Danube damm damaged

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Geologist and engineers have been in action in Upper-Austria this morning (Tuesday) after the floods caused the first damages to the Danube-bridge on Monday. Experts are working tirelessly to secure the site and thousands of sand bags have been placed as a protective measure. However, the regional fire brigade commandant Wolfgang Kronsteiner said the Danube […]

Pühringer plans to prevent reduction of subsidies


Upper Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) Governor Josef Pühringer has put the federal government’s cost reduction course into question. Pühringer said today (Tues): “Everybody who thinks that subsidies could be reduced by billions of Euros is wrong.” The ÖVP wants to reduce the state’s annual spending on private and public companies, cultural institutions and various organisations […]

No state money for AUA’s Vienna – Linz service


By Thomas HochwarterUpper Austrian governor Josef Pühringer has rejected Austrian Airlines’ (AUA) appeal for financial support for its Vienna – Linz route.The People’ Party (ÖVP) governor today (Weds) confirmed reports claiming the struggling airline had contacted the government to discuss subsidies.”Financial support by the state of Upper Austria is out of the question,” Pühringer  said.The […]