Austrian presidential candidate doesn't rule out country's exit from the EU

Presidential candidate from the Austrian Freedom Party  Walter Rosenkranz did not rule out Austria's exit from the European Union in the event of its expansion at the expense of Ukraine and Georgia.

On Wednesday, APS leader Herbert Kickl nominated Rosencrantz for the post of federal president of Austria.

“For me, the European Union or European cooperation is a big peace project. But I think that there is still room for improvement in the EU. And I quote the current Federal Chancellor, who says that the EU’s migration policy is failing,” he said. Rosencrantz at a press conference on the occasion of his nomination.

Rosenkranz also recalled that a few months before the start of the special operation of the Russian Federation, it was said that the issue of Ukraine's membership in the EU was not discussed, "and now suddenly it's so easy to become a candidate for entry."

"All the rules that existed before are now being thrown overboard. For example, with Ukraine's accession to the EU," he added.

Austrian federal presidential elections will be held on 9 October. The incumbent Federal President of Austria, Alexander Van der Bellen, has previously announced his intention to run for a second term. He has been in office since 2017.

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Author`s name: Petr Ernilin