Eder: „Environmental Policy Endangers Economy“

People ♦ Published: March 5, 2012; 12:56 ♦ (Vindobona)

Voestalpine´s CEO criticizes environmental specifications made by EU and domestic politics. Eder sees the danger of a de-industrialization.

Eder: „Environmental Policy Endangers Economy“ / Picture: © Voestalpine AG (Blast Furnace A)

For Wolfgang Eder, the steel industry is still a leading industry in Europe. As soon as the steel industry will withdraw from Europe, key industries will follow, Eder warned. The manager, who talked to the Austrian newspaper “Kurier”, thinks that the strict environmental policy is a competitive disadvantage for Europe.

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