Bisherige Veranstaltungen

Die „Trooping the Colour“ Feier und König Charles’ Geburtstag


Rückblick auf die Veranstaltung Trooping the Colour im und um das Café Ministerium am 15. Juni 2024. Fotos: Wolfgang Geißler, Wolfgang Menth-Chiari, Michelle Ditrich, Sabine Schmidt-First u.a.m. Am 15. Juni 2024 war es soweit: Das Café Ministerium verwandelte sich in eine kleine britische Enklave mitten in Wien. Warum? Die... Weiterlesen >

Public Viewing – Deutschland : Schottland


Am Freitag, den 14.Juni gab es zur späten Stunde um 21 Uhr eine weitere „United Kingdom“-Veranstaltung im Café Ministerium: das berühmte Public Viewing. Stellen Sie sich vor, Sie sitzen im gemütlichen Café Ministerium, umgeben von Gleichgesinnten, die alle gespannt auf das Eröffnungsspiel der Fußball-Europameisterschaft 2024 zwischen Deutschland und Schottland... Weiterlesen >

Die alljährliche Wallfahrt


Die Mitglieder der ehrenwerten Austro British Society sind normalerweise im städtischen Bereich - vorzugsweise in der Nähe der Innenstadt - anzutreffen, aber ein-, zweimal im Jahr schwärmen sie - so ähnlich wie die Bienen - ins Umland von Wien aus. Im Frühsommer vorzugsweise nach Ebreichsdorf - und dort natürlich... Weiterlesen >

Bevorstehende Veranstaltungen

Jun 2024

Dez 2024

04/12/2024 - 12/12/2024

Policy Papers

ABS Policy Paper No. 37


Reflections on America’s, NATO’s and Russia’s approach to European Security since the 1990s

This ABS Policy Paper is written by Ambassador ret. Robert Hunter.

Of all the crises now besetting the world – particularly the West – most consequential is the war between Russia and Ukraine and thus also the NATO Alliance. China may be most problematic in the long term and Gaza now most preoccupies the United States and the global media. But arrangements devised for Ukrainian, Russian, and overall European security following the war in Ukraine will have the most critical impact on global geopolitics for at… Weiterlesen >

ABS Policy Paper No. 36


Why does Iran what it does across its borders? This ABS Policy Paper is written by Sir Richard Dalton KCMG, who has served as British Ambassador to Iran, to Libya and as Consul-General in Jerusalem. It is very difficult to foresee how things can possibly get... Weiterlesen >



The Israel-Palestinian conflict – a case for a Confederation This ABS Policy Paper is written by Andreas Herdina, former Austrian diplomat, some elements and conclusion added by Alexander Christiani. Background and rationale In 1988, the Austrian Foreign Ministry conducted a brainstorming inviting all its diplomatic staff... Weiterlesen >

ABS Blog

Antisemitism, Anti-Judaism, and Anti-Israel Sentiments


Understanding the Complexities by Wolfgang Geissler Introduction Antisemitism is a global issue that has been prevalent for centuries. It is a form of discrimination against Jewish people and is often characterized by hatred, prejudice, and violence.As an introduction, we will explore the differences between antisemitism in Austria and Great... Weiterlesen >

Singers in Waiting


What Singers Actually Do While Awaiting Their Performance by Jochen Ressel Around this time last year, I penned an ABS Blog article titled "Culture – What is it good for?" exploring the significance or insignificance of cultural events, such as those held in Vienna at the turn of the year.... Weiterlesen >

World-Wide Trouble Spots 2024


An Overview by Alexander Christiani Never since the Second World War the world at present is shocked and troubled by so many wars, conflicts and crises. An overview therefore seems appropriate to map out what we are due to expect in 2024 and how we could or should... Weiterlesen >