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Kreise - Österreich hievt FPÖ-nahen Ex-Weltbank-Manager an Spitze von Notenbank

30 Jan 2019

Wien Österreichs neue Stimme im Rat der Europäischen Zentralbank wird einem Insider zufolge der FPÖ-nahe frühere Weltbank-Direktor Robert Holzmann.

Austria to name Holzmann as central bank chief, succeeding Nowotny: officials

29 Jan 2019

VIENNA Austria's cabinet will on Wednesday name economist Robert Holzmann as the next governor of its central bank and Vienna's future voice at the European Central Bank (ECB), officials said, in a move widely seen as a far-right political appointment.

Austria sets aside more than 300 mln euros to buy military helicopters

03 Jan 2019

VIENNA, Jan 3 Austria's government has set aside more than 300 million euros ($341 million) to buy military helicopters including three Blackhawks, it said in a statement on Thursday.

France, Germany taking charge of EU-Iran trade move but oil sales in doubt

28 Nov 2018

PARIS/BRUSSELS/VIENNA France and Germany are to take joint responsibility for an EU-Iran trade mechanism to minimise the risk of U.S. punishment but few now believe it will cover oil sales, heightening fears for the fate of the landmark international nuclear deal with Iran.

EU plan unravelling for non-dollar Iran trade, oil sales - diplomats

14 Nov 2018

PARIS/VIENNA/BRUSSELS A special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran against newly reimposed U.S. sanctions faces possible collapse with no EU country willing to host the operation for fear of provoking U.S. punishment, EU diplomats said.

EU plan to enable non-dollar Iran trade, oil sales unravelling -diplomats

14 Nov 2018

PARIS/VIENNA/BRUSSELS, Nov 14 A special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran against newly reimposed U.S. sanctions faces possible collapse with no EU country willing to host the operation for fear of provoking U.S. punishment.

Merkel marks Nazi 'Kristallnacht' against Jews with synagogue speech

09 Nov 2018

BERLIN Germany has a moral duty to fight rising anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday in an emotional speech at a Berlin synagogue to mark the 80th anniversary of a Nazi campaign of attacks on Jews.

Austrian colonel spied for Russia for decades, Vienna says

09 Nov 2018

VIENNA A senior Austrian military officer is believed to have spied for Moscow for decades, Vienna said on Friday, adding to a list of recent Russian espionage cases and souring relations with arguably the country's closest ally in the EU.

Austria to shun global migration pact, fearing creep in human rights

31 Oct 2018

VIENNA Austria will follow the United States and Hungary in backing out of a United Nations migration pact over concerns it will blur the line between legal and illegal migration, the right-wing government said on Wednesday.

EU pushes October Brexit agreement, threatens no deal

21 Sep 2018

SALZBURG, Austria European Union leaders will push for a Brexit deal next month but warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that if she will not give ground on trade and the Irish border by November they are ready to cope with Britain crashing out. | Video

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