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Austria tells Gazprom 'use it or lose it' on gas storage

Austria tells Gazprom 'use it or lose it' on gas storage

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said in a newspaper interview that Russia’s Gazprom had to fill its gas storage capacity at the Haidach plant or make way for others to use it. “We are also looking clearly and decisively at …

Austria rejects Russian gas embargo as red line

Austria rejects Russian gas embargo as red line

Austria remains opposed to the idea of a Russian gas embargo, as the move would be a red line for the republic, Austrian Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs Margarete Schrambock said in an interview with the Funke Media Group published on …

Austria accepts terms of payment for Russian gas in rubles

Austria accepts terms of payment for Russian gas in rubles

The Austrian side, represented by Austrian oil and gas company OMV, accepted Russia's conditions for paying for Russian gas supplies in rubles by opening an account with a Russian bank, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said on Wednesday. …

Austria stops importing and refining oil from Russia

Austria stops importing and refining oil from Russia

Austria stopped importing and refining oil from Russia in March, the Austrian oil and gas company OMV, an official with OMV told TASS on Thursday. According to the representative of the Austrian company, at OMV's refineries in …

Armenian and Turkish special envoys to meet in Vienna

Armenian and Turkish special envoys to meet in Vienna

Foreign Ministry: the only way forward is to undertake consistent clear steps in normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations There is a preliminary understanding between Turkey and Armenia that the next (third) meeting of their special …

Austrian chancellor to visit Moscow on April 11

Austrian chancellor to visit Moscow on April 11

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer plans to pay a visit to Moscow on Monday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a spokesman for the Austrian chancellor’s office confirmed. "We can confirm that a visit in planned for …

Gas splits Europe

Gas splits Europe

Hungary announced Wednesday that it is willing to pay roubles in exchange for Russian gas

Austria kicks out four Russian diplomats

Austria kicks out four Russian diplomats

Austria has decided to expel three employees of the Russian Embassy in Vienna and one employee of the Russian Consulate General in Salzburg. They should leave Austrian territory before April 12, the Austrian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. …

Austria to endeavor to reduce dependence on Russian gas

Austria to endeavor to reduce dependence on Russian gas

Austria has high dependence on Russian gas at present but will endeavor to reduce it, Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology Leonore Gewessler said. "Austria has excessive …

Austria suspends COVID-19 mandatory vaccination law

Austria suspends COVID-19 mandatory vaccination law

Austria is suspending its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, its ministers for health and constitutional affairs said on Wednesday, six days before fines for breaches were due to start being handed out. Health Minister Johannes Rauch told a news …

EU prepares fourth package of sanctions against Russia

EU prepares fourth package of sanctions against Russia

The European Union is developing a fourth package of sanctions against Russia due to its military operation in Ukraine, Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg announced on Wednesday. "We have already imposed strong …

Iran says nuclear agreement ‘closer than ever’

Iran says nuclear agreement ‘closer than ever’

Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani said that after weeks of intensive talks, they are closer than ever to a deal on its nuclear programme. “We are closer than ever to an agreement,” Iran’s top …