Austrian Official Debt Level Rises

Politics ♦ Published: December 21, 2010; 21:44 ♦ (Vindobona)

Due to the EU-wide commitment to a more transparent presentation of liabilities, the official debt ratio of Austria will continue to increase.

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Because of the turmoil surrounding the Greek state budget, all EU states are now obliged to present their finances in a more transparent way. This will have major consequences, especially for Austria, as the official national debt continues to rise.

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