Eden Vered

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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.
Tax Reform

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 “Simply Less Tax”, execution seems far from simple. Reports of the Austrian Government’s new tax reform have flooded local media in the weeks surrounding its announcement by the Turquoise-Blue coalition on April 30. […]
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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 inspire peculiar trends. A new e-scooter provider Hive launched in Vienna April 18. A joint venture of BMW and Daimler, it joins Lime, Bird, Animal, Wind and Flash in a highly competitive […]
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Online Anonymity, Ă–VP minister

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 the spread of so-called “fake news” on the internet, the Austrian government has announced a proposal to largely eliminate anonymity in on-line forums. As of 2020, Austrians will no […]
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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 (Ă–FB) record holder Nina Burger (31) made her final appearance on the pitch in the national team’s uniform, April 9. As the cameras rolled, the Lower Austrian football icon waved an emotional farewell to 2,150 […]
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Sebastian Kurz, Strache

States Say ‘No’ to €1,50 Wage

Vorarlberg’s Ă–VP 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, cities and towns in the western province of Vorarlberg have refused to comply. “It’s  a mockery. We won’t implement it,” said Harald Köhlmeier (Ă–VP) president of the Vorarlberg Association […]
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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 Culture Gernot BlĂĽmel (Ă–VP), after his successful hearing before the selection committee of leading figures in the arts scene. The committee – including JĂĽrgen […]
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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 Austrian gearbox plant in Vienna-Aspern by the end of the year. According to company spokesman Christoph Stummvoll, this downsizing reflects the loss […]
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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 in Strasbourg, with 348 MEPs in favor vs. 274 against. The new Directive is intended to correct deficiencies in the original Copyright Directive of 2001. While […]
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CEU,

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 Central European University has confirmed (Mar22) that its American-accredited programs will open to students in Vienna this fall in a temporary home at Quellenstrasse […]
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