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Friday, April 27, 2018
farming
To keep women on the land, things will have to change.One of the most successful programs in the history of ­Austrian television is a quirky dating show called Bauer sucht Frau (Farmer Seeks Wife), created in 2005 by Austria’s private television channel ATV.  An immediate hit, it continues to break records, with some 250,000 regular viewers and ratings topping...
populism
A collective sigh of relief across Europe: With Norbert Hofer and Geert Wilders defeated at the polls, right-wing, anti-European populism appears to be in retreat – at least for now. There’s even talk of a reverse “Trump effect”: After seeing the chaos the U.S. president has sowed in just a few weeks in office, disgruntled voters are far less likely...
Letters to the Editor
We’ve been getting great feedback from our readers over social media. Thanks very much for your thoughts, ideas and insights! Check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!To the Editor,In Rupture, Risk And the Quite Life, Martin Ehl is giving a gripping and far too seldom insight into the situation of startups in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). I am...
Editorial
Austria’s new media-savvy chancellor Christian Kern offers a “New Deal,” while facing down the far right It was high drama in the Austrian Parliament on the morning of June 15, as FPÖ leader Heinz-Christian Strache, amid hooting and hollering from his backbenchers, lit into the leadership, accusing them of manipulating the refugee numbers. Under the heading “security, not statistical trickery,”...
kern kurz strache
The dangerous dance with Kern, Kurz and StracheThe image alone must have sent a shiver through the souls of decent chardonnay socialists, to see their chieftain consorting with the Klassenfeind (archenemy). Yet in July 2016 Christian Kern, freshly minted chancellor and chairman of the ruling Social Democrats (SPÖ) did indeed invite the Freedom Party’s (FPÖ) H.C. Strache to his office...
Letters to the editor
Many thanks for your thoughts, ideas and insights! If you have something to say about Vienna or a story you read here, tell us all about it. Send an email to office@metropole.at. And check us out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.DEAR EDITORS OF METROPOLE:I read the article about ice-skating on the Alte Donau with great interest. Although I used to...
op-ed
The left is in a crisis Across the pond, the presidential election ended in an upset after Democrats failed to convince their supporters to unite behind Mrs. Clinton, while dissidents flocked to both the Independent and Green parties.Still, the right-wing sweep in American politics pales compared to the Old Continent, where centrist and liberal parties have been fragmenting for years.The...
We’ve been getting great feedback from our readers over social media. Thanks very much for your thoughts, ideas and insights, and make sure to like us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! To the EditorGreat article by Andrew Standen-Raz (“Private Lives”, MET, Feb. 2016). It seems like nowadays we are torn between the conveniences that the digital era has brought us and the...
Do the slogans and quips from U.S. elections stand up to the test of time? Test your meme-ory!This election has seen its fill of wacky catchphrases: from “Build the Wall!” to “Basket of Deplorables,” and (my personal favorite) “FFS, WTF IS HAPPENING WITH THIS WORLD?!!!!” – just a few that have sired more internet memes than can fit on...
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