Austria: New advertisement affair in the ÖVP – politics


Catherine Kahlweit

Michael Stadler calls himself an “enthusiastic Vorarlberger” and “enthusiastic craftsman”. The master carpenter from Lauterach is now well known throughout the country. Because at the end of March, despite his love for his homeland, he had a lot to say critically about the westernmost federal state on ORF: He was downright “harassed” to advertise in the local magazine of the Economic Association, a sub-organization of the ÖVP. But it was always clear to him that it was ultimately about “pure party financing” through the back door. The day after the interview, which caused a stir, the tax office announced that he would be subject to a tax audit.

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