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Four more member states join initiative to explore #QuantumCommunication for Europe

Four more member states join initiative to explore #QuantumCommunication for Europe

| March 2, 2020

On 27 February in Brussels, four EU member states, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark and Romania, signed the quantum communication infrastructure (QCI) declaration of cooperation, which was originally launched at the Digital Assembly in June 2019. This development, along with Czechia’s signature last month, brings the number of countries that have already joined the initiative up to 24. Supported […]

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Commissioner Gabriel in Austria to discuss key issues in research, innovation, education and culture

Commissioner Gabriel in Austria to discuss key issues in research, innovation, education and culture

| February 13, 2020

Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Commissioner Mariya Gabriel (pictured) will visit Austria today (13 February). She will meet government representatives and Austrian stakeholders in research and innovation. Ahead of the visit, Commissioner Gabriel said: “I count on the Austrian government to strengthen the role of education, science, research, and innovation as drivers of European growth […]

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Concerns raised in Austria over #MMVF

Concerns raised in Austria over #MMVF

| February 12, 2020

Austrian state television ORF has recently published an article describing manmade vitreous fibres (MMVF), also known as mineral wool, as being “as carcinogenic as asbestos’, unrecyclable and not even suitable for incineration, but instead piling up on landfill sites, writes Martin Banks. The ORF article claims that, like asbestos, it is carcinogenic. The piece adds […]

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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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