Austria's news in English

Editions:  Europe · Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

You are here: Home > Archive > 2015 > Oct > 28

Archive for Wed, 28 Oct 2015

Austrian leader says fences 'have no place'

Austrian leader says fences 'have no place'

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann have said that fences are not welcome in the EU, after Vienna suggested it could build a barrier on its border with Slovenia to control an influx of migrants.

Tensions mount as refugees wait in cold

Tensions mount as refugees wait in cold

Tensions are mounting at the key southern gateway for thousands of migrants into Germany, with overstretched German and Austrian officials trading barbs as asylum seekers queue for hours in the cold at border posts.

How to act like a local on Vienna’s subway

How to act like a local on Vienna's subway

Vienna has one of the most efficient, and probably the cheapest underground train system in Europe. As the weather becomes colder, expect many natives to abandon their bikes and go underground. But whilst traversing the city is easy, navigating the etiquette required en route is trickier. Here are The Local's top tips.

Migrants rescued after attempted border swim

Migrants rescued after attempted border swim

Two refugees had to be rescued from a river in Upper Austria after jumping or falling from a bridge and apparently attempting to swim to Germany.

Austria to build Slovenia border fence

Austria to build Slovenia border fence

Update: Austria will build a fence along its border with fellow EU member Slovenia to slow down the migrant flow, Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner said on Wednesday.