Wolfgang Schüssel


Federal Chancellor of Austria (2000–2007); Chairman of DER-Dialog-Europe-Russia 

Dr Schüssel served as a member of the Austrian Parliament (1975–1989). He worked as Minister for Economic Affairs (1989–1995) and he was Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs (1995–1999). Dr Schüssel played a key role in Austria’s EU Presidency of the Council of General and Foreign Affairs (July–December 1998). He also worked as National Chairman of the Austrian People’s Party (1995–2007).

Serving as Federal Chancellor of Austria, amongst other things, he strove for the integration of Austria into the European Union. Austria held the EU Presidency (January– June 2006) and Dr Schüssel was Chairman of the Austrian People’s Party parliamentary group (2006-2008).

Since 2007 Dr Schüssel has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bertelsmann Foundation and since 2010 he has been a member of the supervisory board of RWE AG. Since 2008 he has been President of the Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria. Together with Ambassador Martin Vukovich he established the Think Tank “DER-Dialog-Europe-Russia” (2011).


A Way Out of the EU Crisis and Chances for Better EU-Russia Relations
There can’t be any doubt that the refugee crisis of 2015/16, Brexit, and the emergence of fundamental differences between the old EU countries and some of the new ones in the East about the concept
In Search of New Rules for a Post-Global World
Wolfgang Schüssel, Austrian Chancellor in 2000-2007, explains why there is a growing opposition to globalisation and universalism in today’s world and how we handle it.
Seeking Shelter from Global Disorder
The dramatic battle over Aleppo and the beginning offensive against the so-called Islamic State in Mosul will generate further refugee flows. It is tragic that the regional and global actors have not
Wolfgang Schuessel: Fight Against International Terrorism Must Be Intensified
After the events of Paris and the Sinai Peninsula the fight against international terrorism must be intensified and carried on by a wide coalition of states.
Danger of Exceptionalism in a Multipolar World
America is in a specific position because it's still the strongest military power on the global scene. But it is not the only leader, and we are entering a phase where we have kind of a multipolar


Wolfgang Schüssel: Russia is Indispensible In Solving Global Issues
Wolfgang Schüssel, former Chancellor of Austria, talks about the main issues in European policy, collapse of established order in the Middle East and global issues.

Wolfgang Schüssel About 13th Valdai Club Meeting: Frank Discussions Without…
According to Wolfgang Schüssel, Chancellor of Austria (2000-2007), the Valdai Club discussed in Sochi such important issues as migration, macroeconomic imbalances, foreign policy issues. Very