After the BVT scandals, the ÖVP now has to prove that it renounces party politics in the most sensitive police area.
State security in Austria is more or less subject to permanent reform. Now it’s that time again, but in an unprecedented constellation. On the one hand, the Greens have never been in a position to approach the sensitive issue as a ruling party. On the other hand, the international reputation of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counter-Terrorism (BVT) has never been as battered as it has been since the terrorist attack in Vienna on November 2, 2020.
The Islamist assassin who killed four people, injured dozen and …