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Number of foreigners in Vienna up 49 percent
Vienna's markets show how multicultural the city has become. Photo: Gugerell/Wikimedia

Number of foreigners in Vienna up 49 percent

The number of non-Austrians living in Vienna has risen by 49 percent in eight years, recent statistics show. Political parties are now considering not only how to tackle the theme of immigration but also how to appeal to foreign citizens, ahead of local elections in October. READ  

Greek rescue
Schäuble 'destroying the European idea'
Angela Merkel in the Bundestag on Friday. Photo: DPA

Schäuble 'destroying the European idea'

German lawmakers gave Chancellor Angela Merkel the green light to negotiate a new bailout deal for Greece as EU members approved on Friday a 7-billion-euro bridge loan for the cash-strapped state. READ  

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MPs vote in favour of Greece bailout deal
Austrian parliament. Photo: Manfred Werner/Wikipedia

MPs vote in favour of Greece bailout deal

Update: After a heated debate the Austrian parliament has voted in favour of allowing negotiations on Greece’s €86 billion bailout deal - despite arguments against it from the opposition. READ  

Carinthia seeks damages from Haider family
Jörg Haider. Photo: Press photo/Wikimedia

Carinthia seeks damages from Haider family

The Austrian state of Carinthia has filed a lawsuit against the family of far-right politician and former governor Jörg Haider, who died in a car crash in 2008. READ  

Hundreds plan to protest against asylum policy
One of the tent cities. Photo: Vol.at

Hundreds plan to protest against asylum policy

Hundreds of people are planning to protest against Austria’s asylum policy in Vienna later today. READ  

Burgenland gets SPÖ and FPÖ coalition
Johann Tschürtz (L) and Hans Niessl. Photo: ORF

Burgenland gets SPÖ and FPÖ coalition

The Social Democrats (SPÖ) and the right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) have announced that a coalition government in Burgenland has now been finalised. READ  

Historic election gains for FPÖ in Styria

The Social Democrats (SPÖ) and conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) have been left licking their wounds after a historic drubbing in Styria's state elections on Sunday. The right-wing Freedom Party made significant gains, increasing its share of the vote by 16,3 percent. READ  

Austria calls for EU-wide refugee quota
Photo: Zinner

Austria calls for EU-wide refugee quota

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann on Monday called for an EU-wide quota to help accommodate the thousands of refugees reaching Europe's southern shores by boat and prevent further deaths. READ  

Cracks in Merkel coalition after spy claims
Photo: Flickr/GlynLowe.com

Cracks in Merkel coalition after spy claims

A widening scandal over claims Germany helped the US spy on European targets triggered tensions in Angela Merkel's coalition on Tuesday, which analysts said could potentially prove dangerous for the "untouchable" chancellor. READ  

Italy releases accused Austrian 'terrorist'
The doctor was accused of being a member of a banned left-wing group in Turkey. Photo: Olyhaber

Italy releases accused Austrian 'terrorist'

A Turkish-born Austrian citizen who was arrested in Italy on charges relating to terrorism offences in Turkey has been released. READ  

Nazi salute suspects identified from demo
Pegida in Linz. Photo: Martin Juen/Flickr

Nazi salute suspects identified from demo

Four suspects captured on camera making Nazi salutes during Austria's first PEGIDA demonstration on February 2nd have been identified by police. READ  

'Jihadists posing as refugees'

European Union counter-terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove on Friday called for greater vigilance by EU borders agency Frontex, saying jihadists could infiltrate posing as refugees. READ  

SPÖ wins back Klagenfurt mayor seat

The Social Democratic party (SPÖ) has won the mayoral election in Klagenfurt, Carinthia, with 53 percent of the vote. READ  

Greek exit mooted by German finance minister

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Friday a disorderly Greek exit from the eurozone could not be excluded if Athens fails to reach a deal with its international creditors. READ  

Strache defends inviting Wilders to Hofburg

The leader of Austria’s populist Freedom Party, Heinz-Christian Strache, has defended his invitation to the controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders to speak in Vienna, saying that he is an “interesting European politician”. READ  

 
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