Tag: Austria

Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

Heads of government hold second meeting of dialogue on #InvestmentCo-operation between #Kazakhstan and EU

| October 16, 2019

Prime Minister Askar Mamin held a meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions of the European Union member states accredited in Kazakhstan as part of the Dialogue platform on the further development of investment co-operation. The parties discussed the results of the work done during three months after the first meeting on pressing issues of […]

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#Austria election: Sebastian Kurz’s #PeoplesParty ‘tops poll’

#Austria election: Sebastian Kurz’s #PeoplesParty ‘tops poll’

| September 29, 2019

Austria’s conservative People’s Party, led by former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (pictured), appears to be heading for a clear victory in the general election, writes the BBC. First projected results suggest Kurz’s party won about 37% of the vote, up from 31% last time round. His former coalition partners, the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ), received less […]

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Nearly €300 million in EU aid after #2018Floods in #Austria, #Italy, #Romania

Nearly €300 million in EU aid after #2018Floods in #Austria, #Italy, #Romania

| September 4, 2019

On Tuesday (3 September), Budgets Committee members approved €293.5 million in EU Solidarity Fund aid following extreme weather events in Austria, Italy and Romania in 2018. The €293.5 million in aid from the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF) breaks down as follows: €277.2 million for Italy following heavy rains, strong winds, floods and landslides in the autumn […]

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Muddy waters in #Firtash case give Vienna pause

Muddy waters in #Firtash case give Vienna pause

| August 23, 2019

In the latest twist in an already bizarre saga, one which has roped in Russiagate theorists and pitted a former Austrian minister against US prosecutors, Austria’s caretaker government approved the extradition of Ukrainian oligarch Dimitri Firtash to the United States— just as a Vienna judge ruled to halt Firtash’s extradition. Firtash—who stands accused by a […]

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#StateAid – Commission approves €60 million public support for broadband network project in the #Carinthia region in Austria

#StateAid – Commission approves €60 million public support for broadband network project in the #Carinthia region in Austria

| August 21, 2019

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, €60 million of public support for the deployment and maintenance of infrastructure necessary for the roll-out of ultrafast broadband internet in remote rural areas of the Carinthia region in Austria. The beneficiary of the aid is a newly established company owned by the state of […]

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#PlasticRecycling innovators scoop major award

#PlasticRecycling innovators scoop major award

| June 21, 2019

Working in the plastic recycling industry for 20 plus years may not sound incredibly enthralling, but for Austrian inventors Klaus Feichtinger and Manfred Hackl, the industry was an opportunity to innovate, writes David Kunz.  The two began working on a basic design to recycle plastic in 1983. Hackl has been working in the plastic recycling […]

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#EuropeanInventorAwards honour 15 inventors

#EuropeanInventorAwards honour 15 inventors

| June 20, 2019

The European Inventor Awards were held in Vienna, Austria on 20 June to honour 15 inventors from 12 different countries. The awards, hosted by the European Patent Office (EPO), were given to inventors in six different categories: Industry, Research, Non-EPO countries, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Lifetime Achievement and Popular Prize, which is decided by […]

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