The Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

Bundesminister Sebastian Kurz
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On 16 December 2013 Sebastian Kurz was appointed Austrian Federal Minister for European and International Affairs*.


*as of 1 March 2014: Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

 

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Sebastian Kurz was born in 1986 in Vienna. In 2003, he started to become engaged within the Young Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP). One year later Sebastian Kurz started studying law at the University of Vienna. After several years of commitment on district level, he was elected to Provincial Chairman of Young ÖVP Vienna in 2007 and one year later he was elected as Federal Chairman of Young ÖVP. Until his appointment as State Secretary for Integration in April 2011, he was active as a Member of the Vienna Provincial Diet and Vienna City Council. On December 16th 2013 he was sworn in as Austrian Federal Minister for Integration Issues, European and International Affairs.

EDUCATION

  • June 2004:Graduation (A-level)
  • since 2005: Law studies, Juridicum Vienna

POLITICAL CAREER

  • 2007 - 2012: Provincial Chairman of Young ÖVP Vienna
  • since 2009: Federal Chairman of Young ÖVP
  • 10/2010 – 4/2011: Member of the Vienna Provincial Diet and Vienna City Council
  • 4/2011 – 10/2013: State Secretary for Integration


On 16 December 2013 Sebastian Kurz was appointed Austrian Federal Minister for European and International Affairs*.

as of 1 March 2014: Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs