SPÖ, NEOS and the List Now (former mushroom) wants the National Council of Interior Minister Herbert Kickl (FPÖ) to withdraw confidence. The request was made by Peter Pilz (now) on Wednesday, following Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's remarks – after which the members of the parliament sometimes argued very fiercely. Vice President Heinz-Christian Strache (FPÖ) supported Kicklo's defense.
He did not "at one time question the human rights or human rights convention" – but only questioned the wrong laws (namely, the EU Status Directive), which protects serious offenders from deportation, Strache reminded of the 16-year-old's murder refugees. SPÖ, NEOS and Now would "misrepresent the statements deliberately," with "malicious intent". Strache agreed with Kicklo: Of course, the law of politics follows – because here in parliament "sits politics", laws that decide and change, in which "all" and the government are "natural". But politics also has the responsibility to change laws, if they are not right, defended by Strache Kickl.
The opposition went sharply to the court with the Interior Minister: "It's hardly a day when Kickl does not break the laws of that republic." He is "perhaps the greatest danger to the Austrian federal constitution and law and constitutional loyalty of government members of Sebastian Kurz," Pilz said, explaining why parliament should express distrust to the minister.
SPÖ leader Pamela Rendi-Wagner also took over the office of Chancellor Kurz (ÖVP): Kickl would resign, "if only he would have a spur of the décor" – and Kurz would have "more courage and responsibility, especially for the rule of law," he went in federal president to propose Kickla's dismissal. In the words "Do not sacrifice your attitude", Rendi-Wagner tried to convince the members of the ÖVP to approve – and "to ensure that democrats can continue to rely on the rule of law."
The head of NEOS, Beate Meinl-Reisinger, in any case thinks Kickl is ready: if he knew what he was talking about, as he said in the ECHR, he would be untenable as an Interior Minister anyway – and if he did not know, he would be " hopelessly "overwhelmed as a minister and also unacceptable in this office." However, the government retains full "time-consuming treatment" with the constitutional and righteous EU. The fact that "there is no longer a sharp border between authoritarian politics and politics based on the rule of law and constitution" the concern of many people.
The ruling parties were the ÖVP spokesperson for constitutional affairs Wolfgang Gerstl and the president of the FPÖ Walter Rosenkranz club to reject criticism of the opposition. Gerstl emphasized first of all that the government program can explicitly read that human rights are the foundation – and we need to "measure in our work in the government program". But the opposition does not pursue a serious policy – in the end, they could not put forward any quotations in which Kickl suspected in the ECHR. SPÖ, NEOS and Now wanted to "just make the government work bad".
The opposition does not fit in with Kickl "taking issues, stressing and resolving them," said FPÖ club chief Walter Rosenkranz. The opposition also believes that "if ideology and reality do not coincide, then the reality is wrong". However, it is vice versa: "Their ideology is wrong to solve the problem of the present time."
Chancellor Kurz had previously emphasized the importance of the European Convention on Human Rights in the debate on the "urgent request" and made it clear that the government is related to it because it is in constitutional status. The government program also speaks a clear language. The Chancellor did not appear as defender of Interior Minister Herbert Kickla (FPÖ).
He stressed, however, that, in our view, the EU rules on leaving asylum-seekers abroad are "very narrow". Therefore, the European level government claims to have a greater scope in the deportation of displaced refugees.
Overall, the PACE leader probably considered Kickl's statement that it was right to follow the policy that Austria was a strong democracy, whose foundation was a functional constitutional state and a proper separation of power. In general, in his very short speech of six minutes, he called for interaction between the government and the opposition as far as factual.
The "Urgent Proposal" list was now represented by Alfred Noll, who pointed out that the great excitement about Kickl's statements not only in the opposition but also in artists, judges, and even justice ministers: "The Interior Minister of the republic says nothing." , according to which the right to follow politics, was "underground" and responded to the "verbal explosive bombing of this constitutional state:" Whoever says something like this has not lost anything at the moment. "
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