Federal Ministry for the Interior (Austria)

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Template:Use dmy dates Template:Infobox Government agency The Federal Ministry for the Interior (Template:Lang-de, colloquially Innenministerium), abbreviated: BM.I, is the interior ministry of the Austrian Federal Government. Its headquarters are at the Palais Modena in Vienna. The current Minister for the Interior is Johanna Mikl-Leitner (ÖVP).

History

Until 1848 internal affairs of the country was under the responsibility of the Austro-Bohemian Court Chancellery which was established by Empress Maria Theresia.<ref name=mar>Mario Muigg (2009) The Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior in the 20th century SIAK Journal (3) Retrieved 20 October 2013</ref> In 1848 the ministry was established with the name of the Ministry of the Interior. Between 1918 and 1920 it was called State Office of the Interior. Then it was merged with the ministry of education and was renamed as State Office and Federal Ministry of the Interior and of Education.<ref name=mar/> The body was integrated into the federal government in 1923.<ref name=mar/> Following World War II it was renamed into its current title, Federal Ministry of the Inte­rior.<ref name=mar/>

Responsibilities

The federal agency on cabinet-level is charged with the matters of public security, citizenship and civil status including legal names, elections, referendums and popular petitions as well as emergency management and the alternative civilian service.

As superior of the Directorate General for Public Security, the Minister for the Interior is in charge of the Federal Police, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counterterrorism, the EKO Cobra tactical unit as well as of the Federal Criminal Police Office. Beyond the jurisdiction of the Federal Chancellery, the Ministry is also responsible for the matters of the Austrian states and municipalities, foundations and sovereign wealth funds.

Organization

Since April 2011, the minister is supported by a State Secretary for Integration. The ministry's four departments (Sektionen) are

  • I: Presidium
  • II: Directorate General for Public Security (GDföS)
  • III: Law
  • IV: Service and Control

List of Ministers

Austrian Empire (1804-1867)

  • Franz Anton von Kolowrat-Liebsteinsky (29 September 1826 – 20 March 1848)
  • Baron Franz von Pillersdorf (20 March 1848 – 8 July 1848)
  • Baron Anton von Doblhoff-Dier (8 July 1848 – October 1848)
  • Franz Stadion, Count von Warthausen (21 November 1848 – 28 July 1849)
  • Baron Alexander von Bach (28 July 1849 – 22 August 1859)
  • Agenor Go?uchowski (22 August 1859 – 13 December 1860)
  • Anton von Schmerling (13 December 1860 – 26 June 1865)
  • Count Richard Belcredi (27 July 1865 – 7 February 1867)
  • Count Friedrich Ferdinand von Beust (7 February 1867 – 7 March 1867)
  • Eduard Taaffe, 11th Viscount Taaffe (7 March 1867 – 30 December 1867)

Cisleithania in Austria-Hungary (1867-1918)

  • Carl Giskra (1 January 1868 – 22 March 1870)
  • Eduard Taaffe, 11th Viscount Taaffe (14 April 1870 – 6 February 1871)
  • Count Karl Sigmund von Hohenwart (7 February 1871 – 30 October 1871)
  • Baron Ludwig von Holzgethan (30 October 1871 – 24 November 1871)
  • Josef Lasser von Zollheim (25 November 1871 – 5 July 1878)
  • Prince Adolf of Auersperg (5 July 1878 – 15 February 1879)
  • Eduard Taaffe, 11th Viscount Taaffe (15 February 1879 – 11 November 1893)
  • Olivier Marquis de Bacquehem (11 November 1893 – 18 June 1895)
  • Count Erich Kielmansegg (18 June 1895 – 30 September 1895)
  • Count Kasimir Felix Badeni (30 September 1895 – 28 November 1897)
  • Paul Gautsch von Frankenthurn (28 November 1897 – 5 March 1898)
  • Franz, Prince of Thun and Hohenstein (5 March 1898 – 2 October 1899)
  • Ernest von Koerber (2 October 1899 – 21 December 1899)
  • Josef Stummer (21 December 1899 – 18 January 1900)
  • Ernest von Koerber (19 January 1900 – 27 December 1904)
  • Count Arthur von Bylandt-Rheidt (1 January 1905 – 30 April 1906)
  • Prince Konrad of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (2 May 1906 – 28 May 1906)
  • Count Richard von Bienerth-Schmerling (2 June 1906 – 7 November 1908)
  • Baron Guido von Haerdtl (15 November 1908 – 9 January 1911)
  • Count Maximilian von Wickenburg (9 January 1911 – 28 October 1911)
  • Baron Karl Heinold von Udinski (3 November 1911 – 30 November 1915)
  • Prince Konrad of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (30 November 1915 – 29 August 1916)
  • Baron Erasmus von Handel (29 August 1916 – 21 October 1916)
  • Baron Erwin von Schwartzenau (31 October 1916 – 13 December 1916)
  • Baron Erasmus von Handel (20 December 1916 – 23 June 1917)
  • Count Friedrich von Toggenburg (23 June 1917 – 11 June 1918)
  • Edmund von Gayer (11 June 1918 – 22 July 1918)
  • Edmund von Gayer (25 July 1918 – 11 November 1918)

Republic of German-Austria

  • Heinrich Mataja (CS) (30 October 1918 – 3 March 1919)
  • Karl Renner (SDAPÖ/SPÖ) (15 March 1919 – 9 May 1919)
  • Matthias Eldersch (SDAPÖ/SPÖ) (9 May 1919 – 17 October 1919)

Republic of Austria

  • Matthias Eldersch (SPÖ) (17 October 1919 – 11 June 1920)
  • Walter Breisky (CS) (7 July 1920 – 20 November 1920)
  • Egon Glanz (CS) (20 November 1920 – 7 April 1921)
  • Walter Breisky (CS) (7 April 1921 – 23 April 1921)
  • Rudolf Ramek (CS) (23 April 1921 – 1 June 1921)
  • Leopold Waber (GDVP) (21 June 1921 – 16 January 1922)
  • Johann Schober (16 January 1922 – 24 May 1922)
  • Felix Frank (GDVP) (31 May 1922 – 16 April 1923)
  • Ignaz Seipel (CS) (17 April 1923 – 8 November 1924)
  • Rudolf Ramek (CS) (19 November 1920 – 15 October 1926)
  • Ignaz Seipel (CS) (20 October 1926 – 3 April 1929)
  • Vinzenz Schumy (Landbund) (4 May 1929 – 25 September 1930)

Republic of Austria

  • Franz Honner (KPÖ) (27 April 1945 – 20 December 1945)
  • Oskar Helmer (SPÖ) (20 December 1945 – 12 May 1959)
  • Josef Afritsch (SPÖ) (16 July 1959 – 20 November 1962)
  • Franz Olah (SPÖ) (27 March 1963 – 21 September 1964)
  • Hans Czettel (SPÖ) (21 September 1964 – 25 October 1965)
  • Franz Hetzenauer (ÖVP) (19 April 1966 – 19 January 1968)
  • Franz Soronics (ÖVP) (19 January 1968 – 3 March 1970)
  • Otto Rösch (SPÖ) (21 April 1970 – 8 June 1977)
  • Erwin Lanc (SPÖ) (8 June 1977 – 24 April 1983)
  • Karl Blecha (SPÖ) (24 May 1983 – 2 February 1989)
  • Franz Löschnak (SPÖ) (2 February 1989 – 6 April 1995)
  • Caspar Einem (SPÖ) (6 April 1995 – 20 January 1997)
  • Karl Schlögl (SPÖ) (28 January 1997 – 4 February 2000)
  • Ernst Strasser (ÖVP) (4 February 2000 – 11 December 2004)
  • Liese Prokop (ÖVP) (22 December 2004 – 31 December 2006)
  • Günther Platter (ÖVP) (11 January 2007 – 1 July 2008)
  • Maria Fekter (ÖVP) (1 July 2008 – 21 April 2011)
  • Johanna Mikl-Leitner (ÖVP) (21 April 2011 –)

See also

  • Politics of Austria

References

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External links

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