Sophie Spiegelberger

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Born in New York, raised in Moscow, Sophie now lives in Vienna where she is completing her studies in Political Science. She works as a freelance graphic designer and photographer and is a communications strategist for a congressional campaign and Democrats Abroad Austria.
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Doskozil’s Big Win For the SPĂ– in Burgenland

After a disappointing year, the Social Democrats won a whopping 50% of the vote in last week’s state elections.
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SPĂ–, NEOs Sue to Reinstate Ibiza Inquiry

A new investigatory committee has been redirected by the government to less explosive topics, opposition leaders say.
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What Is the Christmas Spirit?

With religion in decline, consumerism often seems the Season’s raison d'être.
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Austrian Education | PISA study shows that “Nachhilfe” is needed

Austria again ranks below the OECD average in the newest PISA study.
Winter Schanigarten

The Winter Schanigarten Boom 

Vienna’s restaurants are desperate for outdoor seating after the smoking ban.
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Casinos Austria Scandal | Strache’s Text Messages Leaked   

New digital evidence strengthens the case against the former vice chancellor and other top-ranking politicians in the Casinos Austria corruption scandal.
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Ikea Is Coming to Town 

The furniture retailer is opening its first location near Vienna’s center. 
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The Irishman | Gangster’s Elegy

Martin Scorsese’s latest film revisits old ground from a new perspective.