Former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: Neck deep in a corruption investigation

Former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: Neck deep in a corruption investigation

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Dominik Butzmann/laif

Fall of an Austrian Chancellor The Stench of Corruption Leads to Kurz's Sudden Resignation

Initially celebrated as a wunderkind, Sebastian Kurz resigned as Austrian chancellor over the weekend amid a far-reaching corruption probe. Documents from that investigation hint at a mafia-like system involving political leaders and the media built up over many years.
By Walter Mayr in Vienna
DER SPIEGEL 41/2021
SPIEGEL International
An anti-Kurz protest in Vienna late last week

An anti-Kurz protest in Vienna late last week

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Austria spent 222 million euros in taxpayer money for advertising in 2020. That is 44 million euros more than in 2019 and 43 million euros more than in 2016.

Source: Wienerzeitung

The Fellner-owned newspaper Österreich: Expensive advertising in return for flattering coverage

The Fellner-owned newspaper Österreich: Expensive advertising in return for flattering coverage

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Manfred Segerer / IMAGO

“Wonderful investment. Fellner is a capitalist. If you pay, you get something. I love that.”

Text message from Kurz-confidant Thomas Schmid

Heinz-Christian Strache in a still from the Ibiza video.

Heinz-Christian Strache in a still from the Ibiza video.

A demonstration in Vienna against Sebastian Kurz

A demonstration in Vienna against Sebastian Kurz

Foto: EPA
With reporting by Oliver Das Gupta