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20 Years Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT): Ministerial Meeting at VIC

Marking the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), a Ministerial Meeting was held at Vienna International Center. Hosting some 40 international organizations, Austria is a hub for the promotion of peace, safety and security, sustainable development and the fight against crime, drug abuse and terrorism.

June 20, 2016

Symposium in Vienna: "Current Security Challenges for Europe: NATO, its Partners and the Warsaw Summit"

The upcoming summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Warsaw from 8th to 9th July 2016 sees the organization facing numerous challenges. The withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan and rising tensions in the European area – from the conflict in Ukraine to the migration crisis, effected the question of the role of NATO’s Partnership for Peace under the new circumstances. A conference in Vienna with the working title "Current Security Challenges for Europe: NATO, its Partners and the Warsaw Summit" intends to discuss these and other pertinent issues.

June 16, 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

Fischer in Moscow, Winks towards Russia

Federal President of Austria Heinz Fischer continues on his mission to open doors to other countries. Currently he is meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Austria understands itself as a nation unifying agent and hopes to benefit from the resuming of economic and political exchange, which has been severely restricted due to the Ukraine conflict and subsequent EU sanctions imposed on Russia.

April 6, 2016

Fischer's Visit to Moscow: Austria Loyal about EU Sanctions

Federal President Heinz Fischer, currently on an official visit in Moscow, has underscored in an interview that Austria was loyal to the EU about sanctions imposed on Russia. However, whoever wants to improve bilateral relations will not be too happy about sanctions, he added. In this way the Federal President relativized Russian media reports which implied that he allegedly spoke in favour of lifting sanctions for the annexation of the Crimea, which by the EU is deemed unlawful under international law.

April 6, 2016

Panama Papers in Austria: Raiffeisen, RBI, Hypo Vorarlberg Implicated

In the aftermath of the Panama Papers scandal, Austrian media, like media from 80 other countries, report about the involvement of local firms and bankers in the shady financial deals that were to enable tax evasion. In Austria two banks have landed in the spotlight: RBI and Hypo Vorarlberg.

April 4, 2016

Activ Solar Files for Reorganisation in Austria, Debts Reach EUR 500 Million

Vienna-based Activ Solar GmbH announced that it is bankrupt and that it has filed for reorganization in Austria due to its investment exposure in Ukraine. The company has amassed debts to the tune of EUR 500 million.

February 10, 2016

Central and Eastern Europe's Financial Elite Gathered at the CEE Forum in Vienna

The 21st Euromoney Central and Eastern European Forum ended in Vienna today, where 1000 delegates from the region joined local and international investors to help plan, debate and analyze the economic agenda for the region for the year ahead. The vast majority of the delegates have a negative outlook for the year 2016. Only one of the participants expects that this year CEE will grow more than 3.5%.

January 20, 2016

Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Council of Ministers Places 27 New Diplomats at Head of Embassies

The Council of Ministers of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to place 27 new Austrian diplomats at head of Austrian Embassies worldwide.

December 10, 2015

Journalism Award “Writing for CEE 2015” Goes to Martin Leidenfrost

The EUR 5,000 "Writing for CEE" journalist prize has been awarded for the twelfth time. Journalists from all round Europe – including Northern Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, South Eastern Europe and the CIS countries – have been invited to submit their works. The Austrian Journalist Martin Leidenfrost wins the “Writing for CEE 2015” award for his column "Expedition Europe". At the award ceremony writer and honorary guest Karl-Markus Gauß touched on the discovery of Europe and SEEMO Secretary General Oliver Vujovic said, that Europe faces new boundaries and divisions.

November 18, 2015 · Updated: November 20, 2015; 19:00