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Dr Wolfgang Peschorn
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Federal Ministry of the Interior,
Republic of Austria

Dr Wolfgang Peschorn
Federal Minister of the Interior

Dr Wolfgang Peschorn was born in Vienna in 1965. After graduating from Realgymnasium in Vienna and completing basic military service, he started law studies in October 1984 at the University of Vienna which he completed in 1988.

In 1991 he joined the legal service department of the Federal Attorney's Office, and in 1995 he passed the lawyer’s exam, and in 1997 he passed the procurator’s exam.

Since Mai 2006 he had headed the Federal Attorney's Office, which legally represents and advises the Republic of Austria and those legal bodies that are mentioned in the 2008 Act concerning the Federal Attorney's Office.

As a lawyer and as a lecturer, Dr Wolfgang Peschorn was mainly active in the areas of business and insolvency law, of contract law, of organisation administration and of business, as well as in the area of public liability law.

On 03 June 2019, he was sworn in as Minister of the Interior of the Republic of Austria by Federal President Dr Alexander Van der Bellen.

Austria

Member Country - particular information

Federal Ministry of the Interior

Herrengasse 7
A-1010 Vienna
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Initiator and member of the SALZBURG FORUM since 2000

Total area: 83.870 sq km
Length of National Border: 2.562 km
Total number of habitants: 8.205.533
Inhabitants/km2: 97
Neighbouring states: DE, HU, CZ, CH, LI, IT, SI, SK