Opposition parties have sued Finance Minister Gernot Blümel (ÖVP), accusing him of perjury during investigations into alleged party donations from the Novomatic AG company. He risks up to three years in prison.
The government has agreed on a reform of insolvency law. The debt repayment period will be lowered from 5 to 3 years.
Word of the week
The German word ‘Quark’ (a fresh dairy product) is known in Austria as ‘Topfen’