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After the Election

After the Election

The German saying “Man soll den Tag nicht vor dem Abend loben” (“Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched”) proved true  once again on 29 September. Both Social Democrats (SPÖ) and Conservatives (ÖVP), while still victorious, had to face major losses. But unlike other EU countries, the Austrian coalition was not voted out. With […]

No Alarms &  No Surprises

No Alarms & No Surprises

If it weren’t for all the posters splashing the heads of party frontrunners around the city, few would notice that it’s election time in Austria.…

At IWM: Not Quite the “End of History”

At IWM: Not Quite the “End of History”

Free chairs were hard to find at the Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM) on the evening of 10 June,…

Hungary: Still Struggling Over Values

Hungary: Still Struggling Over Values

All is not well in the state of Hungary: Anti-Semitism, paramilitary actions against Roma and Sinti, censorship of inconvenient artists and writers, a heavily disputed…

The FPÖ and the Fraternities’ Ball

The FPÖ and the Fraternities’ Ball

Every year at the end of January, a “happening” takes place on the streets of Vienna’s inner districts that might seem strange to the eyes…

About Werner Reisinger

Werner Reisinger (30) is a Vienna based journalist, focussing on news, politics, society, and contemporary history. He has worked as an historian, TV editor, and recently as host of the internet-talk program “supertaalk”

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We Are All Basically Alone

We Are All Basically Alone

“Today, November the 5th, I will begin my report.” A woman sits in one room of a small…

Draining the ‘Kellernazi’ Swamp

Draining the ‘Kellernazi’ Swamp

The Presseclub Concordia was packed when Hans-Henning Scharsach presented his new book Strache: Im braunen Sumpf (Strache: In…

In the Oct. 2012 Issue: Hans Henning Scharsach’s Strache

In the Oct. 2012 Issue: Hans Henning Scharsach’s Strache

Former journalist and author Hans Henning Scharsach was one of the most outspoken critics of the late Jörg…

Caught In The Act

Caught In The Act

It’s a familiar scene in Vienna: Officers of the so-called foreigners’ police (Fremdenpolizei) take action against asylum seekers…

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