Prosecutors investigating Austria's Kurz over parliamentary testimony

by Reuters
Wednesday, 12 May 2021 08:19 GMT

VIENNA, May 12 (Reuters) - Anti-corruption prosecutors are investigating Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz over possible false testimony to a parliamentary commission investigating the fallout from the so-called Ibiza sting video that felled a previous government.

Kurz told a news conference arranged at short notice on Wednesday that he and his chief of staff had been placed under investigation, adding: "I knew there was a legal requirement to speak the truth in the commission and therefore of course always answered (questions) truthfully." (Reporting by Francois Murphy)

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