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Ursula von der Leyen to Visit Vienna to Discuss Defence Issues

As part of an official visit to Vienna, Ursula von der Leyen, Minister of Defence of Germany, which currently holds the OSCE Chairmanship, will meet OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier. During their meeting, von der Leyen and Zannier will discuss the role of the OSCE focusing in particular on the crisis in and around Ukraine. They will also explore possibilities to strengthen the OSCE and its capabilities.

April 29, 2016

House of Ukrainian Oligarch Dmytro Firtash Raided by Austrian Police

Austrian police have carried out a raid of the house of Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash in Vienna, following a request of German authorities.

April 21, 2016

Andreas Treichl Earned EUR 2.95 Million in 2015

Andreas Treichl, head of Erste Group, earned EUR 2.95 million (USD 3.3 million) last year. In 2014 his income had been EUR 2.18 million. For 2015 the bank manager received a bonus. The six Erste Group board members were paid out EUR 6.5 million in total for 2015.

March 30, 2016

Gerhard Roiss Collects EUR 6.35 Mln from former Employer OMV

Listed oil group OMV agreed to pay a total of EUR 6.35 million in various severance payments to its ex-CEO Gerhard Roiss whose contract was terminated early, according to the daily Kurier. Also, OMV is planning to transfer 160,847 treasury shares to management members and senior executives.

March 23, 2016

Robert Zadrazil Has Been Appointed Head of Austrian Bankers' Association

The CEO of Bank Austria, Robert Zadrazil (45) has been appointed new head of the Austrian bank association, thus replacing Willibald Cernko not only as head of Bank Austria, but also as the president of the bank association, it was revealed.

March 11, 2016

Minister of Justice Brandstetter Headed an Austrian Delegation to the U.S.

The Austrian Embassy in Washington D.C. reports that Minister of Justice Wolfgang Brandstetter headed an Austrian delegation to the U.S. from January 28 to February 3, 2016. His visit included meetings with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, members of Congress, Facebook officials, as well as a tour of the Los Angeles County Jail.

March 4, 2016

Discuss with Jeffrey Sachs Migration and Global Inequalities

Professor of economics Jeffrey D. Sachs will visit Austria on March 10th to give a lecture on migration and global inequalities. The lecture will take place at Vienna's Institute for Human Sciences.

March 2, 2016

Ex-Magna Boss Buys Former Employer's Headquarters in Oberwaltersdorf

The Styrian Car Manager of Oleg Deripaska's Russian Machines Company and former Magna CEO Siegfried Wolf has bought the former Magna headquarters in Oberwaltersdorf.

March 2, 2016

Greece Recalls Ambassador to Vienna in Row over Worsening Migrant Issue

By decision of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, Greece’s Ambassador to Vienna, H. E. Mrs. Chryssoula Aliferi, is being called to Athens for consultations aimed at "safeguarding the relations" between the states and peoples of Greece and Austria.

February 25, 2016

Cecilia Malmström Visited Vienna to Discuss TTIP

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström was welcomed in Vienna. She participated in a public debate concerning the anticipated free-trade agreement between the EU and the USA (TTIP).

February 23, 2016