School tackles ‘scary’ Nikolaus issue


Austria’s first Nikolausschule (Saint Nicolas School) is offering courses for St Nikolaus lookalikes who are gearing up to visit children over the coming weeks.It is a popular tradition in the Catholic parts of German-speaking Europe that a Father Christmas figure called Heiliger Nikolaus brings sweets, nuts and fruits to youngsters on 5 or 6 December.Now […]

Ministry gives ‘disgraceful’ €200,000 for Pakistan aid


The Austrian agriculture ministry has come under fire for providing just 200,000 Euros of immediate aid for victims of flooding in Pakistan.Max Santner, head of the international aid department of the Austrian Red Cross (ÖRK), branded the ministry’s decision to provide 200,000 Euros as “disgraceful”.He added: “I hope this amount is not everything to come […]