Yaël Ossowski

Yaël Ossowski is a consumer advocate and writer. He's currently deputy director at the Consumer Choice Center, and was previously a national investigative reporter at Watchdog.org.He has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) from the CEVRO Institute in Prague and a Bachelor's in Political Science from Concordia University, Montreal.Born in Québec and raised in the southern United States, he currently lives in Vienna, Austria.

Banking for the People

In the first installment of our new series of how expats built their careers in Vienna, we talked to Maurizio Poletto, the designer behind E...

Kickl Seeks Preventive Detention of ‘Dangerous’ Refugees

In a press conference Monday afternoon, Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kickl (FPÖ) outlined his plans for "Sicherungshaft," a legal change that wo...

Why Austria’s Millennial Minister Sebastian Kurz Could be Dangerous

On Saturday, July 1st, in a muted and highly uncontested leadership election in Linz, Austria, 30-year-old Sebastian Kurz secured 98.7 percent of the ...

Dealing with Stress

One study divides how we cope with anxiety into four categories: Guardians, Integrators, Drivers and Pioneers. Which one are you?“Nothing is per...

Smart Urbanism: Utopian Vision or False Dawn?

Smart cities claim to improve the lives, productivity and eco-balance of their citizens. A new collection of essays questions whether the vision lives...