Brigitte Bierlein
Come the hour, come the woman. Leading the interim government was going to be a tough gig, but she was ready.
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eu parliament
Amid foreign efforts to undermine Western democracy, decisive questions increasingly can only be addressed in Brussels. So here we are, at press time, with Austria’s governing coalition deservedly in tatters. After the release of a fatally compromising video – documenting efforts to broker government contracts for illegal campaign contributions from wealthy Russians – the far-right vice […]
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The interim government of bureaucrats is giving Austria far more than its first female Chancellor
building by night next to water
Those of us who reside in another member state live more “European” lives than anyone. Yet we feel disenfranchised.
European Union, EPP, European People's Party
So here we are, at press time, with Austria’s governing coalition deservedly in tatters. After the release of a fatally compromising video the far-right vice chancellor H.C. Strache has been shown the door.
From Empire to Republic inside 3
Austria is likely to benefit from the New Silk Road, the mammoth Chinese infrastructure project spanning two continents. But strategic thinkers in Washington and European capitals are warning of the Götterdämmerung of the 20th century geopolitical he...

Pam’s Jam

Pamela Rendi-Wagner
She’s a fresh faced, bright-eyed optimist with an easy laugh. She is also confronting a task daunting enough to wipe the smile off the sunniest of dispositions: To restore the fortunes of a political party in serial decline. She is Pamela Rendi-Wagne...
Open Store Policy Closing shops on Sunday is so 19th century Every time I welcome someone to Vienna and give them my list of recommendations, I always end by saying, “Oh, and remember that next to nothing is open on Sundays!” to which they often reply, “Really? Why?” I’ve often asked that same question myself […]
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EU economic growth
Central Europe has experienced a soaring economy in the last two decades. Yet the disaffection of many shows the limits of what economic growth alone can achieve. Central Europe is thriving as never before in history. Any macroeconomic i...