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.
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 Hungary’s ruling Fidesz following a nearly unanimous vote of coalition MEPs on March 20. Viktor Orban’s party will no longer have membership rights to vote, speak or propose candidates for […]
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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 ...
Austria’s Armed Forces Bundesheer

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 Staff General Robert Brieger have announced (Mar 1...
Harald Preuner and Sebastian Kurz

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 seats from eight to 16, the People’s Party (ÖVP) o...
Vienna Fridays for Future

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, protesting government inaction on climate change. A...
driver-assistance systems

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-assistance systems on heavy vehicles. With 69,100 signa...

Trainees to Be Deported

The next few weeks could be crucial for almost 700 job trainees who risk deportation after being denied asylum, reversing a government commitment in July 2018 that “asylum seekers… doing an apprentice...

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. Green Card, the Rot-Weiss-Rot Karte is a major quali...