Extra-budgetary Debts Grow Unabated

Politics ♦ Published: November 30, 2010; 20:44 ♦ (Vindobona)

Debt levels which are not attributed to the Austrian Federal Budget rise exorbitantly. Above all, the ÖBB and Asfinag are responsible.

Extra-budgetary Debts Grow Unabated / Picture: © Vindobona.org

Officially, getting into new debt is slowed down again in Austria as of 2011. Not taken into account, however, are the de facto state debts that are outside the budget.

The three largest liability volumes are to be found at the Federal Railways (ÖBB), the motorway financing company (Asfinag) and the Federal Real Estate Company (BIG). These three companies together have debts…