Resistance Against Enlargement of ÖIAG

CommentOpinion ♦ Published: July 19, 2012; 19:11 ♦ (Vindobona)

The chairman of ÖBB´s (Austrian Railways) supervisory board Horst Pöchhacker rejects the idea of integrating ÖBB, Verbund or Asfinag into the publicly held Austrian industrial holding ÖIAG.

Resistance Against Enlargement of ÖIAG / Picture: © Österreichische Industrieholding AG (ÖIAG)

After the resignation of CEO Markus Beyrer, the governing parties SPÖ and ÖVP seem to be rather planless regarding ÖIAG´s future. A compromise is not in sight. Both  parties still have a fundamentally different strategy for ÖIAG. SPÖ plans to dissolve ÖIAG and to put the three remaining interests to the Ministry of Finance.

By contrast, ÖVP pushes for further…