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News Austria Government: Austria’s OMV Wants To Dominate $50B Global Market For Synthetic Oil Made From Plastic Waste

Published on: Thursday 20 February 2020
Austria’s OMV Wants To Dominate $50B Global Market For Synthetic Oil Made From Plastic Waste
News source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/gauravsharma/2020/02/20/austrias-omv-wants-to-dominate-50b-global-market-for-synthetic-oil-from-plastic-waste/

In an exclusive interview, the company’s Chief Downstream Operations Officer Thomas Gangl says OMV has first mover’s advantage and a pretty high pain threshold in finding a circular economy for plastics.

News Austria Government: Without a government for a year, Belgium shows what happens to politics without politicians

Published on: Thursday 19 December 2019
Without a government for a year, Belgium shows what happens to politics without politicians
News source: https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Without-a-government-for-a-year-Belgium-shows-14921090.php

BRUSSELS - In a world growing frustrated with politicians, Belgians are in the middle of an unusual experiment: As of this past week, they've had a government running on autopilot for a year. Belgium's governing coalition fell apart last December, and squabbling political parties have been struggling since May elections to form a new team. The prime minister's office is occupied by a caretaker. She has little power. Lawmakers show up to work, but the Parliament doesn't pass ambitious legislation. Civil servants keep their heads down. Last year's budget serves as this year's guide. Washington is consumed by the impeachment battle, but in Belgium there isn't anyone worth impeaching. Some Belgians say they haven't even noticed a difference. The trains keep running - just as tardy as usual. Folks who know something about balance sheets, though, say the country is putting off important decisions and will suffer in the long run. "If you're an ordinary citizen, it would be very difficult to see that we have a caretaker government right now," said Carl Devos, a professor of political science at Ghent University. "What is costing us money are problems that can't be dealt with because we have no government," including a budget deficit and a flagging pension system, he said. In parliamentary democracies, it isn't unusual for coalitions to take a little time to come together after elections. And in a fragmented, anti-establishment era, caretakers seem to be popping up everywhere. Spanish leaders failed to form a coalition after April elections, so they had to have new elections in November. Austria has been led by a caretaker since June. Israelis are facing their third election in less than a year. But Belgium is particularly molasses-slow. The current government-free period still isn't close to its previous record, which...

News Austria Government: Austria's far right takes aim at climate activist Thunberg

Published on: Saturday 28 September 2019
Austria's far right takes aim at climate activist Thunberg
News source: https://www.stltoday.com/news/world/austria-s-far-right-takes-aim-at-climate-activist-thunberg/article_e1c967aa-1a13-5213-bcc5-223c35172301.html

Thunberg's campaign to push leaders to act against climate change has inspired mass demonstrations in cities worldwide, including in Austria, where some 65,000 people protested Friday. Hofer, whose ...

News Austria Government: Austria highest court ends row over Hitler birth house

Published on: Monday 05 August 2019
Austria highest court ends row over Hitler birth house
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/austria-highest-court-ends-row-over-hitler-birth-132627078.html

Austria's highest court has put an end to a row over the house where Adolf Hitler was born, rejecting the amount the former owner had demanded in compensation, the interior ministry said on Monday. Gerlinde Pommer's family owned the yellow corner house in the northern town of Braunau on the

News Austria Government: A Long Legal Battle Over Hitler's Birth Home In Austria Ends

Published on: Tuesday 06 August 2019
A Long Legal Battle Over Hitler's Birth Home In Austria Ends
News source: https://www.npr.org/2019/08/06/748588026/a-long-legal-battle-over-hitlers-birth-home-in-austria-ends

And for years, she has been locked in a dispute with the Austrian government over ownership of the property — which is the home where Adolf Hitler was born. A major sticking point was over how much ...

News Austria Government: Austria: Firtash Extradition to US Blocked by 'Extensive' Bid to Reopen Case

Published on: Tuesday 16 July 2019
Austria: Firtash Extradition to US Blocked by 'Extensive' Bid to Reopen Case
News source: https://www.voanews.com/europe/austria-firtash-extradition-us-blocked-extensive-bid-reopen-case

This story originated in VOA's Ukrainian Service.  Some information is from AP. WASHINGTON — The Austrian justice minister's Tuesday announcement that he will extradite Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash to face bribery charges in the United States has been upended by an application to reopen the case in Vienna. Last month, Austria's Supreme Court upheld a decision granting a U.S.

News Austria Government: Austrian Airlines considers government support for domestic routes

Published on: Wednesday 10 July 2019
Austrian Airlines considers government support for domestic routes
News source: https://atwonline.com/airports-routes/austrian-airlines-considers-government-support-domestic-routes

Lufthansa subsidiary Austrian Airlines will close six regional crew bases to centralize aircraft operations at its Vienna hub and reduce crew travel costs. Most of Austrian’s four domestic ...

News Austria Government: Facebook finally faces GDPR lawsuit after getting shot down in Austrian court

Published on: Wednesday 12 June 2019
Facebook finally faces GDPR lawsuit after getting shot down in Austrian court
News source: https://thenextweb.com/facebook/2019/06/12/facebook-gdpr-lawsuit-austria-max-schrems/

The lawsuit’s main concern is that the data Facebook has on EU citizens is subject to the US government’s questionable mass digital surveillance. Austrian Supreme Court has now ultimately ...

News Austria Government: Austrian ruling class closes ranks following collapse of government

Published on: Thursday 06 June 2019
Austrian ruling class closes ranks following collapse of government
News source: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/06/07/aust-j07.html

The Austrian ruling class is closing its ranks following the recent collapse of the far-right-conservative government. On Monday, the Austrian president, Alexander Van der Bellen, swore in a ...

News Austria Government: New Austrian chancellor sworn in with interim government

Published on: Sunday 02 June 2019
New Austrian chancellor sworn in with interim government
News source: http://www.startribune.com/new-austrian-chancellor-sworn-in-with-interim-government/510750942/

BERLIN — Brigitte Bierlein, until now the head of Austria's top court, has been sworn in as the country's new chancellor at the head of an interim government that will serve until after an election ...

News Austria Government: “We’re Going to Ibiza!” Austria’s Coalition Government Falls

Published on: Monday 10 June 2019
“We’re Going to Ibiza!” Austria’s Coalition Government Falls
News source: https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/06/11/were-going-to-ibiza-austrias-coalition-government-falls/

I was in Austria for several days last week, attending a conference at the university in the Alpine town of Klagenfurt.Austria is probably one of the last places on earth one would expect to have a major political scandal, but the repercussions of one occurred during the time I was there.

News Austria Government: Russian ambassador expects strengthening of ties with Austria under any government

Published on: Tuesday 28 May 2019
Russian ambassador expects strengthening of ties with Austria under any government
News source: http://tass.com/world/1060538

VIENNA, May 28./TASS/. Moscow expects from the interim and the future government in Austria continuity in bilateral relations and the strengthening of ties, Russian Ambassador to Austria Dmitry ...

News Austria Government: Austrian president formally dismisses Kurz's government

Published on: Monday 27 May 2019
Austrian president formally dismisses Kurz's government
News source: https://news.yahoo.com/austrian-president-formally-dismisses-kurzs-government-101940966.html

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's president has formally dissolved the country's government the day after Chancellor Sebastian Kurz lost a no-confidence vote in parliament. President Alexander Van der Bellen on ...

News Austria Government: Ibiza to Vienna: Vengaboys sing anthem of Austria's government scandal

Published on: Thursday 30 May 2019
Ibiza to Vienna: Vengaboys sing anthem of Austria's government scandal
News source: https://www.reuters.com/video/2019/05/31/ibiza-to-vienna-vengaboys-sing-anthem-of?videoId=556823049

Several thousand mainly left-wing demonstrators gathered in front of the seat of Austria's government on Thursday (May 30) for a rally that was also a concert celebrating the right-wing coalition's demise. Rough cut (no reporter narration)}

News Austria Government: Austria's Kurz says southern EU states 'gladly take our money'

Published on: Wednesday 08 May 2019
News source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-election-austria-idUSKCN1SF0W3

Austria has clashed with both on those issues before ... “Many, above all the younger heads of government, know that we must change the European Union if we want to reserve it,” Kurz, an immigration ...

News Austria Government: Austria far-right leader ramps up anti-immigration rhetoric before European elections

Published on: Sunday 05 May 2019
News source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-austria-immigration-idUSKCN1SB0C2

“There is a creeping Islamisation, a population change, or a population displacement,” Strache told Austrian newspaper OE.24. Critics counter this view with government data on immigration, which shows ...

News Austria Government: Austria’s Far-Right Government Wants to Hobble Critical Media

Published on: Saturday 04 May 2019
News source: https://www.thenation.com/article/austria-far-right-media/

On April 23, Armin Wolf and his producers created a very powerful television moment. Wolf is the long-serving anchor of Austria’s nightly news program on the country’s public broadcaster, ORF. On the ...

News Austria Government: Austrian government split on EU foreign policy veto

Published on: Thursday 09 May 2019
News source: https://euobserver.com/tickers/144863

Austria's foreign minister Karin Kneissl has opposed a proposal from chancellor Sebastian Kurz to abolish the right of veto of every EU member state on foreign policy. Speaking in relation to the EU ...