‘Short and sweet’ ORF farewell as Spera set to head Jewish Museum


Danielle Spera has said her farewell as host of Austria’s most popular TV news programme will be “slightly wistful”.Spera has presented national broadcaster ORF’s “Zeit im Bild” show at 7.30pm for 22 years before it emerged earlier this year that she is to become director of Vienna’s Jewish Museum.The 52-year-old explained ahead of tonight’s (Weds) […]

Austrian government’s travel habits unaffected by Polish plane crash


Social Democratic (SPÖ) Chancellor Werner Faymann has made clear he would continue to board a plane together with People’s Party (ÖVP) Vice Chancellor Josef Pröll.His announcement comes after all 97 passengers of a Polish government plane died in a crash last Saturday, including president Lech Kaczyński and high-ranking military leaders. Some newspapers and commentators condemned […]