Christian Kern

Austrian chancellor: Cut EU money to countries that refuse refugees

Austria's chancellor Christian Kern wants a major cut in European Union subsidies for countries that refuse to accept refugees, German media reported early Wednesday.

Austrian chancellor: Ban campaigning by Turkish politicians in EU

Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern has called for an EU-wide ban on election campaign appearances by Turkish politicians, in the Sunday edition of German newspaper Die Welt.

Austria's Kern: US shares responsibility for migrant flows

US President Donald Trump's travel ban and halt to refugee admissions are worrying, Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern says at the sidelines of an EU summit in Malta, noting that the US has a share of the responsibility for the flow of migrants.

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 the Balkan migrant route, AFP reported.

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 German Chancellor and French President Francois Hollande, while next Saturday, Merkel is to receive prime ministers: Christian Kern of Austria, Boyko Borisov of Bulgaria and Tihomir Oreskovic of Croatia and Miro Cerar of Slovenia.

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 he took office.

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 growing public support for the far-right Freedom Party.

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.