Tag: Austria

Austrian Political Scandal Leaves Europe’s Conservatives in Need of New Path

BERLIN — When Sebastian Kurz first became chancellor of Austria the whole of Europe sat up. Only 31, he had turned around the fortunes of his ailing conservative party and almost overnight become a role model for struggling center-right leaders elsewhere on the Continent. Four years later, Mr. Kurz has been forced to resign amid […]

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz Resigns

BERLIN — Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria announced on Saturday that he would resign, days after prosecutors launched a criminal investigation into allegations he used federal money to pay off pollsters and journalists for favorable coverage. The move came after Mr. Kurz’s partners in the government threatened to quit the coalition unless his conservative People’s […]

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