Julia Seidl

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Born 1993, Julia C. Seidl did her first internship at the Austrian news paper "Die Presse" when she was 17. After living in the US for half a year, she went on to study "Journalism & Media Management" in Vienna and continued working as a freelancer for several local news outlets such as ORF, Kurier and Falter. Seidl was employed at the weekly "Die Ganze Woche" before joining the Metropole team as an editor in 2018. She mainly writes about social issues and specializes in doing portraits and interviews. Seidl is the company's Online Content Manager and also responsible for the social media accounts of the magazine.
Blackout

In Case of a Nationwide Blackout

What would happen if the power failed across Europe? Last week, the Austrian government ran a three-day trial to find out – and they have some pointers for the rest of us Imagine a black-out that goes on for days. How long until you would run out of food? Until your phone dies? Do you […]
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Mind Matters

Artists Andreas Kattner shares his top 10 moments from the Venice Art Biennale. The Venice Art Biennale, an international celebrations of human culture so renowned it hardly needs introducing, opened its gates to curious minds on May 10. There is a lot to experience and everyone will have their own, perhaps very different, personal highlights. […]
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Lippizaner, horses, Unseco World Heritage

The White Stallions as Cultural Heritage

Forgetting their differences, Austria and Slovenia join forces to seek UNESCO recognition of the Lipizzaner as an “immaterial world cultural heritage.” Additional reporting by Dardis McNamee Austria and Slovenia have decided to join forces rather than fight over recognition of the Lipizzaner stud farms as UNESCO “immaterial world cultural heritage.” At a press conference in […]
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Sebastian Kurz

Kurz in China

At the international Silk Road Forum in Beijing, the Austrian chancellor met Chinese leaders and signed several ambitious new bilateral treaties. When China’s rulers call, the mighty come from far afield – as they did at the gathering China’s President Xi Jinping organized on April 26-28 to promote his country’s “Silk Road Initiative.” Among the […]
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Game Over at Carl Hilpert

With its owner retiring and no successor in sight, the Alt-Stadt’s oldest toy shop by Stephansdom will close after 147 years. Schulerstraße 1-3 is the official address of “Carl Hilpert KG”. But most people just know it as “the toy store behind St. Stephan’s Cathedral”. Here, you can buy Lego and Playmobil, dolls, little airplanes, […]
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Ballet Academy Expose

Brutal Training at the Balletakademie

The elite dance training at the Vienna State Opera school is a scene of everyday emotional and physical abuse, says a recent exposé: Former students and teachers report. With accusations of physica...
bicycle

New Rules for Cyclists in Vienna

New rules for cyclists have been in force since April 1st as a result of the 30th amendment to Austria’s Road Traffic Regulations (StVO) Riding your bike in Vienna is an easy way to get around, with a grand total of 1,379 kilometers within the city’s cycle path network. In addition, Vienna has 43,800 bicycle […]
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Kickl, Herbert Kickl, Stundenlohn

Kickl Proposes €1.50/Hour

Interior Minister Herbert Kickl (FPÖ) wants to limit the hourly wage for asylum seekers in public service jobs. To date, cities and municipalities have been able set the compensation. In the future, no more than €1.50 euros per hour are supposed to be paid. The suggestion is under review. The draft by Interior Minister Kickl […]
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Google, Market Finder

Google Launches “Market Finder” in Austria

An online platform with digital tools and practical know-how for exporters, the initiative was launched and introduced jointly with the Handelsverband Österreich (Austrian Trade Assosciation) and AustrianStartups. With Austrian exports of goods up 5.7% in 2018 and expected to grow another 3.7% in 2019, according to the Austrian Economics Research Institute (WIFO), on Tuesday of […]
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