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Give us a vote: we've got most to lose if UK quits
2.2 million Brits live in another EU country. 2.3 million people from elsewhere in the EU live in the UK. Photo: Charles Clegg.

Give us a vote: we've got most to lose if UK quits

Brits in the rest of the EU should all be given a vote in the country’s upcoming referendum - as should Europeans who live in the UK. We’re the ones with most to lose, argues The Local's managing editor James Savage. READ  

Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision's turkeys and triumphs
Winners from the 2015 second Semi-Final on stage. Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)

Eurovision's turkeys and triumphs

As the Eurovision Song Contest celebrates its 60th anniversary watched by some 200 million worldwide, here is a trip down Eurovision memory lane - turkeys, dictators, Mormons, orcs, drag queens and all. READ  

Eurovision Song Contest
Douze or nul points? Eurovision acts to watch
The audience at the first Semi Final. Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)

Douze or nul points? Eurovision acts to watch

Who can follow Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst and wow 200 million viewers worldwide to win the Eurovision Song Contest at its 60th edition in Vienna on Saturday? READ  

Top ten places for gourmet dining in Vienna
Le Loft. Photo: Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom

Top ten places for gourmet dining in Vienna

There are times when a Leberkässemmel from your favourite sausage stand just doesn't cut it. Perhaps you have an important date lined up - but where's the best place to splash out on for an evening of fine dining? Barbara Cação recommends ten high end restaurants in Vienna for an evening to remember. READ  

Help Me, Helen
Couples counselling: Is it for you?

Couples counselling: Is it for you?

Couples counselling can completely revolutionize your relationship - changing it from a place of conflict and disappointment to a harmonious sanctuary from the outside world. If your relationship is already good, couples counselling can make it much better. READ  

What you should know about GIS

What you should know about GIS

Many of our expat readers who live in Austria have questions about GIS (Gebühren Info Service GmbH) - the company responsible for administering television and radio licenses. Who has to pay, how much is it, and what should you do if the GIS man comes knocking on your door? READ  

Hitler birth house haunts Austrian town
Hitler's birthplace with memorial stone. Photo: Anton-kurt/Wikimedia

Hitler birth house haunts Austrian town

"Every year it's the same circus," mutters a resident at the sight of dozens of anti-fascist protesters stomping toward a large weather-worn building in the small northern Austrian town Braunau am Inn. READ  

Help Me, Helen
Challenges of expat life: Making new friends

Challenges of expat life: Making new friends

Expats, who are globally mobile and move every few years, often have to make new friends with each move. Helen Rudinsky writes that making new friends can be a challenge, especially for children, shy people, or individuals with limited social skills. READ  

Five Viennese 'twin attractions'
Hermesvilla. Photo: Vienna Unwrapped

Five Viennese 'twin attractions'

Once you have ticked off Vienna’s most popular attractions on your sightseeing list, it's time to explore the ‘second tier’. The city is packed with little-known insider gems that have been overshadowed by the bigger tourist magnets - but offer a similar experience, without the crowds. READ  

Will climate change give us the blues?
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Will climate change give us the blues?

Climate change is predicted to intrude into almost every area of life - from where we live, to what we eat and whom we war with. Now music can be added to the list. READ  

Expat Profile
'We believe children have unlimited potential'
Margarita Randl with her son.

'We believe children have unlimited potential'

Margarita Randl is the manager of Vienna's first Gymboree Play & Music Center. She spoke to The Local about the challenges of setting up a new business and what she loves about life in the capital. READ  

Help Me, Helen

Why denial is your worst enemy

Vienna-based Marriage and Family Therapist Helen Rudinsky looks at how to recognise if you're in denial, and what to do to break out of it. READ  

'World's most beautiful boulevard' turns 150

In 1857, bushy-whiskered Emperor Franz Joseph proclaimed that his rapidly growing imperial capital Vienna needed a radical makeover befitting Austro-Hungary's wealth, might and technological prowess. READ  

Austrian economy

Why Jörg Haider haunts Austria's finances

Jörg Haider may be long dead, but the colourful far-right politician who praised Hitler's "orderly" employment policies is coming back to haunt Austria's public finances, potentially with wider reverberations throughout the eurozone. READ  

Expat Profile

Multicultural couples 'bring best of both worlds'

Canadian Wendy Williams is the author of a book called The Globalisation of Love. She spoke to The Local about life in Vienna and why 'expat' is a misleading term for multicultural couples. READ  

 
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