Video brings Austrian deputy prime minister of the extreme right-wing FPÖ in close shoes

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Video brengt Oostenrijkse vicepremier van extreemrechtse FPÖ in nauwe schoentjes

Heinz-Christian Strache.

On a secret recording that German media were able to obtain, is to see how the German deputy prime minister Heinz-Christian Strache and FPÖ-party leader a exchange discusses of government contracts for campaign funding.

Der Spiegel and the Süddeutsche Zeitung published images and transcribed conversations of a very bad video recording that in the summer of 2017 was made on the Spanish island of Ibiza. That is to see how the party leader of the Austrian extreme-right party FPÖ, Heinz-Christian Strache, speaks with a Russian woman who says millions of an oligarch to invest in Austria.

Strache allows the wife to a share in the Austrian tabloid Kronen Zeitung to buy and so on the elections to roads. They also discuss business deals, in which Strache public tenders for the construction of highways in the prospect.

The meeting with the Russian woman, however, was intended to Strache in the fall to lure. The villa where the two spoke to each other was equipped with microphones and hidden cameras. Who was the Austrian deputy prime minister into disrepute wanted to bring, according to the German media is not clear.

Nevertheless, it shows the video according to Der Spiegel, and the Süddeutsche Zeitung that the Austrian politicians that the country is currently to control, there is a dubious moral standards on hold. Strache and his FPÖ helped verkiezingswinnaar Sebastian Kurz and the conservative Österreichische Volkspartei (ÖVP) at the end of 2017 to a majority.