Nice words, but what do they really mean, and in comparison to what?
Austria’s new interior minister to stay tough on migrants
Published: 11 Apr 2016 08:02 GMT+02:00
“This course will be continued, there’s no doubt about that,” Sobotka told a press conference in Vienna. The 60-year-old, who is a newcomer to national politics, said he did not want “any experiments”.
The pair will swap jobs later this month as part of a reshuffle within the conservative ÖVP party announced on Sunday evening.
Mikl-Leitner is set to take over Sobotka’s current position as acting regional governor in her home state of Lower Austria.
“In a few days I will leave the republic’s toughest job behind me and start the most beautiful role in Austria,” Mikl-Leitner said.
The 52-year-old, who took office in 2011, has been one of the key architects behind the country’s tough asylum-seeker policies, as Europe grapples with its worst migration crisis since World War II.