Public Dispute Over Privatizations

Politics ♦ Published: February 29, 2012; 15:10 ♦ (Vindobona)

The two government parties disagree to the sale of further publicly held companies. ÖVP pushes for privatizations, for SPÖ the idea is inacceptable.

Public Dispute Over Privatizations / Picture: © Flickr / Werner FaymannFlickr / SPÖ Presse und Kommunikation

Currently ÖVP works on a privatization strategy, which includes the three remaining interests held by the state holding ÖIAG - Telekom Austria, OMV and Post. The Austrian newspaper “Die Presse” reportend that a group, which contains Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger, Finance Minister Maria Fekter, Minister of Economics Reinhold Mitterlehner and the head of ÖVP´s parliamentary…