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Austria: Faymann Betrays Ignorance

Published: April 26, 2013; 09:50 · (Vindobona)

Chancellor Faymann claims not to have known about the controversial letter which has reached the media yesterday. He fears that Austria would now become a “laughingstock”.

Austria: Faymann Betrays Ignorance / Picture: © Flickr / Werner Faymann, Thomas Jantzen

A supposedly composed letter to Brussels is cause for indignation between the Austrian coalition parties. In the paper, four conditions are listed which Austria demands in return for giving up the banking secret for foreigners. However, Chancellor Werner Faymann claims not to have known anything about it and attacks Finance Minister Maria Fekter.

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