Sebastian Kurz becomes co-chair of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation. At his side is the former Labor leader Tony Blair. The ECTR advocates tolerance for Jewish life in Europe, against anti-Semitism and against denial of the Holocaust.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has been chairman of this council since June 2015. Kurz also kept in close contact with representatives of Jewish life during his chancellorship, spoke out against anti-Semitism and also pointed out in his farewell speech that he had always advocated improving contacts with Israel.