Hannes Richter

From the editor

When Margot Wallström, Vice President of the European Commission, was asked whether there was such thing as a common European identity, she said: “There are at least twenty-five different identities, maybe more... People feel like Catalans and Tyroleans, but this does not exclude us from being Europeans who are united their diversity.”

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Outstanding Members

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The European Union is leading in the fields of financial services, architecture, energy, education and the soft drink industry, to name just a few. And it’s the member states that make it happen.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Euro Quiz

During Austria’s six months’ EU Presidency, Austrian Information will present an ongoing quiz with the idea of sharpening your knowledge of facts and figures as well as testing your ability to differentiate between correct and artfully fabricated statements.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

The Sound of Europe

On January 27-28, the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in cooperation with the Bertelsmann Foundation, hosted an international conference in Salzburg, Austria, bringing together personalities from the world of politics, science, the arts and the media.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Austrian Summer Schools 2006

Enjoy summer in Austria while attending summer programs ranging from music and German lanaguage to several academic offerings. May we suggest a few?
Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Game Theory - An Austrian Invention

Karl Menger, son of the renowned economist, Carl Menger, wanted to study physics at the university but was cast under the spell of mathematics by a lecture given by the inspiring mathematician, Hans Hahn, on the meaning of the concept of a “curve.”
Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

The ‘Reel’ Vienna-Hollywood Connection

With international interest in New Austrian Film reaching an impressive level that recalls the influence of Austrian cinema in the early and mid-twentieth century, it is enlightening to explore Hollywood’s unique relationship with Vienna.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

EU Presidency 2006 in Silver

The Austrian Mint issued a silver coin in honor of Austria assuming the Presidency of the European Union. Austria’s term runs from January 1 to June 30, 2006.

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Lisel Salzer (1906 - 2005)

Lisel Salzer, Austrian-born artist, died on December 6, 2005 at the age of ninety-nine. Recognition became her due when she was rediscovered at the age of ninety-six. She was not only honored with a museum exhibition in Austria but received the Cross of Merit in Gold.
Hannes Richter