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Retired judge acquitted in Kampusch perjury claim
Retired judge Johann Rzeszut. Photo: APA/ROLAND SCHLAGER

Retired judge acquitted in Kampusch perjury claim

Exclusive: Investigative journalist Flemming Emil Hansen delves into the legal morass that surrounded the 'botched' handling of the investigation of the abduction and escape of Natascha Kampusch, with the acquittal this week of a former supreme court president on charges of perjury. READ  

Help Me, Helen
How to avoid saying things you'll later regret

How to avoid saying things you'll later regret

Vienna-based Marriage and Family Therapist Helen Rudinsky looks at how to avoid saying things you'll later regret which can harm your relationships. READ  

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Ten phrases you’ll only hear at work in Austria
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Ten phrases you’ll only hear at work in Austria

Austria is one of Europe’s smaller countries, but also one of the richest and most stable in the EU, with low unemployment. Austrians are known for their love of gemütlichkeit - a word encompassing coziness, security and friendliness - and this can mean some baffling conversations for those new to doing business with Austrians. READ  

Background on the OSCE and Ukraine
OSCE's Headquarters in Vienna at the Hofburg. Photo: Wikimedia

Background on the OSCE and Ukraine

The OSCE, which has been tasked with monitoring a new ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, has emerged as a key player in the region over the past year, mediating between government leaders and rebels towards a peaceful solution. READ  

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Ten very peculiar Austrian superstitions
Don't sneeze when you see a new moon! Photo: Shutterstock

Ten very peculiar Austrian superstitions

Austria is home to some weird and wonderful superstitions, with some of them still practised today. Ahead of that traditionally inauspicious date - Friday 13th - we explain ten of the most common Austrian superstitions. READ  

My Austrian Career
Life in Austria is 'great songwriting material'
Photo: Hugo Van Doorn

Life in Austria is 'great songwriting material'

Tall William, also known as William Campbell, is a British singer-songwriter who's based in Vienna. By day he works as a press officer and graphic designer, but his experience as a musician inspired him to create a new tool for Vienna's alternative music community, to help locate gig venues and practise spaces. READ  

The Local List
Nine things to know before dating an Austrian

Nine things to know before dating an Austrian

A recent article on The Local noted the fact that almost one third of Austrians are single, and seemed to hit a nerve amongst our expat readers, with many writing in to tell us about their experience of relationships with Austrian men and woman - both good and bad. Here's a list of nine things to know before dating an Austrian. READ  

Expat Profile
Celebrating immigration with fashion
Iulia (left) and Andra, wearing one of their scarves. Photo: canajvisuals.com

Celebrating immigration with fashion

Iulia Mugescu is a young entrepreneur from Romania, who has lived in Vienna for over five years. Together with fellow Romanian Andra Slaats she founded Younited Cultures, a Vienna-based social enterprise that designs and produces fashion accessories to raise awareness about the value immigrants bring to Austrian society. READ  

Help Me, Helen
Avoiding harmful patterns in relationships

Avoiding harmful patterns in relationships

Vienna-based Marriage and Family Therapist Helen Rudinsky looks at how to avoid invalidating others, even if you don't realize you're doing it. READ  

Austria's response to the Russian bear
Austrian President Heinz Fischer meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in June. Photo: APA/ROBERT JAEGER

Austria's response to the Russian bear

Gustav Gressel is Visiting Fellow on the Wider Europe Programme with the European Council on Foreign Relations. In this feature, he looks at the Austrian views on how Europe as a whole should respond to Russia, especially in the light of its unacknowledged war on its European neighbour, Ukraine. READ  

The Local Profile
I always felt like a ‘third culture kid’
Photo: Paul Gillingwater

I always felt like a ‘third culture kid’

Helen Rudinsky is originally from America but has lived in several countries since she was a 12-year-old, including Russia, Finland, Holland, Switzerland, Kenya, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. She is now based in Vienna where she works as a Marriage and Family Therapist, and counsels couples, individuals and children from the expatriate community. She spoke to The Local about the ups and downs of expat life. READ  

My Austrian Career
'The Austrian music scene inspired me'
Dunkelbunt. Photo: Julia Wesely

'The Austrian music scene inspired me'

Ulf Lindemann - also known by his artist name [dunkelbunt] - was born in Hamburg in 1979 and came to Vienna at the beginning of the millennium to study and make music, becoming one of the pioneers of new music genres Electro Swing and Balkan Beatz. He spoke to The Local about how Austria inspired his music and what we can expect from his new album. READ  

Austria's thriving Bitcoin community
Is a purely digital currency the way to go? File photo: APA

Austria's thriving Bitcoin community

Inside Bitcoins correspondent Ian Jackson profiles the state of the digital currency in Austria. READ  

Gender identity all in the head
Conchita is not transsexual - she's all woman. Photo: APA/HERBERT NEUBAUER

Gender identity all in the head

Are you male or female, or something in between? A new study from the MedUni of Vienna reveals that brain structure is significantly different between males and females - and that trans-gender individuals are something different too. READ  

The fungi farm that turns plastic into food
The Fungi Mutarium. Photo: Paris Tsitsos

The fungi farm that turns plastic into food

An Austrian design duo have come up with a way to break down waste plastic and turn it into a nutritious food that humans can eat. READ  

 
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