Rainer Nowak

Since 2012 Editor in Chief and since 2014 Publisher of the Austrian daily Die Presse. He grew up in Vienna’s 9th district and has received several journalism prizes throughout his career.

Kurz and Austria Rising

The Austrian chancellor as a mixture of Hitler and Mozart on the cover of Newsweek. Please relax! Leni Riefenstahl, the director and scriptwriter of Nazi art and moviemaking, must have been hired as picture editor at the US magazine Newsweek. Austria’s federal chancellor was pictured on the cover of the once globally relevant magazine with […]
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Expat’s Voice | The Future is Female

Three women now head the parties of the opposition. A small revolution for AustriaSometimes reality overtakes prophecy. Christian Kern was quicker...

(No) Pity for Christian Kern

Why the SPÖ leader rides his bike, has some enemies and is not to be envied.Let’s call it a really bad losing streak, not a personal failure. Th...

The Sebastian Kurz Show

They love him or they hate him: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is more notorious across Europe than most of his predecessors. Now he is taking ove...

Expat’s Voice: Hipster Politics and the Reds Up in Arms

Why Vienna's city government has completely reorganized itself and what it has to do with the FPÖ, expats and international managersIt is an int...