Austria: Opposition Still Hopes for Government to Come Around

People ♦ Published: March 7, 2014; 19:41 ♦ (Vindobona)

NEOS offer the government the chair for the parliamentary investigation committee with regard to the nationalization of ailing Hypo Group Alpe Adria and its former parent company BayernLB.

National Council President Barbara Prammer wants to reform investigation committees. / Picture: © Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG

In an interview with RMA, Matthias Strolz, party leader of NEOS, offered the Social Democrats (SPÖ) the presidency of the parliamentary investigation committee for Hypo Group, which the opposition parties have been demanding.

“Both chairman of the SPÖ and the trial lawyers would be in control of the procedure,” he said and intends to bring the Social Democrats out of their…