Sebastian Kurz

Austria to buy one million doses of Sputnik V

Austria has wrapped up negotiations to acquire Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said. In a briefing to local media, Kurz said the talks had "de facto come to an end" making …

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Austria ready to purchase Sputnik V, Sebastian Kurz says

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said that negotiations with Russia on the purchase of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine were finished. Sputnik V would be an additional booster [for the vaccination campaign in Austria] with a volume …

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Austria confirms national lockdown

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has urged Austrians not to meet anyone from outside their household in an attempt to curb a rapid rise in Covid cases, BBC reports. He said schools would close and students would learn from home when new …

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Vienna terror attack: recent developments

Several gunmen attacked six locations in central Vienna on Monday starting outside the main synagogue, killing three people and injuring 13-15 in what Austria called a "repulsive terror attack". Witnesses described the men …

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 Sebastian Kurz dismissed

President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen dismissed government ministers headed by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and ordered them to serve as acting ministers until an interim government of the republic is …

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 Austrian Chancellor supports Brexit deal

Austria fully supports the Brexit deal, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said before the meeting with the EU Council head Donald Tusk in Brussels. The current chair of the European Council insisted …

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Kurz: Austria to continue dialogue with Russia

Vienna wants to continue dialogue with Russia but believes espionage to be unacceptable, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said following a cabinet meeting. Austrian Chancellor said that they want to maintain …

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Why may Austria need spy scandal involving Russia?

Austrian intelligence services detained an Austrian colonel, who had allegedly been spying for Russia for 20 years, newspaper Kronen Zeitung reported today, citing the country's Ministry of Defense. Information emerged that an …

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Juncker: EU security depends on Russia

The European Union will reach long-term security only in cooperation with Moscow, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a speech to Austrian parliament. Despite anything that happens in Russia, the …

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