Press freedom in Central Europe is under renewed threat. Yet there are no systematic arrests of journalists as in Belarus or Turkey, less of the blatant acts of censorship common in Russia and few of the gruesome killings of reporters that are common in autocratic countries around the world. Instead, they are now following the Hungary model.
Settled behind closed doors a century ago, these devastating treaties were greeted with celebratory gunfire across France, leaving Central Europe in tatters and echoes of disharmony across the continent.
What at first sounds like a compliment, in fact, builds a mental frame separating immigrants from everybody else, when such backgrounds have become a self-evident part of our lives.
What remains of public trust in the state is vanishing rapidly as the coronavirus roars back into the region.
On the surface, the EU budget summit smoothed over the friction between Brussels and the bloc’s problem children. Deeper down, the rift may be growing.
On the eve of the Vienna mayoral elections, questions of voting rights and double citizenship – of Heritage and 'Heimat' – are again dominating the agenda.
The crucial role of public health and contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-induced creative charity or how the boot of a Fiat became a critical food pipeline.
The recent budget-corona negotiations could lead to the creation of a fiscal union and a greater emphasis on sustainability.
Like other “black swan” events in the past, COVID-19 has challenged our democracies and changed the way we live.
While the right-wing Law and Justice Party (PiS) remains in power, opposition candidate Rafał Trzaskowski has forced the president to take notice.
The crisis has revealed us – for better and worse – to ourselves; the question now is what we will do next.
A public international lawyer with 25 years at the UN recounts her experience of living through the pandemic in Vienna.
Those of us who reside in another member state live more “European” lives than anyone. Yet we feel disenfranchised.
Austria still needs to stamp its identity on supporting roles in international film and TV productions. One Brit in town has a mission to help things ...