Xmas trees officialy on sale in Vienna from today


The official start to the Christmas tree selling season begins today in Vienna. Across the capital there are 340 official Christmas tree selling locations selling trees imported from all over the country and despite a late frost damaging many trees – sellers have pledged to keep costs down. Anybody looking to buy a Christmas tree […]

ECJ rules against minimum cigarette prices


The minimum price for a pack of cigarettes in Austria is a violation of EU guidelines, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled today (Thurs).The ECJ said minimum prices were an inappropriate way to try and safeguard public health and suggested higher taxes on tobacco products would be more effective.The Austrian government had imposed a […]