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 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 on Wednesday. According to the Economic and Corruption Prosecutor’s…

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