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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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France: Mass protests against higher retirement age

France's President Emmanuel Macron wants to raise the retirement age by two years. However, 72 percent of French people are against the pension reform—and...

Rent cap in Denmark: rents may increase by a maximum of 4 percent

Denmark introduced a rent cap. The rents were set to rise by 10 percent because they are linked to inflation—as they are in Austria....

Nobel Prize Winner Stiglitz wants 70% tax on top incomes

Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz is concerned about increasing social inequality in the world. The gap between rich and poor is widening. To reverse...

EU to severely restrict export of waste to third countries

The European Parliament voted in favor of a law that restricts the export of waste. Waste from the EU should be processed in an...

A 4-day week feels like a world without cars for the climate

A comprehensive review of studies from Great Britain shows: Shorter working hours—in the form of a 4-day week—bring relief for the people and the...

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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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