ÖVP: Privatization of ÖBB “Unrealistic”

Politics ♦ Published: October 7, 2011; 17:22 ♦ (Vindobona)

A privatization of the Austrian Federal Railways as suggested by Finance Minister Fekter is not an option at the moment.

ÖVP: Privatization of ÖBB “Unrealistic” / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Josef Saurwein [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)]

Martin Bartenstein, ÖVP spokesman for transport, rejects the plans of his party colleague Finance Minister Maria Fekter to privatize the ÖBB. “ÖBB fears privatization like the devil fears holy water”, Bartenstein was cited by financial daily newspaper “Wirtschaftsblatt”. Anyways, a privatization was not an option at the moment, as the Federal Railways were “not fit for the…