Austria: Opposition against “Council of Whitewashing“

People ♦ Published: March 6, 2014; 13:43 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Austrian opposition, the Green Party foremost, is putting more pressure on the government to create a parliamentary investigation committee for problem bank Hypo Group Alpe Adria.

Austrian oppsition parties put more pressure on the government to establish a parliamentary investigation committee. / Picture: © Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG

According to deputy party leader and financial spokesman of the Greens Werner Kogler, the “Council of the Wise” cannot take the place of a parliamentary investigation but would merely be a “Council of Whitewashing”. The online petition tabled by the opposition has up to now been signed by almost 25,000 citizens.

Kogler considers the appointing of a “Council of the…