Bogus inspector fools landlords

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A fake gastronomy industry official has tricked several publicans into handing over fines, it has emerged.The elderly man – who claims to be an inspector assigned by the Burgenland branch of the Federal Economy Chamber (WKO) – succeeded by ordering bar owners and restaurant bosses in the district of Güssing to pay 150 Euros each […]

Stricter drink purchase ID law causes a stir


Foodstuff branch representatives and many customers feel infuriated by a new law ordering shoppers to identify themselves if they plan to buy more than 10 litres of wine.The federal finance ministry, which is headed by People’s Party (ÖVP) chairman Josef Pröll, decided that supermarket customers must fill in a form if they purchase more than […]