SPÖ criticizes the government’s spending on advertisements
Salzburg’s provincial government of the ÖVP, OS and Greens is proud that they have the lowest expenditure for advertisements in the media in Austria. The opposition SPÖ in the state parliament still demands explanations because the cost of advertisements has risen significantly since 2019.
While the affair surrounding advertisements and purchased surveys at the federal level led to the resignation of Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP), the Salzburg state government does not see any grievances in their own area. Facts and figures: The State of Salzburg paid 275,000 euros and 170,000 euros respectively in 2017 and 2018 for advertisements and advertising campaigns to newspapers.
SPÖ: “Dramatic increase”
The significant additional expenditure for advertising since then does not correspond to the information of the state government for the social democratic opposition in the state parliament that it is particularly economical in comparison to other federal states.
SPÖ club chairman Michael Wanner criticizes that Salzburg is one of the small federal states: “You can boast about that. The dramatic thing is the increase in spending in 2019. At that time it was 290,000 euros, the following year it was 536,000 and in 2021 it was 425,000 euros. We cannot find a plausible explanation. It has to do with the fact that people like to place advertisements. Perhaps they orientated themselves towards the federal government. “
In the case of the country, one argues with CoV
The state media center, which handles the advertising campaigns of the state of Salzburg, justifies the increased costs with extra expenses due to the CoV crisis and a large campaign against the ongoing shortage of nursing staff. The SPÖ in the state parliament will make further inquiries to the departmental governor Wilfried Haslauer (ÖVP).