Tag:Sebastian Kurz

#Schreddergate – Kurz‘ Social Media Manager Secretly Destroys Hard Drives

Shortly after the Ibiza video was published, an employee of the former Kurz-cabinet shredded several hard disks under a false name at a digital security firm.

Creeping Message Control

Recent government moves appear to be aimed at restricting official data collection and distribution. The opposition sees this as unwarranted interfere...

No to Foreign Funding for Mosques

The controversial “Islam Law” has received a stamp of approval from Austria’s Constitutional Court (VfGH), who said it raised “no constitutional conce...

Back to Black

For the first time since 1945, the city of Salzburg has turned from Red to a new silky Black.With 37% of the vote and a doubling of their council ...

The Return of the Jihadi

When two Viennese girls who had left in 2014 as 14 year-olds to join ISIS in Syria announced they wanted to come home, front page coverage in the Boul...

Deportation Instead of Training

Come if You Can Cook"The law" as Charles Dickens' Mr. Bumble sagely observed "is an ass." Austria's economy is currently desperately short of ski...

Opernball 2019

Vienna’s 63rd Opernball (Opera ball) once again attracted thousands to Vienna's Staatsoper on February 28.The traditional high point of the city’s...

“You’re a Young Guy” | Kurz Meets Trump

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz described his meeting with United States president Donald Trump Wednesday as “very disputatious” in an interview wi...

The Sebastian Kurz Show

They love him or they hate him: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is more notorious across Europe than most of his predecessors. Now he is taking ove...

Opinion | The Empty Promises of Sebastian Kurz

Regardless of what you think of the “New ÖVP,” the hype around its leader Sebastian Kurz, Austria’s millennial foreign minister and likely new chancel...

Austria’s Projected National Election Results

Despite the ÖVP being the big winner, this year’s election has some surprises in storeAustrians cast their votes in National elections on Sunday...

Special Report | The Post-Partisan Politics of Sebastian Kurz

The ascent of Austria’s 30-year-old Foreign Minister marks a dramatic departure in the country’s politics, reflecting an important shift across Europe...

Opinion | Kurz the Boy Wonder

When Sebastian Kurz was asked to be State Secretary for Integration in 2011, he was 24 years old. It was a new position, and then-ÖVP party chairman...

Eyewitness: Kurz Takes Over the OSCE

As chairmanship revolves to Austria, we listened to what Foreign Minister Kurz sees as the biggest challengesI arrived unreasonably early on a c...