Austria: Hypo Petition to be Continued

People ♦ Published: March 24, 2014; 16:58 ♦ (Vindobona)

The online petition for the establishing of a parliamentary investigation committee will not be stopped by the Austrian government, consisting of SPÖ (Social Democrats) and ÖVP (Austrian People’s Party).

Almost 64,000 Austrians have signed the petition for an investigation committee for Hypo Group. / Picture: © Wikipedia / JJ55 (30 March 2008)

As announced by the parties’ chairmen Andreas Schieder and Reinhold Lopatka in a press release the two parties will vote for a collection of opinion during the petition committee on Tuesday. By this, the assignment of responsibility to the finance committee has been canceled and will be delayed until the government, particularly Finance Minister Michael Spindelegger, will have made a…