Austrian justice minister with migrant background leads fight against online hate

By |februar 26th, 2020|Alma Zadic, Austria, News, online hate, Online hate crime, The Greens|

When it became known that for the first time someone with a migrant background would be in the Austrian government, Green Justice Minister Alma Zadić started to receive death threats and the recommendation to fly home to Bosnia. Now, she wants to use her experience with discrimination to protect others. EURACTIV Germany reports. 

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Global spread of coronavirus raises pandemic fears

By |februar 24th, 2020|Austria, China, coronavirus, France, IMF, Iran, Italy, News, South Korea|

Fears mounted on Monday (24 February) that the coronavirus outbreak in China will grow into a pandemic with disruptive and deadly consequences for countries around the world, after sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran.

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Austria and Germany: A harmonious couple, at odds on EU issues

By |februar 4th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Austria, financial tax, Germany, News, Operation Sophia, Sebastian Kurz|

Austria's Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz visited German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday (3 February). While the atmosphere was harmonious, the two did not meet eye-to-eye on several EU issues, including the budget and proposals to revive Operatio...

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Could SPÖ’s Burgenland win be beacon of ‘red hope’ for Austria’s social democrats?

By |januar 30th, 2020|Austria, Burgenland, FP, FPO, Hans Peter Doskozil, News, Social Democratic Party, SPÖ, State elections, Vienna|

In Burgenland's state elections, socialist Hans-Peter Doskozil (SPÖ) won the absolute majority, bringing a ray of hope to the Austrian socialist party which has suffered a multitude of defeats recently. One would think the party could learn something from this, but a party insider thinks this is unlikely. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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High hopes as Austria’s new night train sets off for Brussels

By |januar 20th, 2020|Austria, Climate Change, Greens, Leonore Gewessler, News, railways|

The first night train to set off for Belgium in 16 years departed from Vienna Sunday (19 January), carrying Austrian and European politicians who hope the new route can set an example as the continent tries to meet its climate targets.

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Austria and V4 agree on everything but nuclear

By |januar 17th, 2020|Austria, News, nuclear energy, Peter Pellegrini, Sebastian Kurz, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad 4|

The leaders of the V4 group met on Thursday (16 January) in Prague’s renovated national museum to discuss migration, border security, competitiveness, enlargement and climate. The newly appointed Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz, also in attendance, said he wanted to “fight”...

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Could FPÖ’s new ‘modern’ strategy save Austria’s populist party?

By |januar 15th, 2020|'Ibiza-Gate', Austria, Austrian Greens, FPO, Herbert Kickl, migration policy, News, Norbert Hofer, OVP, right-wing extremism, right-wing populism|

Austria's right-wing populist party FPÖ has launched a rebranding exercise with the aim of becoming a "modern right-wing conservative party", EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Austrian Green MEP: Gas is a better transition alternative to coal than nuclear

By |januar 13th, 2020|Austria, coal phase-out, News, nuclear power|

The new government in Vienna will aim for “an end to nuclear energy” in the EU, Thomas Waitz told EURACTIV Slovakia. The MEP-elect and Green Party negotiator also calls on the EU to acknowledge that Poland will need financial support in the transition away from coal.

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‘We wanted to stop the right-wing authoritarian trend,’ says Green Austrian MP

By |januar 9th, 2020|Austria, Austrian Greens, climate protection, coalition, European Union, Migration, News, OVP, Regierung, Sebastian Kurz|

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Green Austrian MP Lukas Hammer spoke about his party's negotiations with the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) while drafting the coalition agreement and why his party took the risk of accepting tough migration policies in exchange for increased climate protection.

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Austria’s new conservative-Green coalition enthusiastic about climate and Europe

By |januar 8th, 2020|Austria, environment, European Union, government coalition, government programme, Greens, Migration, News, OVP, Sebastian Kurz, Umweltschutz|

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has formed what is now his second ruling coalition, this time between his conservative ÖVP party and the Greens, replacing the interim government of experts. Although the new government is set to make Austria a climate pioneer, there are question marks as to how long the new alliance is likely to last. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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