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OrangeMango Nov 22nd 2019 3:44 pm

No forum for Austria?
 
Just wondering, why is there no forum on Austria? It's not that there aren't any Brits there.

Or is there complete lack of interest?

Rosemary Nov 22nd 2019 4:43 pm

Re: No forum for Austria?
 
Same question asked a few days ago. Here it is.

https://britishexpats.com/forum/euro...dering-929268/

Rosemary

scot47 Nov 22nd 2019 4:50 pm

Re: No forum for Austria?
 
Same for most countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Slovakia, Poland, Czech Repunlic, Bulgaria, Romania etc

scot47 Nov 22nd 2019 4:59 pm

Re: No forum for Austria?
 
The media had stuff recently about THAT HOUSE in Braunau-am-Inn where THAT MAN was born. Anglo media do not tell us much about waht is going on in that part of the world/

spouse of scouse Nov 22nd 2019 6:01 pm

Re: No forum for Austria?
 

Originally Posted by scot47 (Post 12767900)
The media had stuff recently about THAT HOUSE in Braunau-am-Inn where THAT MAN was born. Anglo media do not tell us much about waht is going on in that part of the world/

Don't know about the quality of the reporting as I haven't read them, but there seems to be quite a few Austrian newspapers in English, eg.
https://www.thelocal.at/
https://www.wienerzeitung.at/nachrichten/english_news/

Perhaps the other countries you mention have the same?

OrangeMango Nov 22nd 2019 7:23 pm

Re: No forum for Austria?
 

Originally Posted by scot47 (Post 12767900)
The media had stuff recently about THAT HOUSE in Braunau-am-Inn where THAT MAN was born. Anglo media do not tell us much about waht is going on in that part of the world/

I don't think there is anything that interesting going on in Austria for the Anglo media to report on. The usual issues like everywhere else, political corruption, etc...

The interesting thing is that THAT HOUSE as you refer to it has neither been used by THAT MAN nor his party and his atrocities. After all, anybody no matter if it's THAT MAN or any other human would have to be born somewhere, which is the only thing that happened in that house. The whole family moved at a time when THAT MAN was very very young and didn't even know what a Jew is....

If you're interested in this particular kind of history about Austria, I suggest you would visit the Mauthausen concentration camp. There is lot's more to see there rather than in Braunau.

Thairetired2016 Nov 23rd 2019 6:36 am

Re: No forum for Austria?
 
Apparently about 10.000 Brits live in Austria.
Retired and working. Just read an article yesterday that tourism would be badly hit if Brexit happened end of Jan. 2020. Many Brits work as skiing instructors, barmen, waiters, ski hire agents etc. They would be out overnight in the middle of the winter season.
At Vienna airport all airline staff I dealt with a few days ago were Brits.

Thairetired2016 Nov 23rd 2019 6:52 am

Re: No forum for Austria?
 

Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12767938)
Don't know about the quality of the reporting as I haven't read them, but there seems to be quite a few Austrian newspapers in English, eg.
https://www.thelocal.at/
https://www.wienerzeitung.at/nachrichten/english_news/

Perhaps the other countries you mention have the same?

Check out the links. "The Local" showers you with adverts as this is what they live off, Wiener Zeitung doesn't offer uptodate news in English.
Best to ignore both and learn to speak/read German.

tooboocoo Nov 23rd 2019 9:29 am

Re: No forum for Austria?
 

Originally Posted by Thairetired2016 (Post 12768155)
...They would be out overnight in the middle of the winter season.

How do you know this?


Thairetired2016 Nov 23rd 2019 10:35 am

Re: No forum for Austria?
 

Originally Posted by tooboocoo (Post 12768212)
How do you know this?

In case of a NoDeal Brexit agreements stop immediately resp. new rules come into force = apply for Rot-Weiss-Rot Card.
I just go by a statement from head of tourism authority on TV and newspaper.They are as concerned as employees are.
Btw, UK embassy Vienna website gives all info/links you need in case of No Deal. Check their Facebook?
Are you affected by it?


spouse of scouse Nov 23rd 2019 11:53 am

Re: No forum for Austria?
 

Originally Posted by Thairetired2016 (Post 12768157)
Check out the links. "The Local" showers you with adverts as this is what they live off, Wiener Zeitung doesn't offer uptodate news in English.
Best to ignore both and learn to speak/read German.

I put them up as an unknown 'maybe' for scot47, I have no interest in reading them or learning German :)

tooboocoo Nov 23rd 2019 12:37 pm

Re: No forum for Austria?
 

Originally Posted by Thairetired2016 (Post 12768227)
Are you affected by it?

No, I'm not affected, thank you for asking. I was just querying why you presented that statement as a fact - there is no reason to imagine that people will be rounded up and deported the day after Brexit, even if it's a "hard" one.


OrangeMango Nov 23rd 2019 5:06 pm

Re: No forum for Austria?
 

Originally Posted by Thairetired2016 (Post 12768227)
In case of a NoDeal Brexit agreements stop immediately resp. new rules come into force = apply for Rot-Weiss-Rot Card.
I just go by a statement from head of tourism authority on TV and newspaper.They are as concerned as employees are.
Btw, UK embassy Vienna website gives all info/links you need in case of No Deal. Check their Facebook?
Are you affected by it?

This Rot-Weiss-Rot Card seems only temporary and needs to be renewed every couple of years, I think.

Sadly Austria also vehemently and stubbornly denies dual citizenship, especially when it comes to naturalization. Even the Netherlands are more open minded on that one.

Thairetired2016 Nov 24th 2019 2:40 am

Re: No forum for Austria?
 

Originally Posted by tooboocoo (Post 12768271)
No, I'm not affected, thank you for asking. I was just querying why you presented that statement as a fact - there is no reason to imagine that people will be rounded up and deported the day after Brexit, even if it's a "hard" one.

I didn't say they will be rounded up and deported. They just loose all their rights overnight. Once their application for R-W-R card has been approved you can continue. There are income requirements. I don't know how much a barman or skiing instructor earns. Austria is no longer the welcoming country it once was. I often get the impression they (officialdom) would rather see the back of foreigners.

tooboocoo Nov 24th 2019 6:18 am

Re: No forum for Austria?
 

Originally Posted by Thairetired2016 (Post 12768565)
I didn't say they will be rounded up and deported.

Actually, you did - "They would be out overnight..." was your exact phrase.
The cooling of the formerly friendly attitudes has, I believe, very little to do with British ski bums - it's a consequence of the volume and flavour of the "enrichment" they've experienced over the last decade or so.


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