Austria’s New President Outraged Over Police Raids Targeting Domestic Intelligence Service

Austria’s president was demanding answers after police raids targeting the offices and staff of the main domestic intelligence service were carried out last week, raising concerns about the far-right’s new control of the Interior Ministry, according to Reuters. The anti-immigration far-right Freedom Party (FPO) is partnered to form a coalition government led by Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s conservatives and currently controls the interior, foreign, and defense ministries. Opponents have raised concerns about how the party will use some of the sensitive information involved in those departments. Police raided the offices of the BVT domestic intelligence service last week, along with other…