Uni offered not enough seminar places
The Republic of Austria has to pay damages to a former student of the Medical University of Graz as the university offered not enough seminar places. The student’s union is pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision.
Opening date of Pyramidenkogel kept secret
In order to prevent a mass rush on the new tower at Pyramidenkogel in Carinthia (Souther Austria), the opening date will be announced at short notice. The attraction is expected to open in the middle of June.
Experts recommend considering breast amputation well
Experts from Salzburg warn against the radical step of a breast amputation. The debate started last week, when Hollywood Star Angelina Jolie announced that she had her breasts removed out of fear of breast cancer.
Huge debate over multilingualism in Austria
Possible projects for a "multilingual oriented educational concept" have led to a debate in Vienna. The SPÖ, ÖVP and FPÖ are currently discussing the two sides of the issue: "multilingualism as a chance" and "German as a priority".
Start for ferry season at Neusiedler See
The seven ferries of the lake Neusiedler See in Burgenland (Eastern Austria) have started operations. Due to the cold weather, the season started two weeks later than in the past years.
Arabian horse dies after accident
A 150,000 Euro Arab stallion had to be put down after a car accident in the Innviertel region, Upper Austria. The horse broke out of an enclosure and galloped onto a private road. A motorbike could not avoid the horse.
Spanish Riding School for everyone
The riding centre of Heldenberg, district of Hollabrunn (Lower Austria) is now offering exclusive courses: professional riders of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna teach interested riders.
Vienna advocates a ban on pesticides
Vienna has now joined those Austrian states that advocate a cooperative strategy for a ban of the neonicotinoids pesticides. Apparently, there are tested alternatives for the pesticides that are harmful for bees.
Poisoned eagle is recovering
An eagle is currently being treated in the bird of prey park Telfes, Tyrol (Western Austria). The animal ate the carcass of a dead animal that was shot with lead ammunition. The eagle is likely to survive the contamination.
Football manager Adi Hütter charged with tax evasion
The manager of the football team SV Scholz Grödig (Salzburg state), which will be promoted the Austrian Premier League, will have to go to court this week. He is accused of tax evasion and of having cooperated with the architect Markus Voglreiter.
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