Kurz confirmed at a press conference last week that the probe by the Economic and Corruption Prosecution Office is focused on statements he gave to the commission at the time he was in coalition with Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ).

The Ibiza affair erupted after a secretly-recorded video emerged showing then-vice chancellor and FPÖ leader Heinz-Christian Strache discussing giving government contracts in exchange for favorable news coverage of his party.

Although at the time he denied committing any crimes and blamed his behavior on alcohol, Strache was forced to resign.