Austria: Chancellor Calls for Reform of Investigation Committee

People ♦ Published: April 1, 2014; 17:01 ♦ (Vindobona)

Chancellor Werner Faymann has today expressed his wish for a fast reform of parliamentary investigation committees.

The success of the online petition for establishing an investigation committee for Hypo Group is putting pressure on the government. / Picture: © Flickr / Werner Faymann, Thomas Jantzen

By this reform, the parliamentary investigation committee is supposed to become a minority right, and, once realized, an investigation committee for Hypo Group Alpe Adria could be established as a consequence if the opposition is still in favor, Faymann told a press conference after the Council of Ministers.

“It is in the nature of things,” Faymann said who expressed his…