Eden Vered

Born in Israel in 1995, Eden grew up in Japan and worked as a classical violinist until joining Metropole as social media Assistant and journalist.

Opinion | What if Foreigners Had Voting Rights?

Having two homes is confusing, and the choice between convenience and (fragile) ideology, even more so.
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SPÖ | Rework the Working Hours Act 

The Social Democrats (SPÖ) unveiled their election campaign platform – which is full of promises: from a higher minimum wage (€1700) to shorter work days.

The Chips are Down – and Out

With Brexit looming, the Silicon Sector is leaving London for the Continent. And often, the choice is Vienna.Between the dire predictions and pass...

German Satirist Ruffles Official Feathers

Interviewed on ORF’s ‘Kulturmontag’, Jan Böhmermann’s harsh criticism of Austrian officials went down badly, drawing an ORF disclaimer and a citizen l...

Promises, Promises

The new tax reform aims to ease the burden on low-income households while reducing bureaucracy to attract investment. Despite the catchy slogan “Simpl...

Scooter Clutter

Six hundred more e-scooters have arrived on Vienna streets with provider Hive, as the low-slung two wheelers continue to polarize public opinion and i...

Ending Online Anonymity

Users of online forums in Austria may be required to provide operators with a “digital identity card"In a move intended to reduce hate speech and ...

Nina Burger | A Striking Career

After nearly 14 years on the field, Austria’s women’s football bids adieu to the celebrated Nina Burger Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) record hol...

States Say ‘No’ to €1,50 Wage

Vorarlberg’s ÖVP joins Vienna’s Red/Green coalition in resisting the government’s controversial policy As debate continues over the government’s propo...

Albertina | Schröder Keeps the Keys

In spite of controversy, the popular museum's long time director has been reappointed for another five years.In office since 1999 Klaus Albrecht S...

Pink Slips at Opel, Union Sees Red

The French owned auto factory announces plans to downsize its Vienna workforce; unions turn to the city for help. Groupe PSA’s Opel division plans t...

Copyright Directive Approved

After nearly two decades of debate, the European Parliament approved the controversial Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market (Mar 26). The ...

CEU | Temporarily in the 10th

Pressured out of Hungary, the Central European University (CEU) opens in Vienna in September at an interim site in the10th District. After announcing...

The EPP Suspends Orban’s Fidesz

Viktor Orban’s Fidesz suspended from the Europe’s Center-right European People’s Party, amid doubts about Austria’s interior minister, Herbert Kickl. ...

3rd Runway approved for Vienna International Airport

After years of debate, the Austrian High Administrative Court (VwGH) approved construction of a third runway at the Vienna International Airport (Mar ...

No to Foreign Funding for Mosques

The controversial “Islam Law” has received a stamp of approval from Austria’s Constitutional Court (VfGH), who said it raised “no constitutional conce...

Of Helmets & Hardware

Just nine months after a significant build up of armored personnel carriers, Austrian Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen and Defense Chief of ...

Back to Black

For the first time since 1945, the city of Salzburg has turned from Red to a new silky Black.With 37% of the vote and a doubling of their council ...

Power to the Pupils

Tens of thousands of school and university students marched through Vienna on March 15 as part of international school strike Fridays for Future, prot...

In the Blind Corner

The death of a nine-year old child hit by a truck on the way to school January 31, has led to public pressure for mandatory electronic driver-assistan...

Red, White and Red Reforms

The government announced on Feb 27 that the requirements for the red-white-red card, an Austrian work permit, will be revised.Similar to a U.S. Gr...

Opernball 2019

Vienna’s 63rd Opernball (Opera ball) once again attracted thousands to Vienna's Staatsoper on February 28.The traditional high point of the city’s...

Vienna’s MDW Receives Top Ranking

Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts (MDW) placed first in its field – tying with the renowned Julliard School in New York – in Quacquarel...

Growing Green Cities

Where Beethoven found inspiration for his Pastoral symphony and Schubert wrote his songs, a new initiative seeks answers to a sustainable future.W...

Drummed Out of the Army

The Viennese youth comes in last in national ranking of physical fitness to fulfill mandatory military service, according to a recent report.In co...

Open for Business

Foreign companies are relocating to Austria at a record-breaking rate.In 2018, 221 companies set up offices in the country, with 57% settling in ...

Karfreitag Controversy

Following a European Court of Justice (EuGH) ruling, the Austrian governing coalition proposed a half-holiday on Good Friday, sparking criticism from ...

“Do Not Smoke”

With broad support from the medical community, the anti-smoking initiative “Do Not Smoke” was brought before the health committee of Parliament Tuesda...

Star-Chef to Stand for EU Parliament

Restauranteur, nutritionist and TV personality Sarah Wiener formally announced Feb. 15 her candidacy for EU Parliament on the Green Party list, pendin...

Biomass Legal Battle

According to EU requirements, Austria is bound to attain a share of 34% of renewable energy in its total energy mix by the year 2020. While the state ...

Good Friday… Or is it?

The European Court of Justice ruled (January 22nd)  that Austria is guilty of discrimination on the grounds of religion, as under the county’s law, Go...

Arrested Development at Theater Drachengasse

Annie Baker’s play "The Flick" puts the mundane into the spotlight at Theater Drachengasse.Growing up is never easy, as anyone who has ever done s...

#HaveweMET? | Yoga Teacher Sara Ticha

On a rainy Wednesday morning, the busy Coffee Pirates on Spitalgasse is overrun by hipsters, students and a group of young moms exchanging baby tips. ...

#HaveweMET? | Warda Network

Stepping out to Warda Network's rooftop balcony reveals a panoramic view of Vienna's picture-perfect 8th district. This, apparently, is the city f...

A Game of Thrones

The fish rots from the head down in the Volkstheater’s compelling Don Karlos.With enlightenment-era ideals under fire, it seems ...

Brunnenmarkt | United We Eat

While Vienna’s inner districts will never lose their allure, Brunnenmarkt and its vibrant surroundings can offer an edgier alternative, providing a compelling and stimulating model of integration.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Actor Rami Malek revives rock icon Freddie Mercury in a bona fide performance A Hollywood adaptation on the stellar rise to fame of the larger-than-l...

The Abyss Stares Back

On Halloween, Jesse Inman’s Smallest Theatre in the World #3 defies the rules of sanity and theater The dark courtyard of the Sigmund Freud Museum is...