Tuesday, 11. March 2014 - 20:03
19. 12. 12. - 17:00
Eduard Paulus, director of the public asset management of the federal state Salzburg, who should have supervised the rogue portfolio manager that gambled away close to 340 million Euro in the recent financial scandal, is still not facing sanctions.
Paulus is a representatives of the Austrian Peoples Party (ÍVP), and so far only a member of the Austrian Social Democratic Party (SPÍ), David Brenner, has had to resign because of the affair.
The first anonymous complaint has been filed against him already a week ago, without effect. Legally speaking, a complaint has to come from Paulus' superior, Christian Marckhgott, the Director of the State government's office, who is also said to be close to the ÍVP. That however has not happened until now.
Paulus has meanwhile resigned as president of the "Ísterreichische Offiziersgesllschaft", an unrelated lobby organisation which concerns itself with defence policy in Austria.
According to a press release, he wants to "fully dedicate his time for the clarification of facts" of the recent financial scandal.
American youth orchestras play free concerts in Austria
A free concert from an American youth orchestra is taking place in the Mozarteum in Salzburg this Friday 28 March.
Police stop people carrier with 42 Romanians inside
Austrian police who stopped a people carrier licensed for nine people found it carrying a total of 42 people from Romania.
Austrian Relieved To Only be Dead On Paper
Austrian man Christian Kozel, 29, discovered he was dead when uniformed police officers turned up at his home in Salzburg at the weekend.
Apartment sales drop in Austria
According to the brokerage firm Re/Max, the number of the real estate sales in Austria has declined around 8.3% in the last year. The exact number of properties which were sold and bought accounts to over 80,000 units, which translates into 16 billion euros. Apartments were the most popular type of property sold last year, accounting for 28,000 of the units sold, but there has still been a 9.3% decrease from the last year.
McDonalds boom in Austria
McDonald's in Austria generated 560 million Euros in sales in 2013 after introducing more branches and expanding it's product range.
Austrian winter was warmest on record
The past few months have been some of the warmest Winter months in Austria since records began nearly 250 yeas ago according to the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG)
Clamping down on foreign car registration
The consumption tax for a new car (NoVa) is set to increase in early March and it seems that drivers from Salzburg and Upper Austria are looking for ways to avoid it.
British Airways to expand flights between London and Salzburg
Flights between the London Gatwick and Salzburg are set to increase this year after British Airways (BA) expands the number of flights per week from four to six.
Salzburg thrash Ajax 3-0
Austria's FC Red Bull Salzburg thrashed Ajax 3-0 on Thursday in Amsterdam, leaving the Dutch side with not much hope of gaining points at the return match in Austria next week.
Irishman run over by train in Salzburg
A 35-year-old Irish tourist was killed after being hit by a train on the way home from a night out in the popular Austrian ski resort of Zell am See in Salzburg.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Austrian Relieved To Only be Dead On Paper|
|Police stop people carrier with 42 Romanians inside|
|McDonalds boom in Austria|
|Apartment sales drop in Austria|
|American youth orchestras play free concerts in Austria|