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I am simply 100% certain that we did the right thing and are doing the right thing.
Found on Reuters 2 years ago
It is possible to reduce the tax burden and to ecologize the tax system.
We have reached an agreement, we succeeded in uniting the best of both worlds.
We will enter talks with the Greens.
If we are able to reach an agreement with the Greens, a certain extra creativity will definitely be necessary, here and there, if we reach a deal, it will involve or will have to involve a different and maybe also new form of governing.
It was a difficult four months and now the population has voted us back in.
The opposition always had the goal to get rid of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. And today, they succeeded, i ask you to recognize this decision, it's a democratic decision and there is no room for anger, sadness or hatred.
After yesterday's video I honestly have to say - enough is enough.
For all these successes in the past two years I had to be ready to withstand a lot and also put up with a lot, from the rat poem to the proximity to radical right-wing groups and the 'isolated incidents' that kept coming back, there were many situations in which I found it very difficult to swallow all that.
These are shameful images and no one should be ashamed for Austria, we need in this sense to rebuild confidence anew. This rebuilding can in this case only happen with a snap election.
These are shameful images, nobody should have to be ashamed of Austria.
Our position on this is very clear, no kind of extremism whatsoever - whether it's radical Islamists or right-wing extremist fanatics - has any place in our society.
We can now confirm that there was financial support and so a link between the New Zealand attacker and the Identitarian Movement in Austria.
China is a partner, but it is at the same time a competitor, it's crucial that there be fair trade conditions.
There can be a political discussion, but not a legal one, it is up to Theresa May to say what the political solution is to get a majority on this agreement.
The deal we already have is a good one. I think there is also an understanding from Theresa May that there will be no new negotiation of the withdrawal agreement, but, of course... I think there will be some readiness from our side to maybe find some better explanation about the future relationship... There is also some room to have a better interpretation of what we agreed on.
We agreed ... that next week there will be a meeting of the German, Austrian and Italian interior ministers with the goal of taking measures to shut the Mediterranean route into Europe, to make sure that illegal immigration to Europe on this route is stopped.
Should this agreement become the German government's position, we see that as prompting us to take action to prevent negative consequences for Austria and its population.
Political Islam's parallel societies and radicalizing tendencies have no place in our country.
There has been a lot of movement in recent years. For example, the German position is now much closer to ours than it was two years ago, many states have moved in the right direction. Now we need a focus on proper protection of the external borders of the EU and not just the constant debate about the distribution of refugees within the European Union by quotas.
Found on FOX News 5 years ago
This is the proposal which we could politically agree upon today... (Russian) Foreign Minister (Sergei) Lavrov played a very constructive role.
We have to fight with a massive loss of trust in the OSCE, first of all we need leadership ... This was the big challenge of the past few months, I might even say, years.
This is simply unacceptable.
Found on CNN 5 years ago
Turkey has for its part already declared that it does not want to fulfill all the criteria. As a result the migration deal will not last.
The criteria for visa liberalization will not be fulfilled by Turkey. And the requirements for accession talks have not been met.
I have a seat and a vote in the (EU) foreign ministers' council. There the question is whether new negotiation chapters will be opened with Turkey, and I am against it.
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