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The Path to Ending Our Global Chaos Is Through the UN

A century after the founding of the League of Nations, international cooperation is still the answer to our “descent into cynicism, chaos and crisis”—in the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Telex.hu – A Defiant Hungarian News Site

Resisting government efforts to suppress independent media, seasoned journalists at the new crowd-funded website have sworn to “keep a check on power.”

Austria, the Making of a Republic

On April 27, 1945, the Austrian Proclamation of Independence was signed and promulgated in the liberated city of Vienna. Today, Austrians celebrate 75 years of their Republic, a free, democratic and open country in the middle of Europe.

The Long Road Home

A century after the end of the Habsburg Empire, and 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Vienna has finally resumed its role as the hub of Central and Eastern Europe

Mother of Mayhem

The political chaos in London as the government and the House of Commons struggle to find a solution to Brexit has exposed serious flaws in the once-a...

Hitting Home

“Economists,” American novelist William Gilmore Simms is quoted as saying, “put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor.”...

Delirious Albion

Nearly three years after the referendum vote to leave the European Union, British policymakers have only just begun to acknowledge the stark choices d...

The Chips are Down – and Out

With Brexit looming, the Silicon Sector is leaving London for the Continent. And often, the choice is Vienna. Between the dire predictions and pass...

Austria’s Hidden Champions

Between 175 and 200 Austrian companies are considered to be hidden champions. That’s the highest density per capita in the world. These companies are ...

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. W...

74, 73, 72 … The Countdown to Brexit Has Begun

Following the rejection of Theresa May’s Brexit plan by a devastating majority of 230 votes in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister (PM) had to fa...

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. T...

The Architecture of Empire

Across the sprawling Habsburg monarchy, castles and courtyards, opera houses and onion domes projected their power and today the heritage of a shared ...

How to Save Europe

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 an...

The Different Lives That Make up Austria Today

It takes all types to build a Republic. We give a voice to people from different backgrounds and generations who shaped and continue to shape Austria....

Southern Comfort: Slovenia

How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them “Austrians are in a ...

A Romance of Adversaries: Italy

How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them “So it’s Spaghetti a...

Austrian aid Helps Kosovo get Back on its Feet

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 Balkan...

In the Shadow of Oligarchs

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 ...

Spirits of Mexico

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 ...

Ditch the Textbooks

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 c...

The Power of the Expat Vote

For American citizens overseas, doing your civic duty is easier than you think: Cast an absentee ballot! The impact of absentee voting was made...

5 Things You Need to Know to Vote in the U.S. Elections

Key Reminders from the Federal Voting Assistance Program during Absentee Voting Week ALEXANDRIA, Va. - With less than two months until the General El...

The State of the Union – Post-Brexit Europe

The Brexit vote has shaken the Europe’s political foundations. Will the project begin to unravel, or is this a new start for the Continent? They ...

International: OSCE Vienna – Soft Power At Work

Born in the chilliest era of the Cold War, Vienna's OSCE fosters common-sense cooperation between people of good will “What we do is soft power,”...

International: Is Social Banking Europe’s Future?

Banks have reacted to the post-2008 crisis climate in different ways. Some focus on squeaky clean ethical transparency, others on special programs to ...

Until Brexit Do Us Part

What are British expats in Vienna saying about the potential impact of Brexit? These are trying times for the EU: with thousands of refugees stra...

International: The Real Challenge

The countries of Europe are faced with tidal waves of newcomers, bringing with them different values, unfamiliar cultures, and untried skills that mus...
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