Contents tagged with Kurz

  • Germany concerned that Austria may leak secrets to Russia

    Thomas Haldenwang, head of Germany’s counterintelligence agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), said this week at the Parliamentary Oversight Panel that cooperation with Austria creates significant risks to German intelligence, Welt am Sonntag reported.

    The newspaper did not specify how it had obtained the information, but it noted that Haldenwang’s statement was based on the assumption that Austria could misuse and possible even pass on to Russia the …

  • Austrian government coalition collapses due to scandalous video of Vice-Chancellor with Russian oligarch’s niece

    On Friday evening, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced the collapse of the government coalition.

    The collapse resulted from the publication of a scandalous video showing Heinz-Christian Strache, Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Chairman of the ultra-right Freedom Party, meeting with an unknown Russian lady and offering her government contracts in exchange for political support.

    Strache resigned from his position shortly after the video was published. In the clip, he appears to be …