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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
When Russian President Vladimir Putin touched down in Vienna with a 30-minute delay on Tuesday, the military guard of honor stood ready, waiting in the blistering heat in the courtyard of Vienna’s imperial palace.The red carpet was rolled out, framed with enormous Russian and Austrian flags and little box trees neatly lining the way.After being greeted at the airport...
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new EU law which seeks to protect the privacy of its citizens, was welcomed by the previous Austrian government. The current ÖVP-FPÖ coalition, however, has been accused of backtracking on the stringent enforcement of data protection violations, raising concerns.As of May 25, 2018, the GDPR will hand control over personal information back...
Vienna Energy Forum
Here’s the challenge: First, eradicate poverty by getting over 90 percent of the world connected to electricity. Second, save enough energy to keep global warming below 2 degrees. And get both done by 2030.How this can be done was the topic discussed at the 5th biannual Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) hosted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO),...
The Austrian radio station, Ö1, has launched a campaign that creatively responds to an important, but often overlooked, aspect of the refugee crisis currently impacting Austria, and other parts of Europe. Ö1's #HowtobeAustrian social media campaign is asking questions about Austrian identity politics and the answers aren't going to always be cute or comfortable.How does one become Austrian? What...
Austrians Voting Abroad
The redo of the Austrian Presidential Elections is taking place on the 4th of December. Here’s what you need to know about voting if you’re living abroad.The first step towards receiving your Wahlkarte (ballot) is filling out a Wählerevidenz (electoral register) application, in order to prove your eligibility as a voter. Every Austrian citizen who is at least 15 years old may register in...
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