2015 in Austria

The following lists events that happened during 2015 in the Republic of Austria.




  • January 5 - An avalanche near the Rettenbach glacier in the Austrian Alps, kills two prospects for the United States ski team, Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle.[1]


  • February 25 - The Austrian Parliament passes a bill, partly aimed at tackling Islamist radicalism, that gives Muslims more legal security but bans foreign funding for mosques and imams.[2]


Austria held the 60th Eurovision song contest in Vienna between 19th of may and the 23rd of may. Sweden came first, Russia came second and Italy came 3rd.



  • December 5 - Miss Earth 2015 took place on December 5, 2015, at Marx Halle, Vienna, Austria. Jamie Herrell of the Philippines will crown her successor at the end of the event.[4]



  1. ^ "2 US ski team prospects die in avalanche in Austria". 5 January 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Austria passes controversial reforms to 1912 Islam law".
  3. ^ Justin Huggler (25 November 2015). "Teenage Austrian 'poster girl for the Islamic State' killed by group for trying to escape". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Miss Earth 2015 in Austria".
  5. ^ "Austrian Nazi resistance heroine dies aged 95". Guardian. Retrieved 26 June 2018.

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