Spring 2019

Hothouse Vienna – Where People and Ideas flourish.

Legal Services in the age of globalization
With law firms expanding globally, both opportunities and challenges arise for the practitioners Globalization has been a mixed blessing for law firms. The deepening integration of economic activities across countries and continents, driven by technological and intellectual innovation, has had an impact on every sphere of social life and, inevitably, the laws that govern it. […]
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Centennial of the Bundesgärten in Vienna
Austria’s Bundesgärten celebrate a century in bloom Michaela Rathbauer comes to work at 7 in the morning. First, she delegates the tasks for the day to the gardeners working under her, ensures they wear protective gear and then starts her day’s work. With the nip in the air fading, she is already planning for spring. […]
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Westbahnstraße
Vienna may not be quite as hip as Berlin – though not from lack of trying, as anyone who’s been to Westbahnstraße in the 7th district can attest. Armies of young and trendy 20- to 30-somethings roam here, slurping superfood smoothies and soy chai lattes while perusing sustainable independent fashion and vinyl records. But really, don’t […]
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Es Gibt Reis, Southeast Asian restaurant in Vienna
David Zoklits and André Spitzinger bring Southeast Asian flair to Josefstadt while paying homage to a German comedy legend. For a few years now, the 25-seat local favorite Es gibt Reis (There will be rice) in the 8th district has been a real godsend for lovers of Southeast Asian cuisine. Owner David Zoklits and chef […]
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Austrian wine
The 2018 Austrian wines are defined by last year’s long summer and sweltering temperatures. Like love and moonlight, wine and sunshine go hand in hand, but too much of a good thing can be as harmful as too little. Many of the world’s best wines have always come from cooler climes, with Champagne and Burgundy […]
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Timothy Snyder
In an age of confusion, historian and author Timothy Snyder looks to the past for a guide to the future of the West. On a pleasant evening in late October 2018, several dozen people filed into the meeting rooms of the famed Republikanischer Club, tucked on a side street behind the University of Vienna Law […]
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EU elections for European Parliament
As the EU elects its Parliament in May 2019, political groups seek a clear identity along with a changing continent. It is a rainy Friday night, and Ulises is sitting with his girlfriend Laura at a winebar at the Naschmarkt in Vienna. Ulisesis from Madrid and Laura from Vienna, where both of them live and […]
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growing up in Vienna
Coming of age in Vienna can be frightening, freeing and exhilarating at the same time - just like growing up. Arriving in Vienna at 14 was like being let out of a cage. At least that’s how I remember it: Set free in a paradise of jewelry...
Austria environmental policies
Austria’s EU presidency met some important environmental goals. Its environmental policies at home, however, do not always stand the test. On July 1, 2018, Austria assumed the presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) for the third time, with environmental policies figuring high on the agenda. Before the start of the presidency, Elisabeth […]
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