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Jürgen Meindl (2019)

Jürgen Meindl (born April 22, 1965 in Linz [1] [2] ) is an Austrian lawyer and diplomat . From 2011 to 2015 he was Austrian ambassador to Switzerland and from 2015 to 2017 Austrian ambassador to Belgium and permanent representative of Austria to NATO . Since July 2017 he has been head of the Art and Culture Section at the Federal Chancellery .

Life

After primary school in Leonding, Jürgen Meindl attended the federal high school in Linz. After graduating from the Federal Commercial Academy in Traun , he began studying law at the University of Linz , which he completed in 1990 with a master's degree. He completed his court year at the Linz Higher Regional Court . [3] [4] Postgraduate training at the Europaakademie.

In 1991 he began his professional career at the Federal Ministry for Education and the Arts under Minister Rudolf Scholten , and in 1994 he took over the management of the Culture and Art Department in the Vienna City Government under the City Councilor for Culture Ursula Pasterk . [5] [6] He was instrumental in founding the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna and was a board member of the Vienna Film Financing Fund. In 1997/98 Meindl was a national expert for legal matters in the EU Commission in Brussels. In 1998 he joined the Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs . From 1999 he was deputy head of mission at the Austrian embassy in Tel Avivand from 2002 at the Austrian embassy in Berlin . From 2008 he was Deputy Head of Cabinet in the Chancellor's Cabinet . [1] [4]

On December 1, 2011, he succeeded Hans Peter Manz as the Austrian ambassador to Switzerland . [3] [2] In 2015 he succeeded Karl Schramek as the Austrian ambassador to Belgium and permanent representative of Austria to NATO . [5] [6] In May 2017 he was appointed by Minister of Culture Thomas Drozda to head the Art and Culture Section in the Federal Chancellery. [6] He followed in this function Andrea Ecker after 1 July 2017th [1] [7]

Weblinks

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Individual evidence

  1. a b c derStandard.at: Jürgen Meindl takes over the arts and culture section . Article dated May 4, 2017, accessed June 1, 2019.
  2. a b Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Austria: curriculum vitae Ambassador Mag.iur. Jürgen Meindl ( Memento from December 3, 2013 in the Internet Archive ).
  3. ^ A b Office of the Vorarlberg provincial government: Austria's future ambassador to Switzerland visited Vorarlberg . OTS notification dated November 25, 2011, accessed June 1, 2019.
  4. a b State of Upper Austria: State correspondence No. 207 of October 31, 2011 . Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  5. a b Kleine Zeitung: New head of the arts section Meindl on his management job . Article dated August 11, 2017, accessed June 1, 2019.
  6. a b c Kurier: New line-ups: A big heart for the Upper Austrians . Article dated May 5, 2017, accessed June 1, 2019.
  7. ^ Art and culture in the Austrian Federal Chancellery: Head of Section . Retrieved June 1, 2019.
predecessor Office successor
Hans Peter Manz Austrian Ambassador to Switzerland
2011–2015
Ursula Plassnik
Karl Schramek Austrian Ambassador to Belgium
Permanent Representative of Austria to NATO
2015–2017
Elisabeth Kornfeind