Priorities of Austrian Foreign Policy in the Face of Numerous Global Challenges in 2022

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: December 15, 2021; 18:38 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Foreign Policy Committee of the Austrian National Council recently met to discuss some of the major global challenges going into 2022. Read which issues they discussed and Austria's stance on them.

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg believes that the Russian troop movements are “worrying,” but does not expect any immediate potential for conflict. / Picture: © BMEIA Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äußeres / Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

In addition to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg, who recently returned to his old post after a brief stint as chancellor, reviewed some of the most pressing global challenges with the Foreign Policy Committee of the Austrian National Council and laid out where the Austrian government stands on them going into 2022.

Russia and Ukraine …