Werner Faymann

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.

Austrian chancellor resigns in the face of far-right surge

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann resigned Monday, saying he lacked support in the Social Democratic party at a time when the country grapples with migration and economic problems.

Austrian chancellor resigns after far-right surge

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann announced his resignation on Monday, saying he lacked support for his political programme in the Social Democrat party.

Austrian Premier Faymann steps down, citing dwindling support

Austrian Social Democratic Chancellor Werner Faymann announced his resignation Monday after months of growing support for the far-right Freedom Party and a recent election setback that resulted in...

Austrian leader insists on closure of Balkan migration route

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann insists that the Balkan migration route leading to northern Europe should be shut down, setting up a fight over the issue at an EU summit in Brussels.

Austrian Chancellor against barriers on borders

Austria will build "technical barriers" on its border with Slovenia to help control the flow of thousands of migrants crossing daily into Austrian territory