Between 175 and 200 Austrian companies a...
Vienna is a leading green city in Europe

Growing Green Cities

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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Cultural heritage is not just monuments,...

Risk & Reward

After 1989, Austrian companies were among the first to invest in Europe’s “Wild East.” But in assessing political risk, they have to up their game. The strategy had seemed foolproof. When Austrian capital flooded the former Eastern Bloc after 1989, one of the main products offered by the banks were loans denominated in foreign currency […]
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Across the sprawling Habsburg monarchy, castles and courtyards, opera houses and onion domes projected their power and today the heritage of a shared culture. All great empires leave an architectural footprint. It’s a portrait of a kind that tells us important things about who they were: The Romans built roads, the Turks built mosques, the […]
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How an EU agency in Vienna urges us all to be vigilant As citizens of the European Union, we often take our rights for granted. For us, it has become the norm to live in a country that respects democracy, liberty and the rule of law, that guards human rights and fundamental freedoms as laid […]
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Security was tight in Vienna on Wednesday for the official visit of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. A wide area around the Hofburg palace in Vienna’s 1st District was cordoned off, and helicopters could be heard circling in the blue and sunny sky. As is common practice with state guests, Austrian President Alexander Van der […]
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From the peaks of the Alps to the sand-stone of the Dalmatian coast, both Slovenia and Croatia have wonders small and tasty to share By NeĹľa LukanÄŤiÄŤ & 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 […]
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