Austerity: ÖVP Becomes Impatient

People ♦ Published: January 31, 2012; 19:15 ♦ (Vindobona)

Negotiations between the coalition partners SPÖ and ÖVP are going on. ÖVP´s chairman Spindelegger locates an “incredibly big need of consolidation”.

Austerity: ÖVP Becomes Impatient / Picture: © Flickr / The Austrian Foreign Ministry

The atmosphere between the government parties SPÖ and ÖVP becomes increasingly tensioned. As the government tries to agree on a new austerity package, public discussions and negotiations rounds are going on for weeks.

“I am becoming impatient.“ Vice-Chancellor and chairman of ÖVP, Michael Spindelegger said. „I want to know what is possible and what is not possible.”…