Strache
An explosive video about Heinz-Christian Strache and Johann Gudenus published by German media outlets Süddeutsche Zeitung and Der Spiegel  has unleashed a firestorm in Austrian politics. By Benjamin Wolf & Julia Seidl & Binu Starnegg ...
From Empire to Republic inside 3
Austria is likely to benefit from the New Silk Road, the mammoth Chinese infrastructure project spanning two continents. But strategic thinkers in Washington and European capitals are warning of the Götterdämmerung of the 20th century geopolitical he...

Pam’s Jam

Pamela Rendi-Wagner
She’s a fresh faced, bright-eyed optimist with an easy laugh. She is also confronting a task daunting enough to wipe the smile off the sunniest of dispositions: To restore the fortunes of a political party in serial decline. She is Pamela Rendi-Wagne...
Maurizio Poletto, deigner of the George online banking app
In the first installment of our new series of how expats built their careers in Vienna, we talked to Maurizio Poletto, the designer behind Erste Bank’s acclaimed banking interface, George. As professional marketers and designers know, digitally savvy millennials are some of the toughest customers out there. As early adopters and influencers, millennials have become […]
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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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WestbahnstraĂźe
Vienna may not be quite as hip as Berlin – though not from lack of trying, as anyone who’s been to WestbahnstraĂźe 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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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...
Vienna is a leading green city in Europe
Where Beethoven found inspiration for his Pastoral symphony and Schubert wrote his songs, a new initiative seeks answers to a sustainable future. With the opening strains of Beethoven’s Pastoral symphony, I close my eyes and imagine the burgeoning life of the Wienerwald (Vienna Woods), the pulsing biodiversity of the lungs of our city illustrated in music. Chipper strings portray a sunny […]
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