Bogdan Brkić

Originally from southern Serbia, he moved to Vienna in 2013 to study German Philology. He is an aspiring journalist whose passions include history, music and French pastries.

Covid on April 5-11 | Over 2 Million Vaccine Jabs Given

The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in the week of April 5 to April 11, 2021.
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WKÖ and ÖGB Condemn “Easter Lockdown”

In a rare show of unity, the Austrian Economic Chambers and Trade Union Federation call the latest anti-COVID measures “not feasible” in a joint statement.

Press Freedom Is Under Attack in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe

Recent reports from Transparency International and Reporters without Borders show that corruption in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe is on the rise as freedom of the press plummets.

Survey – A Discouraged Public Gives Coalition Poor Marks

A year after the start of the pandemic, trust in the government has plummeted to new lows, as frustrations mount amid evidence of a new ÖVP scandal.

The Serbians Making Vienna’s Music Scene

From the Vienna Boys Choir to the University of Music and Performing Arts, Serbian musicians bring a unique soulfulness to the Austrian musical tradition.

Overwhelming Uncertainty – Mental Health Issues on the Rise Under COVID-19

With the start of the pandemic, the Donau University in Krems began researching the impacts of the crisis on the moods and well-being of Austrians, with one in five affected.

In Vienna, Demand for Virus Testing Spurs Innovation

After a rocky start and complaints about long waiting times, the City Council had to completely overhaul its initial program. Since then great strides have been made towards more accessible testing all around town, by bus, tram or bicycle.