The bombshell that delivered down the government

at first published via Germany's Süddeutsche Zeitung and the weekly magazine Der Spiegel, the video showed Strache and Gudenus offering infrastructure tasks and media investment opportunities to a woman posing as a wealthy Russian investor in change for wonderful media coverage.

Skirting campaign finance regulation

The research is likewise possibly to attention on some other part of the video wherein the two guys tell the lady approximately a scheme wherein she will be able to donate to the party by depositing cash with a charitable basis.

Prosecutors stated they're searching "in more than one directions" inside the research.

. They brought that they're additionally looking at "humans unknown," however are interested in Tschank, an FPÖ parliamentarian with ties to a number of companies affiliated with the celebration.

Tschank's parliamentary immunity become revoked on Thursday.

From Vienna to Brussels?

Strache resigned as vice chancellor and FPÖ birthday party chairman on can also 18, the day after Ibizagate video, because the video has emerge as recognised, became made public. Gudenus subsequently left the birthday celebration.

Strache turned into replaced by using Norbert Hofer as appearing party chairman after he resigned on may additionally 18, but, Strache may additionally but soak up a post at the european Parliament. For the duration of the may additionally 26 ecu Parliament elections, Austrian FPÖ citizens chose him as their preferred candidate to serve in one of the birthday party's three seats.

js/sms (dpa, Reuters)