Hypo Petition Puts Pressure on Austrian Government

People ♦ Published: March 28, 2014; 10:27 ♦ (Vindobona)

The support of the online petition for the establishing of an investigation committee has gained more than 105,000 supporters which puts increasing pressure on the government.

Despite the high support of an investigation committee the government insists on appointing a governmental commission. / Picture: © Wikipedia / JJ55 (30 March 2008)

The opposition in the Austrian parliament is pressing for the establishing of a parliamentary investigation committee for the nationalized problem bank Hypo Group Alpe Adria. However, the Austrian coalition parties – SPÖ and ÖVP – have so far rejected this idea, and instead appointed a government commission.

According to Heinz-Christian Strache, party leader of the Austrian…