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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 Vindobona 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: February 7, 2018; 08:12

Austria is Celebrating 60 Years of United Nations Membership in 2015

Austria became a member of the United Nations in 1955 and is celebrating 60 years of UN membership in 2015. 70 years ago, the United Nations were founded in San Francisco.

February 5, 2015

Ivica Dačić in Vienna: Serbia Takes Over OSCE Chairmanship from Switzerland

The new OSCE Chairperson, Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic, spoke today at the inaugural Permanent Council meeting of Serbia's OSCE Chairmanship Vienna. He revealed his Chairmanship priorities pledging to rebuild trust and confidence in the OSCE region of 57 participating states.

January 15, 2015

Vienna: BRICS vs NAFTA – The Ups and Downs in the Economic Order

The BRICS conferenz 2014 was held at the Austrian Economic Chamber under the motto "BRICS vs NAFTA - The Ups and Downs in the Economic Order".

November 13, 2014

Update: Enquiry into TTIP and CETA Agreements

Details about the negotiation progress at Austria’s National Assembly have meanwhile been released. The Transatlantic Agreement CETA with Canada and the TTIP agreement with the USA have been cause for disagreements. The assembly has adopted a motion for resolution of the Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) and Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) concerning the transatlantic economic agreements with Canada (CETA) and the USA (TTIP). The motion calls for transparency of negotiations and ratification of the agreements by national parliaments.

September 25, 2014

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird Visits Austria and The Balkans

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced that he will visit Croatia, Serbia and Albania. The visit to the Balkans comes after Baird spoke about Ukraine and other global security issues at a high-level forum in Salzburg, organized by the International Peace Institute and the Salzburg Global Seminar.

August 27, 2014

Cost of Living Rankings: CEE Capitals Cheaper, Vienna is 32nd Most Expensive City

The Mercer's 2014 Cost of Living Rankings have been published and cover 211 cities across five continents. While Western European cities have all risen in the rankings mainly due to the strengthening of the Euro against the US dollar, most cities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), however have fallen in the ranking as a result of local currencies depreciating against the US dollar. Bratislava (#84), Prague (#92), Kiev (#98), Ljubljana (#116), Zagreb (#120), Budapest (#135), Warsaw (#142), Belgrade (#184).

July 25, 2014

Strabag to Build Outfall Tunnel in Canada

Publicly-listed construction group Strabag has secured a new contract in Canada: In its winning tender, the company agreed to build the Mid-Halton Outfall Tunnel for CAD 79 million (approx. EUR 54 million). The project centres on the excavation of two 60 m deep shafts and a 6.3 km rock-bored tunnel that is designed to carry treated effluent water from the water treatment plant in Oakville into Lake Ontario.

July 17, 2014

Switzerland: IMD Releases the World Competitiveness Yearbook Ranking 2014

The US leads, Europe recovers, and big emerging markets struggle.

May 22, 2014

Exporttag: Meet All Austrian Trade Delegates at the Export Day 2014

On June 24, the Export Day (Exporttag) of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO) will take place in Vienna. Economic delegates from all over the world will be present.

May 20, 2014

Sanction Imposed on Expobank

Russian-Latvian Expobank was added to the Canada’s black list.

May 9, 2014

Vienna: City with Highest Quality in Life

Just like last year Vienna is on top of the list of the major cities with the highest life quality. Baghdad ranks last in the survey carried out by Mercer.

February 19, 2014

EU: Current Account with Russia Deep in the Red

EU27 current account surplus came at € 29.1 bn in the first quarter of 2013.

July 18, 2013

Bolivia: “We Don’t Need a US Embassy“

Bolivian President Morales is still infuriated over the flight incident and considers closing of US embassy in La Paz. He is supported by his counterparts from Venezuela and Ecuador.

July 5, 2013

Diplomatic Uproar After Bolivian Emergency Landing in Vienna

After the allegedly forced stop of in Austria, Bolivian President Evo Morales has returned to his home country. International criticism arises, also in regard to Austria’s actions.

July 4, 2013

Vienna: Bolivian President Allowed to Continue Journey

Bolivan President Evo Morales had to land in Vienna after several European countries – among them Spain, France and Portugal – refused the right to overfly.

July 3, 2013

Snowden Applies For Asylum in Austria

Former US intelligence official Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in several countries, among them Austria, according to WikiLeaks.

July 2, 2013

WKO Export Day in Vienna

On June 20, the Export Day (Exporttag) of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO) will take place in Vienna. Economic delegates from all over the world will be present.

June 8, 2013

Poland: Dispute Over Shale Gas Law

Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski has criticized the Environment Ministry for the planned national participation in the production of shale gas.

May 24, 2013

Three Major Energy Companies to Withdraw from Poland

After ExxonMobil two other huge energy enterprises left Poland after unsucessfully drilling for shale gas.

May 16, 2013

Magna Negates Downsizing

The Canadian-Austrian automotive component supplier Magna has rejects the alleged cut in workstaff in its plant in Graz.

May 6, 2013

Magna: Workstaff in Europe to be Reduced

According to CEO Walker the factory in Graz needs to become more efficient.

May 6, 2013

Voestalpine to Announce Decision on Expansion Into North America

The Austrian steel group plans a major investment in North America. According to voestalpine´s CEO Wolfgang Eder, the decision will be announced in February.

February 9, 2013

Voestalpine Acquires Canadian Sturdell Industries

The Vienna-listed voestalpine Group continues to further expand its market position in North America by undertaking an acquisition in its special steel segment.

December 7, 2012

Austrian Exports to Canada up by 17%

Bilateral trade between Austria and Canada amounts to € 620 million in first 6 months.

September 20, 2012

„Developing Our Traditionally Good Cooperation with Canada Further“

The Austrian State Secretary Waldner meets his Canadian counterpart Diane Ablonczy.

July 3, 2012

Austrian Automotive Industry in NAFTA Markets

Austrian companies from the automotive sector present themsevels in Detroit on October 25th.

July 2, 2012

Austria Connect Canada 2012

2nd Austria Connect Canada 2012 Conference: Intensive exchange of experiences and views in Toronto on Research and Development.

June 28, 2012

Century Casinos Closes $ 27m Credit Agreement

The Vienna-listed casino operator secured a $ 27m loan and intends to refund mortage debt.

May 30, 2012

Decreasing Production at Magna Austria

The Canadian automotive component supplier records rising revenues and profits. The Austrian subsidiary registers a cut of 10% in production.

May 11, 2012

Austrian Exports to Canada up by 4.5% in 2011

Bilateral trade between Austria and Canada reaches € 1.13bn. Canadian Exports to Austria were down by 1.9%.

May 7, 2012

Canadian Valeant Buys Assets of Gerot Lannach

The Austrian drugmaker Gerot Lannach sells its acetylsalicylic acid business in Russia. The sale price amounts to $ 185m.

March 13, 2012

Canada as Growth Market for Austria´s Environmental Technologic Industry

This week, the Canadian environmental trade fair “Globe 2012” will be held in Vancouver. For Austrian environmental technology suppliers, Canada may be a promising market.

March 12, 2012

Automotive Industry Outlook in NAFTA Markets

In October, an automotive mission to Mexico and Detroit will be held by the Austrian Trade Commissions Mexico, Toronto and Chicago.

March 12, 2012

Magna: Production on the Rise

The Canadian automobile supplier company increased its sales by one quarter. In Austria, car production was up by 51%.

February 25, 2012

Pecik is Said to Enter AMAG

The Austrian investor, who holds a 20% stake in Telekom Austria, seems to be interested in the Austrian aluminum producer AMAG

February 23, 2012

AMAG to Become New Owners?

About one third of Austrian aluminum producer´s shares are for sale. Raiffeisen and B&C are potential buyers.

February 4, 2012

Major Order from Costa Rica for Andritz

The Austrian technology group Andritz was awarded a contract by the Institute of Electricity of Costa Rica.

February 1, 2012

Austrian Mercedes Production Endangered to Shift to Hungary

Construction of the SUV Mercedes G-class could switch from the Magna factory in Graz to Hungary.

January 24, 2012

Styrian Mining Company Causes Problems for Austrian Banks

The Austrian mining company Decometal has debts reaching € 250m. Now, the company will be restructured. Loans must be extended.

December 28, 2011

Magna to Develop Luxury Cars in Styria

The Japanese Infiniti lets Magna develop and construct its smallest model in Austria.

December 10, 2011

Magna Powertrain Expands in Styria

The Canadian automotive supplier again invests in the Austrian plan Lannach. Investments of € 30m are planned.

December 6, 2011

Vienna Has the Best Living Standard

The Austrian capital defended its position as the city with the highest standard of living. It is followed by Zurich and Auckland.

November 29, 2011

Bombardier Considers to Leave Vienna

The Canadian company is threatened to close its factory in Vienna, unless the city government orders new subway trains.

November 14, 2011

AMAG Builds New Plant in Canada

The Austrian aluminum manufacturer participates in a CAD 1.5bn contract. AMAG´s share is 20%. The project brings a new capacity of 355,000 tons.

October 31, 2011

Austrian IT Service Provider Expands to Canada

The IT-service company Navax has ambitious growth plans. Expansion should not only take place in Austria, but also in Canada, Switzerland and Germany.

October 31, 2011

Teak Holz Wins Major Order

The Upper Austrian timber company signed a € 50m contract for external forest management activities in Costa Rica.

October 6, 2011

AMAG to Expand Capacity of Canadian Smelter

The Austrian manufacturer of aluminum products is currently negotiating the project with four partners.

September 16, 2011

Strabag Bores New Tunnel in Canada

The Austrian construction group won a € 200m contract for a wastewater tunnel in the Greater Toronto Area. It is a follow-up order after completion of tunneling below Niagara Falls.

August 29, 2011
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