Kurz, who called for snap elections in fall, is seen as the party’s best chance to increase its popularity, as the polls are currently led by the far-right Freedom Party and the Social-Democrats led by Chancellor Christian Kern.
Europe’s youngest ever Foreign Minister was appointed in 2013 at only 27 years of age. He is currently Austria’s most popular politician and his rise to the party’s top position had been foreseen for some time. Previously, he was leading the youth branch of the ÖVP in 2009 before becoming State of Secretary for Integration in 2011.
Should Matteo Renzi make it back to become Prime Minister of Italy again, together with Emanuel Macron, Kurz could become the third young Musketeer to fight for the European dream against the evil populist on the right and left, set to destroy the EU. A trio of three young, successful, pro-European politicians, who succeed to re-engage the disengaged populations of their respective countries. They exude the political ‘je ne sais quoi’, which EU40 has been fighting for since our foundation. Emanuel, Matteo and Sebastian shall lead us to in Europe to glory once again. Freude schöner Götterfunken, Tochter aus Elysium, wir betreten feuertrunken, Himmlische, dein Heiligtum. Deine Zauber binden wieder, was die Mode streng geteilt, alle Menschen werden Brüder, wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt. If those three have the ‚magic‘ (Zauber) Schiller speaks of, in order to bring together (binden wieder) what has been divided by what was popular and fashionable (was die Mode streng geteilt) for too long.