Wien, 17 June 2010 Press release

Spindelegger: "With Hans Dichand, Austria has lost a great newspaper publisher"

Vienna, 17 June 2010 - "With the death of Hans Dichand, Austria has lost a tireless and acknowledged journalist with a great instinct for political developments. He was a committed newspaper publisher, who had a decisive influence on Austrian journalism to the last, and who turned the Kronen Zeitung into one of the most successful newspapers in the world. These achievements deserve the utmost respect", said Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger in a personal reaction to the news of the demise of the Krone publisher.

"With the death of Hans Dichand, Austria has lost a significant personality. In this time of grief, I wish to extend my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Hans Dichand", concluded the Foreign Minister.

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