Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen asked Interior Minister Gerhard Karner (ÖVP) “to the Hofburg” on Thursday to talk about current issues. The subject was “also the importance of a functioning rule of law and the role of communication in political work,” the Federal President said via Twitter.
Karner has recently been criticized for making statements about the “Tina case” and the suicide of physician Lisa-Maria Kellermayr, who was threatened by vaccine opponents. Van der Bellen did not disclose any details about the conversation.
VdB: unfortunate formulation
But he thanked the interior minister “very warmly for the open discussion”. The Federal President had already announced on Monday in his statement from Austria in the Kaunertal that this would happen. “There have been very unfortunate formulations.”
For example, one should “avoid publicly questioning the rulings of the Supreme Court,” he said in Tyrol – and, referring to Karner’s statements about the deportation of young people – emphasized that he wanted to invite the Minister of the Interior to a meeting. interview.