Benjamin Wolf

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Born 1991, studied Journalism, History and International Affairs. After stints with Cafébabel in Paris and Arte in Strasbourg, he is now working as managing editor and COO for Metropole in Vienna. Fields of expertise are politics, economics, culture, and history.Photo: Visual Hub

Metropole Turns 4 🥳

Metropole turned 4 this week. Here are some of our major milestones.
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What Coalition the Media Expect – and Want

The elections have been fought, the winners and losers on the record. Now all eyes are turning to the decisive coalition negotiations.
Maria Theresia

Maria Theresia Is to Blame

In September, over 220,000 Viennese students went back to school. Some go willingly, some have to be dragged, but Austrian parents have a stock response to unwilling schoolgoers: Blame Maria Theresa
Sebastian Kurz

What Coalition Now for King Kurz?

A coalition between Conservatives and Greens seems currently like the most feasible option. Will ÖVP chief Sebastian Kurz go for it?
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Austria Goes to the Polls

With parliamentary elections less than four weeks away, parties put forward their ideas.

World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Light Rail to Be Built in Austria’s Zillertal

The popular tourist region in Tyrol has decided to replace its existing diesel system with a hydrogen-powered light rail, a world premiere on narrow gauge tracks.
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Party Manifestos | What the People’s Party (ÖVP) Wants for Austria

The basic tenets of the program are and remain, according to Kurz: no new debt, a lower tax burden and the fight against illegal immigration.

Party Manifestos | What the Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) Wants for Austria

The 46-page SPÖ manifesto focuses on health, work, education, infrastructure and protecting the climate – but also contains some bold policy proposals.