Nordic station wagon: Hirner lifts Austria on the podium

Hirner, who already thought she was close to the podium in fourth place on Friday, started the trail in fourth place after jumping and crossed the finish line 1: 29.1 minutes behind the winner. The fourth Marte Leinan Lund was 8.2 seconds off the podium. Hirner is the only Austrian in Lillehammer due to failures. … Read more

The far right, the main anti-ax force in Austria

Protesters against containment in Vienna, Austria on Saturday, November 20, 2021. VADIM GHIRDA / AP Faced with Covid-19, the leader of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ, far right) has a « plan B ». Presented to the press at the beginning of November and already viewed nearly 200,000 times on YouTube, this one proposes to do everything … Read more

In Austria, the Viennese show inevitability in the face of the return of confinement

By Jean-Baptiste Chastand Posted today at 04:29 Reserved for our subscribers ReportageThe capital is less affected than the rest of the country by the new wave of the Covid-19 epidemic, in particular due to a better vaccination rate. The huts of the Christmas market installed on Vienna’s Rathausplatz have all lowered the curtain on the … Read more

Austria to allow assisted suicide

After the Benelux and Spain, the deeply Catholic Austria is preparing to become the fifth country in the European Union to allow assisted suicide. Friday, November 19, the green-conservative government was to present to Parliament a bill providing for the introduction “A right to end one’s life freely and independently and to be helped, if … Read more

Covid-19: by making the vaccine compulsory for the entire population, Austria is breaking a taboo

Christmas market in Vienna on November 12, 2021. GEORG HOCHMUTH / AFP Is it innovation or panic? Faced with the fourth wave of Covid-19, Austria has, in any case, decided to once again take radical and unique decisions in Europe, Friday, November 19, by deciding both to reintroduce general containment on Monday and, from February … Read more

Covid-19: Austria, Germany, the Netherlands … visualize the extent of the wave in certain European countries

The World Health Organization warned in early November that Europe would once again become the center of the Covid-19 epidemic, with a very worrying rate of transmission of the virus. This is already the case, while winter has not yet started, in many countries, which are adopting restrictive measures in the face of the outbreak … Read more

Covid-19: Austria decides to confine its entire population and establishes a vaccination obligation from February

Home Secretary Karl Nehammer, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg and Minister of Health Wolfgang Mückstein address the media at a press conference in Vienna, Austria, November 14, 2021. GEORG HOCHMUTH / AFP The measure to contain the considerable number of new cases of contamination in Austria marks its most radical step. Alexander Schallenberg, the Austrian chancellor, announced, … Read more

Covid-19: part of Austria returns to general containment

Control of vaccination certificates at the entrance of a store, Vienna, November 16, 2021. LISI NIESNER / REUTERS The “confinement of the unvaccinated” has fizzled out, here is the return of traditional confinement. In a movement of panic, two Austrian regions particularly affected by the fourth wave of Covid-19 announced, Thursday, November 18, that they … Read more

World Cup qualification: France shoots Austria into the play-off

World Cup qualification The participation of the Austrian national team in the World Cup play-off has been fixed since Saturday. France won the home game against Kazakhstan 8-0 (3-0) and is thus qualified for the final round in Qatar in 2022. Since it was already clear that Belgium, Italy and Spain would also finish their … Read more