Sebastian Kurz (born 27 August 1986) is an Austrian politician, who has been Austria's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Integration since 2013.
[...] Austria to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism [...] Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz tweeted on Tuesday that the Austrian Council of Ministers had decided to take on the definition, adding that the move sent an important signal and was crucial “in order to identify and combat antisemitism more easily with a universally valid definition.” [...] Kurz’s announcement follows Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern’s first visit to Israel this week, during which he participated in the state Holocaust Remembrance Day events and said, “We will not rest in the fight against antisemitism.”
In 2014, Sebastian Kurz was Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and will act as Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE during the Austrian Chairmanship in 2017.
Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday the government planned to disband a fraternity over its anti-Semitic songbook, amid calls for a far-right politician to resign for having been the group's deputy leader. Days before last Sunday's regional election in the province of Lower Austria, a weekly newspaper reported the songbook's contents, adding that its deputy leader was Udo Landbauer, the lead candidate for the anti-immigration Freedom Party (FPO), junior coalition partner to Kurz's conservatives in Vienna. Landbauer suspended his membership in the Germania zu Wiener Neustadt fraternity soon afterwards but has refused to quit politics or his provincial assembly seat, despite calls for him to do so, including from President Alexander Van der Bellen.
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