Male students get more cash from parents

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By Rob Hyde Male students in Austria are getting more financial support from their parents, a recent survey shows. In a report from the non-profit research body, the Institute for Advanced Studies (HIS), women students receive on average 40-80 Euros less funding per month from their mothers and fathers. The figures show that male students […]

Austrians in football fever

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Sports

Austrians are in football fever despite not qualifying for the Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and Ukraine, a new study has shown. The research by a Linz market research institute shows that 47 per cent of Austrians are interested in the football – that figure is only 10 per cent less than in 2008 when […]

Austrians believe in economy

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Austrians are cautiously optimistic about the state of their home country’s economy. A new poll by Spectra shows that 49 per cent of residents expect the economy to develop similarly to the past months in the foreseeable future. Around 33 per cent fear a decrease while nine per cent think that the domestic economy will […]

Eight in 10 say no to significant pension age hike

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Politics

A vast majority of Austrians object to ideas of a drastic pension age increase. Only 16 per cent think that the regular retirement age should be 70, public opinion research group Karmasin said. The agency interviewed 500 Austrians for magazine profil. Karmasin found that 81 per cent of Austrians were against proposed increases of the […]

Racist youth check causes controversy

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A sociologist has questioned the results of a disputed study on Austrian teens’ attitudes. Newspaper commentators, integration experts and radio talk show hosts engaged in a heated debate about the outcome of the latest examination by the Austrian Institute for Youth Culture Research. The organisation found that 43.6 per cent of Vienna-based teens agreed with […]

Austrian teens exposed as xenophobic by study

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Young Austrians’ views are strongly influenced by hostility to strangers and concerns caused by the economic crisis, according to researchers. The Institute for Youth Culture Research spoke with 400 residents of Vienna aged between 16 and 19 to find that 43.6 per cent of them agreed with the claim that “there are way too many […]

Austrian jobless rate lowest in EU

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Austria remains Europe’s model pupil as far as unemployment rates are regarded. The country, which joined the European Union (EU) in 1995, had a jobless rate of 4.1 per cent in October, according to research by Eurostat. The agency carries out research for the European Commission (EC). Eurostat said today (Weds) Luxembourg registered the second-lowest […]

Gusenbauer on Harvard and Eurozone turmoil

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Politics

Alfred Gusenbauer has revealed details of his engagement at one of the best universities in the world. The former Social Democratic (SPÖ) chancellor told newspaper Die Presse yesterday (Mon) he was about to become a permanent lecturer at Harvard University. The institute – which is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States – is […]

Viennese more generous this Easter

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Business

People of Vienna will splash out more on presents this Easter, according to a poll.The Viennese Economy Chamber (WKW) said today (Thurs) residents of the capital will spend an average 54 Euros on gifts ahead of this year’s upcoming festival, three per cent more than last year. More than 50 million Euros will be invested […]

VW emission feud sparks legal action

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Porsche Austria Holding GmbH (PH) has vowed to take the Austrian Traffic Club (VCÖ) to court as political leaders and non-government organisations (NGO) unite behind the traffic research group.PH announced it will sue VCÖ for providing allegedly incorrect data concerning carbon emission rates of Volkswagen (VW) models. PH, which is based in Salzburg, is part […]