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The Flapping of Wings: Eurofighter Uproar Puts Strategy at Risk

The Flapping of Wings: Eurofighter Uproar Puts Strategy at Risk

Scarcely anyone is talking any more about the referendum on mandatory military service that is to take place in January. For both coalition partners, the debate on possible bribes by Eurofighter manufacturer EADS (European Aeronautic Defence Space Company) is coming at the wrong time – as, in fact, the reminder that Economics Minister Reinhold Mitterlehner was […]

A Licence to Torture

The police officer touched his index finger to his lips, signalling silence. With his other hand he shooed pedestrians away. The quiet gloom of a…

Lost in Temptation

Elections are any journalist’s temptation: To predict the outcome, the most likely or the most desired, at least according to their own view. Their predictions…

Austria’s Conscience

The candles of the vigil on Monday night in the small town of Amstetten are out. Soon the hordes of international journalists will pack up…

Man in Black

The last regional election in Lower Austria on Mar. 9 was the most Americanised and thus the most un-Austrian election one so far. As for…

Sisters, We Have a Problem!

Wouldn’t it be nice – for once – to be able to support a female candidate without reservation…

Slavery Now

“The men rushed us out of the house, but I saw the girl floating in the pool.” Tears…

Clear and Present Chaos

Green Card, Austrian Card, Blue Card, no card, immigrants, asylum seekers, economic refugees, illegal residents, non-Austrian aliens –…

Austrian Universities: Age of Confusion

To some Austrian students the beginning of the new academic year might seem like any other. It is…

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