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Spindelegger: Defeated by tax reform
Michael Spindelegger. Photo: APA/Schlager

Spindelegger: Defeated by tax reform

Former Finance Minister Michael Spindelegger resigned on Tuesday after eight months in the role, over differences within the conservative People’s Party (ÖVP) over how to overhaul Austria's tax system and reduce its debt. What will his legacy be? READ  

My Austrian Career
'You're just trying to get a sentence out'
Kate Gaines with Mozart.

'You're just trying to get a sentence out'

Kate Gaines is a 35-year-old clarinettist and music teacher from Kentucky, USA, who has been teaching at the Danube International School in Vienna for three years. She spoke to The Local about the challenges and joys of working abroad. READ  

Happiness 'about making right choices'
Happiness is... Photo: APA

Happiness 'about making right choices'

Can happiness be learned? And can you measure how happy certain people are? An international conference in Innsbruck is looking at these questions. READ  

JobTalk Austria
Six golden rules for the Austrian job hunt
Looking for jobs. File photo: APA

Six golden rules for the Austrian job hunt

So you're looking for a job in Austria, but you don't know where to start. Well don't fret, we've talked to a career expert who explains how to get ahead in the job game. READ  

Why beggars are a problem for Vienna's street paper
An Augustin vendor. Photo: APA/Fohringer

Why beggars are a problem for Vienna's street paper

Have you ever been asked to buy an Augustin paper at one of Vienna’s train stations, or whilst sitting at a cafe, and wondered about the story of the person trying to sell it to you? Or been annoyed when they wouldn’t take no for an answer? READ  

My Austrian Career
'No one speak English to him!'
Photo: Sonia Connor

'No one speak English to him!'

The Local talks to Ben Connor, an Australian baritone who moved to Austria to study and perform music. READ  

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Where playing and learning go hand in hand
Playing with the parachute on the play floor. Photo: Gymboree Vienna

Where playing and learning go hand in hand

If you’re a parent in Vienna and are struggling to entertain your children over the summer, or dread rainy weather when the kids are stuck indoors all day - do not fear, you’re not alone. READ  

The grassroots group uniting Muslims and Jews
Participants visited Vienna's main synagogue. Photo: Daniel Shaked

The grassroots group uniting Muslims and Jews

The organiser of the Muslim Jewish Conference, held in Vienna this year, says that he believes the gathering of young people from around the world has helped break down stereotypes and that every participant has been changed by their experience. READ  

Op-Ed
The question of begging in Austria
Photo: The Local

The question of begging in Austria

The Local's media insider muses on Austria's frequent calls to ban begging. READ  

My Austrian career
'I came for a boy and stayed for the lifestyle'
Photo: Carly Hulls

'I came for a boy and stayed for the lifestyle'

Carly Hulls is a 27-year-old Australian, who works for an online travel agency and is based in Vienna. She talked to The Local about what brought her to Austria. READ  

A carnivore explores vegan Vienna
All Photos: Gareth Smith

A carnivore explores vegan Vienna

Confirmed carnivore and The Local's resident food writer Gaz Smith decides to cross to the dark side, and explores some of Vienna's vegan restaurants. He was pleasantly surprised by what he found. READ  

My Austrian career
'Sometimes the hardest thing to do is ask'
Photo: Nick Schwarz

'Sometimes the hardest thing to do is ask'

Nick Schwarz, a 23-year-old from Portland, Oregon, is a reporter for the current affairs programme Reality Check, at FM4 radio in Vienna. The Local talked to him about why he came to Austria. READ  

It all began with a scoop of Tiramisu
A Zanoni & Zanoni ice cream bar in Vienna. Photo: Zanoni

It all began with a scoop of Tiramisu

After a month in Vienna one thing in particular stands out for American journalism student Gretchen Henderson, as she writes for The Local. READ  

The Ukrainians protesting in Vienna
Protesters outside the Hofburg. Photo: Kim Traill

The Ukrainians protesting in Vienna

Every Thursday lunchtime for the past several months, a small but determined group of Ukrainians has been gathering outside the head office of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) at Vienna's Hofburg. READ  

Travel
Austrian hotel has world's best wine list
New World cellar. Photo: Palais Coburg Hotel Residence/Herbert Lehmann

Austrian hotel has world's best wine list

World of Fine Wine magazine surveyed 750 restaurants from around the globe, to find out which establishment offered the most impressive selection of wines. The winner by a clear margin was Vienna's Palais Coburg Hotel Residence. READ  

 
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