Christian Kern

Merkel meets Balkan leaders to discuss migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, stung by several setbacks at the ballot box over her refugees policy, was due in Vienna Saturday for potentially tense talks with the leaders of countries along...

Austrian Chancellor, Slovenian PM to talk migrants Monday

Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern will visit Slovenia on Monday where he will meet with Prime Minister Miro Cerar to discuss the migrant issue, Cerar's office reported on Thursday.

Merkel starts talks with EU leaders, Croatian PM in Berlin on Sat.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel starts a series of meetings with EU members' leaders, and the first round of such meetings is set for Monday when Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi hosts the...

New Austrian Chancellor Kern vows to fight xenophobia, populism

Austria's reshuffled cabinet wants to offer a strong alternative to xenophobic and populist political messages, new Chancellor Christian Kern said Thursday in his first address to parliament since...

New Austrian premier focuses on economic policy to counter rightists

Austria's government should focus on a package of economic and social policies, the country's new Chancellor Christian Kern announced Tuesday, one week after his predecessor stepped down amid...

Austrian railway chief Kern chosen to succeed chancellor

Austria's Social Democrats have chosen national railway chief Christian Kern to succeed Werner Faymann as the next chancellor and party chief, interim party leader Michael Haeupl said Friday.

Social Democrats choose railway chief Kern as new Austrian chancellor

Austria's Social Democrats have chosen national railway chief Christian Kern to succeed Werner Faymann as the next chancellor and party chief, interim party leader Michael Haeupl said Friday.

Media: Austrian rail chief Kern primed to become new chancellor

Austria's Social Democrats plan to make national railways chief Christian Kern the country's new chancellor, Austrian media reported Thursday.