Economic Forum for Salzburg’s MBA Students

On March 14, 2019, the Austrian Embassy in Washington, DC hosted its Annual Economic Forum which is part of the University of Salzburg Business School’s foreign study trip. The forum addressed recent trends in U.S. trade policies and evaluated the status quo of our bilateral economic relations. In addition, the students gained insights into the versatile work of the Embassy, especially its Economic Department, Advantage Austria (Austria’s platform for intelligence and business development services abroad run by the Austrian Economic Chamber), and OSTA (Office of Science and Technology Austria) and had the opportunity to network with successful Austrians living in the United States.

“We Have a Tremendous Relationship, Long Term, With Austria”

On February 20, 2019, U.S. President Donald J. Trump welcomed the Federal Chancellor of the Republic Austria Sebastian Kurz to the White House to further strengthen the excellent bilateral relations, especially in the fields of trade and international cooperation. Chancellor Kurz, at age 32 the youngest world leader, was the first Austrian chancellor to be received at the Oval Office in 13 years. #TrumpKurz

The Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU: Accomplishments and Challenges

“A Europe that protects” – that was the motto chosen by Austria for its presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2018. In line with its pro‑European government programme, it was important to the Federal Government to help shape the EU in a positive way. The Austrian Presidency focused on the following areas: security and the fight against illegal migration, securing prosperity and competitiveness through digitalisation, stability in the neighbourhood and the strengthening of the principle of subsidiarity. #recapping #eu2018at