Heinz Fischer

Outgoing Austrian president warns country against xenophobia

Outgoing Austrian President Heinz Fischer, stepping down after 12 years in office, spoke out against the right-wing politics of his potential successor Norbert Hofer on Friday.

Austrian president worries about controls at border with Italy

Impeding border traffic between Austria and Italy by imposing border controls would run counter to Austria's interests, outgoing president Heinz Fischer said Thursday in Vienna.

Austrian president slams EU-Russian sanctions during Moscow trip

Austria is in favour of removing sanctions imposed against Russia over the Ukraine conflict, Austrian President Heinz Fischer said Wednesday on an official visit to Moscow.

Croatian, Slovenian and Austrian presidents meet in Varazdin

Croatia's President Grabar-Kitarovic is the host of the Varazdin meeting, which has been the third informal tripartite gathering of this kind since 2014.