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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The countries of Europe are faced with tidal waves of newcomers, bringing with them different values, unfamiliar cultures, and untried skills that must now be factored into daily lifePicture a room: Twenty-two young men, six chairs, four whiteboards, no desks. And a young...
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 DeadFancy coming to a massive party? It’ll be chock-full of music, dancing, inappropriate jokes...
What are British expats in Vienna saying about the potential impact of Brexit?These are trying times for the EU: with thousands of refugees straining the capacity to help, old alliances are threatened and tempers are frayed. At the same...
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,” said Natacha Rajakovic, spokeswoman for the Office for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the OSCE....
Two Austrian-led organizations ask whether social entrepreneurs in Africa can combat the world’s “wicked problems” any better than development NGOsIn the charming 2013 documentary Bring the Sun Home illiterate mothers and grandmothers leave their remote villages from South America to...
The Old World has no claim to great European art. A magnificent gallery showcases Vienna’s treasures in the Big AppleEuropeans like to believe that they have the culture and the taste and Americans have the money. It’s a comforting...
How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of themCzechs (and Slovaks) have a particular name for Austria: Rakousko, derived from an obscure border castle. Similarly, the beginnings of their...
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 did everything right. Study abroad, learn languages, do internships, live the European dream. Yet with...
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...
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