Tag: Austria
World 02.10.19 | 15:35

V4: Possible Kurz coalition with the Greens depends on the issue of migration

Austrian conservative politician Sebastian Kurz, who won the general elections with a solid margin (37% of the vote), has opened the door to inviting the Greens, who also did well in the elections with 14 percent, in the next coalition. The V4 news agency reports that this potential coalition will depend...

World 29.09.19 | 23:30

Kurz wins in Austrian general elections

The Austrian conservative OVP party decisively won the general elections putting its leader Sebastian Kurz on track to form his second Government, after his first coalition collapsed due to the Ibiza scandal. OVP won 37.2 percent of the votes, far ahead of the social-democratic SPO party with 22 percent....

World 29.09.19 | 12:37

V4: Austrians go to the polls with Kurz expected to win, and Strache on his way out

Austrians are going to the polls today in general elections expected to return young conservative leader Sebastian Kurz to office. The first Kurz cabinet was brought down after officials from his junior coalition partner, the right wing FPO party, were filmed promising access to people presenting themselves...

World 13.09.19 | 15:54

Kurz prepares for a “decent centre-right government” in Austria, V4 reports

The argument between Austrian People’s Party (OVP) president Sebastian Kurz and Freedom Party (FPO) leader Norbert Hofer was the most interesting part of the debate organised by Austrian public TV channel ORF on Wednesday. The leaders of the six parties most likely to win seats in parliament took...

World 30.05.19 | 17:56

Austria to get first female chancellor

Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen said on Thursday that constitutional judge Brigitte Bierlein will be Austria‘s new chancellor, after a video scandal led to the collapse of the previous government. Bierlein has been the president of the Constitutional Court since 2018, and is set to be...

World 18.05.19 | 21:13

Austria’s Sebastian Kurz calls for snap elections after corruption scandal

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced at on Saturday that the country would have fresh elections in the wake of a major scandal involving nowformer-Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, DW reported. Kurz praised the fact that his Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) had been able to see...

World 16.05.19 | 10:49

Austria bans Muslim headscarf in primary schools

Austria’s parliament has passed a law intended to ban Muslim girls from wearing the headscarf in primary schools, a measure that is likely to be challenged as discriminatory in the constitutional court, DW reported. The bill passed with the support of the governing center-right People’s...

World 09.02.19 | 17:49

Macedonian citizen killed in a mass shisha bar fight in Austria

A Macedonian citizen was beaten to death in a shisha bar fight in the Austrian town of Regau on Friday. The incident happened after midnight and included two groups of foreign citizens who used knives and other weapons. The 29 year old Macedonian citizen suffered stab wounds and died in hospital. Four...

World 22.01.19 | 15:28

Macedonian stabs own wife in Austria parking lot

The eerie series of blood in the new year will not break, especially in Lower Austria: Monday afternoon was a 32-year-old already fifth murder victim in 2019. According to first reports, the bloody murder occurred in the parking lot of a large food store in the Frauentorgasse in Tulln. There a Macedonian...

World 10.01.19 | 14:08

Parts of Austria, southern Germany sink deeper into snow

Heavy snowfall continued Thursday in parts of Austria and southern Germany, with several places cut off and the bad weather expected to last at least another day. Snow was causing problems in other parts of Europe, even in Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago. Austrian police said that a 16-year-old...

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