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Those of us who reside in another member state live more “European” lives than anyone. Yet we feel disenfranchised.
Headquarters of the ORF in Vienna
The FPÖ would like nothing better than to hobble the independence of Austria’s public broadcaster, the ORF.  Now Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache picked up the banner again… A serious news medium usually succeeds in offending nearly everyon...
EU economic growth
Central Europe has experienced a soaring economy in the last two decades. Yet the disaffection of many shows the limits of what economic growth alone can achieve. Central Europe is thriving as never before in history. Any macroeconomic i...
US Midterms
The world has watched the US midterm elections spellbound. But for Europe, even the Democratic victory in the house of representative might not bring any relief. The importance of American elections is always far beyond the national level. The who...
The outcome may indicate how the dialectic between supranationalism and nationalism will play out in much of the rest of the world. The United Kingdom’s “Remainers,” who still hope to reverse Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, have placarded British cities with a simple question: “Brexit – Is It Worth It?” Well, is it? […]
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Op-ed
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 along My relocation from London to Vienna in 2012 was a no-brainer. The tools of my trade were no more than a phone and an internet connection; I simply […]
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op-ed
Breaking its election promises, a Tory government has left expat Britons out in the cold Disenfranchisement is an ugly word. As a UK citizen without a vote in my own country, I feel cheated. I’m a fully paid-up, urban middle class British liberal, tolerant and open-minded, slightly under-done pink in the middle. I even have […]
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Austria’s refugee crisis has not only polarized the political landscape,  it has split the country’s ruling party right down the middle As every seasoned police officer knows, fights within families are among the most unpleasant confrontations on the beat.  As tempers escalate, ancient animosities come spilling out, household implements become lethal weapons and the basic […]
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Britain, our role model in language, constitutional law, education and business, would gradually feel farther and farther away I want to encourage my children to learn English, although they are not always as enthusiastic as I would wish.  So this year I am taking them for the first time to London, to show them the […]
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