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Wolfgang Schüssel

Former Chancellor of Austria, 2000-2007

Wolfgang Schüssel served as Austrian chancellor from 2000-2007.

In 1989, Dr. Wolfgang Schüssel served as Austrian chancellor from 2000-2007. was appointed minister for economic affairs in the coalition government under Chancellor Franz Vranitzky. On April 22, 1995, he became his party’s national leader. He also became vice-chancellor and foreign minister.

Following his university studies in economics and law, for which he received a doctorate in law in 1968, he began his professional and political career in the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP).

From 1975 to 1991, he was secretary general of the Austrian Business Federation, and from 1979 to 1989 he was a member in the National Council.

He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bertelsmann Foundation since April 2007.

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Articles by Wolfgang Schüssel

Polish Lessons for the Ukrainian Economy

Can Ukraine fix its dire economic situation by taking lessons from Poland?

May 20, 2015

Why Europe Needs to Put Privatization Back on the Agenda

Privatized firms neither need to accommodate politicians’ wishes nor maintain unproductive jobs and factories.

November 21, 2014

Giving Foreign Ministers a Real Purpose Again

Why should foreign ministries once again take on the complex task of assuring humanity's collective survival?

November 10, 2011