Plans for No Confidence Vote Against Climate Minister Collapse

Austria’s conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) will not support the motion of no confidence against Climate Protection Minister Leonore Gewessler, a top ÖVP official announced on Tuesday. The Social Democrats (SPÖ), the largest opposition faction in the Austrian parliament, had already declared they would not back the move initiated by the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ). “The […]

Austrian Inflation Hits Three-Year Low

  Austria’s inflation rate dropped to 3 percent in June, marking its lowest level since July 2021, according to new data released by Statistics Austria. “Currently, particularly food and fuel prices are contributing less to inflation than before,” Tobias Thomas, Director General of Statistics Austria, said in a statement on Tuesday. Consumer prices had risen […]

Court Convictions in Austria Increase in 2023

In 2023, there were 27,268 judicial convictions in Austria, marking a 3.1 percent increase compared to 2022. As reported by Statistics Austria on Friday, these convictions were based on 44,376 offenses. The largest groups of offenses were again crimes against property (31.2 percent) and crimes against life and limb (18.5 percent). The number of convicted murders increased by 21.6 percent compared to the previous year.