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Vienna among Top 10 of Internet Cities Worldwide

According to Mercer, Vienna is the town with the best quality of live. According to Co.Exist, Vienna is one of the leading Smart Cities worldwide. Now a survey by British enterprise UBM shows that Vienna is amongt the “Top 10 Internet Cities”.

August 28, 2013

Property Market: Vienna Among Top Ten in Europe

For the first time ever, Austria´s capital is among the most expensive cities. On average, the price per square meter comes at 3,000 in Vienna´s city.

July 20, 2013

Vienna: Industrial Sector Shrinks

The Viennese industrial sector faces hard times. Not only the number of workers, but also the order intake is decreasing substantially.

July 18, 2013

Viennese Real Estate Market Stagnates

After a long-lasting boom, the upward trend in Vienna´s property market has come to an end.

July 17, 2013

Vienna: Attractive Financial Center

GFCI confirms Vienna's attractiveness as a financial center.

April 15, 2013

"Strict financial audits enhance trust in administrative bodies"

Symposium of international courts of auditors discusses citizens' participation in Vienna.

March 7, 2013

UN Alliance of Civilizations Forum in Vienna

The UN Alliance of Civilizations Forum draws a close with the Vienna Declaration. The forum was attended by Heads of State and Global Foreign Ministers.

March 1, 2013

Austria Stresses Importance of Human Rights Conference

Austrian Foreign Ministry: "Carry on from the outcome of the World Conference on Human Rights 1993".

February 26, 2013

Vienna´s Position as CEE-Hub Is Endangered

The number of multinational companies which withdraw their sub-headquarters from Vienna is growing, experts say.

February 20, 2013

Austria: Number of Naturalisations Increases

7 107 persons acquired Austrian citizenship in 2012.

February 18, 2013

Austrian Population at Record Level

Last year, Austria's population rose in 2012 by about 45 000 people. In total, the country has 8.5 million inhabitants.

February 15, 2013

“Using the location Vienna as a bridge between the EU and Latin America”

Austrian State Secretary calls for cooperation in security issues and sustainable energy at the international organisations headquarters in Vienna.

January 28, 2013

Vienna Suffers from Housing Shortages

In the next 20 years, Vienna will need up to 200,000 new accommodation units.

January 23, 2013

"We invite the African Union to open an office in Vienna"

"Austria invites the African Union to establish an office in Vienna in the year marking the 50th anniversary of the African Union.” Austrian State Secretary Lopatka says.

January 15, 2013

Slovakia Wants to Strengthen Co-Operation with Austria

After a meeting between Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and President of Austria´s National Council Barbara Prammer, both emphasized their willingness to realize more common projects in future.

January 14, 2013

Heineken Shuts Down Viennese Headquarters

The Dutch beer producer shifts its CEE-headquarters from Vienna to Amsterdam.

January 14, 2013

Vienna Richest Region of Austria

Gross regional product and regional disposable income of private households increased in 2010: substantial disparities among Austrian regions.

January 10, 2013

Good Outlook for Viennese Property Market

According to real estate experts, Vienna is one of the most attractive market for retail investments.

January 8, 2013

Vienna: Distribution of Wealth Highly Unequal

In Austria´s capital, 30% of the households own 92% of the net assets.

January 3, 2013

Vienna: Property Market Booms

Last year, property prices in the Austrian capital were up by 12% on average.

January 3, 2013

Annual Assembly of the Municipal Councillors for European Affairs in Vienna

At the second general assembly of the members of the initiative of Municipal Councillors for European Affairs held at Palais Niederösterreich in Vienna today, the 500th member of the initiative was welcomed.

December 18, 2012

"Austria pushes international development agenda ahead"

Austrian State Secretary discusses continuation of the Rio process with UN Under-Secretary General.

December 18, 2012

Vienna Aims to Become UN's Energy Hub

New UN Office for Sustainable Energy will be opened in Vienna.

December 12, 2012

Measuring Poverty in the EU: third International EU-SILC Conference in Vienna

The third International Conference on EU Statistics about Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) will be opened in Vienna on Thursday, 6 December 2012.

December 5, 2012

Vienna Has Highest Life Quality

According to a study of the advisory group Mercer, the Austrian capital is the city with the highest life quality worldwide.

December 4, 2012

"There is no alternative to intercultural and interreligious dialogue"

UN Secretary General and high-ranking political representatives and religious leaders attend the opening of the new Dialogue Centre in Vienna.

November 27, 2012

Vienna´s Debt Level Grows Considerably

In 2013, the public debt level of Austria´s capital will increase to € 4.34bn.

November 19, 2012

Vienna: Property Market Still Booming

On average, prices for new apartments rose by 9.7% from October 2011 to October 2012.

November 19, 2012

Vienna: General Attractiveness Decreases

The quality of the Viennese business location deteriorates. The high degree of bureaucracy and the high non-wage labor costs are the most problematic issues.

November 16, 2012

CA Immo: New Major Tenant in Vienna

The Austrian real estate supplier lets 21,500 sqm of Viennese office building to Bosch

November 16, 2012

Austria: Income Taxes on the Rise

Total wage tax revenue for 2011 rose by 6.0%, gross earnings by 3.6%. About 72% of the income taxes were paid by male workers.

November 8, 2012

Vienna: The World's Most Prosperous City

Top place for Austria's capital in the latest UN report - followed by New York, Toronto and London.

November 6, 2012

UN: Vienna Is Most Prosperous City of the World

Regarding the combination of productivity, life quality, infrastructure and the distribution equality, the Austrian capital is the world´s richest city.

October 29, 2012

Austria´s Population to Grow Substantially

Austrian population will increase to 9 million inhabitants during the next 20 years.

October 9, 2012

Boom in Viennese Real Estate Market Persists

According to the real estate service supplier findmyhome.at, the price increase in the residential housing segment and the rental market goes on.

October 8, 2012

Congresses: Vienna Leads the Ranking

Regarding the number of congresses, Vienna still ranks first as event location. The outlook is promising.

September 24, 2012

Austrian Property Prices on the Rise

Since 2009, the average increase in property prices in Austria came at 18.5%. Above all, the demand in land is growing substantially.

September 14, 2012

City of Vienna Appeals against Third Landing Strip

Vienna Airport: The core shareholder appeals against the result of the positive environmental impact assessment. According to the City of Vienna, this is only due to formal reasons.

September 10, 2012

Pioneers Festival 2012: Vienna is Hotspot for Innovative Companies

The place for more than 2,500 pioneers from all over the world as well as web, technology and mobile start-ups to network, present their innovations and exchange experiences.

August 29, 2012

Real Estate Bubble in Austria?

The real estate prices are still increasing. Above all, in the urban regions of Austria the prices continue to rise.

August 29, 2012

First Discussion about Headquarters in Vienna

On October 4th and 5th 2012, the 1st European Headquarters Congress will take place in Vienna.

August 21, 2012

Nokia Moves from Vienna to Budapest

The Finnish cell-phone company regroups and shifts its sub-headquarters for the CEE region from Austria to Hungary.

August 20, 2012

Austrian Property Market Runs out of Steam

In Austria, the property market shows first tendencies of consolidation. The number of acquisitions was down in the first six months.

August 4, 2012

Decrease in Building Saving May Increase Rents

In Austria, the popularity of building saving declined in the first half year of 2012. In a few years, funds for the residential building market may be insufficient.

July 27, 2012

„Competitors are Still Far Away“

Vienna is under pressure. The Austrian capital has to compete with Warsaw, Budapest and Prague as headquarters location for the CESEE region.

July 23, 2012

Growing Pressure on Viennese Location for Headquarters

The Viennese Chamber of Commerce intensifies the dialogue with international headquarters. In autumn, the first headquarter congress will take place in Vienna.

July 21, 2012

Vienna Airport to Build Third Landing Strip

Vienna International Airport is now entitled to start the construction works oft he third landing strip. The construction works will take two years.

July 11, 2012

Austrian Urbanization Goes On

Austria's towns in figures 2011: education and social welfare, a challenge for growing agglomeration areas; services and administration, the largest budget items.

June 19, 2012

Persistent Boom in Austrian Real Estate Prices

On average, property and apartment prices were up by 6% last year. This is substantially above the inflation rate.

May 30, 2012

Vienna hosts the 19th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems

The 19th ITS World Congress will be held from 22 to 26 October 2012 in Vienna, under the header ITS Vienna 2012 – Smarter on the way.

May 29, 2012