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Saturday, January 20, 2018
Making your stay as a non-EU citizen to Vienna long-term is a big step, with plenty of paperwork attached. But if you plan ahead, you‘ll have your ticket to the good life Vienna residents enjoy. So, you have fallen in love with Vienna. No surprises there; the enviable quality of life, and the Gemütlichkeit, that oh-so-Viennese term for slowing down,...
American Refugee
Dear Democrats:We are sorry you lost your country, displaced by rampant factionalism, ubiquitous guns and powers beyond your control. We also fully understand why you would be in a hurry to leave all the hate and misogyny behind, crashing the Canadian immigration’s website on election night. But take courage – Austria welcomes you! We realize you were probably intending...
How to... Fund your startup
Navigating your startup safely through Austria’s bureaucracy is tricky. Fortunately, a multitude of subsidies can give you a strong tailwindBureaucracy is a high art in Austria. Imported, no doubt, with the “red tape” that bound court documents in 16th-century Habsburg Spain, and centralized in the 18th under Maria Theresia to hold her far-flung empire together, Austria has long been...
Austrians are notoriously risk-averse and have been big fans of savings accounts, but how do they invest?All over the world, investors, bankers and financial experts are shrugging their shoulders. No one seems to know what the markets are up to, let alone where they are headed. Is this the calm before the storm? When will the ECB raise interest...
how to viennese design art
You don’t need to be an artist’s muse to live like Alma Mahler. Vienna is bustling with design pieces that can turn your flat into a stylish GesamtkunstwerkYour tranquil urban island has seen better days? What you need are just the right Viennese design elements to transform your living space. But where to find them? Like the turn of...
antiques
Vienna is teeming with ancient goodies and there are plenty of experts to help distinguish the Wedgwood from the deadwood In a shop called Dead People’s Stuff, I reveled in rummaging through the old costume jewelry, clocks and knick-knacks that vied for space with end tables and old sofas. It was the closest thing to an antiques store in the...
At the 2015 UK General Election, almost 106,000 overseas electors registered to vote - three times the number at the previous election. While this is a real improvement, it is still a fraction of the 5.5 million UK citizens estimated to be living overseas.Many of the roughly 10,000 UK citizens living in Austria could miss out on their chance...
effective expats
We've all been that expat. The one frantically looking up the fine print of their contract while wondering just how much it would cost to throw in the towel and fly home tomorrow. We get it: homesickness is a very real and heart-wrenching condition to navigate, but we have a number of tricks that will help you reap the...
Being an expat in Vienna doesn't necessarily mean turning your back on all things homeOften, it isn’t until you live outside your native land that you begin to see its culture. Things you assumed were universal turn out to be idiosyncrasies; what to you is normal, others find strange. Confronted by difference, you see yourself. Gradually, you realize that...
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