Casinos-Austria Affair: Austria's Previous Finance Minister No Longer Available

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: November 13, 2019; 19:15 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austria's former and potentially future Finance Minister Hartwig Löger is no longer available for another term in office. A connection with the current Casinos-Austria Affair, in which the Office of the Public Prosecutor for Economic Affairs and Corruption (WKStA) is investigating, would not exist.

Hartwig Löger does not want to become finance minister any more. / Picture: © BMF - Federal Ministry of Finance - Bundesministerium für Finanzen / Wilke / Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Observers have so far expected that former Finance Minister Löger would be reappointed as Finance Minister.

Now - after the appearance of accusations in the Casinos-Austria Affair - he announced his withdrawal from politics.

With further investigations the Office of the Public Prosecutor has brought the affair around the appointment of the former Freedom Party district…