Sebastian Kurz

Every Family in Vienna Gets 50-euro Voucher for Local Restaurants and Cafes

All 950,000 households in Vienna will receive vouchers to help restaurants and cafes get back on their feet after a two-month coronavirus lockdown, mayor Michael Ludwig has announced.

The city will give 50 euros ($A84) to every home where several people live together, and 25 euros for single households.

Austria Expected to Ease Quarantine Measures Next Week

Austria will begin to ease the strict measures to curb coronavirus infection after Easter, DPA reported.

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told a news conference that small retail outlets, building materials and gardening stores would be allowed to reopen on April 14th if they comply with strict hygiene standards.

Austria, Poland bolstering Greek border guard force

Austria and Poland have agreed to send dozens of police officers to help their colleagues in northern Greece hold the Greek-Turkish border against an influx of tens of thousands of refugees and migrants being spurred on by Ankara to push through the frontier into the European Union, Kathimerini understands.

Erdogan using migrants as a ‘weapon’ against EU, says Austria’s Kurz

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is using migrants as a "weapon" against the European Union, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Tuesday, urging member states to rally behind Greece as it tries to repel thousands of asylum seekers amassed at its border.