New Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg Inaugurated

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: June 5, 2019; 15:13 ♦ (Vindobona)

The new Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg (49) was sworn in by the Federal President as Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs. He succeeds Karin Kneissl.

The new Austrian Foreign Minister Mag.iur Alexander Schallenberg, LL.M during the inauguration. / Picture: © BMEIA Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres / Mahmoud / Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Mag.iur Alexander Schallenberg, LL.M has been Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria since 3 June 2019.

Alexander Schallenberg was born on 20 June 1969 in Bern, the son of an Austrian diplomat.

From 1989 to 1994 he studied law at the University of Vienna and at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II).