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EIB Granted Loans Worth EUR 1.5 Billion in Austria in 2014

In 2014 European Investment Bank (EIB) granted a total of EUR 1.5 billion in loans for projects in Austria. In 2013 the volume of granted loans reached EUR 2.4 billion (USD 2.73 billion).

February 26, 2015

Sefcovic: "Russia Will Remain Important Energy Supplier to the EU"

Russia will remain a very important energy supplier to the European Union, said European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic at a meeting with journalists on the occasion of the presentation of the European Energy Union .

February 25, 2015

Business Indicator: First Small Signs of Improvement in Austrian Economic Activity

Bank Austria has published its latest "Business Indicator" on the Austrian economy. The Indicator exits negative territory due to modest rise in January. Decline in oil price pushes average annual inflation down below 1 percent for 2015, injecting more momentum into private consumption. Growth forecast for 2015 raised to 0.9 percent.

February 20, 2015

List of National Days of the home countries of all foreign Missions and Delegations in Vienna, Austria

The FriedlNews table below is an updated list of National Days of all nations, which belong to at least one of following categories: Foreign Missions and Delegations in Vienna, Austria; Diplomatic Corps and other representations in Austria; International Organizations in Vienna and Permanent Missions; Missions and Delegations to the OSCE.

February 11, 2015

Austria is Celebrating 60 Years of United Nations Membership in 2015

Austria became a member of the United Nations in 1955 and is celebrating 60 years of UN membership in 2015. 70 years ago, the United Nations were founded in San Francisco.

February 5, 2015

EC Cuts Austria's GDP Growth Forecast 2015 to 0.8 Pct

Austria's GDP will likely grow by 0.8 percent in 2015, the European Commission said in its winter forecast out Thursday, cutting the November estimate for 1.2 percent.

February 5, 2015

Austria's Jobless Rate at 4.9 Pct in December

Austria's jobless rate measured 4.9 percent in December, unchanged from November, the EU's stats offce Eurostat said Friday.

January 30, 2015

Holocaust Memorial Day: "European Jews again feeling anxious and uncertain about their future"

As people across the OSCE region commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, officials highlighted the importance for societies to stand firmly against the contemporary challenges of anti-Semitism, racism and other forms of intolerance.

January 28, 2015

George Soros: "A New Policy to Rescue Ukraine"

Soros is calling on members of the European Union to behave as countries indirectly at war with Russia and to provide Ukraine with $50 billion to defend itself and kick-start political reforms. Russian President Vladimir Putin's imperial ambition has unintentionally brought into being a new Ukraine that is adamantly opposed to endemic corruption and inefficient government. By offering assistance, Europe can foster an open society in Ukraine and protect itself from Russian aggression.

January 22, 2015

Vienna Congress comsult 2015: "Power of Regions"

“Power of Regions“ is the topic of the Vienna Congress com•sult 2015 which is taking place today at Vienna's House of Industry. Distinguished participants from industry, politics and the business community such as F.W. de Klerk, Mohamed El Baradei, Author Benjamin R. Barber, Václav Klaus and Iain Begg are discussing the principle of regionality and its future in Europe.

January 20, 2015
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