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How Vienna Got Housing Right

Vienna's population is growing fast, but the city's commitment to social housing means people in all parts of society can still afford to live here.

Europe Goes to the Polls

It is a rainy Friday night, and Ulises is sitting with his girlfriend Laura at a winebar at the Naschmarkt in Vienna. Ulisesis from Madrid and La...

Snow Chaos in Austria: Avalanche Alarm Level Red

The Alps have become an extremely dangerous area in the past couple of days. Heavy snowfall and avalanches have led the authorities to issue the highe...

A Banana Republic, If You Can Keep It

The OSCE in Vienna monitors elections around the world. Its report on the US midterms found the elections to be just as fair as those in the ex-Soviet...

After Sexual Harassment on Facebook l Controversal Verdict in Sigrid Maurer Trial

On October 9, an Austrian judge hands down a controversial verdict. A young woman, called Sigrid Maurer, has to pay €4,000 to Albert Lastufka, the own...

The Sociable City

Conversations with Viennese architects reveal the secrets to creating a liveable city. “Everything is Architecture,” wrote the Pritzker prize-win...

The Marshall Plan | 70 Years of US-Austrian Relations

As America turns inward, the enormously ambitious program once described as the “most enligthened self-interest in history” has a positive impact stil...

The Closer the Better | Austrian Chefs Go Local

  Austrian restaurants are proud to cook with local fare. It’s all about knowing your suppliers and helping your customers understand the differ...

The Austrian Election: A Soap Opera

On October 15, Austrians will head to the polls to elect a new parliament – in the most elaborate piece of theater the Alpine Republic has on ...

Urban Planning Threatens Vienna’s UNESCO Status

Cities bask in UNESCO world heritage status. But what happens if it conflicts with modern city planning? When Vienna’s Historic Center was officiall...

The Post-Partisan Politics of Sebastian Kurz

The ascent of Austria’s 30-year-old Foreign Minister marks a dramatic departure in the country’s politics, reflecting an important shift across Europe...

Viktor Orbán vs. Budapest’s Central European University

Prime Minister Orbán’s assault on the Central European University has become a flash point in the struggle between democracy and nationalism in the EU...

Michael Häupl’s Fall From Grace

Vienna’s eternal mayor Michael Häupl is under mounting pressure to step down. And the squeeze is coming from within his own party The basic chronolo...
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