Schwarzenberg Criticizes Spindelegger

CommentOpinion ♦ Published: August 24, 2013; 14:17 ♦ (Vindobona)

The former Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg thinks that Austria´s Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger mainly focuses on domestic politics. The CEE region should co-operate closer in future, he claims.

Schwarzenberg Criticizes Spindelegger / Picture: © Flickr / SPÖ Presse und Kommunikation

In an interview with the Austrian newspaper “Standard”, Schwarzenberg emphasizes that Spindelegger is not really interested in foreign politics. Besides that, Spindelegger does not sufficiently participate in European issues, Schwarzenberg says. “I think Spindelegger has delegated most tasks to his State Secretary. For him, as Deputy Prime Minister and party leader, internal…