Austria became a new head of OSCE after Germany

Source : 112 Ukraine

Austria intends to deal with existing conflicts, to restore inter-state trust and fight radicalization
19:01, 2 January 2017

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The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) since Sunday, January 1, is chaired by Austria, which received these powers after Germany.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria, Vienna has set itself three ambitious goals: the de-escalation of existing conflicts and the restoration of inter-state trust, fighting radicalization, which poses a threat to many nations, according to Deutsche welle.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said that during its presidency in the OSCE, Austria will endeavor to mitigate the EU sanctions against Russia. "We must restore confidence in Europe and in the issue of sanctions move from the penal system to reward system", said Kurz.

According to him, in its relations with Russia Austria needs to move away from thinking in terms of "Cold War". "For every positive change, we would make steps to mitigate the sanctions", he explained.

Note that in the near future Kurz plans to travel to areas near Mariupol.

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