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Friday, January 19, 2018
“Three people in one room want to commit suicide? Stay cool.” What keeps everyone going is the sense of humanity.You sense the Train of Hope camp before you see it. Gliding up the escalator to the main ticketing hall of Vienna’s Hauptbahnhof, you feel goosebumps, your eyes scanning for this terrifying wave of refugees. As you leave the escalator, you...
katharina moser
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Putin visits Orban
An unspectacular visit by Vladimir Putin is an important measure of the growing pressures on a united EuropeOn February 2, Vladimir Putin arrived in Budapest. That simple sentence written in this fast-moving and unpredictable Trumpian world actually tells us a lot.It is about common European values and an attitude toward a regime that wages wars in Europe to satisfy...
Robotics for Children
As we sat down to work this morning, a loud shout of "Oh My God!!!" lifted all of our yet-to-be over-caffeinated heads simultaneously. "Robo Wunderkind just got bought out by Lego for $120 million!" our colleague yelled after reading this post on "TechCrunch."What luck! Why, we'd just published an article about Robo Wunderkind in our April issue. Boom! Imagine:...
top 10 articles
While most of us are glad that 2016 is behind us, it’s definitely good to remember it wasn’t all bad. Here are Metropole’s top 10 articles of the last year.10.Number ten went out to all Americans looking to enjoy some turkey in the city and discuss anything but politics.  9.Anticipating the great Democratic migration of 2017, we prepared a guide...
Manner
Even the color is iconic: “Pantone rose” is a registered trademark for Austria’s signature snack – Manner Schnitten, the pink block of hazelnut cream wafers on the country’s candy shelves, and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s legendary power food.Carl Manner, nephew of the founder and patriarch of the family company, who died April 19, 2017 at age 87, must have been a...
green party
With the Greens absorbed in internecine warfare, the prospects for a progressive left agenda look increasingly dimWith just a month until the parliamentary elections, the Greens are in disarray.Since the first of the year, their support has dropped by half in public polling. In May, they exchanged one unpopular leader for another, swapping out Eva Glawischnig for EU parliamentarian...
u-bahn
Vienna’s public transportation is fantastic. From the annual pass that gets you around town for €1 a day to the frequent intervals, it’s pretty much undisputed that the Wiener Linien (Vienna Transit Authority) spoils us all.We begin rolling our eyes when we see a “5” indicated on the minute sign, forgetting that compared to many cities, minute signs are...
Meet our youngest fan – Aodhan Kirkham-Healey: Age six, Belgium born, raised in Canada and now a budding hipster Wiener dedicated to learning German and enjoying Vienna’s café culture.Like so many other third culture kids, he’s multilingual, wise beyond his years, and already nostalgic for the people and places in his transnational existence.  When people ask me where I am...
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