An explosive video showing FPÖ 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 […]
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 ...
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...
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]