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A Hopeful Europe Gives Biden a Standing Ovation

Europeans are delighted by Donald Trump’s departure but the road ahead is bumpy. Can the Paris Accord reduce global warming? Can the Iran Nuclear Deal be resuscitated? Can NATO’s rudder be steadied? Europe hopes so. Biden does too.

Klubrádió | Hungary Moves to Silence Last Major Critical Radio Broadcaster

Klubrádió faces being wiped off the airwaves in a matter of weeks, following a decision of Hungary’s media regulator, which was appointed by the ruling Fidesz party.

Austrian Insiders Arrested for Aiding Flight of Wirecard COO

Vienna police have taken a former FPÖ MP and BVT-security head in custody for assisting the escape of Jan Marsalek, mastermind of one of Europe’s greatest postwar financial scandals.

Serbs in Austria Date Back to the 17th Century

In the 1600s, Vienna was a cultural center for the Serbian people. Today, the glorious past of the intellectual elite is coming back in large strides.

The Path to Ending Our Global Chaos Is Through the UN

A century after the founding of the League of Nations, international cooperation is still the answer to our “descent into cynicism, chaos and crisis”—in the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Tracing Hungary’s Footsteps in Vienna

Everything in Vienna is connected to Hungary – or written record in the Salzburg diocese of 881 so Hungarians would have you believe. The first mentions “Wenia” falling to Hungarian nomads. Here is a short walking tour of the city’s Hungarian landmarks.

Telex.hu – A Defiant Hungarian News Site

Resisting government efforts to suppress independent media, seasoned journalists at the new crowd-funded website have sworn to “keep a check on power.”

A War Childhood Museum for Bosnia

“I often spoke to my friends about our wartime memories. I felt that it was something people had an urge to talk about.” 25 years after the massacre of Srebrenica, remembering is more important than ever.

Austria, the Making of a Republic

On April 27, 1945, the Austrian Proclamation of Independence was signed and promulgated in the liberated city of Vienna. Today, Austrians celebrate 75 years of their Republic, a free, democratic and open country in the middle of Europe.

The Long Road Home

A century after the end of the Habsburg Empire, and 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Vienna has finally resumed its role as the hub of Central and Eastern Europe

Mother of Mayhem

The political chaos in London as the government and the House of Commons struggle to find a solution to Brexit has exposed serious flaws in the o...

Hitting Home

“Economists,” American novelist William Gilmore Simms is quoted as saying, “put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor.”...

Delirious Albion

Nearly three years after the referendum vote to leave the European Union, British policymakers have only just begun to acknowledge the stark choices d...

The Chips are Down – and Out

With Brexit looming, the Silicon Sector is leaving London for the Continent. And often, the choice is Vienna. Between the dire predictions and p...

Austria’s Hidden Champions

Between 175 and 200 Austrian companies are considered to be hidden champions. That’s the highest density per capita in the world. These companies are ...

Growing Green Cities

Where Beethoven found inspiration for his Pastoral symphony and Schubert wrote his songs, a new initiative seeks answers to a sustainable future. W...

74, 73, 72 … The Countdown to Brexit Has Begun

Following the rejection of Theresa May’s Brexit plan by a devastating majority of 230 votes in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister (PM) had to fa...

What It Means to Be Austrian

Cultural heritage is not just monuments, artworks, and great literature — it is, above all, who we are. To a newcomer, Austria may not seem like a...

Empire to Republic | A Country on the Move

Through history’s adversity, the Polish have shown enormous resilience. Free and thriving today, their country is trying to find its place in the worl...

Empire to Republic | The Polish Paradox

Poland wants to sit at Europe’s big table, but Poles have learned to be critical, ironic and contrarian, in defiance of politics. After turning his i...

Risk & Reward

After 1989, Austrian companies were among the first to invest in Europe’s “Wild East.” But in assessing political risk, they have to up their game. Th...

Re-Imagining Galicia

The mythic region at the edge of the Empire was once the cultural heart of Eastern Europe. Today, it is the engine of change pulling Ukraine to the We...

Explore Glorious Ukraine

Europe’s second-largest country flaunts the blue of its skies and the golden fields of wheat in its flag – but Ukraine has so much more to offer. ...

The Architecture of Empire

Across the sprawling Habsburg monarchy, castles and courtyards, opera houses and onion domes projected their power and today the heritage of a shared ...

A Nation on the Move

Placed firmly on the fault lines of Europe, Ukraine looks both East and West. Yet, what Ukrainians fight for is nothing less than their future. A...

Keeping Watch of Fundamental Rights

How an EU agency in Vienna urges us all to be vigilant As citizens of the European Union, we often take our rights for granted. For us, it has be...

How to Save Europe

In my youth, a small band of visionaries led by Jean Monnet transformed the European Coal and Steel Community first into the European Common Market an...

8 Things To Do In Hungary

Wedged between the peaks of the Carpathian Mountains and the rivers Tisza and Danube, Hungary is a land of wide plains, spicy paprika and fiery music....

Hungary | Europe’s Aching Heart

Hungary oscillates between notions of past grandeur and a deep longing for calm. True democracy, it seems, has no chance but to fall by the wayside. ...

Discover Slovakia, the Rugged Republic

From lightning over the Tatras to the growing firs on the slopes of Kriváň Mountain, the Slovak anthem praises the rugged beauty of this country ...

Texting Europe | Pavol Múdry on the State of Slovakian Journalism

Two journalists, both first-hand witnesses of Slovakia’s transition from a place through the looking glass to a country at the heart of the European p...

The Day Slovakia Was Born | An Eyewitness Remembers

An American with Slovak roots shares his memories of the day when Slovakia was born. The air was frigid on Bratislava’s Námestie SNP as the calenda...

Austria | Where to go and What to do

There’s so much the “Land of Mountains, Land of Rivers” – as the anthem proclaims – has to offer. We've picked some of the loveliest spots and coolest...

The Different Lives That Make up Austria Today

It takes all types to build a Republic. We give a voice to people from different backgrounds and generations who shaped and continue to shape Austria....

Austria, a Country Reborn

As the Habsburg Empire entered the final year of the Great War, the future seemed wide open. A turbulent century followed. On a pleasant summer...

Brexit | A Lose-Lose in the Year to Come

Britain’s stumbling progress toward leaving the European Union is a case study in political mismanagement. With a year to go, it will most likely be a...

Southern Comfort: Slovenia

How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them “Austrians are in a good posi...

Much Ado About Mulatschak: Hungary

How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them Whenever Austria and Hungary ...

The Empress & the Wine: Slovakia

How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them Austrians know its nearby cap...

A Romance of Adversaries: Italy

How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them “So it’s Spaghetti alla Bolog...

The Twin Peaks of Europe: Switzerland

How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them Right in the heart of Europe ...

Big Brother, Little Brother | Germany

How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them An Austrian Kabarettist recen...
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