Alexander Schallenberg

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October 17, 2021

Alexander Schallenberg (Bern, Switzerland, June 20, 1969 -) Austrian lawyer, diplomat, Austrian Foreign Minister from 2019 to 2021. From 11 October 2021, he is the Federal Chancellor of Austria.

Life

Schallenberg grew up in India, Spain and Paris because his father was an ambassador. From 1989 to 1994 he studied law in Vienna and then in Paris. He has been working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1997 and is a professional diplomat. Brigitte Bierlein announced on 30 May 2019 that Schallenberg would be Austria’s Foreign Minister from July to September, until the Austrian parliamentary elections. In the ÖVP-Green Coalition formed after the elections, from January 7, 2020, he now remained the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the colors of the ÖVP under the time of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. After Kurz resigned from the post of Chancellor on October 9, 2021, Schallenberg took the oath of office on October 11 as Federal Chancellor.

Private life

Divorced, father of four children.

Publications

1999: The EU Presidency of Austria: a Common Analysis and Documentation in the Halbjahres 1998, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Manz-Verlag, Vienna 1999, ISBN 978-3-214-01939-6

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This article is based in part or in whole on a translation of this version of the German Wikipedia article Alexander Schallenberg. The editors of the original article are listed in its page history. This indication merely indicates the origin of the wording and does not serve as a source for the information contained in the article.

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