Tag: Christian Kern

Austrian Chancelor Christian Kern

Austrian Leader: EU Could Never Digest Turkey Joining

BERLIN (AP) — Austria’s chancellor says the European Union could “never, ever” digest the economic impact of Turkey joining, underlining his country’s hard line against membership.

Frauke Petry (L), chairwoman of the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD), and head of the Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe) Heinz-Christian Strache toast with beer at Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze, in Grainau near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 10, 2016. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

European Populists Celebrate Trump Victory

The victory of President-Elect Donald Trump has sent shock waves through Europe as populist parties in Austria and Germany celebrate – while the establishment is far less enthusiastic.

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Hungary Angered Over New Austrian Chancellor’s ‘Fuhrer’ Remarks

The Hungarian government has expressed considerable outrage over remarks by new Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern that Hungary is an “authoritarian state.” The Foreign Minister of Hungary, Peter Szijjarto, has expressed outrage over comments made by the new Austrian Chancellor Christian