"The refugee crisis has many faces. Alongside the urgent need of many, there are also some who believe they can exploit this Culture of Welcoming to make shameless demands," said Christian Ragger who represents the Carinthia branch of the Freedom Party of Austria in the regional parliament. He is making reference to events currently underway in St. Kanzian. On Tuesday 20 asylum seekers went on hunger strike because they were given residency permits, as the law provides for, and not passports, and because they are not receiving 2000 euros of pocket money each month. The most bizarre thing is that these "striking" asylum seekers also want to hold a press conference. They apparently assume that related reports in the media will ensure their demands are met.Source
This is a press release issued by the Austrian Freedom Party, which, according to reports, is now the largest party in Austria and is having its popularity boosted by the "migrant" crisis.
The refugee crisis is seeing the popularity values of the Freedom Party surge again. In a current Unique Research poll for "profil" (Sample: 500) the FPÖ are as high as 33 per cent. The SPÖ [Socialists]. as the second-biggest party, are 10 points behind.Source