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Vienna & Austria Hit With Heavy Rainfall and Flooding

Downpours this past weekend caused floods across the country, leaving Hallein in Salzburg and Kufstein in Tyrol underwater. In the capital, more rain fell in an hour than in the previous seven weeks together.

Navigate the World of Self-Employment in Austria With This New Series

For those who seek professional independence and creative freedom, self-employment might be the right career path. To help you navigate this complex field, Metropole has partnered with Self-employed in Austria to bring you this helpful new series on all things self-employment.

Vienna Set to Open New Business Immigration Office

A joint project of the City and the Vienna Business Agency, this new service point in the 1st district for qualified professionals moving to Austria is scheduled to open by Fall 2021.

Murder of a 13-year-old Girl Sparks Debate Over Austria’s Asylum Policies

Three of the four suspects are asylum seekers with criminal records and denied applications, leaving the government struggling to explain why they had yet to be deported.

Make MILESTONE the Home Base for Your Next Adventure and Win

Why limit yourself to feeling at home in just one place? MILESTONE gives you the chance to spend up to two weeks a year in another city. Whether it’s a city trip to Rotterdam or Graz or a beach holiday in Carcavelos, you get to choose your next adventure.

Janez Janša Keeps Eroding Media Freedom in Slovenia as Country Takes Over EU Presidency

The Slovenian government of Prime Minister Janez Janša is overseeing an increasingly systematic effort to undermine critical media, a coalition of press freedom organisations and journalism groups warn today in a new report.

Paul Pizzera’s 5 Quirks of the German Language

The cabaret performer writes the music and lyrics for Pizzera & Jaus. He spoke to Metropole about black humor and the benefits of therapy – he also told a few dirty jokes.

Summer in Vienna Brings Lifted Restrictions

As the weather gets warmer, restrictions are continuing to soften. Soon we will be able to enjoy summer in Vienna as we know it – night clubs are reopening, weddings and big events will be unrestricted.

The Magic of Aleppo

We take you on an enchanting journey to a city as it was before the war - bridging history and civilizations for more than 5,000 years.

Integration and Its Challenges

With all their good intentions, the integration courses of the ÖIF are a blunt instrument, lectures when they should be discussions and often counterproductive.

Herbert Kickl Takes Over Austria’s Far-Right FPÖ

Popular among party hardliners, the former interior minister and vocal Kurz critic assumes leadership following the sudden resignation of Norbert Hofer.

Marjorie Perloff – An Alternative Language of Modernism

From The Vienna Paradox to The Edge of Irony, the distinguished literary critic and professor emerita examines the seminal literature and thought of Austria’s interwar period.

New Study Finds Stops by Austrian Police Highest in the EU

Residents of the Alpine Republic reported some of the highest numbers in the European Union, with people of Sub-Saharan African origin reporting twice as frequently.

A Life in Languages – Vienna’s Many Voices

From Czech to Turkish, a Babel of languages is heard alongside German on Vienna’s streets. With 42% having roots abroad and English in all schools, multilingualism is (again) the norm.

Capital Offense

When it comes to the supposed inferiority of Austria’s provinces, the Viennese don’t mince words – but being a provincial in the big city also has its advantages.

Bulgarian Spots in Vienna

But if you plan to cook Bulgarian dishes at home, you will definitely need a good Bulgarian shop to buy some typical products: On Pilgramgasse you will find a Bulgarian shop.

The Newest Food and Drink Spots in Vienna This Spring

With the pandemic forcing Vienna’s eateries to shut down for months, many of the city’s gourmets and gourmands have been compelled to start cooking themselves – a delectable hobby many are unwilling to give up even now that the long lockdown is (hopefully) over. Here are Metropole’s favorite purveyors of quality produce, along with some tips for improving your home cooking game, from books to ceramics to DIY kits that make cooking easy.

Maximizing Transparency in Crypto Companies

The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive seeks to curb terrorist financing and money laundering by forcing companies in the so-called “crypto sector” out in the open.

Ivan Krastev – Stretched Between Two Worlds

When national governments closed borders and asked people to stay put at the beginning of 2020, Ivan Krastev and his family decided to go back to Bulgaria.

Arnold Suppan on the Treaties of Saint-Germain & Trianon

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.

Bulgarian Cuisine ― 3 Must-Try Recipes

They say geography is destiny – the defining coastlines of cultures and languages. But when you get right down to it, what really matters is the food!

Meet Susanne Reindl-Krauskopf, a Criminal Law Professor in Vienna

“Corruption will never be 100% eradicated. But it’s important to set parameters and structures that show people that in the end, corruption doesn’t pay.”
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