AUSTRIA presents you with the local celebrities of the week. Here are the top 10:
1. Austria’s emergency services
The fire brigade, police and rescue services were in constant use on New Year’s Eve and the days that followed. With thousands of emergency calls, injured people had to be treated and dozens of fires were extinguished. A big thank you for that!
2. Johanna Mikl-Leitner
The Lower Austria head of state officially starts her election campaign on Monday in front of 2,500 fans in St. Pölten. According to the latest polls, she could at least defend the majority in the state government. The election will take place on January 29th.
3. Thomas Stipsits
The star cabaret artist is also a hit as an author. His novel “Eiergrat-Komplott”, the third thriller in the successful Stinatz series, took first place in the annual book charts. In addition, Stipsits thrilled this week with “Love Machine” also on TV.
4. Pamela Rendi-Wagner
The SPÖ leader whipped up the party for the coming year – and is now even taking a hard line on the subject of asylum.
5. Juergen Maurer
With the ORF thriller “Vienna Blood” he celebrated a top rating as detective Rheinhardt: A total of 2 million watched.
6. Erwin Hameseder
The Raiffeisen-General invites you to the legendary Sauschädelessen next week: the who’s who from business and politics is coming.
7. Max Schrems
With his lawsuit, the data protection officer from Vienna broke up a 390 million euro fine for the Facebook group Meta.
The German is the new Austria coach and should bring the violets back into shape despite the fan uprising.
9. Denise Kubala
The animal rights activist from the association against animal factories uncovered a chicken fattening scandal in Styrian farms this week.
10. Bernhard Speer
The star of the chart Kaiser Seiler & Speer is looking forward to his new big hit. In August he will be a father for the third time.