Foreign companies are relocating to Austria at a record-breaking rate. In 2018, 221 companies set up offices in the country, with 57% settling in Vienna, representing investments of €231.68 million and 1,753 new jobs, according to City Councilor for ...
When two Viennese girls who had left in 2014 as 14 year-olds to join ISIS in Syria announced they wanted to come home, front page coverage in the Boulevard press was predictable: blue eyed Sabine and Samra smiling into the camera in best teenager sel...
Say it Ain’t So, Max! Another ski season, another scandal – and yet another case of national heartbreak, as the Nordic Ski World Cup in Seefeld (Feb 19-Mar 3) saw Austrian athletes, found with syringes in their luggage, charged with illegal blood do...
Personally Loathes Unpleasant Sex Can I still be considered sex-positive if I personally do not have sex? I’ve never had sex or masturbated—all my life, any type of sexual stimulation has been very painful and I’ve been unable to experience orgasm...
In a press conference Monday afternoon, Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kickl (FPÖ) outlined his plans for "Sicherungshaft," a legal change that would allow preventative detention for refugees deemed to pose a danger to Austrian society by the gov...
As travelers we're used to following signs: Left or right, in or out, arrivals, departures and baggage claim. At the Interior Ministry's processing centers for asylum seekers, the sign reads Erstaufnahmezentrum (Initial Reception Center). At least it...
Following a European Court of Justice (EuGH) ruling, the Austrian governing coalition proposed a half-holiday on Good Friday, sparking criticism from trade unions, opposition parties and churches. Described as “disconnected from reality”, by the NEOs...
Your Voice in the EU With a lot of heated campaigning buzzing around its ears, the European Union's parliament elections are set to take place in May 2019. Austria's candidates include the current EU representative, Ă–VP's Othmar Karas as well as S...
Under pressure from Federal Culture Minister Gernot Blümel, Vienna’s controversial Heumarkt project was suddenly called off late Sunday (Mar 17), delayed for at least two years, pending further discussion and possible redesign. The decision follo...
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