June 17, 2024



Sebastian Kurz: Austria leader allegedly used public cash for positive media coverage


By Euronews with AFP, AP

Prosecutors in Austria say Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, already under investigation in a bribery probe, is suspected of using government funds to secure favourable media coverage.

“Sebastian Kurz and nine other suspects, as well as three organisations” are the subject of an inquiry into various corruption offences related to the affair, the prosecution said in a statement.

Austrian media reported earlier on Wednesday that investigators had searched the offices of the country’s governing People’s Party in connection with a bribery investigation. Prosecutors said they were investigating Kurz among others.

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