Former Austrian President Heinz Fischer Talks to Fair Observer

  • Who is Heinz Fischer?

He became President of Austria on July 8, 2004, and was re-elected for a second and final term on April 25, 2010, before stepping down on July 8, 2016. Fischer previously held the positions of Minister of Science from 1983 to 1987 and President of the Austrian National Council from 1990 to 2002. He was a member of the Austrian Social Democratic Party (SP), which he suspended for the period of his presidency.

  • What is Fair Observer?

Fair Observer is a non-profit, independent news organization that focuses on citizen journalism and civic participation.

2,500 contributors from 90 countries contribute to the digital media platform, which cuts across borders, backgrounds, and views. In an era of echo chambers and fake news, they deliver diversity and quality via fact-checking and a rigorous editing process.

Their education division offers courses in areas such as digital media, writing, and more. It especially encourages young people throughout the world to become more involved citizens and participate in global debates.


  • Views of Former Present of Austria?


Austria is regarded as a stable Central European nation and the birthplace of classical music. It is also the home of Sigmund Freud and Ludwig Wittgenstein, two renowned leaders in science and philosophy.


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