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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
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...
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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
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.
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
Trouble in Austria: Public prosecutors are investigating several former cabinet ministers on suspicion of corruption. A shadow has fallen on the current government, as well. Chancellor Werner Faymann is suspected of having bought positive media reports when he was Transportation Minister -- at the taxpayers'expense. But things look like they were much worse in the era of his predecessor as Chancellor, Wolfgang Schüssel. Whether in the privatization of public housing or the granting of commissions for a new police radio network, politicians sold their influence to lobbyists. The public is enraged, but quarrelling among Vienna's parties may prevent a complete investigation of the scandals.
Many hotels in Vienna offer guests great views, luxurious rooms and a convenient location, but there is one hotel that offers something for refugees – a job. Most of the staff at Magdas Hotel, from the receptionists to the cleaners, cooks and electricians, are refugees who have been granted asylum in Austria. Coming from 14 countries, many of them risked perilous journeys to escape persecution or conflict. With an investment of 1.5 million euros, Caritas, a Catholic charity, set up the social entreprise to give refugees a chance to learn the hotel trade while on the job. The hotel which opened in February has been a lifeline for many, who have not worked, or been allowed to work, for years, while awaiting a decision on their claim for asylum. Read the article here: http://www.trust.o...
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/
While traveling through Europe I interviewed fellow backpackers about their experience traveling alone. I feel there are a lot of misconceptions about females specifically traveling alone and once I started I realized a lot of them were just assumptions. I wanted to highlight and celebrate all the girls who are out there seeing the world, and let the others know that it's possible and not as daunting as it might seem.
What's up everybodyyyyyy! ❤️ Here is Caroline and for today i have a first travel vlooog! ❤️ We were in AUSTRIA and it was amazing! I am in love with their nature ❤️ I was here with my BFF Patrisha and we really enjoyed this week 🙊 We hope you will enjoyed this video and see you sooooon! Love ya! Byeeee ❤️ xoxo Caroline Hi! Welcome to my channel! My name is Caroline and i love to travel and do vlogs! Also i do a videos from cheerleading competitions! Bc i am a cheerleader, lol :p AGE? 15 INSTAGRAM? https://www.instagram.com/kajaberan/ WHAT KIND SPORT I DO? Cheerleading WHERE I EDIT? iMovie There you can find my memories form travelling! Hope you will like it! Love ya! - Caroline
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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.
Abendland in Christenhand ( The West is Christian ) is the slogan the FPÖ,the Austrian Freedom Party,is using for the European elections. But many Austrians don't find the slogan Christian at all,and are distancing themselves from the mayhem surrounding it. The Kitzbühel tourism board is alarmed too. They've invested a lot of money in advertising to Islamic countries,and the tourists feel the placards are insulting. The city council finds itself in the hot seat.
My biggest time lapse project to date. Four cities and 30 locations. It was an absolute pleasure. Thanks for having me, Austria. Song names: Quiet Town - Josh Rouse; Autumn Leaves - Richard Clayderman. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it. :) Journal of Austria: http://johnsfeng.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/austria-the-journey-the-diary/ Photo album of Austria: http://johnsfeng.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/austria-osterreich/
Austria’s right-wing ‘Freedom Party’ has beaten mainstream parties by a large majority in the first round of the country’s presidential election, according to preliminary results. Mark Kelly reports. Image: Zuma Press
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.