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Sloppy postmen in Klagenfurt?

A certain district of Carinthias capital Klagenfurt suffers from sloppy postmen. Since 6 months the amount of missing or wrong delivered letters and parcels takes on a dramatic scale. Complaints are ignored. Now a signature campaign should improve the situation and remind postmen to fulfil their duty in an appropriate way.

It was a car mechanic who started the signature campaign. He was not able to bear such a disastrous postal delivery anymore. “My patience snapped”, was the explanation about his new field of activity to the medias. He explains: “It’s not possible anymore to talk about a normal post delivery. Either there is no delivery or a wrong delivery.” The postmen don’t want to accept the critics. Following reasons were mentioned as apology: “Sick leaves, new employees without local knowledge, and no or wrong labeled mailboxes of the angry receivers.”

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Lorry driver wanted to cook a meal while driving: crash

A hungry lorry driver from Slovenia wanted to cook a meal while he was driving on the motorway. When he tried to overtake another lorry and continued cooking his meal, it happend. He crashed and lost his loaded builders’ hut. The Slovenian had luck. Nobody was injured. The motorway “A9″ in the area of Salzburg […]

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Furious pupils attack schoolbus drivers

A strange phenomenon can be seen infront of a high school in Lower Austrias town Mödling. Groups of angry pupils attack their school buses with the driver inside on a regular basis. One of the schoolbus drivers was already seriously injured. Now the rest of the school bus drivers don’t want to go to this […]

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15-year-old boy from Vienna hacked e-mail accounts of Austrian police

“I have hacked the computer of Viennas police”, boasted a 15-year-old teenager to his friends. His friends worried about the security of Vienna and went directly to the police to tell them the news. The policemen themselfes were not able to notice the uninvited intruder in their computer system. There was a quick reaction after […]

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Austrian stage actors below the poverty line

Being a stage actor in Austria means to lead a hard life, reports Austrias Broadcasting Corporation “ORF”. A new study of the ministry of education and cultural affairs revealed the fact that many actors have to live with a monthly salary of 700 Euro. This means they have to live below the poverty line. Many […]

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Salzburg: 11.000 holidaymakers from Russia in one day

Yesterday the airport in Salzburg listed an inrush of Russian tourists. 11.000 holidaymakers from Russia arrived in one day. Mainly young families with many children from the middle class, reported Austrias Broadcasting Corporation “ORF”. 45 aeroplanes from Russian or Ukrainian airports were counted. They landed every fifth minute. This is a huge increase since the […]

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Austrias foreign minister deplores election in Belarus

The recent election in Belarus. Austrias foreign minister Spindelegger is not happy about the result. He declared in a press release that he feels a deep sorrow about the deficits during the election process. Spindelegger also complains about the massive and forceful impact against demonstrators. “I won’t accept that”, he told. The Austrian foreign minister […]

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Snow pirates in Salzburg

Authorities from the city of Salzburg are not happy about professional snow shovellers who act like snow pirates. Now they even threat them with criminal complaints. Reason: those snow shovellers put snow from the pavement and throw it on the road. In Salzburg it’s strictly forbidden to throw snow on roads, knows an expert of […]

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Austria wants more Russian tourists

More Russian tourists should come to Austria for a winter holiday. A new advertising campaign should guarantee an inflow of winter tourists from Russia. Since 2005 the amount of Russian tourists in Austria decreased dramatically. There was a loss of more than one third. Russians are Austrias most important target group beside German, Dutch, and […]

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Wants Austrias minister of defence an army on the paper?

Austrias minister of defence, Norbert Darabos (Socialdemocrats), plans massive savings in the Austrian army. First he wants to sell several hundred tanks, then he wants to close many offices in Vienna, and also the number of soldiers should be drastically reduced. The opposition is shocked and upset. Austrias Broadcasting Corporation “ORF” reports that such an […]

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Schladming most popular ski region of the Alps

A new study of a consulting agency revealed that the Styrian town of Schladming is the most popular ski region of the Alps. 18.000 holidaymakers in 40 different ski regions were questioned. The survey included the range of ski slopes, snow guarantee, hotels, fun, apres ski and kindness. Schladming was the winner of the survey […]

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Freedom party close to Nationalsocialism?

The Socialdemocrat party whip Rudolf Schicker started a new episode of the bitter altercations between Socialdemocrats and Freedom party. He has moved the Freedom party close to Nationalsocialism, and blamed them vicariously for the establishment of concetration camps during the second world war. “A scandal”, answered the party whip of Viennas Freedom party Johann Gudenus. […]

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Is the Austrian church terrifying violent?

The independent hotline for victims of clerical violence presented a shocking report about the violence in the Austrian church yesterday during a press conference. The hotline exists since March 2010. 72 percent of the victims who reported violence to the hotline were male. 28 percent female. Most of the violent criminals were sacred priests. The […]

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Socialdemocrat about Freedom party man: “Right-wing extremist”

A provincial politican of the Socialdemocrats from Upper Austria wanted to let the world know that he thinks a certain politican of the Freedom party is a “right-wing extremist”. He labeled him that way during a press conference. The critical Socialdemocrat is the provincial party leader of Upper Austria. The affected Freedom party man is […]

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Zogaj family returns back to Austria

Austrian medias are full of stories about the Albanian family Zogaj again these days. They are going to return back to Austria in a few days. The Zogaj family moved to Austria as illegal immigrants and stayed there several years. One girl of the family, Arigona, tried to avoid a deportation, hid on a secret […]

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Innsbruck receives fourth brothel

Tirols provincial capital Innsbruck is going to receive a fourth brothel. The high demand of love services makes it absolutely necessary. The brothel is going to be accommodated inside a total new building. The operator has two years time to open the brothel. If he needs longer, he is going to lose his license, is […]

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Lower Austrians are the most unathletic Austrians

29 percent of all Austrians are completely against sport. Austrians from the west are much more athletic than from the east. Results of a new survey about the sporting behaviour in Austria. Austrians from the Western provinces of Tirol, Vorarlberg and Salzburg are doing a lot of sport in their leisure. Cycling is their most […]

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Lower Austria: 42-year-old woman loves 14-year-old boy

An unusual couple had to stand trial yesterday in the Lower Austrian court of Wiener Neustadt. The woman is 42 years old. Her partner only 14 years. They had sex when the boy was only 13 years old. This is not allowed in Austria. The woman received a 22 months jail term on probation. The […]

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Uproar about a family from Mongolia in Carinthia

A family from Mongolia makes the headlines in Austrias most southern province Carinthia these days. Local politicans rack their brains if the family should leave Austria and go back to Mongolia or not. Angry reactions from the Socialdemocrats caused the latest idea of Uwe Scheuch, a former politican of the Orange party (BZÖ) and currently […]

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Vorarlbergs fathers not excited about parental leave

Vorarlbergs most western province Vorarlberg is Austrias tail light in relation to the parental leave of fathers. Only 1,9 percent of the parents who received child care subsidy in Vorarlberg last month were male. The amount in the whole area of Austria is 4,5 percent. Vienna is the place with the highest percentage of fathers […]

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63 percent of Austrians happy with their life

63 percent of the Austrian population is happy with the current life, but only 25 percent of the Austrians are optimistic about their future. Results of a new survey. There are almost no differences between the sexes. Only between men and women who are older than 80 years. In this group 83 percent of the […]

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Angry paperhanger tried to kill a woman

A 29-year-old paperhanger from Styria tried to kill his former girlfriend with a paperhanger scraper. The paperhanger was quite drunk and already known to the authorities. He tried to cut her throat with this paperhanger scraper, but the 27-year-old victim was able to escape and call the police. The violent master of wallpapers declared before […]

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Halloween terror in Bregenz

Halloween fans have destoyed the church window of the Protestant church “am Ölrain” in Bregenz. The damage amounts 10.000 Euro. Also explosive devices were thrown to the inside of the house of prayer. Pastor Ralf Stoffer is quite upset about the strange customs of Halloween. But the church “am Ölrain” was not the only Halloween […]

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Death struggle of Lower Austrian couple because of a Spanish dish

A woman found herself in court because she has attacked her husband with a knife. The reason is quite unusual. She wanted to taste something of the Spanish dish “paella” from the husband. The husband was very hungry himself and so he defended his paella like a hero. First with fists, then he tried to […]

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Sexual criminals not allowed to work as teacher in Vorarlberg

Austrias most western province Vorarlberg don’t want to have sexual criminals as teachers. 120 persons who start to work as a teacher in Vorarberg this year were checked if they have a previous conviction in relation to sexual crimes. A sexual offender database should guarantee the veracity of all results. A change in the law […]

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Greens in Viennas city government?

Viennas Socialdemocrats have to search for a coaltion partner after the massive loss of votes in the last election. Now it seems if the Green party will be the new partner. Viennas Socialdemocrat mayor Michael Häupl has officially started coalition negotiations with the Green party. Political observers comment the new situation in Vienna as “no […]

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Every second child in Upper Austria has speech defect

Every second child between four and six years in Upper Austria has a problem with the right way of speaking. A typical pointer of a speech defect is the word “Schule”, which means “school” in English language. A child with a speech defect says “Sule” instead of “Schule (English accent: soole=false/shoole=correct)”. Experts complain that most […]

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Childcare law in Austria

The new childcare law in Austria brings shorter opening hours in kindergartens, after school care centres and toddler groups, as well as a lower quality in the pedagogic service and more pressure on parents, claim experts. If the situation should be improved, it’s necessary that the communities put more money into the financing. Experts also […]

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Interest-free credit for students in Austria?

Students and headmasters are upset. The conditions in Austrias universities are unbearable. Now a clear decision about the financing is claimed. If there is a studying for free, the government has to grab much deeper in the pocket as before. Another solution would be an interest-free credit for students according to the model in Australia. […]

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Province of Burgenland has the most honest debtors

A new study of an Austrian encashment service revealed the fact that Austrias most honest debtors are living in Austrias most eastern province Burgenland. People from Burgenland pay their debts in almost all cases on time. Old debtors are more honest than young debtors, was another interesting fact in that study. Old woman from Burgenland […]

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Election in Vienna 2010

The only winner was HC Straches Freedom party. The Freedom party was able to win more than 12 percent and become Viennas strongest force behind the Socialdemocrats. All other parties lost votes: Socialdemocrats, Peoples party, Green party. For the Peoples party it was a huge disaster. Only 13,23 percent means an historical trough. The prime […]

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