Corruption probe triggers coalition crisis in Austria

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A corruption probe targeting the office of Austria’s conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has triggered a crisis in his governing coalition with the Greens. “We cannot go back to business as usual, the chancellor’s ability to act is in question,” Greens lawmaker and Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler said in a statement on Thursday. Anti-corruption investigators seeking materials for a probe on Wednesday searched the offices of Kurz and his ruling conservative Austrian People’s Party (OeVP) as well as the Ministry of Finance and a media house. According to the Economic and Corruption Prosecutor’s…

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