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7 Homespun Remedies to Combat Coronavirus and Regain Remote Control

While staying at home may be helpful in containing the outbreak, it can also lead to increased loneliness. So why not use the time to wipe away all the nasty by cleaning, scrubbing and dusting?

9 Places to Go Skiing near Vienna

Skiing near Vienna. Thankfully, in Austria, powdered slopes are never far away! All the resorts mentioned are within two driving hours outside of town...

Party Manifestos | What the Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) Wants for Austria

The 46-page SPÖ manifesto focuses on health, work, education, infrastructure and protecting the climate – but also contains some bold policy proposals.

Party Manifestos | What the Liberal Party (NEOS) Wants for Austria

the party’s 80-pages manifesto focuses on protecting the climate and sustainability, alongside long-term NEOS topics such as education, a pension reform and more transparency for parties and state authorities.

Party Manifestos | What the Green Party Wants for Austria

Led into the 2019 elections by long-time politician Werner Kogler, the fight against climate change and for sustainability takes center stage in the Green party manifesto.

Party Manifestos | What the Liste JETZT Wants for Austria

The list led by former Green MP Peter Pilz seems unlikely to make it into parliament this time. The central idea of the Liste JETZT is better control of the government.

Party Manifestos | What the Small Parties Want for Austria

Seven smaller parties are also running in the 2019 parliamentary elections, but only two – Wandel and the KPÖ – made it onto the national ballot.

Party Manifestos | What the Liberal Party (NEOS) Wants for Austria

the party’s 80-pages manifesto focuses on protecting the climate and sustainability, alongside long-term NEOS topics such as education, a pension reform and more transparency for parties and state authorities.

Taking the Train

Taking the train for the summer holidays is becoming trendy again – and Austrian cities are again serving as international hubs, just as in times gone by.

#dichterdran | Women Show Literary Men How It Feels

In response to condescending treatment of an award-winning young novelist, many take to twitter to turn the tables and reveal sexist attitudes that often pass unremarked.

The Return of Wolves and Bears in Austria

The reappearance of apex predators in the alps have some calling for a cull; but environmentalists decry the “scaremongering” and call for more electric fences.

Tough Times for Austria‘s Retail Sector

One in three Austrian retailers booked losses in 2017/2018, new research shows – as did every second book, jewelry and watch dealer. Still longer-term trends are positive.

Goodbye! Uber (no longer) Eats in Vienna

On Valentine's day, Uber broke our hearts. They have officially announced on their blog that Uber Eats will no longer operate in Vienna starting on Ma...

Red-White-Red Card | Austria Streamlining Access to the Labor Market

The new Red-White-Red Card envisions a holistic change in the migration strategy, encouraging qualified migrants and addressing asylum applicants apart from the wider labor force.

Borderline | Austria’s Coalition Under Pressure

The present ÖVP-GRÜNE government was always an unlikely marriage. The growing possibility of another flood of refugees over the Turkish-Greek border is putting the young partnership to the test.
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