Following the breakdown of the coalition between the conservative
People’s Party and Haider’s far right Freedom Party last September,
Austria held new elections in November that resulted in gains for the
conservatives and a disaster for the Freedom Party whose votes went down
to ten percent. Chancellor...
Today the new ("old") Austrian government will be announced. After
coalition talks with the both the Greens and Social Democrats the ÖVP
(Peoples Party, conservatives) decided to turn back to the weakened
far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). This government will be a crisis-ridden
one. According to a poll...
Tuesday, 6 May, was a historic day for Austria. For the first time in
decades the Ã-GB (Austrian trade union federation) called for a national
day of action, including strikes. According to the Ã-GB about 500,000
workers participated all over Austria in about 10,000 activities, such
as workplace meetings,...