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Friday, June 15, 2018
Putin visits Orban
Ahead of his state visit to Austria on June 5, the first since his reelection, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave ORF news anchorman Armin Wolf an exclusive interview.Over 52 minutes, the exchange tackled a wide array of topics, from Crimea to Syria, North Korea, the US elections and Russia’s relations with Europe – including hard-hitting questions and some tense...
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Register for our June METROPOLE Salon! Join us for an evening of food and drink and a chance to meet other METROPOLE readers, editors and the international community of Vienna! We'll be discussing our June issue with the theme The Danube, with special thanks to our wine Sponsor Weingut Brindlmayer. Meet our special guest speaker,Nick Thorpe who is the Central Europe Correspondent for BBC...
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Why Vienna's city government has completely reorganized itself and what it has to do with the FPÖ, expats and international managersIt is an interesting but characteristic phenomenon. The government of red Vienna – once known as the worldwide socialist model for the introduction of municipal social services, Gemeindebauten (social housing) and the redistribution from the supposedly rich to the...
health
For newcomers, Austrians can take some getting used to. But if you’re planning to get sick, Austria is the place to be.Let’s be honest; if you’re planning to get sick, Austria is the place. That precious little green e-card in my wallet is my key to an Aladdin’s cave of medical cosseting. Before I’d have even reached the front...
VieVinum
This year’s VieVinum showcases the best of Austria and introduces little known Swiss and Dalmatian wines at the Hofburg from June 9 to 11.Wine fairs are like gallery openings, clusters of trendy urbanites chatting at high tempo and knocking back quantities of wine. The difference is that at a Vernissage, it is practically de rigeur to ignore the art; at...
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From sports on its shores to a Hugo on the canal, the Danube is much more than Vienna’s Riviera by Claudia Paccosi & Dardis McNameeAustro-pop singer-songwriter Rainhard Fendrich had a gift for capturing the tone of Viennese life, like this hit from the 1990s, “A schräge Wies’n am Donaukanal, is mei Riviera auf jeden Fall!” (A sloping meadow on the...
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