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Austrian Opera Singer Set for Muthaiga club

An accomplished Austrian opera singer who has impressed audiences at the leading concert venues around the world and performed along with the biggest names in classical music will be in Nairobi next week for a performance. Eva Lind, will be visiting Kenya for the first time, accompanied for a one-night, must-attend concert by the Italian […]

Austrian People’s Party chairman, Reinhold Mitterlehner, sees the proposal by several governors to stem the current influx of refugees through the introduction of temporary border controls as a “cry for help”. Such a measure would “actually be very problematic,” Mitterlehner said at a news conference on Friday following a party meeting on the issue. “It […]

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A new study reveals that around half of Austria’s black population has been abused or racially harassed in the past year – and that many people with dark skin feel discriminated against in Austria. More than half, 52 percent, said they had been racially abused or harassed on public transport because of their skin colour or ethnic […]

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Got a foreign-sounding name? Your chances of getting a job in Austria just declined substantially, according to a report from the ORF. A new study conducted by the University of Linz on behalf of the Ministry of Social Affairs suggests that people with foreign-sounding names fare worse in the Austrian labour market. Job seekers with […]

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An expat shares his experience of overt racism in Austria. Well-educated and smartly dressed, he tells The Local Austria of a shocking incident of racism on Vienna’s subway trains. There’s a message scrawled on the wall of my apartment building. The shorthand is crude, almost illegible, but the size of the graffiti more than compensates. […]

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