Hannes Richter

News in Brief

Authentic Austrian Restaurant Opened in Los Angeles

U.S. Biz Award

Advantage Austria co-hosts Reception with the World Bank’s Managing Director On March 1, 2012

Austrian Ambassador Addresses Journalists from the National Press Club

Advantage Austria co-hosts Reception with the World Bank’s Managing Director

Music from Budapest, Prague and Vienna – Kennedy Center

Professor Pabisch Receives the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, first class

Authentic Austrian Restaurant Opened in Los Angeles

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President Jimmy Carter Receives a Rucksack

“I’m excited to receive an Austrian Rucksack” said President Jimmy Carter as Counselor for Agriculture and the Environment at the Austrian Embassy, Hans Kordik, handed the typical Austrian backpack, filled with Austrian delicacies to the President in Plains, Georgia.

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Meet the Consul

In our new series Meet The Consul we will introduce you to Consuls that are appointed for Austria to the U.S. It will give you an idea of what the everyday life of a Consul is like and what kind of the challenges they face. In this issue, Austrian Honorary Consul Werner Stemer shares his experiences and tells us about his job as head of mission of the Austrian Consulate Miami and his life in the Sunshine State.

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Austria's Efforts to Protect Journalists

In September Maria Elizabeth Macías Castro was found decapitated on a road outside the city of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. A note placed on her body stated that she was killed because of her reporting on social media platforms. Luis Emanuel Ruiz Carrillo was discovered fatally wounded on the streets of Monterrey after his abduction the night before with José Luis Cerda Meléndez, an entertainment show host.

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In Another LIfetime

On March 5, 2012 the Austrian Embassy, in cooperation with the Jewish Film Festival in Washington, D.C., invited interested guests to their screening of the Austrian drama In Another Lifetime (Vielleicht In Einem Anderen Leben). The movie had its D.C. premier on December 6, 2011 as part of the Jewish Community Center’s Film Festival.

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An Interview With Ursula Strauss

Since her early childhood Ursula Strauss, who grew up in a small village in Lower Austria, dreamed of becoming an actress. Now, some years later she has turned this dream into reality. Strauss is now one of the most asked-for and successful actresses in Austria. Her movie Revanche was nominated for Best Foreign Picture at the Academy Awards in 2008 and most recently Ursula was given the Austrian Movie Award for her touching performance in the drama In Another Lifetime.

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Happy Birthday!

Austrian Cultural Forum New York

In Midtown Manhattan near 5th Avenue an Austrian landmark rises on a space only 25 feet wide and 81 feet deep. This modern 24-story building made of concrete, glass and steel is home to the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.

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Taste of Austria

Austrian Information presents Taste of Austria, a new website dedicated to the fabulous and extravagant cuisine of Austria. The page will provide information and facts about how Austrian cuisine became this wonderful combination of different influences and flavors that it is today. From A as in Apfelstrudel (apple strudel) to Z as in Zwetschkenknödel (plum dumplings), Taste of Austria will introduce all the various delicacies that are served in a typical Austrian restaurant or household.

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Abersbach

A story of some who left and some who came.

The time had come for Hans to make a decision. Indeed, the situation was bad enough already 10, 15 years back, but by now it was hard to conceal how much this whole question affected him, his family, and the entire village.

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Radioactive Wolves

Wolves and other animals now inhabit the abandoned zone of radioactivity near the Chernobyl reactor

When the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant reactor exploded on April 26, 1986, around 340,000 people had to leave the radioactively contaminated exclusion zone that stretched from Ukraine to Belarus and Russia. In the absence of the human species a new, diverse eco-system could develop. In his movie Radioactive Wolves, Austrian director Klaus Feichtenberger explores this unusual and astounding wilderness, which is home to a great variety of animals and insects.

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Daniel and Maria Da Costa

What is true loyalty? An example of true loyalty is Daniel Da Costa, concierge at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.. Daniel started working for the Embassy in 1971 when it still occupied its old building on Embassy row and Daniel was in his 20s. After a change of location, five Austrian Presidents,10 Ambassadors and 42 years, although still enjoying his work, he now feels it is time for him to retire.
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Fritz Cocron

To categorize Fritz Cocron into any type of human character would defy the man’s individuality. There was no one like him, and there never will be. It is the extraordinary story of an Austrian in the cultural foreign service of his country during his main career, until 1983, who willy-nilly spread his wings much further and ended his days in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Ulf Konrad Pacher 1937-2012

Our beloved Ulf Pacher, former colleague and editor of Austrian Information from 1969-2000, passed away on February 5, 2012 in Kitzbühel after years of illness. All who knew him remember him with a smile, and he is sorely missed by his wife Monika, son-in-law Charles, daughter Daniela, and granddaughter Belinda.
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Hannes Richter

Austria Goes Texas

In the last week of March 2012, a delegation from the Medical University of Vienna, IniTS, start-up center for entrepreneurs in Austria, the Austrian Business Agency (ABA) and the Office of Science and Technology at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C. (OST) were welcomed by the Austrian Honorary Consul Gerald Seidl in Texas for a week of exciting visits, meetings and workshops.
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