Home » Posts tagged with » international

Generation Everywhere

Generation Everywhere

“It’s just a culture thing” is a common maxim for explaining why things simply don’t translate. As educated global citizens, we generally brush off cultural misunderstandings when we work with people of other nationalities. However, for researchers like Michael Gates, culture is quantifiable, and can be analysed to improve communication and co-operation. The International Christian […]

A Rich Flavour? Meet the Makers of Fairtrade Coffee

A Rich Flavour? Meet the Makers of Fairtrade Coffee

Coffee is big business. Like oil, it’s often called “black gold” for the high prices it can command on international commodity markets in New York and London. In Vienna, coffee has shaped the cultural life of the city at least since the Armenian Johannes Deodatus opened the first Kaffeehaus in the Rotenturmstrasse in 1685. Today, […]

Saudi-Funded Controversy

Saudi-Funded Controversy

The ‘Abdullah Centre’ is Worth a Try, 12 Oct. by Stefan Apfl When the foreign ministers of Austria, Spain and Saudi Arabia sign the founding agreement of the “King Abdullah Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue” in the Albertina on Thursday [13 Oct.], not few will wonder “what is going on?” A centre for religious […]

Foreign Spouse

Foreign Spouse

Alan had a comfortable life working as a manager for a packing company in Mexico City, earning the equivalent of €3,500 a month. As a young engineer, he was building a successful career doing what he loved most. Then, one night at a trendy club in an exclusive neighbourhood, he met a striking young woman […]

The Gate Crasher: Diplomatic Danzóns

The Gate Crasher: Diplomatic Danzóns

¡Ay, Caramba!  This will be some fiesta! Mexican Independence Day on Sept. 16 at the Military History Museum in Vienna. With my somewhat out-of-practice Mexican-twanged Spanish and my imitation cowhide vest, I’ll get in for sure. Swaggering like a real Chilango, of course I have an elegant lady by my side, machismo oblige. And with […]

No Extradition to Serbia

An Austrian court has turned down Serbia’s request for the extradition of Jovan Divjak, a former general in the Bosnian army during the Bosnian war of 1991 to 1995. The provincial court of Korneuburg decided that Divjak could not expect a fair trial in Belgrade as a lacking treaty on the exchange of evidence between […]

Bosnian Leaders Divided

Almost a year after the general election, Bosnia still lacks a central government as party leaders failed to agree during talks in July. The elections last October returned the Bosniak-lead Social Democrats as the largest party, enabling them to form the regional government for the Bosniak-Croat region. Yet the two main Croat parties refused to […]

Learning Montenegrin

Montenegro’s parliament is set to discuss an amendment to its general education law affecting compulsory language teaching in schools on Sept. 2. The debate is being closely watched by the EU as the pro-Serbian opposition has threatened to block electoral reform legislation essential for starting EU accession talks should their demands regarding education not be […]

Book Review: The 1961 Vienna Summit

In a meeting with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at the Soviet Embassy in Vienna on June 4, 1961, U.S. President John F. Kennedy referred to Vienna as “a city that is symbolic of the possibility of finding equitable solutions.” The events on June 3 and 4 would prove how true this was. The Cold War […]

Page 1 of 9123Next ›Last »

Widgetized Section

Go to Admin » appearance » Widgets » and move a widget into Advertise Widget Zone