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Austria: Government Adheres to Zero Deficit in 2016

Published: March 2, 2013; 15:15 · (Vindobona)

Although the economic development is behind the expectations, the government wants to achieve a budget surplus in 2017.

Austria: Government Adheres to Zero Deficit in 2016 / Picture: © Flickr

In 2011, Austria´s government has resolved to install a “debt brake”. The budget deficit should be reduced gradually. Last year, the budget deficit was higher than expected. Due to the banking package, the austerity targets could not be reached. Nevertheless, the governing parties SPÖ and ÖVP underline that the initial objective did not change.

In 2016, the government…

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