Chancellor Kurz in Washington, D.C. - Trump Demands Higher Military Expenditures

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: February 21, 2019; 20:48 ♦ (Vindobona)

US President Donald Trump and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz met in the White House for a working meeting. The trade relations, the demand for higher military expenditures for Austria, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project and the Serbia-Kosovo conflict were addressed.

With a reference to Austrian neutrality, Austria prefers to invest in education, research, development and internal security, instead in military spending. / Picture: © Bundeskanzleramt (BKA) / Dragan Tatic

As the first Austrian head of government in 13 years, Sebastian Kurz met with US President Donald Trump at the Oval Office.

Sebastian Kurz described the meeting as quite controversial, and it addressed topics on which opinions differed.

"Donald Trump has a fundamentally positive attitude towards Austria and some countries of the European Union. Protectionism in…