Former Freedom Party (FPÖ) Finance Minister Karl-Heinz Grasser has denied any wrongdoing regarding the sale of real estate management company BUWOG. The enterprise – which manages more than 60,000 apartments – was privatised in 2004 when Grasser headed the finance ministry. Ex-FPÖ General Secretary Walter Meischberger and marketing expert Peter Hochegger, who used to be […]
Wind tears off school roof
Strong winds have caused substantial damage to a school in Vienna.A 50-square-metre panel of a primary schools flat roof was stripped off yesterday (Mon), police in Floridsdorf district said today. No one was injured when small fragments of the cover fell onto a nearby playground.Repair works are expected to take some more days.
Record pollen summer may lie ahead
Doctors have warned of a year with a strong pollen pollution.Experts said at a conference in Vienna yesterday (Thurs) that the amount of pollen in the air could be twice as high in some areas in Austria this spring and summer than in 2009.The panel of doctors warned many people would underestimate allergies. They explained […]
Boy hit by 250-kilo slab
An eight-year-old boy is fighting for his life after he was hit by a heavy marble plate yesterday (Thurs).Nikola Vasic suffered serious injuries when the 250-kilo object fell on his head in the hallway of a housing estate in Vienna-Simmering.Police said they are investigating over negligent bodily harm since the panel was just resting against […]
A panel discussion about US president Barack Obamas vision of a world free of nuclear weapons organised by top international organisations will take place in Vienna next week.The Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip) and the United States Mission to International Organizations, both based in Vienna, announced the debates high-profile list of participators today (Fri).Glyn […]