African Swine Fever

African swine fever (ASP) is a dangerous animal disease and therefore notifiable in Austria. No cases of African swine fever have ever occurred in Austria. In case of crisis diagnosis is made at the national reference laboratory of AGES.


Cockchafer / Close linge

This year again a mass flight of cockchafers is to be expected in certain areas of Upper Austria, Salzburg and Tyrol. Their swarming is noticeable during the evening hours at forest edges or striking single trees.


Announcements by the Federal Offices

BAES: Variety Registration 2020

The Federal Office for Food Safety (BAES) has registered 80 varieties of agricultural species and 22 vegetable varieties in the Austrian Variety List according to the Seed Act 1997, as amended, after consulting the Variety Admission Commission.


BASG: Information on COVID-19

General information on medicinal products, authorisation and tasks of the Federal Office for Safety in Health Care