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June 30, 2000
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Austria’s chancellor said he would cooperate with the European Court of Human Rights’ plan to appoint a panel of “Three Wise Men” to examine whether sanctions against Austria should be dropped. Jorg Haider, the unofficial leader of the far-right Freedom Party, said, “Even the visit of three wise men to Jesus could not prevent his crucifixion.” The European community imposed sanctions on Austria after Haider’s party was included in the Austrian government.

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