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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 explained that freedom of assembly and freedom of expression are the basic values of an open society. Those terms are very important if Minsk wants better relations with the European Union, he said.

With such a behaviour the government in Minsk made one step away from the European Union, said Spindelegger. Spindelegger now demands freedom for all arrested demonstrators and an investigation about the violence on the streets. The Austrian foreign minister claimed that there is no purpose for an isolation of Belarus, but the execution of our ideas and demands in Belarus would improve our relationship.


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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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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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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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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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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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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Electoral fraud in Austria?

Austrias public prosecution department against bribery and corruption is an electoral fraud with huge dimension on the scent. Voting cards of persons were found which concerned voters never had requested. Austrias magazine “News” reports that the dimensions of the electoral fraud in the state election of the federal state Burgenland are much bigger as feared. […]

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Strache is not allowed to say “Red Nazis”

Freedom party leader Heinz Christian Strache is not allowed to call the Viennese Socialdemocrats “Red Nazis”. The commercial court of Vienna has declared an interim injunction in that case. Strache has also accept the injunction that he is not allowed anymore to spread the rumour the Socialdemocrats would act as violent stone-throwing demonstrators against dissidents. […]

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Freedom party: controversial comics as canvassing

Austrias Freedom party is involved in a new scandal. An advertising brochure with comics was sent to every household in Vienna. In that brochure a small Austrian boy was instigated to throw stones at a man called “Mustafa”. Afterwards he received a hot sausage with mustard as reward. The comic story takes reference to Viennas […]

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Freedom party with Anti Islam Online Game

Again a lot of rage and anger about the Freedom party. An Anti Islam Online Game was published on the official website of the party. The user has to terminate minarets by mouse clicks. Werner Kogler of the Green party reacts with a report to the police. He locates the legal violation of sedition. He […]

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Transsexual teacher is allowed to teach in Vienna

The anxiety among the parents was huge. A transsexual teacher should educate their children in a Viennese school. Massive protests were the consequence. The transsexual teacher should leave the school. Now the Education Secretary exercised her authority. The transsexual teacher is allowed to stay and teach the pupils. The Education Secretary explains: “Transsexuality is not […]

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Chancellor Faymann: Islam is no problem for Austrians

In Austrias daily newspaper called “Österreich” chancellor Werner Faymann of the Socialdemocrats declared that Islam is no problem for Austrians. Faymann is angry about Freedom party leader Heinz Christian Strache who wants to start a public opinion poll against minarets and headscarfs. Faymann calls such ambitions “changing cheap loose cash for the election campaign”. “The […]

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Soldiers song in retirement home

Discomposure in the Freedom party. Freedom parties borough chairman of Viennas district Brigttenau indicates in one of his press releases that members of the Socialdemocrats sang the German soldiers song “Lilli Marleen” during the celebrations in a retirement home. The song “Lilli Marleen” was written by the German soldier poet Hans Leip during the first […]

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Austria needs German and maths teachers

Summer holidays are almost over and Austrian medias report already about the first problems in the new school year. There will be not enough teachers for the subjects of maths and German. The problems are homemade. Just some few years ago the Education Secretary warned young people to become a teacher. “We have too much […]

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Viennese mayor outraged about election posters of Freedom party

Every time there is an election in Austria, the Freedom party is faced with loud criticism from all competitors about their way of election campaign. This time no less a figure than the mayor of Vienna seems to be very unhappy about the election posters of the Freedom party for the next election in Vienna. […]

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Young female politican of Socialdemocrats wants minister of justice to resign

Laura Rudas, who is a young politican of the Socialdemocrats and a hope for a better future, made it into the headlines of Austrias newspapers again. She is not happy about the work of Austrias minister of justice, and wants her to resign. There are some scandals around the Socialdemocratic coalition partner Peoples party, and […]

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Secret bank accounts in Liechtenstein: friend of Jörg Haider escaped to Paraguay?

A former confidant of Jörg Haider, who is probably involved in the scandal of the secret bank accounts in Liechtenstein, left Austria and escaped to Paraguay. He was the personal advisor of Jörg Haider. Austrias daily newspaper “Österreich” reports that the wanted person lives in a hacienda on the countryside, but close to Paraguays capital […]

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Austrian chancellor Faymann for compulsory military service

The latest discussion about abolition of the compulsory military service in Austria was not music in the ears of Austrias chancellor Werner Faymann. In an interview in Austrias daily newspaper called “Österreich”, he confirmed that he wants to keep the compulsory military service in Austria. Faymann explains that the most important thing about the Austrian […]

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Sausage or kebab? Female politican worries about traditional Austrian snack bar.

A female politican of the Freedom party worries about the existance of a traditional Austrian snack bar (Würstelstand)  in Vienna. In her latest press release she declares that somebody from Turkey wants to take the place and sell Turkish delicacies like some kind of kebab creations there. She labels such efforts as “inconceivable” and cofirm […]

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Austrias minister of defence wants to save money

Socialdemocrat and minister of defence Norbert Darabos declared during an interview with the daily newspaper called “Österreich” that his biggest dream would be to save some money for his native country. Darabos wants to economize more than 300 spies in the Austrian secret service. He also explained a professional army would cost the double if […]

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Swimmer Dinko Jukic becomes politican of the Peoples Party

The highly gifted swimmer and brother of the famous Mirna Jukic decided to become a politican of the Peoples Party. He wants to run for a post as a prime candidate in the Meidling district in the next communal elections. Viennas Peoples Party boss Christine Marek is very excited about such a reenforcement in her […]

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Karl Heinz Hackl vs Heinz Christian Strache

The Austrian actor and theatre director Karl Heinz Hackl wrote a very angry open letter to Freedom party leader Heinz Christian Strache. The profound aversion is really noticeable in his emotional lines. Hackl wrote that a refusal of the Freedom party is the duty of any democratic party. “Male and female, as well as young […]

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Albanian girl has to leave Austria, declares Constitutional Court

The Albanian girl called Arigona Zogaj, who is living in Austria since several years and became a headliner because of her vigorous resistance of leaving Austria, is confronted with another decision to leave the country. This time the demand note comes from the Constitutional Court and seems to be quite serious. Even her closest friend, […]

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Gambling in Austria

Austrias politicans promise a new law for the gambling market in Austria. According to the latest press release of Peoples party politican Dr. Reinhold Lopatka, the new law should be ready very soon. The politican promised that it should stop the uncontrolled growth of illegal slot machines, and increase the protection of the gamblers. The […]

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Broadcasting Corporation boss would accept imprisonment for contempt

In Austrias daily newspaper called “Österreich”, the boss of Austrias Broadcasting Corporation declared that he would accept an imprisonment for contempt to defend basic value of journalism. The reason of his sorrows are based on a scandal of a TV documentary report which was brought on a channel of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation about politically […]

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HC Strache: “Money for Greece is purest lunacy”

Greece is in its deepest financial crisis. European politicans discuss about giving some money to the broke member of the European Union. Especially Germany should pay a lot, but also Austria is designated as contributor. Freedom parties leader HC Strache is not happy about that. In his latest press release he labeled the increase of […]

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Impressing victory for Heinz Fischer

Heinz Fischer is Austrias old and new president. He received 78,9 percent of all valid votes. His competitor Barbara Rosenkranz received 15,6 percent, and Gehring who wanted to bring more Christian religion into Austrian politics 5,4 percent. The first statements of the candidates. Heinz Fischer: “Fantastic majority.” Barbara Rosenkranz: “Quite respectable.” Rudolf Gehring: “I started […]

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Bouncer received silver badge of honour in Vienna

The honoree was the bouncer of a famous Viennese disco for many years. He is a native Munich, came to Vienna in the age of 18, and started to work as a bouncer at the beginning of the 80’s. “Generations of young Viennese nighthawks met this special bouncer at the door of the famous disco”, […]

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Is Austrian president Heinz Fischer sanctimonious?

Austrias daily newspaper “Die Presse” asks if Austrias president Heinz Fischer, who contests for a second time in office, is sanctimonious. The reason of such a question is based on his statements about invalid polling. Heinz Fischer confirmed on Sundays TV shows “Pressestunde” that invalid polling depends on everyones attitude on democracy. “Democracy means decision”, […]

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