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Finding Beethoven Part I | 4 Ways to Start the Ann...

Beethoven was a “Wahlwiener,” a Viennese by choice. During this 250th anniversary year of his birth, his adopted city has pulled out all the stops on this great organ of musical life, to bring him alive in sounds­­­­, sights and special events.

Telenovela Subtitles for Government Ceremony

Politics sometimes resembles a soap opera. But this gaffe by the ORF takes the comparison to a new level. The results are frighteningly fitting satiric images.

Tailored for Expats, This Is Banking Reimagined

The online bank bunq lets you open an account within minutes, no matter where you’re from or how long you’ve been in Austria. The self-proclaimed “Bank of the Free” is entirely independent and committed to making this process as easy as can be – no branch visits, long lines or paperwork required.

International Press Institute | Mission to Hungary...

Media freedom is under great pressure in Hungary where, since 2010, the government has systematically dismantled journalistic freedom and media pluraIism, achieving a degree of control unprecedented in an EU member state.

Should the Viennese Really Take that Much Pride in...

No one can say Vienna is a sore loser. After Austrian media picked up the Expat Insider study’s City Index ranking Vienna the second least friendly city for expats, the “news” spread like wildfire.

HERSTORY – Metropole x Women of Vienna

In this series, METROPOLE partners up with the Women of Vienna network to bridge communities and celebrate diversity, introducing some of their incredible members and bringing you a slice of Herstory.

Strache Loyalists Found New Party

Three FPÖ members of the Viennese municipal council announced today that they’d form a new political club – The Alliance for Austria (DAÖ). Former FPÖ chief H.C. Strache is expected to head the new party in due time.

New Nightjets for the ÖBB

New nightjets for the ÖBB | A new generation of sleeper trains promise futuristic comfort to train travelers all over Austria.

To Stop Human Trafficking, Follow the Money

A new OSCE study traces the common business models used by criminal bands with a guide for tracking – and interrupting – the flow of profits.  

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