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Friday | September 18 | 2020

Vienna

European mayors to launch ”European Capital of Democracy” initiative

This Friday, 18 September, mayors from various European countries will launch the Europe-wide initiative ”European Capital of Democracy” in Vienna.

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Office Park 4 officially opened its doors. Accordingly, Airport City Vienna has further expanded by an additional 26.000 sq m of office...
German truck and bus manufacturer MAN, controlled by Volkswagen, announced that it could lay off up to 9,500 employees in Austria...
The value of imports of goods was at €11.61 bn in June 2020, a decrease of 5.1% compared to June 2019, as Statistics Austria...
SPAR Austria is rewarding about 130 Austrian egg farmers for their ongoing commitment to animal welfare with a combined €117.000 bonus...
A total of 267.683 persons were supported by the minimum income scheme ("Mindestsicherung") in 2019, as Statistics Austria reports. After...
At the end of August, 422,910 job seekers (incl. trainees) were registered with the Labour Market Service (AMS). This was 42,272,...

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The number of nights spent in Austria decreased by 17.4% in July

In Austria, the number of nights spent in July 2020 decreased by 17.4% to 15.50 million, as preliminary results from Statistics Austria show.

Austria: Total production quantity of animal products at 4.86 million tons

Austria's agriculture produced about 910.300 tons of meat calculated in carcass weight (the same compared to the previous year), 3.82 million tons of...

Austrian Post increased its share in Turkish Aras Cargo to 80%

Austrian Post has held a 25 percent stake in the Turkish parcel services provider Aras Kargo a.s. since 2013. At that...

Billa opens flagship store on Vienna’s Michaelerplatz

The new Billa flagship store on Michaelerplatz is located in a very special location – the...

Powertrain developer AVL receives EIB top-up financing of €50 million

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €50 million loan to AVL List GmbH (AVL). The...

New Ikea catalogue to be ordered online in Austria

If you want to have the 292 pages Ikea catalogue delivered at your house, you must be quick. This year, Austrian...

New Amazon distribution center opens in Vienna-Liesing

Amazon's second distribution center employs around 120 people in the 7.900-square-metre warehouse in Vienna-Liesing, says Vienna.at.

EIB and Erste Bank, 300 million euros for affordable housing in Austria

European Investment Bank (EIB) has promised to Erste Bank 150 million euros in funding to support...

New XXXLutz and Möbelix furniture stores in Wolfsberg to open this fall

The opening of Möbelix Wolfsberg at the end of September and XXXLutz Wolfsberg at the end...

Netflix is getting more expensive in Austria for a second year in a row

The video streaming provider Netflix is once again increasing prices for customers in Austria. From three...

BaronMerino project, 61 % funded after 11 days on Kickstarter

The Kickstarter campaign of Tyrolean start-up BaronMerino was ignited July 30th at 6:00 am (CET). After...

Austrian Post revenues at almost EUR 1 bn in the first half of 2020

Austrian Post revenues amounted to EUR 981.9m in the first half of 2020, slightly higher than the prior-year level (+0.1 %). The dynamically...

Sharp falls in Austrian imports and exports in May 2020

The lockdown in Austria and numerous other countries due to COVID-19 was reflected in the Austrian International...

Cooles Wien, the app that helps you find where you can chill nearby

If you are looking for some cooling off spaces in Vienna, you can use a new...

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An Austrian startup develops innovative patented Merino wool blend fabric and now seeks to finance their first clothing collection through crowdfunding.
This autumn, a further 1.000 jobs are to be cut at Swarovski headquarters in Wattens. On Monday, 200...
Residential property prices as measured by the Austrian house price index increased by 5.8% in 2019, according to Statistics Austria. House...
Apeiron Biologics AG will complete a capital increase to finance the further development of APN01 for the treatment of severely ill COVID-19...
At the Austrian electric motor manufacturer ATB, 360 out of about 400 employees in Spielberg are about to be fired, Heute...