Johanna Mikl-Leitner

Austrian minister known for hard line on migration steps down

Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner, the public face of Austria's tough border policy, is stepping down and will return to regional politics, her conservative People's Party (OeVP) announced Sunday.

Athens raises stake in diplomatic row with Austria over migrants

Tensions within the European Union over the migration crisis went up by a notch Friday as Greece refused to welcome Austrian Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner.

Border controls "not against Europe, but for Europe," says Austria

Austria has no time to wait for a common EU policy on migration, Interior Minister Mikl-Leitner says. Under pressure from growing support for anti-foreigner groups, she says her government needed to move to get the situation under control.

Austrian minister: Influx of migrants to be slowed down gradually

"The domino effect along the Balkan route is developing according to plan," Mikl-Leitner was quoted by the Reuters news agency as saying.