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
Viktor Orban, EU elections, controversy

Orbán Divides Austria & Europe

The Hungarian Prime Minister wants to build a European right-wing alliance. Austria’s Vice-Chancellor H.C. Strache is one of his strongest supporters, ruffling feathers at home. Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orbán continues to cause controversy in the run-up to the continent-wide European elections on May 23-26, and a headache for the governing coalition, which is increasingly […]
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Austria Central Bank

Checks & Balances

Austria’s government plans a sweeping revamp of banking supervision that would strip the central bank of its oversight role. Long allies in the oversight of Austria’s banking system, the Finance Ministry and the National Bank are at loggerheads over the coalition’s plan to consolidate audit and analysis functions at the Ministry, drawing heated criticism from […]
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Austrian Business

Austrian Business Knows No Bounds

Engines in India, cable cars in La Paz, logistics on the Silk Road – Austrian technology and exports are at an all-time high. The old station building in the EstaciĂłn Central is still standing, but the tracks have already been torn up and the trains relocated. A single car tells the story of this station […]
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What It Means to Be Austrian

Cultural heritage is not just monuments, artworks, and great literature — it is, above all, who we are. To a newcomer, Austria may not seem like a strange country. Stunningly beautiful but wi...

Empire to Republic | What to Do in Poland

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Empire to Republic | Texting Europe

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Empire to Republic | Facts

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press freedom is declining in Central Europe

Could it Happen Here?

With press freedom declining across Central Europe, Austrians have to stay vigilant to defend the rights of journalists. Poland is under siege. So is Hungary. The forces arrayed against our proud, confident nations are numerous, sly and insidious. But fear not! A strong and sovereign Poland, a strong and sovereign Hungary will overcome these ordeals […]
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Vienna’s Police Live-Tweet a Weekend’s Work

Have you ever wondered what Vienna's police officers are up to all day (and night) long? Well, you're in luck! On the weekend of September 29-30, the Vienna Police Department (LDP Wien) treated the Vi...
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