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The social democratic magazine Kontrast.at covers current political events, both in Austria and in the rest of the world. We view society, state and economy from a progressive, emancipatory point of view. Kontrast casts the gaze of social justice on the world.

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Portugal launches a 4-day week field trial

Last week sees the launch of a pilot trial of the 4-day week in Portugal. Thirty-nine companies are taking part, including 12 that have...

“Creating Prosperity Together”: How the social economy model saved the English city of Preston

For a long time, Preston was the centre of industry in England. But when the city's big companies decided to move production to low-wage...

Less hustle and loneliness: Supermarket in the Netherlands has “chatting checkouts”

The Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo has introduced slower checkouts for the first time in 2019. The idea is to give customers more time not...

Bolivia: Less poverty and booming economy through nationalisation of mineral resources

Bolivia, a country in the Andes, has developed strongly in recent years. Since the left-wing president Evo Morales took office, poverty in the country...

Peace, environmental protection, integration – Costa Rica a model State for Latin America?

Costa Rica went its own way: without an army, but with investments in education and health, a sustainable economy and an open society, Costa...

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Finland is successfully fighting homelessness – despite new political developments

No more homelessness – a goal that sounds like...

Historic decision forces corporations to pay minimum of 15% tax globally

Multinational corporations such as Amazon, Facebook and Apple will...

Colombia strengthens regional economies and promotes cooperation instead of competition

Latin America is emerging as the place to look...

Off the street and into a home: over 1,000 homeless in Austria get a flat

An initiative by the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs,...
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