Born and raised in Vienna, Sebastian Kurz quit his studies to concentrate on politics. For a time, he would serves as the world's youngest head of government.
Austria's Sebastian Kurz was a star of Austrian politics after serving both as the youngest foreign minister at 27 and chancellor at the age of 31. The conservative politician gained notoriety for anti-immigration policies at the height of the European refugee crisis in 2015. This is an automatic collection of DW content about Sebastian Kurz.
One of Europe's first coronavirus outbreaks was witnessed at a ski resort in the region of Tyrol. An independent investigation has blamed a slow reaction and poor communication from officials for worsening the crisis.
The ruling Austrian People's Party was fined by an independent watchdog for spending around €6 million more than was allowed in the 2017 election. The fine comes a week after the party entered a new government coalition.
Austria's environmentalist Green party has approved a deal reached earlier this week to form a coalition government with the conservative People's Party. The deal has raised questions about whether the alliance can last.
Prosecutors have arrested three people in connection with a video that caused the collapse of the Austrian government earlier this year. Authorities made the arrests and searched properties on Tuesday.
Elections in Austria have resulted in a clear victory for the conservative People's Party. The country's coalition government collapsed in May after its junior partner, the far-right Freedom party, was engulfed in corruption scandals. But the victorious People's Party, led by Sebastian Kurz, will again have to enter into coalition talks as Natalie Carney reports from Vienna.