Австрия: ценности и обязательства

Создание новой правительственной коалиции в Австрии вызвало волну международной критики. Будучи федеральным канцлером Австрийской Республики, я очень серьезно воспринимаю эту озабоченность. Тем не менее, анализируя появляющиеся в международных средствах массовой информации сообщения, я не могу не заметить, что повторяющиеся описания Австрии, несколько размытые и несбалансированные, разительно противоречат реалиям нашей страны.

На протяжении последних пятидесяти лет Австрия всегда была ответственным и надежным партнером Европы и всего международного сообщества. Она будет продолжать жить согласно своим традиционным ценностям и обязательствам, основанным на демократии, праве закона, уважении прав человека, открытости, толерантности, человеческой солидарности, чувстве долга и ответственности.

Эти принципы повторяются в преамбуле Программы правительства. Она была подписана 3 феварля 2000 года в присутствии федерального президента Томаса Клестиля, меня самого и председателя Партии Свободы Австрии Йорга Хайдера, который остается губернатором Каринтии и не вошел в состав федерального правительства. Этот документ накладывает обязательства на обе подписавшие его стороны: на нас, на наши политические партии и на их демократически избранных представителей. Он будет направлять дальнейшую работу коалиционного правительства.

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