Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz defends migration policy

Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz defends migration policy

The Austrian chancellor spoke out against giving protection to refugees from Afghanistan. In his party convention speech, he is now defending his course.

Chancellor of Austria, before his re-election as head of the VP Sebastian Kurzi His conservative party swore a restrictive migration policy. “For a democracy, it is extremely important who lives here and what the people believe in,” the 35-year-old politician told the federal party convention in St. Poulten on Saturday. More people cannot be integrated with responsibility for the country, he said, also with regard to the situation. Afghanistan. Recently, he spoke out against providing security to refugees from the country.

Kurz presented himself as the undisputed candidate for re-election as president of the OVP. He was elected party president for the first time in 2017, with 98.7 percent of the votes of the delegates. Since then he has won two parliamentary elections. According to a poll from early August, the OVP is currently 35 percent ahead of the opposition Social Democrats and the right-wing. FPO, each of which accounts for about 20 percent. The Greens, who rule with OVP, are steady at 12 percent.

Kurz criticized aggressive opposition politics

Kurz also addressed the ongoing investigation against him due to a possible perjury he allegedly made before a parliamentary inquiry into corruption. Advertising is the result of an increasingly aggressive opposition policy. Gone are the days when he “questioned everything”. But OVP’s support gave him the strength to move forward.

In his party convention speech, Kurz described immigration as one of five key issues for the coming months. He also focused on tax relief for middle income, work, digitization and greenery. Tensions have risen recently with the Greens in the government over issues of migration and transportation policy.

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