Alexander Schallenberg

Dacic receives New Year greeting cards from Austrian, Dutch FMs

BELGRADE - Serbian FM Ivica Dacic has received New Year greeting cards from the FMs of Austria and the Netherlands, Alexander Schallenberg and Hanke Bruins Slot.

Schallenberg wished Dacic a happy New Year with best wishes for the holidays.

Bruins Slot wished the Serbian FM a blessed 2024, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

Austria will continue to Block Bulgaria and Romania for Schengen until it sees a Drop in Asylum Seekers

Austria will maintain its veto on Schengen expansion, which it imposed on Bulgaria and Romania, until it sees a "sustained decline" in the number of asylum seekers, said Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg in an interview cited by Politico.

Dendias, Schallenberg discuss bilateral relations in phone call

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias spoke on the phone on Friday with his Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg to discuss the promotion of bilateral relations.

The two ministers also talked about strengthening cooperation within the EU and regional and international developments, according to a foreign ministry's announcement.


Austria sees no alternative to border checks for now, says Schallenberg

Ljubljana – Visiting Slovenia as the first foreign official after the new government was sworn in, Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said on Monday that Austria did not see any alternative to checks on what is its internal Schengen border with Slovenia. He discussed a number of issues with Slovenian Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon.

Austrian foreign minister due in Ljubljana on Monday

Ljubljana – Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon will host her Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg in Ljubljana on Monday in what will be her first international bilateral meeting since the new Slovenian government assumed office. Schallenberg will also meet Prime Minister Robert Golob and President Borut Pahor.