16.1 C
Vienna
Monday, September 18, 2017
Europe’s youngest country has had a tough start to its hard-won independence, but projects backed by Austria are helping bring hope to the west Balkans. Flandrit Krasniqi, a 16-year-old Kosovar in a spotless lab coat, hands me a glass of luxuriously...
In the world of romance, globalization brings a new dynamic to an age-old mystery Brexit, Trump, Strache, Le Pen. With all the gloom and doom on globalization, you’d think everyone was miserable. Think again. One of the most profound effects of...
Reporting from conflict zones is just as important as it is dangerous. Two women tell their stories. Barbara Schiavulli was in her room on the 13th floor at the Palestine Hotel in Iraq when she heard the explosions. In October 2005,...
People spend over $100 billion on medical procedures in foreign countries. In CEE, the trend has become a goldmine.   Plastic surgeon Greg Pataki is a bit of a missionary. Founder of Premium Plastic Surgery in Budapest, he talks about “perfect...
Two Austrian-led organizations ask whether social entrepreneurs in Africa can combat the world’s “wicked problems” any better than development NGOs In the charming 2013 documentary Bring the Sun Home illiterate mothers and grandmothers leave their remote villages from South America to...
Edith Tudor-Hart photographed poverty, society and children in Vienna and the U.K. and also helped launch Britain’s most notorious ring of spies for the Soviet Union 22 December 1942. A memo crossed the desk of the Soviet Secret Service, the NKVD: “Recently,...
A Russian expat investigates the local clichés and assumptions about her mega-rich countrymen To tell the truth, I find no joy at all in telling people I’m Russian these days. After various changes in international politics (which I’m sure you...
Whether you avoid your countrymen or seek out their company, everyone needs something to remind them of home. For Mexicans, it’s the Day of the Dead. Fancy coming to a massive party? It’ll be chock-full of music, dancing, inappropriate jokes...
The Holy Trinity of a formal education is classroom, exam, diploma. This model is being challenged all over the world Ten-year-old Mohammed sits cross legged in his family’s tent in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. It is 2013 and he...
X