Burgtheater plans Jelinek and Nestroy productions


Plays by Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Elfriede Jelinek, Ferdinand Raimund and Johann Nepomuk Nestroy will be performed at the Burgtheater (www.burgtheater.at) next season. Burgtheater director Matthias Hartmann announced that the theatre would stage a drama play based on Jelinek’s text “Schatten (Eurydike sagt)” from autumn. Jelinek’s “Winterreise” is currently performed to wide acclaim at […]

Austrians angered by EU light bulb ban


A vast majority of Austrians disapprove the European Union’s (EU) light bulb regulation. The EU’s decision to order an end to the production of regular light bulbs is widely considered as one of the most controversial steps taken by lawmakers in the past years. The decree was passed in an attempt to improve the protection […]

Circus boss on issues caused by EU light bulb ban

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The director of one of Europe’s most loved circuses has revealed how European Union (EU) regulations affect his activities. Asked by magazine profil whether the EU’s recent ban of old-fashioned light bulbs enforced special measures at the Circus Roncalli, Bernhard Paul said: “I bought all (old version) models I could get hold of in Germany […]

Austria en route for Euro2012


The Austrian national team have retained their chance to compete in the Euro2012 by reaching a 4-4 draw against Belgium away from home last night (Tues).Franz Schiemer (14’, 62’), Marko Arnautovic (29’) and Martin Harnik (93’) scored for the squad coached by ex-Mainz 05 boss Dietmar Constantini at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.Paul Scharner […]