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.

Austria Introduces New Measures After a Surge in Cases

The government is once again tightening coronavirus measures after the relative summer calm, bracing the country for a potential fourth wave after the number of Covid-19 infections nears 1,000 new cases per day.

Austria Introduces a New ID Card

The new Personalausweis will have three different security levels and new features like a QR code, a photo with a tilting effect and a see-through window.

Murder of a 13-year-old Girl Sparks Debate Over Austria’s Asylum Policies

Three of the four suspects are asylum seekers with criminal records and denied applications, leaving the government struggling to explain why they had yet to be deported.

Quarantine Requirements in Austria Lifted for a Number of Countries

The Austrian government ended quarantine requirements for several countries on May 19. But entry from many others remain restricted – especially those affected by COVID-19 variants.

Fintech at Vienna UP’21: A Tale of Virtual Coins and Unicorns

Austria's fintech sector has recorded exponential growth in the last five years, with new startups seemingly popping up every month. These fresh and innovative companies are rapidly becoming an integral part of the financial system.

Biotech and Medtech at Vienna UP’21: Innovation That Saves Lives

Vienna is becoming an international hub for the health and life science industry, which generates €3.4 billion in revenue. At Vienna UP'21, meet the biotech and medtech players whose innovations save lives and transform public health

Creative Industries at Vienna UP’21: Where Art Meets Business

The creative industries are a leverage for the whole economy, making Austria’s creatives a competitive force on a global scale. At the innovation festival, Vienna UP'21, the sector and the people in it are front and center

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.

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.