Austrian Parliamentary Delegation in Washington, D.C. and at the Austrian National Day Reception

 From left: Werner Amon, Hannes Weninger, Ambassador Brigitte Brenner, Andreas Karlsböck.

From left: Werner Amon, Hannes Weninger, Ambassador Brigitte Brenner, Andreas Karlsböck.

Werner Amon, Andreas Karlsböck, Peter Pilz (not pictured) and Hannes Weninger, all members of the Austrian National Council (the Austrian House of Representatives), visited Washington, D.C.  from October 26 to 28, 2015. At the beginning of their working trip, they attended the Austrian National Day Reception, hosted by Ambassador Hans Peter Manz for more than 600 guests in the ballroom and terrace of the Embassy. Expats and friends of Austria celebrated while enjoying the country's cuisine and culture.

In the framework of the "Parliamentary Intelligence Security Forum", the delegation attended meetings at the Capitol, the Library of Congress and the U.S. Treasury on the transatlantic relationship, counter-terrorism financing, money laundering, cybersecurity/espionage/intelligence and financial crimes. 

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