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  • 2008-06-04 17:56:38
    Austrian biologists fear EURine 2008 could ruin Vienna plant life
    Government biologists are recommending Vienna turn on the sprinklers in a bid to protect the Austrian capital’s plant life from footie fans’ wayward pee.
  • 2008-06-04 17:54:04
    Riding School pulls the reins on spending
    The state-funded Spanish Court Riding School at the Vienna Hofburg has been forced to tighten the reins on their spending after a critical report from the General Accounting Office.
  • 2008-06-04 17:52:35
    City of Vienna falls into software trap
    The city of Vienna has fallen into a software compatibility trap after finding out that new software purchased recently for millions of Euros is not compatible with the city's nursery’s software, and needs to be changed back to Microsoft.
  • 2008-06-04 18:21:43
    Soaring petrol prices force commuters to change job
    More than half Austria's commuters are considering changing jobs due to soaring petrol prices, according to a survey by the Austrian Auto, Motorcycle and Touring Club (ÖAMTC).

  • 2008-06-04 15:26:37
    Parliament snags prime Euro 08 propoganda spot
    Politicians will be taking advantage of the Austrian parliament’s position in the middle of Vienna’s main Euro 2008 fan zone to promote the political system to the young footie fans.
  • 2008-06-04 15:28:44
    Salzburgs SPÖ governor no faith in Gusenbauer
    Salzburg’s SPÖ Governor Gabi Burgstaller has criticized her party’s leadership and announced that she will not be seeking a position on the party’s board.
  • 2008-06-04 18:16:32
    ORF TV fees ´too high and outdated´
    Another TV fee increase by Austrian state-broadcaster ORF has sparked fierce criticism that the fee system is overpriced and out of date from the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ).
  • 2008-06-04 11:42:56
    Far Right lashes out at British takeover of Prater Wheel
    Vienna’s Prater Ferris wheel is at the centre of a bitter anti-British campaign by the far Right Freedom Party after it was revealed that a British company is interested in acquiring Vienna’s best-known landmark - but no one told Freedom Party leaders that the wheel was originally British.

  • 2008-06-03 16:49:42
    Mum of Kampusch kidnapper Priklopil speaks for first time
    The mother of Wolfgang Priklopil - the fiend who kidnapped schoolgirl Natascha Kampusch and held her for eight years in his cellar lair in Austria - has spoken for the first time of her son's masterful deception.
  • 2008-06-03 16:54:56
    Fritzl freed me to find love
    Austrian kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch has told how cellar monster Josef Fritzl has freed her to find love for the first time.
  • 2008-06-03 09:13:16
    Graz school evacuated as WWII bomb found
    A high school and nine surrounding buildings were evacuated in Graz yesterday after construction workers excavating a nearby site found an unexploded WWII-era bomb.
  • 2008-06-02 17:18:17
    Dairy strike gathers momentum
    The Austrian dairy shipment boycott is picking up speed after a slow start.

  • 2008-06-02 17:23:29
    Dosy lotto millionare yet to claim prize
    One of the two Lower Austrian winners of the Lotto’s quintuple jackpot last Wednesday has yet to contact the lottery to claim their prize.
  • 2008-06-02 17:23:54
    Tyrol mayor announces 30mn ´social package´
    Tyrol’s Governor Herwig van Staa has announced a 30mn Euro ‘social package’ in the run up to the Tyrol provincial elections on 8 June.
  • 2008-06-02 17:24:30
    Greens propose healthcare solution
    The Greens have developed their own healthcare reform package as doctors prepare to strike over the government’s planned package with an emphasis on simplification and decentralisation.
  • 2008-06-02 17:25:13
    Salzburg to decide 2009 budget by Germany Euro match
    Salzburg’s politicians are hoping for the city budget for 2009 to be fixed before the summer - in fact before the Euro 2008 Austria-Germany game on 16 June.

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