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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
lower carbon footprint
Want to go greener? Be like a Wiener! An introduction to the eco-friendly habits of the VienneseIn many parts of the industrialized world, living ecologically has become trendy. While often impractical, it’s the “right thing” to do, and very hip.In Austria, it’s about being “konsequent” – a word tricky to translate into English. It’s an adjective that conveys concerted...
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...
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...
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...
Fear of Big-Data snoops sifting through your chat history, photo streams, and following your private trips across town?Greta Garbo understood about privacy: She didn't want to "be" alone, as the Hollywood myth-makers would have it. “I want to be left alone," she insisted – a  request that is becoming harder and harder to satisfy in these days of data-hungry apps.Thankfully, there...
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...
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...
Fear of Big-Data snoops sifting through your chat history, photo streams, and following your private trips across town?Greta Garbo understood about privacy: She didn't want to "be" alone, as the Hollywood myth-makers would have it. “I want to be left alone," she insisted – a  request that is becoming harder and harder to satisfy in these days of data-hungry apps.Thankfully, there...
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