Former Chancellor of Austria, Co-President of the European Council for Tolerance

On Sunday, the European Council for Tolerance and Reconciliation announced the appointment of former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who retired last year, as co-chair.
The European Council for Tolerance and Reconciliation, a non-governmental organization, describes itself as a group of former leaders and other decision-makers committed to the fight against extremism, racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia. And former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is also President of the Council.
In a statement released by the European Council for Tolerance and Reconciliation, Kurz said: “It is a great honor for me to join such an important organization, which works to combat extremism and achieve greater tolerance in the entire Europe.”
Kurz, 35, resigned his advisory post in October. Last December, he said he was quitting politics altogether. Despite his resignation, Kurz remains a major figure in Austrian politics.
Kurz became leader of the Austrian People’s Party in May 2017 and led his party to election victory later that year to become, at the age of 31, one of the youngest democratically elected heads of government in the country. world.


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