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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Lifetimes of understandable resentment can boil over into presumptions of guilt. This is dangerous. And when important public careers are ruined, everybody losesAs former Green Party defense spokesman Peter Pilz returns to Parliament this month, it’s a good time to reflect on the short and intense history of the #MeToo campaign – from a website launched in Harlem a...
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...
Why Vienna's city government has completely reorganized itself and what it has to do with the FPÖ, expats and international managersIt is an interesting but characteristic phenomenon. The government of red Vienna – once known as the worldwide socialist model for the introduction of municipal social services, Gemeindebauten (social housing) and the redistribution from the supposedly rich to the...
health
For newcomers, Austrians can take some getting used to. But if you’re planning to get sick, Austria is the place to be.Let’s be honest; if you’re planning to get sick, Austria is the place. That precious little green e-card in my wallet is my key to an Aladdin’s cave of medical cosseting. Before I’d have even reached the front...
Mayor Michael Häupl
After a quarter century, Vienna’s popular Mayor Michael Häupl leaves behind a city more prosperous, international and innovative – yet still humane. That’s saying a lot.The 1st of May marked a revival of sorts for Vienna’s SPÖ, as some 120,000 people showed up for the party’s annual Labor Day love fest – by far the largest crowd in recent...
Western Balkan countries have made significant progress since the 1990s, when ethnic violence tore the region apart. But that progress is fragile without EU membership.On January 16, Serbian and Kosovar leaders met in Brussels for confidence-building talks. But, on that same day, the Kosovo Serb minority leader Oliver Ivanović was shot dead in the Serb-administered section of Mitrovica, in...
One generation after the miraculous Velvet Revolution brought down totalitarianism, Central Europe is still dealing with its legacy – and seeking to preserve the spark of the Prague Spring.Although it’s nearly 30 years since the end of Communism in then Czechoslovakia, the ghosts of that era are still haunting politics in today’s Czechia. “The Velvet Revolution that brought an...
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Wien is a city of international stature in multiple ways - but too many know nothing about it.Vienna has been a premier diplomatic capital for 200 years. From the Congress of Vienna in 1814 to the present day, no other city can compete with its consistent importance, with its well-established bridge-building role and as a seat of multilateral diplomacy.Austria...
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