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Austrian politician and chancellor of Austria (2017–2019, 2020–)

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Sebastian Kurz: Austrian politician and chancellor of Austria (2017–2019, 2020–)
Sebastian Kurz is chancellor of Austria since January 2020, he previously held this position from December 2017 to May 2019. In addition, Kurz has been chairman of the Austrian People's Party since May 2017.

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Austria re-opens thousands of shops in lockdown loosening [Video]

Austria re-opens thousands of shops in lockdown loosening

Thousands of shops across Austria are re-opening on Tuesday (April 14) as it becomes one of the first countries in Europe to loosen its coronavirus lockdown. Edward Baran reports.

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Austria makes wearing masks compulsory [Video]

Austria makes wearing masks compulsory

From next week, Austrians will be forced to wear a face mask when they do their shopping, despite the World Health Organization being sceptical of the benefits. Joe Davies reports.

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Austrian-German border to fully reopen in a month, Austria says

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Austria's Kurz aims to lift border controls to Switzerland by June

Austria aims to ease some border controls with Switzerland within days and to end all controls by June, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told Swiss broadcaster SRF on Tuesday, as countries push ahead with..
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Austria's Kurz says Germany copied his country's lockdown easing plan

Austria's conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday his country has been so successful in slowing the spread of the coronavirus that others, particularly Germany, have copied its plan..
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Austria plans to reopen bars and restaurants in easing of coronavirus lockdown

Austria will allow bars, restaurants and churches to reopen on May 15 in a further loosening of its coronavirus lockdown provided infections do not surge again, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on..
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Austrian restaurants, churches and some schools to reopen from May 15

Austria will further loosen its coronavirus lockdown on May 15 by allowing restaurants to reopen and religious services to resume, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday.
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Austria eyes Easter 'resurrection', easing coronavirus lockdown at shops

Austria is preparing for a "resurrection" the day after Easter by reopening some shops in an initial loosening of its coronavirus lockdown, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Monday, the first European..
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Austria plans to start reopening shops from next week

Austria plans to reopen smaller shops from next week in its first step to loosen a lockdown that has slowed the spread of the coronavirus, as long as the public continue to observe the lockdown..
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Austria to make basic face masks compulsory in supermarkets

Austria will require the public to wear basic face masks in supermarkets, where they will be handed out probably from Wednesday in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz..
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Austria bets on mass testing to manage coronavirus spread

Austria will massively expand coronavirus testing in coming days to locate and isolate infected people and avoid an Italian-like overload of its health system, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on..
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Austria to use more rapid corona tests for broad scale testing

Austria will start using more rapid tests to be able to test hundreds of thousands of people as quickly as possible, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday.
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Austria launches 38 billion euros aid fund, border checks with Germany

Austria will spend up to 38 billion euros ($42 billion) to secure jobs and keep companies afloat, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Wednesday, joining other European countries providing more funds to..
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Why the E.U. Is Doomed to Repeat the Mistakes of the 2015 Refugee Crisis

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Austria says it will deny entry to arrivals from Italy over coronavirus

Austria is introducing border checks and will deny entry to people arriving from Italy, drastically stepping up measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said..
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Austria will deny entry to people coming from Italy, Chancellor Kurz says

Austria will deny entry to people arriving from Italy and ban indoor events of more than 100 people, drastically stepping up measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, Chancellor..
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Coronavirus: more countries will adopt Italy's measures, says Austrian leader

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Austria’s chancellor has said other European countries will be forced to adopt containment measures as drastic as Italy’s, after Rome placed a quarter of the population in lockdown in an effort to..
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More countries will have to adopt Italy-style virus steps: Austria's Kurz

It is only a matter of time until more European countries adopt the kind of aggressive steps that Italy is taking to combat the spread of the coronavirus, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on..
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Austria introducing 'spot' health checks at Italian border

Austria is introducing "spot" health checks at its border with Italy for two weeks as of next week in response to the coronavirus outbreak, in which Italy is the hardest-hit country in Europe,..
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Austria hints at border closures in echo of Europe's last migration crisis

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz hinted on Saturday that borders could be closed across the Balkans in response to a rush of migrants towards Greece from Turkey, echoing action taken during Europe's..
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German Greens cringe at Austrian peers' coalition deal with Kurz

Germany's environmentalist Greens have baulked at concessions their Austrian peers have made on immigration policy to clinch a coalition deal with conservative Austrian leader Sebastian Kurz that puts..
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Factbox: Highlights of Austrian conservative-Greens coalition deal

Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz's coalition cabinet with the Greens was sworn in on Tuesday.
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Austria's Kurz back in power with Greens after far-right fiasco

Austrian conservative Sebastian Kurz returned to power on Tuesday as his coalition cabinet with the Greens was sworn in almost eight months after his alliance with the far right collapsed in the wake..
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Austria's Kurz to return as world's youngest chancellor

austria's kurz to return as world's youngest chancellor
Austria's conservative Sebastian Kurz will return to office today as the world's youngest democratically elected leader heading an unlikely coalition with the Greens after his previous far-right..
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Austria's Greens vote to enter government with People's party

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Members of Austria’s Green party voted on Saturday to join a new government led by the conservative former chancellor Sebastian Kurz, clearing the final hurdle for an untested national left-right..
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Austria's Greens overwhelmingly back coalition with conservatives

Austria's Greens on Saturday formally approved a coalition deal with conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz, backing their leader's argument that it would keep the far right out of power and bring..
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Power imbalance in new Austrian coalition shows as deal is unveiled

The dominant position of Austrian conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz in their new governing alliance with the Greens was clear on Thursday as they presented a coalition deal heavy on law-and order..
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Austrian coalition deal includes corporate tax rate cut to 21%: Kurz

The Austrian coalition deal struck between conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz and the Greens includes cutting the corporate tax rate to 21% from 25%, Kurz said on Thursday.
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Austria's Kurz strikes coalition deal with Greens in swing to left

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(CNN)Austria's Conservative People's Party leader Sebastian Kurz will resume the chancellorship as one of the world's youngest leaders in a new coalition government with the Green Party. The young..
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Austria’s Sebastian Kurz agrees on coalition government with Greens

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Austrian conservatives and Greens strike New Year's coalition deal

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz struck a coalition deal on Wednesday with the Greens to ensure his return to power and bring the left-wing party into government for the first time, three..
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Austria's next cabinet takes shape as New Year's coalition deal nears

Austria's future cabinet took shape on Tuesday, with conservative Sebastian Kurz and his party set to control the lion's share of ministries under a coalition deal with the Greens widely expected to be..
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Austria's Greens summon party meeting as coalition deal nears

Austria's Greens, who are in coalition talks with conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz, on Saturday summoned a meeting of their party's top decision-making body next week to sign off on a deal,..
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Austria's provisional leader pushes for coalition deal by January

The head of Austria's provisional government has raised pressure on ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's conservatives and the Greens to strike a coalition deal by January or else her cabinet would start..
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Austrian conservative leader Kurz backs coalition talks with Greens

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz said on Monday he plans to hold formal coalition talks with the Greens, but warned that a deal bringing the left-wing party into government for the first..
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Austria's Kurz starts talks to form new coalition government

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz opened talks with potential coalition partners on Tuesday after his People's Party (OVP) fell short of the majority needed to form a government in last..
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Austria's Kurz has job of putting together new government

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VIENNA — Austria's president has given center-right leader Sebastian Kurz the job of forming a new government after his party emerged as the strongest by far from an election a week ago. The...
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Kurz faces tough talks over new Austria coalition after poll success

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Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz triumphed in Sunday's election as his People's Party emerged well ahead with 37% of the vote, projections show, but he will need a coalition partner to..
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VIENNA -- Austrian ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is poised for a return to power, after his conservative People's Party won a snap election Sunday that was called after the collapse of his government..
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Austria's Kurz eyes economic growth after vote triumph

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Election triumph hands Austria's Kurz range of coalition options

Austrian conservative leader Sebastian Kurz triumphed in Sunday's parliamentary election while the scandal-tainted far right took a beating and the Greens surged, leaving Kurz the option of forming a..
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