Hollande cancels tour of Austria

The Local Austria
The Local Austria - [email protected]
Hollande cancels tour of Austria
Flowers and candles outside French embassy in Vienna. Photo: Paul Gillingwater

French President Francois Hollande cancelled part of a European tour aimed at discussing the fall-out from Britain's vote to leave the EU, after the latest terror attack to strike the country, the presidency said Saturday.


Hollande will not be going to Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic on Wednesday. However, he will still go to Portugal and Ireland as planned on Tuesday and Thursday respectively for "working visits."

After Britain's shock vote last month, Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said they wanted to give "new impetus" to the bloc, particularly in the areas of "defence, growth, employment and competitiveness."



Join the conversation in our comments section below. Share your own views and experience and if you have a question or suggestion for our journalists then email us at [email protected].
Please keep comments civil, constructive and on topic – and make sure to read our terms of use before getting involved.

Please log in to leave a comment.

See Also