Waving Habsburg appeal angers conservatives

17-06-2011
 
 A Social Democratic (SPÖ) member of the Austrian parliament (MP) has waded into controversy by suggesting asking the Habsburgs to wave from the balcony of a tourism hotspot.

SPÖ whip Josef Cap said in parliament yesterday (Thurs) members of the Habsburg family – who ruled vast parts of Central Europe for decades – could "wave from the balcony of Schönbrunn Palace a bit."

Cap argued that the Austrian tourism industry would benefit fro...


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