Business, finance, investment and politics in the emerging market of Croatia from an Austrian, Central, Eastern European perspective
Page 1/42

Austria and Croatia Business and Diplomatic Relations

Analysis: The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna

The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will be the 60th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest musical event. The contest - taking place in Vienna - follows Conchita Wurst's victory in the 2014 edition with her song "Rise Like a Phoenix". This is the second time that Austria hosts the contest after holding its 1967 edition also in Vienna. The contest will consist of two semi-finals, which will take place next week on 19 and 21 May, and the final, held on 23 May 2015.

May 16, 2015

EBRD Sees Mixed Outlook for CESEE Countries in 2015-16

The outlook for economies in central and south eastern Europe is improving on the back of eurozone monetary easing but prospects further to the east of the transition region have worsened, as the impact of Russia’s recession intensifies.

May 14, 2015

Telekom Austria Group to Cut Number of Top Managers in SEE

Telekom Austria Group said on Friday it plans to reorganise its business operations in Southeast Europe (SEE) and to cut in May the number of its top managers in Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia to 8 from 12.

April 24, 2015

Heta: Divestment of SEE Bank Network Hypo Group Alpe Adria Completed

The operational and legal carveout of Hypo Group Alpe Adria AG and its Southeast European network from former owner Hypo Alpe Adria Bank (now Heta) has been completed, the bank announced. The network consists of units in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro.

April 15, 2015

Environmental Organizations Against OMV's Upstream Plans in Adriatic Sea

The oil upstream plans of OMV at the Croatian coast have triggered an action of Croatian environmental organizations Global 2000 and Zelena Akcija in front of the OMV head quarter. The environmentalists claim the OMV’s actions threaten the sensitive ecosystem of the Adriatic Sea and the livelihoods of many Croatian people.

March 31, 2015

Croatian Baumax Subsidiary Files for Bankruptcy

The Croatian subsidiary of the Austrian DIY chain Baumax has filed for bankruptcy. Almost all creditors rejected the proposed plan for financial restructuring Croatian daily "Jutarnji list” reported.

March 13, 2015

ITB: Austria Wants to Attract More Asian Tourists

The surge in the number of tourists from the CEE region is no longer as big as it used to be and Russian tourists have also stayed out last year. That is why the tourism industry is looking more and more towards the Far East.

March 4, 2015

Quality of Living Rankings: Vienna Tops the List Again

Vienna remaines at the top of the 2015 Quality of Living Rankings, boasting the best quality of living for expatriates. In the top 5 there are two other European cities, Zurich (place 2) and Munich (place 4). Also Auckland (3rd) and Vancouver (5th) are among the top five cities.

March 4, 2015

Global Peace Index: Austria is Third Most Peaceful Country

The latest Global Peace Index analyses the state of peace around the world. It identifies the most and least peaceful countries, trends in violence and conflict, and calculates the economic impact of violence. The top three most peaceful countries are Iceland, Denmark and Austria. Small and stable democracies make up the top ten most peaceful countries. New Zealand, Canada and Japan are the only non-European countries in the top ten.

March 4, 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 · Updated: June 1, 2015; 12:21