The Troublemaker Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz Keeps Europe on Its Toes

Sebastian Kurz's supporters admire his chutzpah, but critics see the Austrian chancellor's stubborn maneuvering as a danger to the cohesion of the European Union. DER SPIEGEL paid a visit to his offices in Vienna.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastion Kurz: "This Is Absurd."

Austrian Chancellor Sebastion Kurz: "This Is Absurd."

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Philipp Horak / Anzenberger

DER SPIEGEL 47/2020
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Chancellor Kurz (right) with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša (left) and European Council President Charles Michel (center) in October in Brussels: Trying to carve out as much as he can for Austria

Chancellor Kurz (right) with Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša (left) and European Council President Charles Michel (center) in October in Brussels: Trying to carve out as much as he can for Austria

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"Kurz is a resolute pro-European who postures at the expense of Europe."

Senior EU diplomat

"We should show Erdoğan that we are united and determined.”

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz

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