Newly appointed Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz holds a telephone interview with Reuters while in the parliament building in Vienna December 17, 2013. Critics howled when 27-year-old Kurz ... more 
Newly appointed Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz holds a telephone interview with Reuters while in the parliament building in Vienna December 17, 2013. Critics howled when 27-year-old Kurz became Austria's foreign minister this week, but the young political pro sees himself as a chance to get his compatriots interested in Europe. The conservative People's Party (OVP) surprised the neutral country's establishment by handing Kurz the foreign ministry, tapping a rising star who made a name for himself as state secretary in charge of integrating the migrant community. "It's true, of course. Due to my age I have limited experience and of course hardly any diplomatic experience. But what I bring is lots of diligence, energy and the desire to contribute something," he told Reuters. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (AUSTRIA - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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Reuters | Photo By LEONHARD FOEGER / REUTERS
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 8:48 AM EST