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.
Nina Burger football player

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 holder Nina Burger (31) made her final appearance on...
Sebastian Kurz, Strache

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 proposed hourly wage of €1,50 for asylum seekers, citi...
Albertina, director, Schröder

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 Schröder was reappointed (Mar 30) by Minister of Cu...
Opel, Factory, Plant, Auto, GM

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 to layoff 400 of its 1,200 employees at the Austria...
Article 13, Copyright Directive

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 legislation was passed by the European Parliament ...

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 its withdrawal from Budapest in late 2018, the Ce...
European Union, EPP, European People's Party

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. The European People’s Party (EPP) suspended Hunga...
third runway approved for Vienna International Airport

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 18). The controversial project has been on hold si...
No to Foreign Funding for Mosques

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 concerns”. In the ruling (Mar 21), the court dismissed ...