VIDC calls on Austria to shelter Iranian dissidents


The Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC) called on the Austrian government today (Weds) to give refuge to Iranian dissidents.Noting that Germany had announced on Monday that it would accept Iranian citizens, VIDC Director Walter Posch said: “I warmly welcome that step by the German government, and I am waiting for the Austrian […]

Closure of Vienna Ring causes political firestorm

Green Austria

By Lisa ChapmanPoliticians have hit out after Vienna’s Ringstraße was shut down yesterday (Tues) to mark an EU-wide car free day.They blasted the move – organised by the Greens and environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) – which saw the Ring between Operngasse and Bellariastraße shut and covered with artificial grass for people to picnic on during […]