Tag:european union

UK Citizens in Austria – What to Expect After December 31

With negotiations still on-going between the UK and EU a fortnight before the Brexit deadline, there is still confusion among many Britons living abroad.

Musical Chairs for UK-EU Expats – Grab a Seat Before the Music Stops

As the Brexit negotiations drag on, there is still no final clarity on the future of British citizens living in Europe. It is likely to be reciprocal – whatever that means. With Boris, who knows?

Ewald Nowotny on the EU Post-Pandemic

The pandemic could be the making of the EU, says the former ÖNB governor. On coronabonds,” the “frugal four” and the clever Mrs. Merkel.

Nine Tips for Buying Property in Vienna

Buying real estate can be a daunting task – especially if you’ve just relocated from another country. Not only is it a major financial commitment, it will affect your and your family’s quality of life for years to come.

The Choice for Europe

Amid foreign efforts to undermine Western democracy, decisive questions increasingly can only be addressed in Brussels. So here we are, at press...

Mother of Mayhem

The political chaos in London as the government and the House of Commons struggle to find a solution to Brexit has exposed serious flaws in the o...

Hitting Home

“Economists,” American novelist William Gilmore Simms is quoted as saying, “put decimal points in their forecasts to show they have a sense of humor.”...

Delirious Albion

Nearly three years after the referendum vote to leave the European Union, British policymakers have only just begun to acknowledge the stark choices d...

Pro & Con | June 2019

The EU plans to abolish daylight savings time in 2021. A good idea? Time for Change Good riddance, I say! The benefits of Daylight Saving Time (DST) h...

Timothy Snyder’s Call to Action

In an age of confusion, historian and author Timothy Snyder looks to the past for a guide to the future of the West. On a pleasant evening in late O...

Growth and Its Discontents

Central Europe has experienced a soaring economy in the last two decades. Yet the disaffection of many shows the limits of what economic growth a...

“You’re a Young Guy” | Kurz Meets Trump

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz described his meeting with United States president Donald Trump Wednesday as “very disputatious” in an interview wi...

Star-Chef to Stand for EU Parliament

Restauranteur, nutritionist and TV personality Sarah Wiener formally announced Feb. 15 her candidacy for EU Parliament on the Green Party list, pendin...

Keeping Watch of Fundamental Rights

How an EU agency in Vienna urges us all to be vigilant As citizens of the European Union, we often take our rights for granted. For us, it has be...

Finishing the Job in the Western Balkans

Western Balkan countries have made significant progress since the 1990s, when ethnic violence tore the region apart. But that progress is fragile with...

The Day Slovakia Was Born | An Eyewitness Remembers

An American with Slovak roots shares his memories of the day when Slovakia was born. The air was frigid on Bratislava’s Námestie SNP as the calenda...

How the war the U.S. Entered 100 Years ago Gave Birth to Peace in our Time

The centennial of the Great War is the clearest argument for why the European Union matters In May 1917 – 100 years ago this month – the fi...

Education in Post-Communist CEE

What is the best role for government in higher education, hands-on or off the table? It might seem strange that a generation after the fall of the I...

The State of the Union – Post-Brexit Europe

The Brexit vote has shaken the Europe’s political foundations. Will the project begin to unravel, or is this a new start for the Continent? They did...

From Rags to Tovariches

Amid all the EU’s troubles over refugees, Schengen and the common currency, it’s easy to forget that in one regard, the Union has been extremely succe...