In austria, after the other, a corruption scandal lowered the confidence in politics in the meantime below 10 percent
Osterreich is currently watching out of a delayed hangover: it was initially only the particularly privatization ex-financial minister karl-heinz grasser met the discoveries of strange businesses, the corruption conservation now widened on so many people, that more and more easter riches were painfully clear will, why the former world bank chief co signal joseph stiglitz from english words for privatization and bribery the term "briberization" prudent.
Thus, among other things, strange money lips on companies and foreign accounts were known, which could be related to the fact that the then defense minister herbert scheibner, during his term of office, completed a 180 degree change of mind and then not the preserved saab aircraft, but the much more expensive eurofighter bought. Scheibner, whose immunitat of the national council on 21. September posted, a bribe denies as well as a money wash, but can only explain the purpose of the financial transactions only quite unsatisfactory. Because the payments were known by a hint of his bank, he suspected in the orf, this did that because he is planning to build up in the financial institutions.
Herbert scheibner. Photo: press kit. License: cc by-sa 3.0.
Even deeper in the smash is the former vice-chancellor and infrastructure minister hubert gorbach, which relies on a universal service regulation at the expense of customers and competitors relocated to telekom austria, which paid a lot of money to austria politicians and partisan organizations. Gorbach itself should at least 750.He received 000 euros, which he denies. The payments of telekom austria made a former board public, which now hopes to go out as a crown tool.
The former minister of the interior ernst strasser, who had to resign in marz as a member of the eu, after it came out that he offered for six-digit sums of mab-taught laws, now also suspects that the state order for the tetra police network on alcatel and motorola have suspended, whereby 1.1 million euros in the lobbyist alfons mensdorff-pouilly should be flowed, which is married to the ex-ovp minister maria rauch-kallat. However, it is not yet proven that a deposit on mensdorff pouilly’s account is in fact associated with the sudden surcharge, which brought a comparative payment in the amount of 30 million euros in the original company mastertalk.
Wolfgang track. Photo: press kit. License: cc by-sa 3.0.
The ovp politician wolfgang schussel, in whose chancellor has fallen the gros of events, has meanwhile settled down his deputy mandate, his then coalition kompagnon jorg haider drove three years ago against a tree. But the reigning chancellor werner faymann is now suspected, as the minister of transport railway and strahbaugesellschaft to image advertising at the crown newspaper "surprised" to have.
There is little surprising that after current surveys less than ten percent of the east of the easter still have confidence in their politicians – whether they are sitting in the government or on the opposition bank. The winner of these parties-federated people could be the pirates who want to compete for the national council and europe elections for the first time in 2013. "We are waiting for the pirates" covered news.At yesterday and mutmabey that austria "soon mature to enter" could be.
In fact, after the sensational success of its german colleagues, the easter rich pirates not only show more media attention, but also many new members, who, according to the board member christoph trunk by election in berlin "have seen that a change is quite in the field of potential". However, one sees oneself in a more difficult starting position than the northern neighbors, because the signatures necessary for a listing on the ballotes – unlike in germany – are not freely collected, but must be delivered to abrasive, dishes or not rarts.
The attempt of a series of established politicians retired to remedy the public mistrust by having the half of the national council seats occupied on party lists, but by personal choice and the misleading "referendum" named petition instrument to a right to enforce a referendum (but with a very high signature hurden), it is more skeptical in the east-rich pirates: although it is basically buried the use of the party’s core topics such as more transparency and direct democracy, but at the same time that it "a little strangely knocked, if you succumbed to spat after your own political career suits the idea that there is a need for action here".