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Friday, April 27, 2018
Two young Austrians, one living in Brazil, with an occasional trip home, the other just back in Vienna, after extended stays in Prague, Strasbourg, Paris and northern Italy, talk about Austria – because there are things about the country that you only...
The Brexit referendum will set a new precedent. Those who expect special treatment may be in for a surprise.The year is 2018 and the United Kingdom is no longer a member of the European Union. After an overwhelming majority of...
The murder of journalist Ján Kuciak has shaken Slovakia out of its complacency. Here, big things often happen in years ending in “8”.Standing on a packed square in Bratislava as people around you jangle their keys and chant the slogans they remember...
The Holy Trinity of a formal education is classroom, exam, diploma. This model is being challenged all over the worldTen-year-old Mohammed sits cross-legged in his family’s tent in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. It is 2013 and he is...
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Banks have reacted to the post-2008 crisis climate in different ways. Some focus on squeaky clean ethical transparency, others on special programs to help poor peopleThere is nothing new in bank bashing: Post 2008 anyone claiming to “like” banks...
There’s always a strange calm in the press benches whatever the weight of the unfolding event. The armored limousines roll up in front of the Hofburg, the Great and the Good emerge onto the red carpet to be greeted by...
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...
The October independence referendum is rattling Spain and inspiring secessionist movements across Europe. For better and worse, it’s all about the EUNote: Original headline "...Wants to Break Free from the EU" corrected to "...Wants to Break Free from Spain"For...
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