Dardis McNamee

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Dardis McNamee is the Editor in Chief of METROPOLE. Over a long career in journalism she has written for The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler in New York, the Wall Street Journal Europe and Die Zeit in Vienna, as well as having been a speechwriter to two US ambassadors to Austria. She was awarded the 2007 Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching for her work at the Department of Media Communications for Webster University Worldwide. In 2010, she was granted Austrian Citizenship of Honor (EhrenstaatsbĂĽrgerschaft) for outstanding contributions to the Austrian Republic
eu parliament

The Choice for Europe

Amid foreign efforts to undermine Western democracy, decisive questions increasingly can only be addressed in Brussels. So here we are, at press time, with Austria’s governing coalition deservedly in tatters. After the release of a fatally compromising video – documenting efforts to broker government contracts for illegal campaign contributions from wealthy Russians – the far-right vice […]
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Stiglitz

Remaking Globalization

Joseph Stiglitz has been awarded the CEU 2019 Open Society Prize at the final graduation ceremony in Budapest. Our Editor in Chief met him in 2006 when he held a speech in Vienna – foreboding much of what has transpired since.
Niki Lauda

Remembering the Life of Niki Lauda

Austria loses race car hero Niki Lauda – world champion and aviation entrepreneur, and a legend in his own time.
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The Choice for Europe Ⓜ️

So here we are, at press time, with Austria’s governing coalition deservedly in tatters. After the release of a fatally compromising video the far-right vice chancellor H.C. Strache has been shown the door.
Speisen ohne Grenzen

Catering Integration

A new initiative serves delivered lunches to local businesses while training refugee women for careers in the food service business. Additional research by Fausia Abdoel In a rented kitchen in the 17th district, things are bustling: At one prep station a young woman in her 20s in jeans and a head scarf stands next to […]
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Hospital Heal Thyself

After 13 years and €500 million in cost overruns, the new hi-tech Krankenhaus Nord will open in June, integrating and upgrading services from around the city. That a “consciousness consultant” could be paid €95,000 to envelope the site in a positive energy field was perhaps a measure of the absurdities that have accompanied the project […]
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Breaking News | Britons May Vote in the EU Elections

Regardless of Brexit, British citizens living in Austria may participate in the European elections in May, the Interior Ministry confirmed. Estimating the number between 500 and 1,000, voting rights expert Robert Stein of the Interior Ministry confirmed Monday (April 8) the right of British citizens to participate in the up-coming elections for the European Parliament, […]
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Gemeindebau, Social housing, Vienna, 100 years

A New Century of Social Housing

As in 1919, Vienna’s revised Building Code hopes to dampen land prices and make the economics of affordable housing work again In this season of centennials, the City of Vienna considers 2019 the anniversary of its famed Social Housing program. A hundred years ago, with migrants flooding the city from across the former Empire, Vienna […]
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heumarkt

Heumarkt | Stopped for Now

Under pressure from Federal Culture Minister Gernot Blümel, Vienna’s controversial Heumarkt project was suddenly called off late Sunday (Mar 17), delayed for at least two years, pending further discus...