Nina Hoppe about the Hypo Commission of inquiry and what consequences it could have for the austrian parliamentarianism

Parliamentarianism: Hypo-crisis / hypocrisy 

I heard this morning on the radio that the failed Austrian bank Hypo has so far cost me € 630. That’s two months of rent, according to the latest account by the Vienna Green party. So the Hypotopia protest project is also gaining more profile again (a model city created to show what could be built for the same cost as the € 19 billion bailout). This makes me wish even more that I was allowed to be present as a citizen of Austria at the Commission of Inquiry launched into Hypo, and with that I probably hit upon a very salient issue: real life parliamentarianism.
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Vienna-Hamburg: The return of Liberalism

Hamburg-Vienna: the return of liberalism?

“Katja” – simple, colourful, striking, and with pink (the colour used with success by the NEOS, the New Austria party). This is how the FDP candidate presented herself in Hamburg. As a Man of Politics. The FDP (Free Democratic Party) made a comeback in local government in the liberal north, winning 7% support. It’s somewhat reminiscent of the NEOS election success in 2013. Will it be the same in the 11 October elections? Let’s analyse the situation.
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Nina Hoppe´s analysis about the chance for unifying Europe through digitalisation without neclecting regional specifics

Digitalisation – regional and global

Why digitalisation has a part to play in Europe’s competitiveness and economic recovery, what it means for civic education and liberalism and the role banks have here too – in this piece I’d like to bring these issues together.
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