Egger Group, a global, family-owned company founded in 1961 in Tyrol, Austria, announced plans to build a wood-based materials plant in Lexington, North Carolina. The announcement was made on July 24, 2017 during an official meeting with company officials and the Governor of North Carolina, Ray Cooper.
The University of New Orleans International Summer School in Innsbruck, Austria, celebrated the 10,000th student participating in the program this year. The summer school, one of the largest of its kind in the United States, brings some 300 faculty and students from various U.S. universities to the heart of the Alps each summer and is currently in its 42nd year.
The Salzburg Festival in the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is one of the largest festivals in the world. Traditionally, it kicks off with the performance of the play Jedermann ("Everyman"). Learn more about its rich history, especially on the instrumental role of the US in re-establishing the festival after World War II.
The Austrian delegation, lead by Secretary General Thomas Schmid, visited Washington D.C. from July 13 to 15, 2017. They met with U.S. Senator Orring Hatch (R-Utah), who serves as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.
Dr. Heinz Fischer, former Federal President of the Republic of Austria, delivered the Annual Botstiber Lecture on June 2, 2017 in the packed Atrium of the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Heinz Fischer, alongside the former U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Madeleine Albright, spoke at the official anniversary celebration at the Marshall House in Leesburg, Virginia, as well as at a commemoration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
On June 9, 2017, 14 fifth-grade students from Powell Bilingual Elementary School in northwest Washington, delivered their final presentation about Austria, their adopted country, at the Embassy.