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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 in parental leave: 8,5 percent. On the second place follows Lower Austria with 4 percent. Third and fourth were Styria and Carinthia with about 3,5 percent. 3,4 percent were counted in Upper Austria and Salzburg. 3 percent in Tirol, and 2,8 percent in Austrias most eastern province Burgenland.


Discharged Muscovite mayor Yury Luzhkov moves to Austria?

Austrian medias report that the discharged Muscovite mayor Yury Luzhkov wants to move to the fancy town of Kitzbuhel in Austrias Western province Tirol. Next week he and his partner wants to search for an appropriate domicile in Austrias popular holiday destination. Elena Baturina and Yury Luzhkov are one of Russias most iridescent personalities. She […]

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200.000 Lower Austrians in online dating services

200.000 Lower Austrian men and women are registered in online dating services. Every fifth of them is going to find the true love, knows an online dating expert from the Lower Austrian city of Krems. Many people can’t find the right person in their life in pubs, during sport, work, or in everyday life. An […]

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Natascha Kampusch presents her new book

These are the days of the new Kampusch biography. Newspapers and magazines are full of stories and reports about the new book. Experts label the work as a “programmed bestseller.” Natascha Kampusch illuminates thoughts about suicide and violence. The kidnapper Priklopil shaved her head bald. She tried to commit suicide three times. But worst of […]

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Tirol has lowest divorce rate in Austria

Married couples from Tirol dislike divorces. This is the result of a research about divorce rates in Austria. Generally it’s possible to say that the divorce rate in Austria is decreasing. The divorce mania in the past years seems to be over. The year 2009 had almost the same amount of divorces as 1999. From 100 […]

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Families in Austria

Austria has currently 115.000 single parents. 92,4 percent of them are single mothers. The number of single parents in Austria is steady, explains a press release of “Statistik Austria”. Every eight woman with children in Austria is a single mother. Austria counts 791.078 families with at least one child under 15 years. Married couples without […]

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Leisure activities of Austrians: television more important as sex

A new study revealed that Austrians prefer to watch television or to visit a restaurant than having sex. Only 55 percent said that sex is part of their leisure activities. Spending time with the family is the most important activity for Austrians (79 percent). The second most popular activity in Austria is spending time with friends […]

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Whom Austrians trust

A representative study of the magazine “Reader’s Digest” revealed the question whom Austrians trust. Politics and economy received the worst poll ratings. Also the government, the church, and the European Union had very bad ratings. The best result had the police with a trust of 78 percent of all interviewees. Environmentalist are also quite popular […]

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Lindsay Lohan visits Vienna

The 23-year-old Hollywood actor Lindsay Lohan from New York is going to visit Vienna on the 10th February. She was hired for advertising purposes by an 77-year-old Austrian master builder who runs a shopping mall in Viennas city center, and has to attend the famous Vienna Opera Ball with him. In the afternoon she holds […]

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90.000 Euro for car of Jörg Haider in eBay

The eBay auction of the car of Carinthias former minister president Jörg Haider reached a sale price of 90.000 Euro. But there is a problem. The man from Vorarlberg, who crowned the auction with success, said that he don’t want to have this kind of car and declared that he has no 90.000 EUR anyway. […]

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Victoria Beckham comes to Vienna as birthday present

Austrias famous builder Richard Lugner confirmed that he bought Victoria Beckham as a birthday present for his 15-year-old daughter Jaqueline. “She is a big fan of Victoria Beckham”, he explained to journalists. Victoria Beckham is 35 years old, former member of the Spice Girls, fashion icon, and the wife of footballer David Beckham. She is […]

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Tolerance price for intolerant actress

A famous Austrian actress received the tolerance price of the book trade for her “tolerance in thinking and acting.” But in her acceptance speech she declared that she is not tolerant to everything. She won’t show any tolerance to fundamentalism and Mr. Strache, the leader of the Freedom party, she said. The actress continued that […]

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More and more Austrian women like to shoot animals

The amount of women in Austria who love to shoot animals is increasing, reports the website of Austrias Broadcasting Corporation “ORF”. Already one quarter of participants of the current hunt exams is female. The numbers of male hunters stays steady. Also Austrias Western province of Vorarlberg is very popular among shooting Amazons. At the moment […]

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Salzburg pays 300.000 Euro for Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise

The new Hollywood action movie called “The Unknown Wichita Project” is also shot in Salzburg. The city government paid a state grant of 300.000 Euro to support the costs of the filming. The city of Salzburg and the rail line from Zell am See to Böckstein are going to be the shooting locations for the […]

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Austrians think that living in Austria was better 40 years ago

A new survey of the opinion research institute “IMAS” revealed that Austrians think living in Austria was better 40 years ago. There was not such a criminality as today, and nobody had to fear the security of his pension plan. 70 percent of the interviewed persons moan about the high criminality in Austria. 59 percent […]

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18 percent of Austrian women affected by stalking

A new study revealed the worrying fact that 18 percent of all Austrian women already had a problem with stalking. Now Austrias women minister Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek (Socialdemocrats) wants to evaluate the anti stalking law. What is stalking? Stalking is an sulky answer to unrequited love. Unwanted daily telephone calls, e-mails or presents are already categorized […]

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Nicollette Sheridan in Vienna

The 45-year-old actor Nicollette Sheridan from the United States, who was born in England, is this years promiment guest on the Viennese “Opernball”. Some Austrians know her from the TV-series called “Desperate Housewives”. She was invited by Richard Lugner, who owns a shopping mall in the centre of Vienna. The pleasure of her arrival was […]

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Austrians in the USA

There is a new website about Austrians in the USA. USAustrians.com offers everything about Austrians living in the USA: resources, links, news, events, and the stories about the reasons why Austrians left their country to move to the USA. The makers of www.USAustrians.com thought it is time to create a free website for all Austrian […]

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Insect eating contest in Viennese shopping mall

20 persons took part in an insect eating contest in the Lugner shopping mall in Viennas city centre. The first prize was a shopping voucher of 2.000 Euro. The lucky winner was a “Mister Gerhard”. He told that those insects were tasteful delicacies. “Only the shells of some little animals were annoying”, he said. The […]

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Wolfgang Priklopil: TV show with new victim

Wolfgang Priklopil, the man who kidnapped Natascha Kampusch and locked her up for 3.096 days, is already dead. Nonetheless a new victim of him was found these days, who wants to talk in the Austrian TV. The sexual abuse happened in 1985. 13 years before the kidnapping of Natascha Kampusch. Next week on Monday evening […]

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Germans are Austrias strongest immigrant group

By 19 percent Germans are Austrias strongest immigrant group. This is the latest result of the Eurostat statistics. On the second place are Serbs (9 percent), and Austrias third strongest immigrant group are people from Poland by seven percent. More than 50 percent of all immigrants in Austria are citizens of the European Union.

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No respect for zebra crossings in Austria

1.343 pedestrians were killed in the last 10 years in the Austrian road traffic. Every 7th of them met with an accident on a zebra crossing, reports the board of trustees for security in road traffic in Austria. Only every second car driver stops infront of a zebra crossing, if someone wants to cross the […]

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Josef Fritzl returned home to his house in Amstetten

Yesterday afternoon Josef Fritzl was able to return home to his house in Amstetten. The reason was a reconstruction of the crime scene. The mechanism of the main door to the dungeon had to be checked. The prime suspect was escorted by his defending lawyer, the judge, expert witnesses and loads of policemen. The area […]

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Austrias most popular names for babies

Lena and Lukas were the most popular names in Austria last year. 1.055 times “Lukas” was chosen to be the name of the newborn boy (3,1 percent), and 843 (2,6 percent) newborn girls received “Lena” as their name. Lukas is the most popular name for boys since 1996. For Lena it’s only the second time […]

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Holiday for free in Austria

A generous benefactor from the federal state of Styria has started a new project to make people happy. He wants to offer free holidays for poor families in Austria. Sponsors, hotel operators, and donors from hotel guests should make his dream come true. “There are some families in Austria which are not able to afford […]

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Mother of Elisabeth Fritzl is now homeless

Some days ago Rosemarie Fritzl, the wife of Josef Fritzl and mother of Elisbath Fritzl, has left the hospital and her family. Some newspaper wrote, it was because the treatments were finished, and Rosemarie is healthy again. Other newspapers wrote about a fight between Rosemarie and her daughter Elisabeth. Now she is a homeless woman, […]

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Austrian singles are the most demanding in Europe

A new survey showed that a single in Austria has the highest claims on her or his partner in Europe. Especially the Austrian woman has very high claims how her partner should be and look like. The Austrian man is more shy than the Austrian woman. Austrians who are not in a relationship are usually […]

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Auxiliary bishop of Salzburg says Austrians want to die out

In an interview with Austrias daily newspaper “Österreich”, the Auxiliary bishop of Salzburg represents the opinion that Austrians want to become an extinct species. The newspaper asked about the decreasing numbers of Christians in his church. The answer of the religious dignitary: “Austrians decided to die out.” The bishop criticized abortion on demand and a […]

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Al Gore in Vienna preaching to tackle climate change

On October 24, 2007, the newly honoured Peace Nobel Prize Laureate and former US presidential candidate Al Gore, paid Vienna a short visit before rushing off to Paris for a meeting with French President Nicholas Sarkozy the following day. Invited by Mobilkom Austria, Austria’s largest Mobile Phone Provider, Gore was the keynote speaker for the […]

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Divorce industry: the worlds first exhibition for divorces in Vienna

Vienna has the doubtful honour to be the venue of the worlds first exhibition for divorces. Every second marriage gets divorced in Austria. This created a new industry around the break-up of couples. People make money with divorces. The consequential result of such a development is an exhibition for those who earn money with that. […]

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Christina Stürmer sings Football Euro 2008 song

After the disastrous 0:2 defeat of Austrias football team yesterday evening against Chile, the Austrian football federation (ÖFB) had other important things to worry about. Who will sing the official song for the Football Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland, was the main issue for the Austrian football society in the past days. Now the […]

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