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Gender Justice

Gender Justice

 The judiciary is female, Aug 4.  by Maria Sterkl Men no longer set the tone in the Austrian judiciary: the majority of judges are female. […] At the beginning of the 80s, less than one in ten judges was female (in the Tyrol only one in twenty). Ten years ago, the proportion of women stood at […]

Metternich and Terror

Metternich and Terror

Terror in Norway: Opinions, Jul.28  Johanna Mikl-Leitner, ÖVP, Minister of Interior  “[The Norway attacks] were the doing of a lone perpetrator. Only a fifth of the crimes committed by [Austrian] right-wing extremists can be attributed to the organized scene; the rest to the un-organized one. In our assessment, there is currently no threat to Austria, but […]

Projects That Bridge Cultures

Projects That Bridge Cultures

Prague played host to 132 “country winners” of the 2011 ERSTE Foundation Award for Social Integration (EFASI) in a 3-day series of lectures, workshops and performances, capped by an Awards Ceremony Jun. 20 announcing 35 grants totalling €613.000 – thus, ending a two-year selection process that had reviewed 1,850 applications from 12 countries. The top […]

Belgrade-Pristina Talks

 Custom talks between Serbia and Kosovo  are scheduled to resume Sept. 2 in Brussels after a six week delay, a move welcomed by the European Commision that had mediated the start of negotiations in March. The talks were interrupted in July when Pristina banned Serbian imports in response to Serbia’s blockade of Kosovar goods since […]

Biking in the City

Messing About on Bikes  Treating the city as a bicycle adventure playground has, alas, become more difficult, thanks to the police’s Schwerpunktaktion Radfahrer (“target-campaign: cyclists”), known as Aktion Scharf (“operation tough”, seriously). The campaign focuses on the inner city and the districts around the Ring, as well as the 19th to 22nd Districts, and the entire Donauinsel. […]

Generation Praktikum Heads into the Real World

There was a time not long ago, when students left university for a solid entry-level job, launching a career that, in Austria, often lasted for life. No longer. Today’s students are part of “Generation Praktikum” – the graduates whose careers start with a string of internships, working full time for a token wage or nothing […]

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 2011

An Open letter to Viviane Reding and Thomas Hammarberg  EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, and Commissioner for Human Rights for the Council of Europe Dear Commissioners,  On Jul. 12, Hungary’s Parliament passed a “church law” depriving over 100 religious denominations of their official status, in blatant violation of the freedom and equality of religions enshrined […]

Terrorism’s Right Hand

Terrorism’s Right Hand

Terror in Norway: Opinions, Jul. 28 by Andreas Mölzer, FPÖ Member of Parliament:  “The Norway tragedy is an act of insanity. Anybody trying to cash in on this event politically should be ashamed. Now the FPÖ has to listen to the Left accusing it of providing the ideological breeding ground for such madness. Why is it […]

From the Editor: The Homecoming

The paper you hold in your hands is historic! This is the first issue of the New Vienna Review, now in partnership with the Falter Verlag, forming The Vienna Review Publishing GmbH, and launching this small, non-profit paper into the larger world of professional publishing in Austria.  It is a good time. Vienna is more […]

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