Naomi Hunt is a managing editor at Metropole, with roots in the U.S. and Malaysia that have long been buried under Austrian soil. She previously served as a program manager at the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) and was a Senior Press Freedom Adviser at the International Press Institute (IPI).
Embattled former chancellor says he is stepping back from politics to spend time with his newborn; remains confident the ÖVP will continue to succeed.
The manufacturers of Mozartkugeln have applied for insolvency and hope to keep operating; meanwhile, the Chamber of Labor has stepped in to support unpaid employees.
With sky-high coronavirus levels among children and youth, virologists and educators differ on possible school closures.
The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in the week of November 15-21 2021.
Austria announced a nationwide lockdown starting Monday, as well as the introduction of mandatory vaccines from 2022.
The City of Vienna has brought MA 35, AMS and the Vienna Business Agency’s Expat Center under one roof in what consultant Friedrich Bruckner calls a major “cultural shift”.
The coronavirus is shaping our lives. Here’s what happened in regards to COVID-19 in Austria in the week of November 8-14 2021.
A country-wide lockdown for unvaccinated people will go into effect at midnight - and other updates.
Dr. Herta Steinkellner’s work could lead to a new, effective treatment for COVID-19 – and demonstrates the power of plants to produce highly complex human proteins.
One year on, two-thirds of Austrians are not expecting further terror attacks. At the same time, the government intensifies its activities targeting “political Islam”.
Two new polls show most Austrians don’t want Sebastian Kurz back in the federal chancellery – but the ÖVP base remains loyal.
As of Jan. 1, 2022, a legal pathway for assisted dying in Austria will be available.
The Vienna Tourism Board keeps having artworks censored on social media. The solution? Now, Vienna is on OnlyFans.
Food & Drink
Insects provide a climate-friendly, high-protein alternative to meat – and producers are betting that ever more consumers will bite in response to the latest buzz.
Thousands of kindergarten teachers on strike this week said staff and children deserve better conditions - because early childhood education is education.
Chancellor Kurz Rejects Corruption Allegations; Greens Question Kurz’s Competence but Coalition Stil...
The political fall-out continues after Chancellor Kurz and associates are implicated in bribery and corruption allegations
Austria’s largest indoor arena, the Wiener Stadthalle, re-opens for live acts and exhibitions under the 2G rule
The far-right Freedom Party decides not to give Philippa Strache a seat in parliament (though they may not have a choice), while husband H.C. appears to be floating the idea of founding his own party
The British travel giant announced Monday its would cease all operations, stranding tens of thousands and costing thousands of jobs.
This Friday, the youth-led movement will launch its largest collective action ever. Three local representatives tell us how complex the challenge is – and how, with collective effort, we can rise to the challenge.
Back to School | Our Vienna Survival Guide for Education Helps Expats Aged 1 to 100 Navigate a Compl...
Metropole adds another title to its Survival Guide series this November – this time, we tackle education in Austria. Here, an excerpt from the introduction.
Nord_light in Vienna’s 22nd District will provide shelter, beds, food, laundry and showers – the first such offer north of the Donau.
The U.S. Embassy in Austria has partnered up with McDonald‘s to help “citizens in distress”. We sent an American to try it out.
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s populist swipes at Brussels in the run-up to the EU election reap opposition scorn, but maybe a few votes, too Part of ...