Alexander Van der Bellen made his second appearance as Austrian Federal President at the UN Leader’s week in New York City from September 24-30, 2018. #unga73
On September 21, 2018, the conference “Austria Connect North America” brought together over 150 executives of Austrian subsidiaries in the U.S. and Canada. The 11th edition of the annual business conference was organized by the Austrian Trade Commissions in North America and held in Toronto, Canada, for the first time in its history.
From September 23-27, 2018, the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz was in New York for the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. He joined Austrian Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen, together with Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, to meet with UN Secretary General António Guterres. #unga73
From September 23-29, 2018, Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl was in New York City for the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). #unga73
“I encourage all Americans to recognize and celebrate the important contributions that millions of Americans of Austrian descent have made—and continue to make—to our Nation's strength and prosperity.” #AustrianAmericanDay
On September 21, 2018, Christian Brunmayr, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Austrian Embassy, spoke with students from the Washington-site of New York University (NYU) about migration and the changing faces of Europe. #eu2018at
On September 18, 2018, three Austrian Holocaust Memorial Servants who recently started their work in Los Angeles paid their inaugural visit to Consul General Andreas Launer. #NeverForget #AskWhy
2019 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Vienna International Centre (VIC).
At the invitation of the Washington International Business Council, Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner met with a group of executives from leading international corporations to speak about Austria's plans and priorities during its Presidency of the Council of the European Union on September 6, 2018. #eu2018at
On September 5, 2018, Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner and Thorsten Eisingerich, the Director of the Austrian Press & Information Service, welcomed the journalists Lidia Jean Knott (PRI's The World) from Washington, D.C., as well as Vienna-based Josephine Nora Charlotte Roek (Puls 4), and Christina Taar (Kleine Zeitung) to the Embassy in Washington, D.C. #AustriansAbroad
Stan Muczynsky was a B-24 radio operator and gunner during WW II. He was shut down over what was then Yugoslavia and subsequently became a Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag 17B, which was located near the city of Krems in Lower Austria.
Upon invitation of Consul General Launer, State Senator Ben Allen, Chair of the State Senate and State Assembly Joint Committee on Arts, as well as the Mayor of West Hollywood, John Duran, paid a visit to the “Schindler House” on July 19, 2018.
On July 26, 2018, Austrian company Milan Motorsport GmbH revealed its new hypercar, the MILAN RED.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gathered counterparts from 89 countries and International Organisations for the first ever Ministerial Meeting on Freedom of Religion and Belief (FORB) in Washington, DC on July 26, 2018.
“A registration of consumers who want to purchase kosher (and halal) meat will certainly not take place in Austria. Religious freedom is a crucial value for Austria.”
On July 17th, 2018, Ambassador Waldner spoke at the B’nai B’rith Diplomatic Encounter Series about the Austrian EU Presidency priorities, including the many challenges presently facing the EU.
On Jun 28, 2018, the Speaker of the Austrian House of Representatives (First President of the Austrian National Council), Wolfgang Sobotka, visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. #AskWhy #ATUS180
Representatives of several Austrian companies visited the Washington, DC area between June 20 - 22, 2018 to attend the SelectUSA Investment Summit 2018 at National Harbor, MD.
On June 6, 2018, a Dialogue-Series event took place at the International Student House of Washington, DC (ISHDC) as an off-the-record discussion with the Troika-Presidency of the Council of the European Union. #eu2018at
From June 26-28, 2018, First President of the Austrian National Council Wolfgang Sobotka visited Washington, DC for the #eu2018at kickoff reception and celebration at the Austrian Embassy and for a series of bilateral meetings on Capitol Hill.