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Thursday, February 21, 2019
Kick-off Event 2019 Join us for an evening celebrating our latest Issue from Metropole Magazine. Enjoy great conversation with journalists and meet other Metropolitans and our whole team which will be there to explain the new features and how to take advantage of them. Space is limited, so please register soon to save your spot. We look forward to seeing you on March 06th at 18:30. Where? QWISTON Store Zieglergasse...
Kick-off Event 2019 Join us for an evening celebrating our latest Issue from Metropole Magazine. Enjoy great conversation with journalists and meet other Metropolitans and our whole team which will be there to explain the new features and how to take advantage of them. Space is limited, so please register soon to save your spot. We look forward to seeing you on March 06th at 18:30. Where? QWISTON Store Zieglergasse...
In the lead-up to International Women’s Day, the Vienna International Women’s Film Festival once again presents an eclectic selection. Drawing attention to accomplished filmmakers since 2004, the FrauenFilmTage takes pride in showcasing female talent and topics, with this year featuring 23 movies shown over the course of eight days. Hailing from a wide range of countries, eras and backgrounds, the...

Papa Stays Home

The Papamonat has been a PR coup for the present government.  After long opposing a new fathers' right to take a month off work, the ruling conservative parties have signed it into law to huge popular acclaim. “A father’s involvement is essential," said Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Vice Chancellor H.C. Strache exercised his own Papamonat immediately, to full media...
Austria World's Fifth-Safest Country
Hard on the heels of Vienna’s title as the world’s most livable city, Austria was recently ranked as the fifth-safest country in the world by Global Finance Magazine, trailing just behind Iceland, Switzerland, Finland and Portugal. Austria’s ranking comes as no surprise, since European countries with developed economies and healthcare systems dominate the top of the list. In fact, Qatar,...
The MAK honors Koloman Moser influential and abundant body of work "Koloman Moser Universalkünstler" proclaims the publicity by the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) for their current exhibition; whether the boyish-looking designer saw himself as such, we may never know. After all, this implies being a genius, in the parthenon of De Vinci, Picasso and company. Certainly a number of...
While Austria’s policy-makers are enacting numerous bills against climate change (Green Belt STEP 2025, Smartcity Wien environmental projects), young people are determined to apply even more pressure on politicians to protect the planet. #FridaysForFuture, an international movement initiated by Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg (16) encourages students to ditch school and take to the streets. Thunberg began protesting outside the...
With Austrian law still lenient towards violent crimes, the government is determining new measures on Feb 13, raising penalties on offenses such as rape, domestic violence and stalking. The newly developed approach by the Task Force Criminal Law, led by Secretary of State Karoline Edtstadler (ÖVP) will be presented to the Council of Ministers, indicating the need to redefine...
Regardless of her orientation, Cinderella would have immensely enjoyed this year’s annual Regenbogenball (Rainbow Ball), which welcomed one and all to celebrate inclusivity for the 22nd time at the Parkhotel Schönbrunn. “Normal” folk and celebrities were invited to sashay onto the dancefloor and support HOSI (Homosexual Initiative Vienna), the largest gay and lesbian organization in Austria. It was easy to...
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