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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
FOREIGN DOGS, KEEP OUT! Gottfried Waldhäusl, FPÖ state councilor for Lower Austria, expressed concerns over dogs with a migrant background while discussing security policies. “I am glad the FPÖ finally found its core competence: the closure of dangerous dog routes,” one user reacted online.The Freedom Party claims that these dogs often occupy limited space at local animal shelters that would...
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The Viennese love their pets under and their meaty schnitzel on the table. A report on the animals we cuddle and those we devourAn elderly lady is walking by Schwedenplatz, followed closely by her golden retriever. She stops at a sausage stand to buy a Käsekrainer sausage in a bun and sits down on a shady bench to enjoy...
From the peaks of the Alps to the sand-stone of the Dalmatian coast, both Slovenia and Croatia have wonders small and tasty to shareBy Neža Lukančič & Benjamin Wolf© IFeelSlovenia Sleep in a Herdsman's Cottage in Velika Planina Located on the southern ridge of the Kamnik–Savinja Alps, the Velika Planina plateau hosts one of the largest shepherd’s settlements in Europe. The...
Summer School Anti-Corruption Summer Academy 29.6. – 6.7.An intensive program designed for professionals eager to better counter corruption.International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) Münchendorfer Str. 2, 2361 Laxenburg  International and European Studies 14.7. – 11.8.The Uni Wien offers a multi-dimensional survey of the EU, including decision-making processes, institutions and political culture. Students come from all over the world. University of Vienna, Summer School CampusBürglstein 1,...
Wedged between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, Croatia and Slovenia oscillate between the desire for more togetherness and the borders in people’s mindsMany things unite Slovenia and Croatia, the two former socialist republics of Yugoslavia that together stretch along nearly 2,000 km of the Adriatic coast – although politicians often seem determined to emphasize the differences. Since the...
They love him or they hate him: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is more notorious across Europe than most of his predecessors. Now he is taking over the EU presidency. This will be interesting.Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky once formulated the beautiful phrase, “You have no idea how much praise I can handle.” While this may be said for anyone, right...
A borderland on the edge of cultures and empires, Croatia’s position today feels eerily like a century agoOn Ban Jelačić, the central square in the Croatian capital of Zagreb, black letters carved into the white gray marble commemorate the honored dead: “Soldiers of the glorious 25th and 53rd Home Defenders Regiment, declaring themselves publicly in favor of the independent...
In my youth, a small band of visionaries led by Jean Monnet transformed the European Coal and Steel Community first into the European Common Market and then the EU. People of my generation were enthusiastic supporters of the process.I personally regarded the EU as the embodiment of the idea of the open society. It was a voluntary association of...
Verb. To get worked up; to make a mountain out of a molehill; to pump up one’s (probably) already over-inflated ego and exaggerate one’s importance; to make a big deal out of something rather insignificant. Lit. to “poodle up”; anyone who’s seen how stereotypical wealthy Viennese old ladies dote on their poodles and other lapdogs, spending considerable amounts at...
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