Strache in firestorm after Ibiza videos release
An explosive video showing FPĂ– party boss Heinz-Christian Strache conspiring with alleged Russians to accept illegal party contributions in exchange for state contracts unleashed a firestorm in Austrian politics. Early elections in September are now certain – although not what happens in between. by Simon Ballam & Dardis McNamee The weekend of May 17-18 was […]
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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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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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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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Natalia Corrales-Diez
Founder, Fund of Excellence, Erste Group “Human capital is the oil of the 21st century. Ten years ago, it was all about big data. Now it’s about talent.” Natalia Corrales-Diez is a human angel. Attractive and poised, she easily turned heads as we walked through the spacious, modern reception hall of the Erste Group corporate […]
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Herbert Schweiger
Director, Die Wiener Volkshochschulen “When the world is spinning faster than you are, you need help to keep moving forward – so you don’t go off course.” The German word Quereinsteiger is tough to translate into English. Literally, it’s “someone who comes in from the side.” It’s used to describe people who enter a profession […]
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