Enchanted by Mitteleuropa – In memory of Erhard Busek

Erhard Busek, former Austrian Vice-Chancellor, head of the Ministry of Education, Science and Research, former chairman of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) and head of the Institut für den Danube Region und Mitteleuropa in Vienna, died on 13 March.

Nomination of Otto von Habsburg for the post of president of the Republic of Hungary in 1989

Thirty years ago, on 30 September 1989, the name of Otto von Habsburg appeared in the domestic press as a candidate for the post of president of the Independent Smallholders, Farmers and Civic Party. In an interview with Radio Free Europe on the same day, Otto von Habsburg said he did not know about this idea, but later received a letter of nomination dated 29 September 1989.