Elsner to stay in custody as ankle tag bid fails


Another prominent businessman has had his appeal to be freed with an electronic ankle tag rejected.Former BAWAG bank CEO Helmut Elsner’s lawyers hoped to get their client out from preventive detention in Vienna following a new law which came into effect at the beginning of this month. They previously filed 15 official appeals to let […]

New law bans Under-18s from solariums


Austrian teenagers are banned from tanning shops as of today (Weds) amid skin cancer fears.The law preventing Under-18s from using tanning salons in the country was agreed upon by all five parties represented in the Austrian parliament last year.The government stressed managers of solariums, hotel bosses and other businessmen face fines of up to 2,180 […]