Visits from Austria in 2016
29/9/2016: Finance Minister Hans Jörg Schelling opened the conference “CEE Breakfast Panel Discussion 2016” in London, an event within the framework of 21st Austria. Afterwards meetings with Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford Professor Louise Richardson.
15.-16/9/2016: An Austrian delegation consisting of Salzburg’s Mayor Dr. Heinz Schaden and mayors of the Association of Cities and Towns of Salzburg met with the Lord Mayor of Westminster Steve Summers and other high-ranking representatives of the City of London’s district administration unit and visited a meeting of the Court of Common Council.
07.-08/09/2016: Defence Minister Doskozil stayed in London, to attend the "UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial : London2016", where 80 counterparts were also invited by the British Defence Minister Michael Fallon. The program of the visit also included a working meeting with the Secretary of Defense RtHon Mike Penning, expert discussions with the Secretariat of the National Security Council and the British Ministry of Defence and a visit to the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), an independent research institute, which deals with issues of national and international safety.
19/07/2016: Visit by Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka: Bilateral talks with Interior Minister Amber Rudd and the leader of the Scottish National Party Angus Robertson.
22.-24/06/2016: Visit of Austrian delegation consisting of Dr. Reinhold Lopatka , Member of Parliament, Hubert Koller, Member of the Federal Council , Dr. Kathrin Nachbaur, Member of Parliament, Dr. Andreas F. Karlsböck, deputy the National Council , Federal Council Member David Stögmüller , Mag. Christoph , Vavrik, Member of Parliament and Ambassador Dr. Brigitte Brenner, Director of EU and International Service of the Parliamentary Administration on the occasion of the “Brexit" referendum.
14.-15/06/2016: Visit of Secretary General of the Austrian Society for European Politics, Mag Paul Schmidt in London.
09.-10/06/2016: Visit by a delegation of judges of the Austrian Administrative Court in London. 16.05.2016: Opening of the Vorarlberg Architecture Exhibition "Getting Things Done" in Glasgow by the Second President of the National Council Karlheinz Kopf.
16.-17/03/2016: Vice Chancellor A.D. Dr. Michael Spindelegger, Director General of ICMPD, holding talks and participating at a panel discussion at the Alpbach in Residence Lecture Series in London.
04/03/2016: Consulations of the Political Director of BMEIA, Ambassador Dr. Alexander Marschik, at the British Foreign Office with his counterpart at the FCO, Sir Simon Gass.
04/02/2016: Chancellor Werner Faymann visits the Supporting Syria and the Region conference: Meetings i.a. with PM David Cameron and PM of the Netherlands Mark Rutte
Visits to Austria 2016
02.9.2016: Austria maintains good relations with Britain - even after the EU referendum Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz received today for the first time his British counterpart Boris Johnson for an official talk in Vienna. Key aspects discussed were the planned exit of Britain from the EU (‘’Brexit’’), the preparation of Austria's OSCE Chairmanship in 2017, and the flashpoints surrounding Europe.
Visits from Austria 2015
03/11/2015: Bilateral talks of Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in London
02-04/09/2015: Visit of Federal Minister for Families and Youth Dr. Sophie Karmasin; bilateral talks with Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Damian Hinds, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury as well as participation in the “Behavioural Insights” Conference.
03-05/06/2015: Visit of State Secretary for Science, Research and Economy, Harald Mahrer in London.
02-03/03/2015: Visit of the lower Austrian member of government Petra Bohuslav with a delegation of the Federal Country of Lower Austria, the economic chamber of Lower Austria and the Ecoplus agency in London.
22-25/02/2015: Participation of Federal Minister Wolfgang Brandstetter at the Global Law Summit and bilateral talk with Minister of Justice Chris Grayling.
VISITS in Austria 2015
26/11/2015: Prime Minister David Cameron, had talks with Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann.
22/09/2015: Minister for Trade and Investment, Lord Francis Maude, had talks with Secretary of State Harald Mahrer and the President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce Christoph Leitl.
11/06/2015: Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, had talks with Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz.
11/06/2015, 28/06, 02/07, 05/07, 08/07, 11/07, 13/07, 29/10, 14/11: On the occasion of the talks with Iran on nuclear issues and the Syria talks, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond visited Vienna several times.
22/01/2015: Sir Andrew Burns, UK Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues, had talks at the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign affairs.
Visits from Austria
11/06/2015: Bilateral talks of Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond with Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz in Vienna
22/09/2015: bilateral talks of the Minister of State for Trade and Investment Lord Francis Maude with Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister of Science, Research and Economy Reinhold Mitterlehner in Vienna
Visits to Austria 2014
11/02/2014: Talks by Europaminister David Lidington with Leader of Parliamentary Group Reinhold Lopatka and President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber Christoph Leitl.
05-06/05/2014: Participation of Foreign Secretary William Hague at the Ministerial Conference of the Council of Europe in Vienna and bilateral talks with Federal Minister Sebastian Kurz.
13/07/2014: Bilateral talks of Foreign Secretary William Hague and Federal Minister Sebastian Kurz on the margins of the “nuclear talks” in Vienna.
03-04/09/2014: Participation of Federal Minister Klug at the NATO-Summit in Wales.
29/10/2014: Talks and dinner discussion of Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Federal Minister Sebastian Kurz in Vienna.
Visits from Austria 2013
17/04/2013: Attendance of Vice-chancellor Michael Spindelegger at the funeral of Lady Thatcher.
13-17/05/2013: Visit of the Councillor of the City of Vienna for Environmental Affairs Ulli Sima and a delegation of the ecology committee of the Viennese State Parliament in London; political talks were held and environmental projects were examined.
13-14/06/2013: Attendance of presiding officer of the Austrian parliament Edgar Mayer at the 15th convention of the unification of European senates in London.
Visits to Austria 2013
21/03/2013: Visit of a delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee comprised of Mike Gapes MP (Labour), John Baron MP (Conservative), Rt Hon Sir John Stanley MP (Conservative), Sir Menzies Campbell MP (Liberal Democrat), Richard Ottaway MP (Conservative), Mark Hendrick MP (Labour), Frank Roy MP (Labour), and talk with State Secretary Reinhold Lopatka.
27-28/05/2013: Visit of the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, on invitation from the presiding officer of the Austrian Parliament, Barbara Prammer Vienna, where he was also received by Federal President Heinz Fischer.
07/05/2013: Labour‘s Shadow Europe Minister Emma Reynolds leads talks with State Secretary Andreas Schieder in Vienna and gave a speech.
Visits from Austria 2012
22-24/04/2012: Meeting of Federal Minister of Finances Maria Fekter with Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and talks in the EBRD.
17-20/05/2012: Participation of Federal Minister Maria Fekter at the 21st Annual Meeting of the EBRD Board of Governors.
26-29/07/2012: Attendance of the Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London; Talk with PM Cameron.
27-29/07/2012: Attendance of Federal Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London; 27/7 - Talks with her colleague Theresa May.
26/7-3/08/2012: Attendance of Federal Minister Norbert Darabos at the opening ceremonies of the Olympics and Paralympics in London.
29-30/08/2012: Visit of Federal President Heinz Fischer and attendance at the opening of the Paralympics and reception of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II.
Visits to Austria 2012
22/05/2012: Rt Hon David Lidington MP, Minister of State responsible for European issues.
13/2/2012: Talks by Secretary of State for Justice Kenneth Clarke with Federal Minister Beatrix Karl with lecture at the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna.
19-21/9/2012: Participation of Jeremy Wright, Ministry of Justice, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for HM Court Service and Legal Aid, at a conference of the Council of Europe on Juvenile Justice in Vienna.
22/10/2012: Talks by State Secretary James Brokenshire with Federal Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner and participation at a UNODC-event.
Visits from Austria 2011
08-10/03/2011: Meeting of Federal Minister Mrs. Claudia Bandion-Ortner with Secretary of State Ken Clarke.
30/03/2011 - 01/04/2011: Mayor of the City of Graz, Mr. Siegfried Nagl.
27/06/2011: Secretary General (Deputy Minister) for European and International Affairs Johannes Kyrle.
07-10/10/2011: Participation of Federal Minister Claudia Schmied at the World Skills Leaders Forum Conference.
10-11/11/2011: Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister Michael Spindelegger, meeting with William Hague, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Lecture at London School of Economics LSE.
29-30/11/2011: Federal President Heinz Fischer and Mrs. Margit Fischer, meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, meeting with the Rt Hon John Bercow, MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, Lecture at London School of Economics (29 – 30 November) LSE.
Visits to Austria 2011
14/02/2011: Rt Hon David Lidington MP, Minister of State responsible for European issues.
Visits from Austria 2010
27-28/01/2010: Participation of Deputy Minister for European and International Affairs Johannes Kyrle at Afghanistan-Conference and Meeting with Permanent Under-Secretary Sir Peter Ricketts.
06-09/02/2010: Informal visit of Governor of the OeNB Ewald Nowotny to London.
11/11/2010: Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, meeting with William Hague, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Lord David Freud (Parliamentary Under Secretary State for Welfare Reform), Shadow Foreign Secretary Ivette Cooper and Philip Blond (ResPublica think thank). Speech at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Visits from Austria 2009
25-27/01/2009: Informal visit of Executive City Councillor for Cultural Affairs and Science Andreas Mailath-Pokorny to London.
12-15/02/2009: Informal visit of Governor of the OeNB Ewald Nowotny to London and Warwick.
17/09/2009: Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister Michael Spindelegger, meeting with David Miliband, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Baroness Glenys Kinnock, Minister for Europe.
Visits from Austria 2008
07/02/2008: Vice-Mayor and Vice-Governor, Executive City Councillor for Finance, Economic Affairs and Vienna Public Utilities Renate Brauner received the Education Award in London.
17/03/2008: State Secretary Hans Winkler, work meetings with Lord Malloch-Brown (Minister for Africa, Asia and the UN), Gareth Thomas (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister, Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform), Lord Grenfell (Chair European Union) and Jim Murphy MP (Minister for Europe) in London.
04-06/04/2008: Participation of Federal Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer at Progressive Governance Summit in London.
05/06/2008: Participation of Minister Erwin Buchinger at EPSCO Ministerial Group on Employment of Disabled People in London.
07-08/07/2008: Secretary General of the Federation of Austrian Industries Mr. Kurt Beyrer. Informal visit in London.
05-07/11/2008: Participation of Minister Andrea Kdolsky at the Conference ´Closing the Gap in a Generation: Health Equity trough Action on the Social Determinants of Health´.
18-21/11/2008: Participation of Member of the National Assembly Karin Hakl at the Conference International Development of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Visits to Austria 2008
18-19/04/2008: Participation of Leader of the House of Lords and Lord President of the Council Catherine Margaret Ashton, Baroness Ashton of Upholland, at the 10th meeting of the Association of European Senates in Vienna.
04/04/2008: Chairman London Mayors´Association Cllr Robert Davis DL. Formal Visit in Vienna.
21-22/11/2008: Participation of Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry Peter Rickett at the Informal Meeting of the State Secretaries and Secretaries General of the Foreign Ministries of EU Member States in Vienna.
Visits from Austria 2007
05-07/09/2007: Participation of Federal Minister Johannes Hahn, visit of Universities of Manchester und Warwick, at the Bologna Conference and Opening of the Austrian Cultural Forum in London.
17-19/09/2007: Major Michael Häupl, visit to London and Cambridge.
12-13/12/2007: Federal Minister Ernst Buchinger and State Secretary Christoph Matznetter, meetings with Peter Hain (Secretary of State for Department for Work and Pensions), James Plaskitt (Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Department for Work and Pensions) and Jane Kennedy (Financial Secretary to the Treasury) – discussions with officials from the DWP and the Treasury as well as with the Citizens Advice Bureau and the TUC. Visit to a JobCentre Plus.
Visits from Austria 2006
30-31/01/2006: Participation of Federal Minister Ursula Plassnik at Middle East Quartet Meeting (January 30), at Afghanistan-Conference and at Meeting of Kosovo Contact Group.
09/02/2006: Participation of State Secretary Hans Winkler, informal work visit, meetings with Secretary of State for International Development Hilary Benn and of Lord David Triesman, Parliamentary Under Secretary in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with responsibility for relations with Latin America and the Caribbean (February 6), at 808th Wilton Park Conference in Steyning.
01/03/2006: Participation of President of Austria’s Federal Assembly, Sissy Roth-Halvax, at the Opening Ceremony of the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff.
15-17/11/2006: Special Representative for Strategic Foreign Trade of Ministry of Economy, Franz Ceska, work meeting with Lord Mayor of the City of London John Stuttard and Work Talks in British Chambers of Commerce, Cabinet Office, with Confederation of British Industry und in Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Visits to Austria 2006
12/01/2006: Participation of Home Secretary Charles Clarke, Parliamentary Under-Secretary in the Department for Constitutional Affairs, Baroness Catherine Ashton of Upholland, at Informal Meeting of Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs.
19-21/01/2006: Participation of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Trade and Industry Gerry Sutcliffe and Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions James Plaskitt at Informal Meeting of Ministers of Social Affairs and Employment.
02-04/02/2006: Participation of Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Department for Trade and Industry Gerry Sutcliffe at Conference „Democratic Challenges – Family needs Partnership“.
19-20/02/2006: Participation of Chair of the British European Parliament Committee Lord Grenfell of Kilvey at Meeting of Conference of Troika of the European Union, European Affairs Committees of National Parliaments and of the European Parliament.
24/02/2006: Participation of Health Minister Rosie Winterton at Informal Meeting of Health Ministers.
2-3/03/2006: Participation of Secretary of State for Transport Stephen Ladyman at Informal Meeting of Transport Ministers in Bregenz.
6-7/03/2006: Participation of Home Secretary John Reid at Informal Meeting of Defence Ministers in Innsbruck.
10-11/03/2006: Participation of Foreign Affairs Minister Jack Straw at Informal Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers („Gymnich“) in Salzburg.
16-17/03/2006: Participation of Vice-Minister for Education Sir Allan Wilson at Conference of Education Ministers.
8-9/04/2006: Participation of Chancellor of Exchequer Gordon Brown, Governor of Bank of England Mervyn King, at Meeting of Finance and Economic Ministers and at ASEAM Economic Ministers Meeting.
20-22/04/2006: Participation of Parliamentary Secretary at the Department for Trade and Industry, Barry Gardiner, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Science and Innovation at the Department for Trade and Industry, Lord David Sainsbury of Turville, at Informal Meeting of Ministers for Competitiveness in Graz.
25-26/04/2006: Participation of Health Minister Rosie Winterton at Informal Meeting of Health Ministers.
11-13/05/2006: Participation of Prime Minister Tony Blair, Foreign Affairs Minister Margaret Beckett, Minister of State for Europe Geoff Hoon, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Lord David Triesman, at 4th EU-Latin America/Caribbean-Summit.
19-21/05/2006: Participation of Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Ministry for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Barry Gardiner at Informal Meeting of Environment Ministers in Eisenstadt.
22-23/05/2006: Participation of Chair of the British European Parliament Committee, Lord Grenfell of Kilvey, and Chair of the British European Scrutiny Committee, Jimmy Hood, at the 35th Conference of European Committees of National Parliaments and the European Parliament.
27-28/05/2006: Participation of Minister of State for Europe Geoff Hoon at Meeting of Klosterneuburg in Klosterneuburg.
28-30/05/2006: Participation of Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Ministry for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Barry Gardiner, at Informal Meeting of Agricultural Ministers in Krems.