However, even in card-friendly countries like France, card payments must increase by 72 percent in order to match the level in the three leading countries, “the ECB said in a press release.

However, even in card-friendly countries like France, card payments must increase by 72 percent in order to match the level in the three leading countries, “the ECB said in a press release.

Austria is in the middle with 3,620 euros (euro area: 3,613 euros, EU: 4,055 euros).

The central bank sees “considerable” growth potential, especially for Central and Southern Europe. “However, even in card-friendly countries like France, card payments must increase by 72 percent in order to match the level in the three leading countries,” the ECB said in a press release.

Expansion of the uniform payment area

The Euro Central Bank would like to extend the single payment area Sepa (Single Euro Payments Area) to cards. The conversion of transfers and direct debits is currently in progress – these are the new long account numbers IBAN and BIC. At the end of 2013, almost three quarters of all money transfers were made using IBAN in the Sepa countries (EU members as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland).

“Sepa for cards is the next logical step in the integration of the European market for retail payments,” said ECB Director Yves Mersch. For him it is “hard to believe” that consumers, retailers and banks still encountered obstacles when paying by card. Especially since the plastic cards were less expensive than the use of cash. Currently, the “social costs for retail payments” amounted to 1 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) or around 130 billion euros in the EU, which is almost the same as the EU budget for 2014.

In general, card usage has increased in all EU countries in recent years. In 2000 there were around 13 billion transactions in Europe; in 2012, 40 billion card payments were recorded.

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I won’t pay with the card as long as possible. So only buy what my wallet gives. Drive it very well!

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The right-wing extremists have launched a xenophobic attack on cultural life. On Thursday evening 40 activists stormed the stage of the Audimax of the University of Vienna, where the Elfriede Jelinek play “Die Schutzbefohlenen” was performed by refugees. According to the organizers, there were several injured, four men were reported.write my critical analysis for me The identitarians spoke of an aesthetic intervention.

According to the police, the activists of the Identitarians “apparently belonged to the right-wing extremist clientele”. At around 8.45 p.m. they occupied the stage of the Audimax, which was fully occupied with 800 people, and interrupted the play that was being performed there. They unrolled a banner with the inscription “Hypocrites – Our resistance against your decadence”, spilled fake blood and threw flyers with the inscription “Multiculturalism kills” into the audience. “When people present in the hall and on the stage tried to force the ‘identities’ off the stage, there were tumultuous scenes,” reported the police.

According to the Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) – they were co-organizer of the theater evening – several people from the audience and actors were beaten, pushed and injured during the action by the identities, who had already repeatedly disrupted events. The police investigated four men after the stage storm, and four other previously unknown persons were reported for “disturbing a gathering”. So far, eight people have filed charges of assault.

Justification: Was an “aesthetic intervention”

The identitarians themselves justified their disruption of the performance as “aesthetic intervention”. The action was not directed “against the asylum seekers on stage, but against the hypocrites in the audience and politicians”. The aim of the action was “politicians who live in their parallel worlds”, including the play’s author, Elfriede Jelinek, “and her sanctimonious plays that never show the victims on the European side” were verbally attacked. At the same time, the Identitarians announced further such ventures on their website.

Political representatives of the SPÖ, Greens and NEOS reacted with horror to the storm. The City of Vienna invited the ensemble of the “Schutzbefohlenen” to a performance in the Vienna City Hall. And the presidential election campaign reached the day’s events: SPÖ candidate Rudolf Hundstorfer sees the FPÖ as responsible for the action, which with its politics is preparing the breeding ground for such right-wing extremist groups.

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Frustrated Sat, Apr 16, 2016 5:14 pm

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In all honesty: I don’t want to meet them as soon as they are more than 1. I’m really afraid of them, and they obviously want to establish a dictatorship.

christian95 Sat., Apr. 16, 2016 1:18 pm

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In 1918 it was the radical left who plunged great Russia into chaos for many years. In the 1930s it was rights in Germany and (later also Austria) all of Europe that changed. Today it is radical Muslims in the Middle East and Africa who want to bring our left-green do-gooders to Europe in order to get more voters in the short term. Soon they will have the Mehreit …

christian95 Sat., Apr. 16, 2016 1:21 pm

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….and their own party with Sharia law As long as WE pamper you generously with our social benefits, WE don’t deserve anything else. If you want to change something, you just have to choose so that something changes.

christian95 Sat., Apr. 16, 2016 1:23 pm

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It is certainly a coincidence, nothing but coincidence, that these radical leftists always come from a certain university in Vienna. The next year that demonstrates against an FPÖ ball is already in training …..

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Oberon Sat., Apr. 16, 2016 9:19 am

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With today’s article “What is behind the” Identitarians? “Is not allowed to post, then stop here. For me, it’s very simple. The more the population feels that politics – preferably red / green – is only more interested in Refugees and their well-being and only marginally for the local population, the more often there are people who oppose ……..

Oberon Sat., Apr. 16, 2016 9:19 am

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…. rebel. Even if the choice of means are not always acceptable to me. Note: The refugee crisis is not only the favorite topic of the “Identitarians”!

Schnadahuepfl Sat., Apr. 16, 2016 11:28 am

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“… prefers red / green – only interested in refugees and their well-being …” — What nonsense, apparently the restrictive, tw. Government measures that contradict human and asylum law, etc. Passed by you with quotas and fences. Incidentally, the Greens do not hold any departments. The fact that “well-being” is increased without refugees is incomprehensible

Oberon Sat., Apr. 16, 2016 5:36 pm

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I ask YOU to speak to me as well, otherwise – no further answer.

Schnadahuepfl Sat., Apr. 16, 2016 8:18 pm

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There is no such thing as “you” on the Internet. Incidentally, not in Tyrol either.

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Roland Mösl Fri., Apr. 15, 2016 8:38 pm

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When will the modification from “Herr Bidermann and the arsonists” to “The do-gooders and the invaders” be performed in the Audi Max?

Schnadahuepfl Fri., Apr. 15, 2016 6:13 pm

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Those little fluffy mustaches, spoiled by affluence, who turn pure fadesse into a newcomer youth, these bobos should be so beaten up that they can no longer perceive their “identity”. We are too patient, this is what makes such excesses of the right-wing extremists possible in the first place never dared. When do we finally start to fight back?

Retards Sat, Apr 16, 2016 5:44 pm

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oh what, was a cool action. What cool action have left left got in the last few years? jop, nothing at all, except with massive vandalism which is dear to taxpayers. Thank you Greens! Thank you left!

Schnadahuepfl Sat., Apr. 16, 2016 8:27 pm

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If you think it’s cool to pour fake blood on traumatized refugee children, then you don’t need to comment on it … Not even titling yourself, because even the most hearty swear words are too honorable for you.

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Independent Fri., Apr. 15, 2016 5:31 pm

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The greens and reds do the same and annoy the citizens.

christian95 Fri., Apr. 15, 2016 5:59 pm

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Wasn’t that to be expected? Left-wing fascists have been demonstrating for years and smashing the city of Vienna. Now a few right-wing radicals have found each other. It is not okay what both groups practice. But a democracy has to endure that.

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Oberon Fri., Apr. 15, 2016 12:01 pm

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The attack would not have been directed against the asylum seekers on the stage, but “against the hypocrites in the audience and politicians who live in their parallel worlds”. Whoever does not see anything true in this, probably lives in a parallel world himself! I also have a very divided relationship with hypocrisy, but dismiss it as cowardice and weakness of character. The action of the identities is far …….

Oberon Fri., Apr. 15, 2016 12:01 pm

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…. overshot, although I understand the point. Conclusion: a little less extremism, and you are more believable. At least for me.

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steefi Fri., Apr. 15, 2016 12:00

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We bet that all these suitcases are FPÖ sympathizers and voters, and that is no coincidence.

Fri., Apr. 15, 2016 9:42 am

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Identities must also understand and accept that in the future it will be the refugees who will receive social benefits and no longer them.

christian95 Fri., Apr. 15, 2016 9:22 am

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They are neither “identitarians” nor “activists”, they are simply primitive rioters who do not want to accept any other opinion in a democracy. A democracy can withstand such a play easily. Otherwise we will soon be with “Böhmermann”.

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The Freedom Party can be happy, for them the result of the Upper Austrian state election on Sunday means a tailwind for the Vienna election in two weeks. At the federal level, on the other hand, the Chancellor Party, the SPÖ, has to think twice, the experts believe. Governing is not getting any easier for the two coalition parties.

For the Vienna election, the “huge success” of the FPÖ in Upper Austria means a “portion of tailwind”, but this was foreseeable, said Hajek. The starting position in the federal capital is fundamentally different, however, because the mayor and SPÖ state party leader Michael Häupl is more clearly positioned here than the SPÖ in Upper Austria, for example. The “duel character” also predominates in this election campaign. Except for the tailwind for the FPÖ, Hajek sees an election in Vienna that is independent of Upper Austria.

SPÖ and ÖVP do not come to rest

The coalition parties SPÖ and ÖVP will not come to rest now. Hajek expects, for example, internal party accusations that the issues should be dealt with differently. He expects consequences in the government, but these will still depend on the election result in Vienna. Going back to the agenda without looking and carrying on as before, that is not to be expected and will “only happen if you don’t care about the 2018 election result,” said Hajek. For the SPÖ, the result is “a catastrophe” because it has become “by far the third strongest party,” said Hajek.

According to political advisor Thomas Hofer (H P Public Affairs) put up with the question of why they don’t act on the number one issue – asylum – or act the way they do. In a core country of social democracy, the SPÖ has more than halved itself within two ballots and is in a “structural crisis” with “dramatic problems”. It was “pulverized” in Upper Austria, which the federal party must take seriously: “You really have to think about something, otherwise you will no longer be number one at the federal political level,” whoever is the future candidate for chancellor in the SPÖ. Hofer stated that in Upper Austria before the election there was talk of a “duel for second place”: “Where is the duel? There are miles in between.”

Vienna election will rectify the situation for the SPÖ

The Vienna election will “rectify the situation a little” for the SPÖ, said Hofer. He also sees Häupl “cleverly positioned for all anti-Strache voters”: “He can use that for himself with a clever election campaign.”

Asylum is not the only reason for a strong FPÖ

Explaining the heavy losses with the asylum issue alone would be too easy. “Yes, things have come to a head there, but that also has to do with the labor market, the non-decisions in education policy or the overall appearance of federal politics,” said Hofer. In 2018 you could no longer talk yourself out of the asylum issue, then it would be about how you governed or not governed, said Hofer.

Half a year ago it was said that the tax reform had received great approval. There was absolutely nothing to be seen in yesterday’s election, said OGM boss Wolfgang Bachmayer. Important multipliers in the country such as hosts, many doctors and mayors are now very critical of the federal government. The result shows what that makes, says Bachmayer.

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