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Austrian has passed new legislation aimed at combatting the growing influence of radical Islam. The government says the legislation will also help integrate the country's Muslim community. But many Muslims say they are being unfairly singled out. Read more: www.dw.de/english
Beggars are persona non grata in Austria. After a ban on panhandling in Vienna and Salzburg, now Styria has also issued a general ban, prompting a debate about discrimination and hypocrisy.In the city of Graz, the monasteries of several mendicant orders are a local testament to Christianity's tradition of support to the poor and the homeless. Supporters of the ban say that most begging is done professionally, by gangs, but the police and district attorney's office say there's no evidence to support that claim. Legal experts predict that challenges in Austria's constitutional court will soon overturn the ban.
The rules on gaining Austrian citizenship are among the toughest in Europe. Anyone wanting to become Austrian, for example, needs to speak good German and engage in voluntary work. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
Austria is popular with wealthy Russians. The small town of Kitzbühel is one of the places profiting from its rich guests. Now there are fears that sanctions will scare away the Russian elite. To Reinhold Mitterlehner, Austria's Economy Minister, it's long been clear that sanctions are an own goal for his country. In the high season in winter, charter flights from Russia land hourly at the small airports serving Salzburg and Innsbruck. Last year, 1.4 million Russians vacationed in Austria, most in popular ski resorts such as Kitzbühel. Many Russian millionaires and even billionaires have bought property here. In doing so, they're combining business with pleasure, because Austria offers favorable tax conditions to well-heeled private investors. More: http://www.dw.de/european-journal-the...
Smoking among teens and young people is a major problem in Austria. A current study shows that the country tops the OECD for young smokers. About 25 percent of Austrian teens under age 15 smoke at least once a week. The high smoking rate is exacerbated by the country's inconsistent non-smoker protection legislation, which allows for numerous exceptions. However, one Austrian citizen has set out to change that by making sure that the laws that do exist are enforced properly. He's already reported about 7,000 violations to the authorities. For more go to http://www.dw.de/program/european-journal/s-3065-9798
Experts say Austria's economy has been on autopilot for years, and that it has failed to become flexible enough to deal with the challenges of today's world of internet start-ups and global trade. For more business news, go to: http://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/business/s-1431
To make a political point, an Austrian man had a picture of himself taken with a colander on his head for his driving license.The photo has been seen around the world. His stunt was prompted by a law that allows headgear in official photographs only for religious reasons. The man from Vienna claims the culinary headgear is required by his religion - Pastafarianism. He's achieved his aim. The stunt has prompted debate in Austria about the privileges of the church and whether the law disadvantages atheists.
A political fight has erupted in the idyllic mountainous region about signs in German. Many rivers, lakes, meadows, paths and mountains in South Tyrol have had German names for centuries.Italy's minister for the regions now wants signs across South Tyrol to be in both German and Italian and he has threatened to send in the army to remove any that are only in German. The province of South Tyrol enjoys wide-ranging autonomy, and that is something the government in Rome does not like. It wants to pursue the Italianization of the region, which was annexed at the end of the First World War.
Temporary shelters in Austria, near the Hungary border, are taking in refugees fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria. WSJ's Ellen Jervell reports. Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/
He was a millionaire in his early 30s. Karl Rabeder from Austria made a fortune making candles. He later took part in world championship competition as a glider pilot but it wasn't until he visited a South American orphanage that he realized his true vocation.He's now been working exclusively as an aid worker for several years. The planes and the limousines were sold off long ago. Now he's selling off his villa by lottery. 300 square meters with a view of the Inn Valley and the mountains. Price per ticket: 99 Euro. As for Rabeder himself, he manages to live on a fraction of his former income.
SUBSCRIBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/VicStefanu - Let's go visit the beautiful village of Steyr which is situated in the Traunviertel region of Austria, with the two rivers Steyr and Enns flowing through it and meeting near the town centre beneath Lamberg Castle and St Michael's Church. Steyr is an ancient town with modern amenities, marketing its rich cultural and architectural heritage in tourism like Vienna and many other well preserved Austrian historic towns. It marked its 1,000th anniversary in 1980, after undergoing extensive restoration of its historic architecture which has made it one of the best preserved old towns in the country. The famous historic town centre built around the Stadtplatz (town square) was largely restored following World War II. Its best-known piece of archit...
Karzan Mahmoud, a recent immigrant to Austria and now a permanent resident, helped police identify the 71 migrants found dead in an abandoned truck in August. He has continued to help, as migrants continue to pour over the border. Photo: Ellen Jervell/The Wall Street Journal Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Follow WSJ on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wsjvideo Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/
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En Austria la detención de un cazador furtivo culminó en drama. El hombre era buscado por dedicarse a la caza furtiva. Cuando la policía intentó detenerlo abrió fuego contra los agentes y se dio a la fuga, matando a varias personas.
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