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  • 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    ORF TV fees ´too high and outdated´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TV fee increase by Austrian state-broadcaster ORF has sparked fierce criticism that the fee system is overpriced and out of date from the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ).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.
  • 2008-06-04 09:32:32
    Heroin shipment seized in Carinthia, Turk arrested
    Authorities in a southern Austrian city say they have seized 13 kilograms (28.6 pounds) of heroin and arrested a Turkish citizen.
  • 2008-06-03 16:23:33
    Environmentalists claim wind farms are damaging
    Angry environmentalists are attacking the use of wind farms in mountainous regions of Austria as "neither ecological nor sensible".

  • 2008-06-03 16:26:31
    SPÖ praises governments tourism initiative
    Melitta Trunk, the tourism spokesman for the left-leaning social democrats (SPÖ) praised the government’s foreign travel initiatives on Tuesday.
  • 2008-06-03 16:29:31
    Drivers bolster state coffers as pump prices soar
    The Austrian Auto, Motorcycle, and Touring Club (ÖAMTC) are calling for fuel tax to be cut to offset the extra revenues with which Austria’s drivers are unwittingly bolstering the government’s coffers as fuel prices soar.
  • 2008-06-03 16:30:33
    Wifo lowers growth forecast
    Austria's leading economists have lowered their growth forecasts but still expect the country to weather the international financial crisis as they foresee slow but positive growth over the next four years.
  • 2008-06-03 16:38:53
    Austria ramps up contribution to humanitarian fund by 70 percent
    Austria pledged an additional 150,100 Euros to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) last week bringing their total increase to 70 per cent over last year’s pledge.

  • 2008-06-02 15:56:48
    SPÖs climate proposal tough on agriculture
    Austria’s farmers now have more on their plate after the left-leaning Social Democrat’s (SPÖ) released their climate protection program on Monday.
  • 2008-06-03 10:33:10
    Kampusch fields the questions in debut of her chat show
    Television viewers tuned in on Sunday night to watch Natascha Kampusch launch her first chat show with a bizarre and heavily stage-managed encounter with the former Formula One racing driver Niki Lauda.
  • 2008-06-02 12:53:12
    Austrian climbers Croatian fall
    Croatian mountain rescue helicopters were called out on Sunday morning after an Austrian climber fell over a hundred meters injuring her leg.
  • 2008-06-03 17:32:33
    Incest family - Police chief to name and shame photographers
    Local authorities in the Austrian town of Amstetten, tiring of the antics of British photographers trying to get pictures of the Fritzl family, are threatening to make a formal complaint to the UK's press regulator.

  • 2008-05-30 18:13:48
    EU shoots down Twin City proposal
    The bid by Vienna and Bratislava to host the administrative body of the planned European Institute of Technology (EIT) has fallen on its face.
  • 2008-05-30 18:22:03
    Tomandl praises pension reform
    Theodor Tomandl, the former chairman of the national pension reform commission, expressed his satisfaction with the government’s agreement on pension reforms - which include a higher retirement age.
  • 2008-05-30 18:37:48
    SPÖ shocked by Ministry´s University reform
    The social democrats (SPÖ) have expressed their bewilderment at the Science Ministry’s proposal for reform to the university system.
  • 2008-05-30 18:38:29
    Sarkozy presents united front with Gusenbauer
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s meeting with Federal Chancellor Alferd Gusenbauer as part of his European tour on Friday produced good results for the two leaders.

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