It’s a controversial Video, the “mirror” and “SZ is released” yesterday evening: The recordings suggest that the just-retired Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, a supposedly rich Russian offered to public contracts in return for campaign help. The recordings led to a government crisis in Austria. Strache stepped back on Saturday from his office of Vice-Chancellor and will not in the future be more than the FPÖ-boss active.

In Germany, the unveiling of the video makes for indignation. Political observers point shaken by the events in Austria. The CDU Chairman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said the Video shows that right-wing populists in Europe, were no matter in which country, is willing to sell the interest of their country for their own welfare. “And if it is for a bread-and-butter. These people may assume no responsibility.”


SPD-Secretary-General Lars Klingbeil found on Twitter and also significant words: “Sebastian Short, no other possibility has to end as this government immediately and to apologize for the fact that he has transmitted blisters and Stalkers like Strache responsibility.”

Green party leader Anna Lena Baerbock language to the “world on Sunday” of a “monstrous scandal”, the show that right-wing despise most values, such as freedom of the press and the rule of law, and he systematic erosion of the Demokartie work.

“that’s Terrible fears

“The Video of Strache confirmed” confirmed the bad fears. The decision of the Chancellor is Short consistently and correctly. The AfD was related in the spirit. Will they dissociate themselves from the FPÖ?”, the FDP Chairman Christian Lindner asked on Twitter.

“The scandal, the Austrian Vice-Chancellor is involved, shows in spite of the dubious origin of the video, the “windy” politicians and parties, the AfD in Europe the common thing to want to do,” says the FDP’s top candidate in the European elections, Nicola Beer, in an announcement.

“facade is not enough time to Ibiza”

“The Austrian Right to Strache stage as a ‘party of the little man’,” commented the Left-boss Bernd Riexinger on Twitter. “But the facade is not enough time to Ibiza. During a chat with Russian oligarchs, the true face of the FPÖ comes to the fore: the party of the Rich, corrupt and brazen.”

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