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Karoline EDTSTADLER

  • Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution
  • Chancellerie Fédérale d'Autriche

Bio


Karoline Edtstadler was appointed Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution at the Federal Chancellery in January 2020. Karoline Edtstadler was born in Salzburg on 28 March 1981. From 1999 to 2004 she studied law at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, graduating with a Mag. iur. She was a judge at Salzburg Regional Court from 2008 to 2011 and was seconded to the Federal Ministry of Justice from 2011 to 2014. Subsequently, Karoline Edtstadler worked as an adviser in the cabinet of the Federal Minister for Justice, Wolfgang Brandstetter, until 2016. In 2016, she was posted to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg as a legal expert (2016-2017). From 2017 to May 2019, she was secretary of state at the Federal Ministry of the Interior during Chancellor Kurz’s first government. Edtstadler was then a Member of the European Parliament and Head of Delegation of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) from July 2019 to January 2020. She has been Federal Minister for the EU and Constitution at the Federal Chancellery since 29 January 2020.