the Video contains political sprängstoff and has been leaked to German newspapers Der Spiegel and the Süddeutsche Zeitung, which also published parts of the material. The recording shows a six-hour long conversation between, among others, Heinz-Christian Strache, the leader of the right-wing populist freedom party FPÖ, and today the Austrian vice chancellor, and a woman claiming to be a relative of a Russian oligarch.
the Woman states that she is prepared to invest a quarter of a billion euro in Austria, and suggests several times that it's all about the money ”which may not end up in the bank”. Among other things, she is interested in buying the tabloid Kronen Zeitung, which is one of the country's most widely read and influential newspapers. It would FPÖ able to have the benefit of, mean woman, but then she wants to have something in exchange.
the meeting is also Johann Gudenus, who today is leader of the FREEDOM party in parliament, and he bites on the idea. The two FPÖ-politicians are discussing how they would be able to replace employees at the magazine to increase support for the party in the forthcoming election campaign.
" Then we must not only 27, but 34 per cent, says Strache.
in a luxurious holiday villa on the mediterranean island of Ibiza in the summer of 2017, three months before the parliamentary elections in Austria. At the time, was the FREEDOM party still in opposition, but the party is included in the day of chancellor Sebastian Kurz, right-wing government.
In the villa is a kind of bargain: in exchange for help in the election to the FPÖ ensure that the woman get good placements for their alleged miljardinvesteringar.
has several suggestions. He explains, among other things, that the austrian constructor Strabag, which is one of the country's most important companies, should not receive any more public duties if his party takes place in the government. Instead, the assignments can go to the firm that the woman claiming to drive.
They also discuss other areas of business: casino licenses, the sale of a luxury hotel and the mission to build highways.
In the call will also be participating Johann Gudenus wife and another unknown man who speaks German.
But it never gets any concrete settlement. Several times also says the FPÖ-politicians that they don't want to do anything illegal, but they make no move to interrupt it is six hours long conversation.
against the FPÖ-politicians have been duped into a trap. In the villa there are several hidden cameras, and there is uncertainty about the woman's actual identity. She is not the person she purports to be.
With reference to ' sources like the newspapers do not indicate where the video will, however, say that it has äkthetsprövats of two external expert groups.
One scene shows how Strache suddenly expect missankar and whispers to Gudenus:
"Trap, trap, this is a traffic trap," he says.
But friend is not worried.
" It's no trap, he gets to answer.
then have already committed the mistake to tell you about a system of party funding that is designed to withhold from the authorities information. The money goes not directly to the FPÖ, but via a non-profit organization, " he says.
– There are some pieces that are very wealthy. They pay between 500.000 and two million (euros), you will hear Strache say in videoupptagningen.
In the video, they cite several well-known persons who have donated large sums of money on the way to the party. The designated rejects the data, which if true could violate austrian law.
denies that the meeting has been to get support in the election campaign, reports Der Spiegel. They claim that it was a strictly ”private” meeting in a ”semesteratmosfär”, then that, too, was drunk a lot of alcohol. The FREEDOM party has not had ”any benefits” by these people.
But from the opposition response was amazing late on the Friday evening of the criticism.
Pamela Rendi-Wagner, the leader of the largest opposition party the social democrats ROD, demanded that the chancellor Sebastian Kurz kicking their vice chancellor.
as the FPÖ ports in question. DN could recently report that several foreign secret services should have stopped to share information to Austria, following suspicions that they leave it on to Russia.
a few weeks ago had a threat from the FREEDOM party to resign after he compared migrants with the rats.
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