How a Bulgarian living in Vienna is building brides between countries and people ― figuratively and literally. Aneta Bulant-Kamenovа
While the Great Powers wrestled over the fate of the Adriatic city-state of Fiume, its residents had their own sense of who they were, argues historian Dominique K. Reill.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel testified before the German Bundestag last Friday regarding her actions on behalf of the now disgraced company.
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on Vienna’s eateries, but there are still lots of ways to indulge yourself: Some restau- rants have managed to adapt to the age of corona, offering groceries, wine and other delicacies to go, as food mar- kets and delicatessens are exempt from lockdown. Here are some of our favorites!
Ignored disruptions, cross-town shuttle diplomacy by the EU led JCPOA Joint Commission demonstrates good faith on all sides.
Raised bilingually in Sofia, and re-established in Vienna, artist Borjana Ventzislavova is a woman of many worlds.
Rents for private housing in Vienna are becoming increasingly less affordable, a new TU study finds.
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.
Food & Drink
The bakery rides the crest of artisanal baking while reviving a delectable local tradition.
Members of the Church are speaking out against the Vatican’s decision to bar priests from sanctifying homosexual unions.
Seeking to restore its 1960s allure, the iconic cinema is currently remodeling, partially financed by a cinephile crowdfunding campaign.
“Politicians think we don’t like Vienna. In fact, the opposite is true: We’re critical because we love this city that much."
For Bojidar Kassabov, everything began in October 1999. An agreement between Austrian and Bulgarian universities gave him the chance to study medicine in Vienna.
Business & Career
Austrian companies thrive all across Central and Eastern Europe. From kickbacks to bribes, booming business often also involves layers of corruption.
Anne Applebaum introduces us to the elites responsible for democratic backsliding in her new book, Twilight of Democracy.
Austria’s pandemic response upheld the country’s long tradition of opaque administration and little accountability – a special report.
“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.”
The new deputy mayor has ambitious plans to improve the schools and launch an independent office to fight corruption ... big ideas for the junior coalition partner.
City officials remain optimistic as they try to find new ways to attract investors.
As the pandemic adds more strain to the system, Vienna’s immigration authority introduces new measures to combat delays.
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) finances development projects in low- and middle-income countries and is currently expanding its team in Vienna.
Long-term expats will regain the right to vote in UK general elections later this year – a reform preceded by years of campaigning.
Best known as the author of a children’s classic and (possibly) a pornographic novel, Felix Salten has never been given his due in his hometown – until now, that is
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.
A chance to celebrate past achievements and promote gender equality, this year’s International Women’s day will mostly take place online – but with the third-largest gender pay gap in the EU, Austria has little to celebrate.
The European Commission is working on a digital certificate that will enable free travel. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is an advocate, despite Austria’s slow inoculation rate.
Austria is no more corrupt than other European countries – although possibly more colorful. But the consequences for wrongdoers are often laughably mild. This may be changing.
If the measure passes, the Republic will dismantle its nearly 100-year-old Official Secrecy Laws – the last EU country to do so – and launch new measures increasing public insight into state operations.
Germany and Austria share many of the same values, and much culture and history. Yet, in spite (or possibly because) of that, the little brother staunchly holds on to a distinct cultural identity – most notably in language, which can sometimes make communication difficult.
In The Murder of Professor Schlick, author David Edmonds recreates the compelling history of Vienna’s contributions to scientific philosophy.
A year after the start of the pandemic, trust in the government has plummeted to new lows, as frustrations mount amid evidence of a new ÖVP scandal.
The Kaffeemuseum presents the city’s long-standing love affair with caffeine through tours, courses and countless artifacts from yesteryear.
He’s weird, he’s scandalous, and he’s influencing the German language like no Austrian rapper before. May we present the phenomenon that is Money Boy.
Why Austria is considered to be the capital of "feel bad cinema."
When I make the case for 'Mett' to my Austrian friends, I’m usually met with raised eyebrows and disgruntled faces. While they seem to question my mental health, I promise 'Mett' is worth a try. Thus, I ventured fourth on a quest for 'Mett' in Vienna.
Students of all ages and programs can find a quiet spot in some of Vienna’s traditional 'Kaffeehäuser' and the district 'Volkshochschulen.'
Europeans are delighted by Donald Trump’s departure but the road ahead is bumpy. Can the Paris Accord reduce global warming? Can the Iran Nuclear Deal be resuscitated? Can NATO’s rudder be steadied? Europe hopes so. Biden does too.
While spring is still only a yearning, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. And in Vienna florists and plant shops in every neighborhood are ready to help you “Say it with flowers”!
10,000 maskless protestors marched on Sunday, Jan 31 against COVID-19 restrictions, despite a governmental ban.
Klubrádió faces being wiped off the airwaves in a matter of weeks, following a decision of Hungary’s media regulator, which was appointed by the ruling Fidesz party.
In the night of January 27-28, two girls born in Austria were deported with their mother to Georgia. To the surprise of the authorities, dozens of demonstrators turned up, including some prominent faces. An eyewitness report.
Between 1890 and 1920, Vienna was a world leader in design. An unlikely mix of imperial decree and cultural revolution drove the Wiener Ästhetik and left its mark on the city even today.
From football to Franz Ferdinand, Germans and Austrians always find plenty to (dis)agree upon.
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.
Metropole’s publisher introduces the winter issue, which is all about the “Kaffeehaus.”
Set in the gloaming of the Habsburg Empire, Katja Perat’s ardent debut novel is a fictional coming-of-age memoir from the daughter of the world’s first “masochist."
Herz Print Issues
A “boy throwing an eye on a girl,” or someone “cutting his ears to patch his ass” these are very common expressions in Serbian. In these illustrations, you can see the literal meaning of some of the most popular phrases in Serbian.
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Even before the pandemic, purchasing groceries and household items online was becoming increasingly popular. Why schlep heavy bags when you can have them conveniently dropped off at your door?
With the EU set to receive tens of millions fewer doses than promised, the newest delay is a huge blow to the bloc’s immunization plan.
“Vienna has a great coffeehouse culture, but sadly – or in my case, fortunately – a bad coffee culture when it comes to quality.”
Over the last few days, Austria’s immigration authorities have deported children from Lower Austria and Vienna to Armenia and Georgia. Most of them have spent the majority of their lives in Austria or were born here.
Vienna police have taken a former FPÖ MP and BVT-security head in custody for assisting the escape of Jan Marsalek, mastermind of one of Europe’s greatest postwar financial scandals.
Pushing for clearer laws covering abuse on social media, Green Party leader Sigrid Maurer faces more delays and disingenuous.
“I’m not sure I know what fourth wave coffee culture is – but I know I’m the tsunami!”
Thanks to successive lockdowns and closed cinemas, streaming has become an even bigger part of our pandemic lives, and while many productions grinded to a halt last year, this spring’s lineup features an iconic superhero indulging in ’80s nostalgia, a Victorian sci-fi extravaganza, a comedy icon revisiting one of his most beloved characters, an animated Bollywood melodrama and a madcap Spanish road saga.
What remains of public trust in the state is vanishing rapidly as the coronavirus roars back into the region.
Southeastern Europe is one of the world's fastest shrinking regions. What drives so many young and well-educated abroad?
Culture & Language
Actor Aleksandar Saša Petrović feels indestructible when he thinks in Serbian. A talk about movies, life and what it means to be Viennese.