Austrian Chancellor denies corruption charges

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said he was not worried about the corruption investigation against him. He denies all charges.

In an interview with public television network ORF, Kurz said he was «very calm» about the charges.

The chancellor stressed that he was not involved in corruption crimes.

– There is absolutely no indication that I directed what adverts or polls were commissioned at the Finance Ministry, – he added.

Earlier, Austrian prosecutor’s office said it was investigating Kurz on suspicion of breach of trust and bribery. During the investigation, searches were carried out, including in two ministries. Other officials from Austria came under suspicion.

Prosecutors also searched the offices of Kurz’s conservative Austrian People’s Party.