the European Union’s (EU) research investments benchmark of three per cent, it has been exposed.Federal statistics agency Statistik Austria said today (Thurs) it expected the government to spend 7.805 billion Euros on research and development this year. This figure would make only 2.76 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product […]