Vienna Prater Park Opens for Business


This weekend was the official start for the opening of the funfair and amusement Park section of the Prater park, known as the Wurstelprater. It includes 250 attractions which are accessed from the controversial Riesenradplatz that had been originally criticised because of cost – but feedback since its opening has been entirely positive from the […]

Vorarlberg not upping heating subsidy


The provincial government of Vorarlberg has decided not to raise the heating subsidy sum for the upcoming winter.People’s Party (ÖVP) councillor Greti Schmid announced today (Tues) that the government will support needy households with 250 Euros this winter, the same amount it provided last year.This means that local political decision-makers will not take inflation into […]

German prosecutors under fire for questioning Austrian HGAA reporters


Journalist representatives are outraged over an investigation by German prosecutors into Austrian reporters for citing from interrogation records.Munich juridical authorities decided to question profil writers Ulla Schmid and Michael Nikbakhsh Kurt Kuch from weekly magazine News after they revealed statements made by former Hypo Group Alpe Adria (HGAA) decision-makers.German state prosecutors controversially regard the Austrian […]