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Thursday, September 20, 2018
AustrianStartups
Federal Chancellor Christian Kern spent an evening with inquisitive entrepreneurs from AustrianStartups in the over-crowded co-working space, sektor5. Our Editor-in-Chief, Margaret Childs was present and came prepared with her own questions. https://www.metropole.at/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Margaret%20Childs%2C%20Christian%20Kern%2C%20Austrian%20Startups.mp4   You can find the translation of his answer below: Margaret Childs: There are a lot of employees that help making these companies great and I’ve heard that you’re planning to favor...
Austrian News
A quick-and-dirty synopsis of last month’s Austrian News. The Viennese (Anti-)Terror Wall Austrian tabloid media – and journalist pundits on Twitter – were up in arms last month about construction in front of the Federal Chancellery and the Office of the President on Ballhausplatz. Dubbed “terror wall” by indignant observers, they railed against a project, conceived of in March 2015 and...
The Austrian Press Agency reports that a group of about 30 right-wing protesters stormed the stage of the Audimax (a large lecture hall at the University of Vienna) during a performance of Elfriede Jelinek’s Nestroy-Prize winning theater piece, Die Schutzbefohlenen (The Wards). The protesters unfolded banners and flags bearing the symbol of the Identitarian Movement, distributed flyers with the...
study alcohol language
A study confirms what some of us may have already suspected: alcohol improves our foreign language skills Forget about the tongue twisters next time you hit the bar; it is proved small dose of alcohol has positive effects on the pronunciation of foreign language words. Researchers from the University of Liverpool, Maastricht University, and King’s College London tested this popular belief....
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...
In a provocative move, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced the closing of seven mosques and potential expulsion of 60 Turkish-funded imams one week before Muslim Eid celebrations. The move has been criticized as Islamophobic. A spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ibrahim Khalid, took to twitter to voice his government’s outrage: “Austria’s decision to close seven mosques and expel...
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