|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
16 December 2013
|Preceded by||Michael Spindelegger|
27 August 1986 |
|Political party||Austrian People's Party|
Life and career
Kurz was born in Vienna and brought up in the city district of Meidling, where he still lives. He entered the Bundesgymnasium und Bundesrealgymnasium Erlgasse in 1996 and after his final exam in 2004 Kurz completed the obligatory military service. In 2009 he was elected chairman of the youth branch of the Austrian People's Party. Between 2010 and 2011 he was member of Vienna's city council. In April 2011 Kurz was appointed to the newly created post of State Secretary for Integration (part of the Ministry of the Interior). In the 2013 general election he was elected as a member of parliament. In December 2013 he became Austria's Foreign Minister, whose portfolio was at his request widened to include Social integration. At the time of his swearing-in Kurz was Austria's youngest government minister since the foundation of the republic and the youngest foreign minister in the European Union.
- "Austria swears in EU's youngest foreign minister Sebastian Kurz". BBC News. 16 December 2013.
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