Austrian exports rose in February

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Business

Austrian exports rose in February by 5.5 per cent year on year to 7.82 million Euros, according to Statistik Austria.The agency added today (Fri) that imports had grown by 3.4 per cent year on year to 8.08 billion Euros in February. Both exports and imports had declined year on year in January.For the two months […]

Pröll wants painful sanctions for ‘deficit sinners’

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Politics

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 […]

FPÖ in turmoil as troublemakers expelled

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Politics

Turbulence in the Freedom Party (FPÖ) continues as two Tyrolean party officials were expelled today (Fri).A spokesman for the right-wing opposition party said Innsbruck Councillor Christian Haager and provincial parliament member Walter Gatt had “harmed the FP֒s reputation”.Haager and Gatt are accused of questioning the authority of Tyrolean FPÖ boss Gerald Hauser, who is suffering […]

Sepultura to rock Klagenfurt in August

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Culture

Brazilian heavy metal legends Sepultura are set to rock Austria, it was announced today (Mon).The four-member band will perform at Klagenfurt’s Stereo club on 11 August, according to Britishrock.ccThe band became one of the biggest heavy metal acts in the world with their fifth album “Chaos A.D.” in 1993. Their 1996 album “Roots” is regarded […]

OeNB chief welcomes EU’s Greece agreement

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Finance

Austrian National Bank (OeNB) Governor Ewald Nowotny said the rescue plan agreement “defused” the situation of cash-strapped Greece.Nowotny met with Austrian President Heinz Fischer today (Tues) to inform him about recent developments on the Austrian and European financial market.The OeNB boss said afterwards, referring to the rescue plan European Union (EU) leaders had agreed about […]

Priest under investigation for child abuse

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General News

The Salzburg public prosecutor’s office said today (Mon) it was investigating a priest in Salzburg archdiocese in connection with child abuse.Office spokeswoman Barbara Feichtinger said the priest, a member of a religious order, had exposed himself to a seven-year-old boy and shown him obscene photos, morally endangering him.She said the charge against the priest would […]