Baumgartner tax row


The tax proceedings of the extreme sportsman Felix Baumgartner are still underway. Mr Baumgartner told the Austria Press Agency that he asked the Independent Finance Senate (UFS) to resolve his case. Mr Baumgartner has recently told the newspaper “Kronen Zeitung” that the Ministry of Finance denied his tax-saving status as part of an external audit. […]

State secretary denies interfering over Baumgartner taxes


The extreme sportsman Felix Baumgartner stated that the Ministry of Finance spared him additional taxation by political intervention. The former Financial Secretary Reinhold Lopatka (ÖVP) denies these claims. It was known that Baumgartner moved to Switzerland due to tax reasons. Mr Baumgartner told the newspaper “Kronen Zeitung” that the Ministry of Finance denied his tax-saving […]

Austrian pop legends accused of faking it


US election news takes second place in Austria today after the shock revelation that the country’s most loved folk music stars have for decades not really been performing the music at all – and have been using stand ins. Folk music involving accordions, various brass wind instruments, lots of yodelling and lederhosen is an art […]

Sausage row moves to the next stage

Culinary Guide

The European Commission (EC) has confirmed that it has received an official application from Slovenia for official recognition and protected status for the “Krainer Wurst”. That means that other countries that might also want to lay claim to the famous sausage or to dispute the Slovenian claim now have six months to register their objections. […]