Former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is now Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair.
At the European Council for Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR), the 35-year-old will fight anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial on a voluntary basis.
During his time as prime minister, Kurz clearly sided with Israel and vehemently opposed hatred of Jews.
The head of ECTR is Russian businessman Vyacheslav Moshe Kantor. “We couldn’t have found anyone better to lead with passion, wisdom and determination,” he wrote on Twitter of the short commitment.
In addition to Blair (Chairman), the Board also includes former Prime Ministers José Maria Aznar (Spain), Goran Persson (Sweden), Vera V-Freiberga (Latvia) and Slovenia’s Milan Kochan (Slovenia).
According to the organization, the board, which was established in 2008, also includes the former president of the German Bundestag, Rita Susmut.
But Kurz will make his money elsewhere. The 35-year-old takes a job in Silicon Valley as a “global strategist” at “Thiel Capital” – the company owned by German tech investor Peter Thiel.
Kurz resigned as Federal Chancellor in October after corruption allegations.
The background is the investigations against him and those close to him for breach of trust, bribery and corruption. It is about fake opinion polls from 2017 that were published in the newspaper “Austria” and are said to have helped Kurz on his way to power.