Visit of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Austria

During his visit last week to Vienna, Austria, Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Minister of Finance Gernot Blümel, and Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg to discuss various topics, including trade and investment ties with Austria, the fight against COVID 19, economic recovery after the pandemic, ...
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Entrepreneurship Breakfast with Martin Winkler

Last Friday, Ambassador Traina hosted another one of the so-called Entrepreneurship Breakfasts, which are co-sponsored by the Embassy and the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKOe) and offer Austrian entrepreneurs the opportunity to network and share experiences. Among the guests were representatives of those startups that will take part in the Chamber’s Go Silicon Valley program this year. Ambassador Traina and WKOe-Vice President Jürgen ...
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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in Vienna

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross arrived in Austria last Tuesday. In his meetings with Minister of Finance Gernot Blümel , Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs Margarete Schramböck , and Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology Leonore Gewessler , he discussed bilateral economic and trade relations. The USA is one of Austria’s most important trading partners, ranking second among the country’s export destinations. Austria is one of the fastest growing sources of foreign direct investment in the United States – with Austrian companies ...
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Dean Cheng on China and the Power of Information

“China’s view of the world differs from that held by Western democracies and their rule of law.” Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation and an expert in China’s military and foreign policy, was in Austria this week at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy for a series of program events in Vienna and Linz. Mr. ...
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Kickoff Reception for Austria to Austin 4.0

At Amerika Haus, Ambassador Trevor Traina welcomed 20 new Austrian entrepreneurs into the Austria to Austin community. This summer, these entrepreneurs will spend two weeks in Austin, Texas for a series of intense entrepreneurship workshops with 3DayStartup. While in Austin, participants will not only work on starting their own businesses, but get an in-depth look ...
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