Sebastian Kurz

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Sebastian Kurz
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
16 December 2013
Chancellor Werner Faymann
Preceded by Michael Spindelegger
Personal details
Born (1986-08-27) 27 August 1986 (age 28)
Vienna, Austria
Political party Austrian People's Party

Sebastian Kurz (born 27 August 1986) is an Austrian politician, who has been Austria's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration since 2013.[1] He is a member of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP).

Life and career[edit]

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.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Spindelegger
Minister of Foreign Affairs