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February 2018

Democracy: The Austrian Way

refugee crisis
Two years after the start of the refugee crisis, some hard truths and daunting challenges can no longer be ignored.Since 2015, when over a million refugees flooded across EU borders, it has been nearly impossible to have an honest conversation about what was at stake. It all happened so quickly; the numbers were mind-boggling – some 98,000 applying for...
voting
In Austria, you can vote at 16 and don’t need to register. For some elections, EU citizens can vote too. In democracies, a citizen’s right to vote is the way to participate in the democratic process. In Austria, universal suffrage for men was introduced in 1907 and the country was one of the first in Europe to introduce women’s suffrage in 1918.The right to...
Erwin Gegenbauer preaches the beauty of simplicity.By Bart de Vries“Reduction is my credo,” says Erwin Gegenbauer, “luxury is simplicity and contentment.” An artisanal vinegar maker renowned the world over for his delicate flavors, it’s a topic dear to him.When the family business he inherited, a large-scale producer of pickled vegetables, became irreconcilable with his desire for quality and sustainability,...
fashion democracy
We live in a city of stories. Each time you turn a corner, you become part of the history of the place. Even if you know your home town inside out, it’s those moments when you discover a hidden spot you’ve never seen before that you love Vienna. fashion editor Ali Rabbani // iamrabbani.comphotographer Marion Ida // @die_idastyling Sabrina Zehetbauermake up & hair // @brinidad_makeupmodel Marlies p //...
iconic car designs
Some things never go out of style. These carmakers are getting great mileage out of banking on these classic designs.Volkswagen Chances are the Volkswagen bus is imprinted into your pop-cultural memory already: It was the vehicle of choice for hippies during the 1960s and 70s. Fun fact: Volkswagen management wasn’t too happy about their counterculture customer base back then and feared a loss of image, but...
loval finds february
This February, we have some treats to warm you from the inside and outside – bath suds, hearty booze and a home away from home. Beer Lovers Right on Gumpendorferstrasse, this haven of suds stocks 1,500 specialty craft beers from over 100 breweries, an incredible selection of pales, ales, barrel-aged lagers and anything else your heart desires, including homebrew kits for the DIY crowd. Even better,...
blockchain
Everyone’s talking about blockchain – that mysterious new technology inherently linked to cryptocurrencies. The more it seeps into the public debate, the more we focus on its implications for society in general.We’ve seen that digitalization empowers the crowd, the power of the crowd lies in participation and participation is a fundamental pillar of democracy. But to participate, we need transparency, otherwise how would we know...
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