Saturday, 19. April 2014
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By Rob Hyde
Caritas has slammed Austria’s move to deport 8 Pakistani asylum seekers who have been living in an abbey.
The catholic charity’s general secretary said authorities have made a “completely incorrect” assessment of how dangerous Pakistan is.
The Pakistani men were moved in March 2013 from the Votivkirche church in Vienna to the nearby Serviten abbey. After their application for asylum application was rejected, police arrested them and they now face deportation.
Caritas general secretary Klaus Schwertner criticized the arrest, and said he asked himself the question: “what sort of role did that the fact that it is election time, play in this event.”
Police said the men had “rejected many offers to return of their own free will.”
Today supporters of the refugees are holding a protest in front of the Rossauer barracks in Vienna’s 9th district.
On its website, the Austrian government says migrants “…are no longer a marginal group in Vienna but constitute an essential element of the local population.”
Since 1st January, 2003, migrants from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) are legally obliged to sign an ‘integration agreement’ which outlines how they must acquire basic German language skills.
Pink Easter bunny helps Vienna art world pay tribute to Dürer
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Pressure Group To Tackle Victims Of Austrian Officialdom
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First Hotel in Millstatt Celebrates 130th Anniversary on Summer 2014
Luxury hotel See-Villa in Millstatt, Carinthia opens its doors anew to welcome the 2014 summer season and celebrates its 130th founding anniversary in Austria's summer capital.
Austrian Teen Girls Become Pin Ups For Syrian Jihad
Interpol is searching for two Austrian teenage girls who they believe have been tricked into going to Syria to fight on the side of Islamic rebels.
As seen at Haydn Kino: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Film review by Kostyantyn Steblovskyy
Schools Ordered To Save, But Also To Buy Expensive Scales
Austria's embattled finance ministry has been dragged into a new scandal after it emerged that at the same time as demanding schools save 57 Millionen Euros, they were also expected to find an additional 3 million to buy an approved set of weighing scales.
OAP Hunts Down THIS Hit And Run Cyclist
Does anyone recognise this cyclist? If so you can get yourself 200 euros, and do a good deed in the process.
Property price rise continues
The price of property in Vienna has now spiralled so much that every 4th apartment comes with a price tag of 500,000 or more. And every second flat costs 300,000 or more.
Free Staff For One Person Companies - But Only In NÖ
Since the beginning of the year one-man-companies, the so called "Ein-Personen-Unternehmen" in Lower Austria have been entitled to help in the form of a free assistant.
What is on at Burg Kino this week? (18 April - 24 April)
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