This was done on his suggestion, said Kogler. He spoke of trying to fill in ditches. "Our hand to the OVP is stretched out with it," said the national spokesman: "How that ends we do not know."
Kogler: "Pioneer work and risk"
Green-federal spokesman Werner Kogler spoke in the light of the negotiations on a first turquoise-green coalition in the Bund of "pioneering work": "Now this is of course a risk, but we want to take this step." But Kogler also made it clear that his party would not hesitate to get off the table if there were any attempts to make black and blue politics with a green macho.
This had been so in 2003 and he was there. At the same time, Kogler emphasized that cooperation would require many compromises. These should not be denounced then. Because it makes a difference whether a center-right party (like the OVP) with a right-wing party (like the FPO) or with those Greens koaliere. The second case would give a whole different picture of Austria in Europe. The Greens would also ensure a pro-European orientation in this country. For the federal spokesman, the agreement of ecology and economy is one of the key points of any government. Austria could become a pioneer in climate protection. In addition, steps against child poverty and a Freedom of Information Act could be launched.
Turquoise blue not excluded
Kogler recalled that since the Federal President's election campaign, ditches have been torn up and still not quite to be: "We want to make a contribution to overcome these ditches." Therefore, look now, if it goes out. Of course, Kogler does not rule out a new edition of Turquoise Blue. Kogler did not want to say much about critical voices in the EBV. He was himself a critical voice. Red lines were not given him by his party friends. The distribution of the ministries had not been discussed during the soundings with the OVP, he again denied corresponding media speculation.
Who negotiates for the Greens, is still decided
A negotiating team of the Greens will probably only be on Tuesday. Before that, the OVP must give the go-ahead for coalition negotiations (on Monday). How long the negotiations last, the green federal spokesman did not want to speculate. As soon as possible, but as long as necessary, the talks would last. Because the negotiations have an open outcome, but work towards a successful conclusion: "This may take time."
OVP wants to announce decision on Monday
On Friday, the head of the Greens met with the team of OVP chairman Sebastian Kurz one last time for exploratory talks. After that, it merely said that they would advise within their own party, what the way forward looks like. One day longer than the Greens, the OVP wants to take the time to announce its decision on possible coalition talks on Monday.