She sees “no asylum problem,” said Pamela Rendi-Wagner, the federal party leader of the SPÖ, just a few days ago. When she said that in the ORF summer talks, more than 88,000 people entitled to asylum were already receiving basic care. Since her interview, an average of 450 other migrants have crossed the green border into Austria every day, 3,000 per week, 12,000 per month.
Current pictures now show how dramatic the situation in the reception centers is, how overcrowded the quarters are – the eXXpress published these new photos of long queues of people in front of the food distribution in Traiskirchen (Lower Austria).
The mayor of the Lower Austrian city now also sees a problem – interestingly enough, he is a party comrade of SPÖ leader Rendi-Wagner.
Traiskirchen’s mayor Andreas Babler (SPÖ) railed against the ÖVP interior minister: Gerhard Karner would “provoke” an emergency situation and overcrowding of the asylum quarters in order to be able to distract from other unpleasant political issues.
However, Babler himself then complains in the Facebook selfie video about the “homeless asylum seekers” with whom “the school children in Traiskirchen were confronted”. An SPÖ media employee jumps to his side on a social media channel and says: “Interior Minister Karner wants to overcrowd Traiskirchen on purpose in order to be able to campaign with it. This is shabby. And it’s very bad politics.”
This interesting version of the story causes some harsh comments: It is also countered that “it is the SPÖ that wants to let all asylum seekers across the border and sees that as ‘no problem'” – while others have been waiting for months before an escalation of the Alert asylum situation.