Diplomacy

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Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa – The President of Portugal

The 72-year-old law professor and TV personality is known among the Portuguese for his easy-going style. He is also a former leader of the centre-right Social Democratic Party, and has worked closely with the centre-left minority Socialist governments to help tackle the pandemic. He is strongly pro-European and describes his politics as “social right”.

Economics

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Global Minimum Tax Endorsed

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced that participants in October this year had agreed in Paris to apply a uniform corporate tax rate of 15 percent to multinational companies, including tech giants such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple, in order to make it harder for them to avoid taxation by setting up operations in and shifting their profits to low-tax countries.

Lifestyle

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Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt: the Nuremberg Christmas Market

The Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt is one of the oldest and most famous Christmas Markets in the world. The pre-Christmas event on Nuremberg's Main Market Square dates back to the mid 16th century. The first mention in writing is from 1628. Although the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt 2021 cannot take place, due to new Covid regulations issued by the Free State of Bavaria. Instead let’s remember the good times we can recall, let our imagination take us on a trip during this Advent Season.

Beyond

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Zero-waste

Starting a “zero-waste” lifestyle requires serious thought and determination in the first place. We need to be clear about why we want to reduce the amount of waste we produce. The answer is simple: if we love the planet we live on, the beautiful landscapes provided by nature, the amazing flora and fauna, then it is up to each of us to protect them from destruction and save them for ourselves, our families and all of humanity. Once we have the reason, we just have to start implementing the changes step by step, until it becomes part of our daily routine and thus seamlessly integrates into our daily lives.

die HOCHKÖNIGIN – a dream destination in the Salzburger Land

Mountains stand for freedom. They bring fresh wind into our inner life, as we let old thoughts go. What remains is the moment, the intense experience of the real and natural.
What would a first-class atmosphere be without a sense of warmth and harmony? Host Hildegard Hörl personally takes care that the elegant atmosphere of the 4-star superior resort is characterised by a very personal touch of wellbeing. All for you and designed for a relaxing effect.

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“Love in Action is Service”

Dr Gergely Pataki is a general and plastic and reconstructive surgeon, burn specialist, and a medical economist and manager. He is the founder of Action for the Defenceless People Foundation (2002), and since 2018, he has been acting as the Honorary Consul of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in Hungary. Dr Pataki has also been one of the founders and since December 2019 vice-president of the Council of the Central European Consular Corps. He is a member of several professional associations worldwide and holds several prestigious honours, awards and recognitions.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The cult of Mozart continues to flourish today

There is a Mozart spell which has lasted for centuries. Humanity has been endowed with a series of immortal works in several genres by the famous genius who was an extremely prolific composer. Experts try to further analyse and decipher his works and art all over the world on the 265th anniversary of his birth. There are almost no other composers whose work can be sold so successfully and in so many ways. His legend is retained by musicals, ballets, plays as well as cartoon series.

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Fabergé, last goldsmith and jeweller to the Imperial Court of Russia

Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian goldsmith and jeweller of French descent and maker of the world-renowned Fabergé eggs, was born in St. Petersburg, the capital of the Tsardom of Russia, on 30 May 1846. He was the last jeweller to work for the Russian imperial family and court living in boundless luxury. Fabergé’s creations have become world-famous for their luxury craftsmanship. His magnificent jewelled eggs are very rare nowadays.

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Wieders – Winegrowers with heart and soul

How has it all started? 30 years ago, our family decided to bid farewell to the stables and fields, the cattle and grain and to focus entirely on viticulture, which, up to that moment, had only played a minor role. Our unique, multi-layered soils and the mild climate provided us with the ideal preconditions for growing high-quality red wine varieties, in particular the Blaufränkisch. With the success, also the business was extended step by step, only our passion has remained the same.

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Sebastian Kneipp, the healing power of water

Year 2021 marks the 200th birthday Sebastian Kneipp (1821–1897), the German Catholic pastor who in addition to his profession, was also involved in naturopathic activities. Due to his healing activities, naturopathy has gained a whole new momentum. Kneipp has developed a world-famous hydrotherapy method that is still known as the Kneipp cure.

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