The Foreign Desk

What does the Freedom party scandal mean for Austria?

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25 May 2019

Episode 281

30 minutes


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Just days before the European parliament elections, seen by many as a referendum on populist parties across the continent, a video of Austria’s vice-chancellor – and leader of the far right FPO – was leaked, seemingly showing him offering a Russian contact government contracts in return for political favours. But should this have come as a surprise?

25 May 2019

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