A “Speech to Austria”? No.

More+Comment ♦ Published: May 15, 2012; 11:38 ♦ (Vindobona)

The disenchantment with politics in Austria is as big as never before. An ambitious, but meaningless speech of Vice-Chancellor Spindelegger will not change the misery.

A “Speech to Austria”? No. / Picture: © Flickr / The Austrian Foreign Ministry

Today, Vice-Chancellor and political leader of the Austrian People´s Party (ÖVP) Michael Spindelegger held a “speech to Austria”. What may sound as a future concept for Austria, was nothing more than an act of desperation. For more than one year, the ÖVP has been in a severe crisis. Not only unfavorable opinion polls, but also several corruption scandals and the observable…