Ex-vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache announced that his newly founded party, Team HC Strache, will run in the upcoming elections in Upper Austria (Oberösterreich). The party suffered a defeat in the latestViennese elections, clearly missing the 5% threshold for parliament representation. Strache’s involvement in the so-called Ibiza-Affärecorruption scandal is the main cause for the electoral defeat.
TheJoint Research Network Elfriede Jelinek organises conferences and events on Austrian writer Elfriede Jelinek, who turned 74 on 20th October. Check out their programme here.
Dreaming of a Viennese weekend getaway or a hiking trip in the Austrian Alps? In times of travel restrictions, the official tourism portal “Österreich” makes a quick holiday possible through a wide range of virtual journeys: from tours of Schönbrunn Castle to breath-taking hikes through the country’s national parks. Check it out here.
Austrian Word of the Week
The German word 'die Tomate', tomato, is known in Austria as 'der Paradeiser'.