2015 in Austria

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

Incumbents

Events

January

  • 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

  • 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]

May

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.

November

December

  • 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]

Deaths

References

  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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