“Yesterday’s majority and sometimes unanimous decisions at the SP party conference should be understood as an invitation to more illegal migration. Over the past few weeks there have been numerous warnings against making these leftist plans party principle,” said ÖVP General Secretary Christian Stocker, commenting on the results of the SPEO federal party conference in Graz. The SpO’s new asylum line will make Austria “an immigration magnet”, Stocker said: “Apparently, neither the year 2015 nor the year 2022 had any measurable learning effect in the SpO. If the Social Democrats continue their If the leftists are ready to sacrifice the safety of people in the country for the sake of course then security is the last priority in SPO.
And the ÖVP is also surprisingly bluntly critical of the SPÖ’s plans to make it easier to obtain Austrian citizenship as a governing party: “This is irresponsible. The SPO clearly cannot move fast enough to grant Austrian citizenship to as many people as possible. Citizenship is at the end of a successful integration process, not at the beginning – with the People’s Party under no circumstances deviating from this core principle. The People’s Party is and will remain the guarantor of security and citizenship with value – the SPO is guaranteed to make Austria Europe’s number one asylum magnet.