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Politics 17-11-2020

The political calculus behind Vienna’s first ‘social-liberal’ coalition

Following an agreement between the social democrats (SPÖ) and liberals (NEOS), the Austrian capital has a new governing coalition. The partnership may seem unnatural but both sides have something to gain, while more difficult times are dawning for the ousted Greens. EURACTIV Germany reports.

France and Germany demand closer EU cooperation in fight against terrorism

Germany and France want the EU to cooperate more closely in the fight against terrorism, particularly when it comes to a more open exchange of intelligence information. However, member states distrust each other. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Politics 02-11-2020

Selmayr marks one year in Vienna

Martin Selmayr's latest career move may seem strange at first glance: from Secretary General of the Commission to its representative in a small EU country. Having held the post for a year, he plans to take a more political approach than his predecessors. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Politics 27-10-2020

Vienna’s first ‘Social-Liberal Coalition’: SPÖ begins negotiations with NEOS

The board of Austria's SPÖ party has decided: Vienna's Social Democrats will start coalition negotiations with the liberal NEOS on Tuesday (27 October). Thus ends the ten-year era of SPÖ-Green rule in the Austrian capital. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 12-10-2020

Social Democrats win, far-right collapses in Vienna elections

The recent Vienna election was a great victory for Social Democrats while the far-right FPÖ suffered a massive crash, losing two-thirds of support. The final result will be available Tuesday evening (13 October), but coalition options are already clear. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Coronavirus 28-07-2020

Austrian health minister wants to ‘repair’ coronavirus measures following court ruling

Austria's anti-coronavirus measures were partly illegal, as the country's Constitutional Court confirmed last week. On Tuesday (28 July), Health Minister Rudolf Anschober (Greens) acknowledged the mistakes and announced plans to reorganise his ministry and amend the Epidemic Law. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Coronavirus 30-03-2020

Austria announces new COVID-19 restrictions

From Wednesday (1 April) at the latest, mouth and nose protection masks will be obligatory in Austria's supermarkets. People in COVID-19 risk groups are no longer allowed to go to work, and hotels are closed to tourists. Random sample tests are set to bring clarity to the country's unrecorded cases. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Politics 20-03-2020

Austria’s EU Minister: ‘I am not a diplomat’

A week before the European Council, the coronavirus is dominating the agenda. The EU is struggling to find solutions - but the world is not standing still and other challenges remain acute. Austria's EU Minister Karoline Edtstadler (ÖVP) tells EURACTIV Germany how the virus will affect the summit and explains Austria's position in the crisis.
Elections 30-01-2020

Could SPÖ’s Burgenland win be beacon of ‘red hope’ for Austria’s social democrats?

In Burgenland's state elections, socialist Hans-Peter Doskozil (SPÖ) won the absolute majority, bringing a ray of hope to the Austrian socialist party which has suffered a multitude of defeats recently. One would think the party could learn something from this, but a party insider thinks this is unlikely. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 09-12-2019

Austrian Greens likely to join government coalition, shape priorities

Austria's Green party is expected to join the government for the first time, with negotiations already underway. After Sebastian Kurz's ÖVP party governed alongside the Eurosceptic far-right group FPÖ from 2017-2019, this could now prompt a change in Austria's foreign and EU policy. EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU Elections 2019 17-06-2019

Strache prepares his political comeback following Austrian corruption scandal

The guessing games have come to an end as Austria's former Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache announced on Monday (17 June) he will remain politically active in Vienna and won't take up his MEP seat in Brussels. An analysis by Herbert Vytiska for EURACTIV Germany.

‘Yellow vests’ show limits of consumer acceptance on climate change

As the European Commission unveiled its long-term vision for greenhouse gas reduction on Wednesday (28 November), a yellow cloud hung over the grand pronouncements.
Energy 29-11-2018

Utilities see opportunity in EU’s 2050 climate strategy

Vienna’s energy and infrastructure utilities say the Commission’s long-term strategy unveiled this week is in line with own their forecasts and goals.
Railways 27-02-2018

Riding the train from Beijing to Vienna (in 2033)

The idea of travelling by train from Beijing via Moscow to the Austrian capital has long been an unlikely far-flung dream. But in 15 years, the Trans-Siberian railway could indeed reach the gates of Vienna. EURACTIV Germany reports from Vienna.

Vienna shows local solutions can improve public transport accessibility

Improving the accessibilty of public transport is also about taking due account of efficient local solutions, write Wiener Linien and the Austrian Association in Support of the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Public transport bosses: EU Accessibility Act focuses too much on ticket machines

With the passage of the EU Accessibility Act this month, EURACTIV.com spoke to the public transport bodies of London, Vienna and Paris to see what progressive solutions for disabled passengers are already underway – and what dangers may lurk in the proposed act.
Brexit 30-03-2017

Luxembourg stakes claim for EU banking body post-Brexit

Luxembourg has claimed the legal right to host the London-based European Banking Authority after Brexit, a government spokeswoman said today (30 March).
Med & South 26-01-2016

Shortlist for European Capital of Innovation unveiled

Milan and Turin are among the nine cities that have made it to the final stage of the competition to be named European Capital of Innovation. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Europe's East 02-06-2015

Politics has always been at the heart of Eurovision

Eurovision is about spreading Europe’s values of tolerance and cooperation beyond its borders, write Quincy R. Cloet and Kerry Longhurst.  
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Health 25-11-2014

Euro Diabetes Index 2014

The 2014 Euro Diabetes Index was presented at the 50th Congress of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Vienna. It is a tool for awareness and advocacy at national and European level to empower patients and physicians through comparing and reviewing health care provision and policies regarding diabetes in all member states plus Norway and Switzerland.

New comparison index helps EU governments tackle growing diabetes rates

SPECIAL REPORT: On Wednesday (17 September), the Health Consumer Powerhouse (HCP), a Swedish company which compares healthcare between countries, will reveal an analysis of diabetes prevention and treatment in Europe, making it easier for EU member states to share best practices.