Why Austria´s Finance Minister Has to Go

CommentOpinion ♦ Published: February 8, 2014; 14:52 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austrian Minister of Finance Michael Spindelegger is everything but firmly in his saddle. Behind the scenes, the fight for Spindelegger´s succession has started with full strength.

Why Austria´s Finance Minister Has to Go / Picture: © Flickr / The Austrian Foreign Ministry

Officially, the dispute in the governing ÖVP (Austrian People´s Party) is settled. However, one does not need to be an expert to recognize that the dispute goes on behind the scenes. It is nothing but an open secret that party leader, deputy chancellor and finance minister Michael Spindelegger will be replaced. Spindelegger´s resignation is only a question of time.

But what…