Entrepreneurship Breakfast

As prepared Good morning, Welcome to the May 2018 Entrepreneurship Breakfast.  Thank you to our partners from the Wirtschaftskammer for hosting us.  It has been an absolute pleasure working with you on this.  We look forward to continuing this cooperation for many years to come. I want to thank Maximilian Tayenthal for taking the time ...
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Mauthausen Memorial Ceremony

As prepared Proud to see so many Americans here today and to be here with Chargés, Colonel Knych, and Marines. A wise philosopher once urged us to “Remember the past to build the future.” Here at Mauthausen, where evil in its most horrifying form existed, we rededicate ourselves to ensuring we never forget the past. ...
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Opening of Marshall Plan Exhibit

On February 6, Chargé d’Affaires Eugene Young travelled to Upper Austria to open the “70 Years Marshall Plan” anniversary exhibit at Oberbank Linz.  In his remarks, Chairman of the Board Dr. Josef Weißl underlined the importance of the Marshall Plan as a landmark economic initiative, which Secretary of State George C. Marshall had first introduced ...
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Embassy Holiday Reception

Happy Hanukkah!  Merry Christmas! Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, liebe Kollegen. Guten Abend und herzlich willkommen!  Zoe und ich freuen uns sehr dass sie heute hier sind. Wenn Sie erlauben, werde ich nun auf English fortfahren. On behalf of my wife Zoe and the entire U.S. Embassy to Austria, I want to welcome you tonight ...
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Chargé d’Affaires in Carinthia

Chargé d’Affaires Eugene Young visited the province of Carinthia November 30-December 1, where he called on leaders from the political, economic and religious field.  In Klagenfurt, Chargé Young had a highly interesting exchange of thoughts with Bishop Schwarz during a lunch hosted by the Bishop.  He subsequently met with the Mayor of Klagenfurt, Dr. Maria-Luise ...
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Beethoven’s Apartment in Heiligenstadt is Reopened

At an opening ceremony on November 20, Chargé d’Affaires Eugene Young highlighted the essential role of American philanthropy and expertise in supporting the Wien Museum’s efforts to reopen the Beethoven Wohnung on Probusgasse 6 in Heiligenstadt, in Vienna’s 19th district. Thanks to generous support from the American Friends of the Vienna Museum, a Chicago-based organization, ...
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Chargé d’Affaires in Vorarlberg

On November 2 and 3 Chargé d’Affaires Eugene Young visited the Western-most Austrian province Vorarlberg.  He visited the Jewish Museum in Hohenems and met with the museum’s director Dr. Hanno Loewy. During the talks in Bregenz with Landesstatthalter Mag. Karlheinz Rüdisser and Landtagspräsident Mag. Harald Sonderegger the importance of intensifying the already close economic ties ...
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Chargé d’Affaires in Styria

On October 13, Chargé d’Affaires Eugene Young visited the province of Styria. In the course of his one-day visit, he gave an interview for Kleine Zeitung and paid a courtesy call on Deputy Governor Michael Schickhofer. While at the Grazer Burg, the Chargé used the opportunity to visit the famous “Versöhnungsstiege,” a spectacular double spiral ...
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“We are family, we are not breaking up”

On October 13, Chargé d’Affaires Eugene Young participated in the “Aussenpolitische Gespräche” at Schloss Hernstein, organized by the “ Österreichische Gesellschaft für Außenpolitik und die Vereinten Nationen (ÖGAVN) ” and the “ Akademisches Forum für Außenpolitik – Hochschulliga für die Vereinten Nationen (AFA) “. During the panel discussion about the relations between the U.S. and Europe with Ambassador Dr. Ursula Plassnik and former Austrian Chancellor Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel, Chargé d’Affaires Young stressed the continuing commitment of ...
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Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria-Klosterneuburg

From evolutionary genetics to nanoelectronics – American and Austrian scientists collaborate on cutting-edge research just outside Vienna. Chargé d’Affaires Eugene Young had the honor to visit the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria to hear from American and Austrian professors about how they are working together to push the boundaries of scientific research and technology. IST Austria is just one of ...
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Independence Day Celebration 2017

Welcome everyone! Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, Herr Vizekanzler Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Brandstetter. Former Ambassador Helene von Damm. Former Ambassador William Eacho and Mrs. Donna Eacho. Thank you Solmaaz Adeli for that wonderful rendition of the American and Austrian national anthems, and “Space A,” from the Air National Guard, for the music today. Thank you ...
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