Austria and Germany: A harmonious couple, at odds on EU issues

By |februar 4th, 2020|Angela Merkel, Austria, financial tax, Germany, News, Operation Sophia, Sebastian Kurz|

Austria's Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz visited German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday (3 February). While the atmosphere was harmonious, the two did not meet eye-to-eye on several EU issues, including the budget and proposals to revive Operatio...

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Davos 2020 diary – day #5

By |januar 24th, 2020|Climate Change, Davos 2020, ECB, Greta Thunberg, IMF, Kristalina Georgieva, News, Sebastian Kurz, trade, WTO|

Welcome to Davos where the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is taking place on 21-25 January. Throughout the week, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into one of the world’s most exclusive conferences where political and business leaders meet every year to discuss global economic trends.

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Why are Germany’s Greens rejecting the Austrian coalition model?

By |januar 21st, 2020|Annalena Baerbock, Austrian Greens, Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen, coalition, Conservative-Green coalition, German Greens, Germany, News, Robert Habeck, Sebastian Kurz, SPD, Werner Kogler|

Many have seen Austria's new conservative-Green coalition as a model for Europe, and especially for Germany. But the German Greens quickly distanced themselves, motivated by strategic calculation, election tactics and a concern that their more idealist...

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Austria and V4 agree on everything but nuclear

By |januar 17th, 2020|Austria, News, nuclear energy, Peter Pellegrini, Sebastian Kurz, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad 4|

The leaders of the V4 group met on Thursday (16 January) in Prague’s renovated national museum to discuss migration, border security, competitiveness, enlargement and climate. The newly appointed Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz, also in attendance, said he wanted to “fight”...

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‘We wanted to stop the right-wing authoritarian trend,’ says Green Austrian MP

By |januar 9th, 2020|Austria, Austrian Greens, climate protection, coalition, European Union, Migration, News, OVP, Regierung, Sebastian Kurz|

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Green Austrian MP Lukas Hammer spoke about his party's negotiations with the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) while drafting the coalition agreement and why his party took the risk of accepting tough migration policies in exchange for increased climate protection.

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EPP think-tank says US should mediate in Mediterranean maritime spats

By |januar 9th, 2020|'Ibiza-Gate', Angela Merkel, Boyko Borisov, cabinet reshuffle, Donald Trump, EU Commission, general elections, Heinz Christian Strache, judicial reform, media, News, populism, Sebastian Kurz, The Capitals|

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out the latest regarding Turkstream, NATO troops in Iraq, Italy's crumbling pledge to solve the Libyan crisis by gathering the relevant actors around a table, and so much more.

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Austria’s new conservative-Green coalition enthusiastic about climate and Europe

By |januar 8th, 2020|Austria, environment, European Union, government coalition, government programme, Greens, Migration, News, OVP, Sebastian Kurz, Umweltschutz|

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has formed what is now his second ruling coalition, this time between his conservative ÖVP party and the Greens, replacing the interim government of experts. Although the new government is set to make Austria a climate pioneer, there are question marks as to how long the new alliance is likely to last. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Austrian conservatives and Greens strike New Year’s coalition deal

By |januar 2nd, 2020|Austrian elections, Greens, News, Sebastian Kurz, Werner Kogler|

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz struck a coalition deal on Wednesday (1 January) with the Greens to ensure his return to power and bring the left-wing party into government for the first time, three months after Kurz won a parliamentary ele...

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Austrian Greens likely to join government coalition, shape priorities

By |december 9th, 2019|Austria, die Grünen, elections, government coalition, Ibiza-Video, News, OVP, scandal, Sebastian Kurz, The Greens, Vienna, Werner Kogler|

Austria's Green party is expected to join the government for the first time, with negotiations already underway. After Sebastian Kurz's ÖVP party governed alongside the Eurosceptic far-right group FPÖ from 2017-2019, this could now prompt a change in Austria's foreign and EU policy. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Belarus leader defends rights record during Austria visit

By |november 13th, 2019|Alexander Lukashenko, Alexander van der Bellen, Austria, Belarus, Crimea annexation, death penalty, human rights, News, Russia, Sebastian Kurz, United States|

Belarus's leader Alexander Lukashenko defended his isolated country's human rights during a visit to Austria Tuesday (12 November), as he seeks closer ties with the European Union amid tensions with Russia.

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