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Federation of Austrian Industries

Ten Years After The 2004 EU Enlargement: Achievements and Next Steps

International Conference, Vienna, 24-25 April 2014

March 31, 2014

Austrian Industry Urges Government to Continue Austerity Policies

The Austrian government has to perform its job in order to retain competitiveness and economic growth in future. Finance Minister Fekter is highly satisfied with the government´s economic report.

July 10, 2012

Orban Defends Hungarian Economic Policy

The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban met Austrian policymakers in Vienna. The Hungarian bank tax should be replaced by a financial transaction tax.

June 13, 2012

Rising Unemployment – Industry Claims More Flexibility

Among the EU member states, Austria has still the lowest unemployment quota. Compared to May 2011, the number of unemployed persons rose by 5.1%.

June 1, 2012

Austrian Industry: „Growth Instead of Redistribution“

After the Austrian Chamber of Labor claimed he Federation of Austrian Industry underlines that Austria has the highest redistribution quota among OECD members.

May 30, 2012

Austrian Industrial Sector Pushes for Austerity

The Federation of Austrian Industries sees still a huge potential to reduce public expenses and underlines the importance of the industrial sector.

May 22, 2012

Sorger Underlines Austrian Crisis Management

The President of the Federation of Austrian Industries Veit Sorger reaffirms the necessity of austerity and investments of the private sector.

May 19, 2012

Austrian Stability Pact Signed

The Austrian Federation, the provinces and the municipalities agreed on the stability pact. Until 2016, a zero deficit should be reached.

May 10, 2012

Slight Optimism in Austrian Industrial Sector

For the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), the stagnation is conquered. Industrial production and employment is growing despite unfavorable macro-economic data.

April 28, 2012

Labor Time: Resistance Against SPÖ´s Plans

The governing Social-Democrats want to reduce labor time. Industrialists, the Chamber of Commerce and FPÖ decline that idea.

April 17, 2012

Austrian Industry Underlines Austerity Policy

After the rating agency Fitch retained Austria´s triple A, the Austrian industry sees a confirmation of the need for austerity. Finance Minister Fekter emphasized to push for further reforms.

April 17, 2012

Call for Structural Reform of Social Policy

The Federation of Austrian Industries reaffirms the high non-wage labor costs and intends to raise efficiencies in the health sector. The retirement age would be too low.

April 12, 2012

Austrian Real Estate Market is “Sold Out”

The boom of Austrian property prices does not end. Prices for one-family houses were up by 6.4% on average.

March 20, 2012

„The Public Sector Does not Get Enough“

Klaus Pöttinger, President of Upper Austria´s IV takes Switzerland as model. Taxes would be too high, efficiency of the public sector is too low, he says.

March 9, 2012

Austerity Package: Sorger Misses Reforms

The President of the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), Veit Sorger, sees a massive lack in structural reforms. The austerity package is a “missed opportunity”.

March 3, 2012

Austrian Economy Appreciates Serbian Approach to EU

Serbia officially became candidate for the EU-access. Christoph Leitl, President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, emphasized the importance of the “European perspective” for Serbia.

March 2, 2012

Fekter: „Austerity Package is Structural Reform Package“

In spite of criticism by economists, for the Austrian Minister of Finance, the austerity package is a “big success”.

February 20, 2012

Retirement Plan: „Austria is Negative Example“

The Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) argues that Austria would be a negative example for the sustainability of the retirement plan. Early retirements should be limited, IV claims.

February 17, 2012

Kapsch to Succeed Sorger

The Viennese industrialist Georg Kapsch (52) is said to succeed Veit Sorger (69) as President of the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV).

February 13, 2012

Austerity Package Has Lack in Structural Reforms

The industrialists regard the Austrian austerity package even-tempered. WIFO misses structural reforms.

February 11, 2012

Sorger „Focusing on Business Location“

The President of the Federation of Austrian Industries, Veit Sorger, reaffirmed the strengthen Austria´s economic competitiveness.

February 4, 2012

Austrian Economy to Stagnate Until Summer

The Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) does not see signs for another recession. In summer, industrialists are optimistic that economic growth accelerates.

January 31, 2012

Austrian Economy: Slowdown, But No Recession

The Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) says that Austria will not face a recession in 2012. Nevertheless, the economic slowdown is significant.

January 26, 2012

Austerity: Unions Versus Industrialists

The Austrian trade unions want to impose property taxes, the Federation of Austrian Industries seeks cuts in spending.

January 21, 2012

Austrian Economy Pushes for Austerity

In order to prevent new taxes, the Austrian Chamber of Commmerce and the Federation of Industries call for austerity measures.

January 5, 2012

Sorger Asks For Investments in Education and R&D

The President of the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), Veit Sorger, calls for future investments.

January 3, 2012

Industry Wants to Suspend Banking Tax

The new capital requirements for banks are criticized by the Federation of Austrian Industries and the research institute WIFO.

December 29, 2011

Austrian Industry Supports Audit Court

For the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV), the administration has to be reformed immediately. Future investments are needed instead of administrative expenses.

December 5, 2011

„Debt Brake“ for Austrian Government

As the Austrian government fears a downgrade of its rating, the coalition partners agreed to install a „debt break“. Reactions are ambiguous.

November 15, 2011

Austrian Government: Sharp Critics from Industrialists

The Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) attacks the government massively. For the industrialists, the new taxation plans are not acceptable.

October 8, 2011

Austrian Telekom: Social Democrats Warn of „Unfriendly Takeover“

For the executive director of the SPÖ, Günther Kräuter, “a new major shareholder from Egypt or Russia would be problematic.”

September 12, 2011

Federation of Austrian Industries: “No New Taxes!”

The debate about the introduction of property taxes in continues. The Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) approves such taxes.

September 6, 2011

Austrian Companies Looking for Acquisition Targets in Greece

Greece’s debt crisis offers opportunities for Austrian companies. They are especially interested in acquisitions of Greek subsidiaries in the Balkans.

July 25, 2011

Michaelis: “Should Have Sold Postbus”

The CEO of ÖIAG regrets his decision to integrate the bus company into ÖBB. He will be succeeded by Markus Beyrer at the end of June.

June 3, 2011

„Austria Is Losing Its Competitiveness“

The Industrial Association’s president sees a “dramatic deterioration” of Austria’s competitiveness as a business location and criticizes a lack of respect for industrialists.

May 18, 2011

Industrial Association Demands Modernization of School System

The Austrian Industrial Association emphasizes the role of school and the need for reforming the educational system as the economy already suffers from a skills shortage.

May 17, 2011

Resistance to Privatization Plans

The SPÖ criticized the plans of its coalition partner ÖVP to reduce public participation in order to abate debt.

May 10, 2011

Leitl and Sorger Demand Privatizations

Economic Chamber’s President Christoph Leitl and Industrialists' Association President Veit Sorger spoke in support of privatization at a press conference.

May 5, 2011

"Austria has Lost its Chance"

The labor market opening of Austria for the more recent EU member states comes too late, according to the manufacturing industry.

April 27, 2011

Manufacturing Industry on Pensions: Structural Reform has to be Adressed Urgently

Manufacturing industry representatives were surprised at ÖGB statements. Instead of early retirements, more funds should be freed for future investments.

March 26, 2011

Young Industry on Pensions: Failure of Politicians is "Evidence of Incapacity"

Mitterbauer said: "Austria continues to be a record holder for early retirement, despite the massive and long-term need for action." Inaction is "an affront to the younger generations".

March 19, 2011

Manufacturing Industry Supports Reform of the Energy System

Federation of Austrian Industries: "Energy efficiency has to get back into focus, the development of hydropower is a priority for Austria"

March 17, 2011 · Updated: March 18, 2011; 01:24

Tax Revenue from the Tyrolean Industry is Picking up Strongly

IV (Industrialists Association) President Schretter said: "The manufacturing industry contributes hugely to prosperity; no new burdens for our companies, the costs of green electricity are an enormous burden"

March 15, 2011

Wlodkowski: "Renewable Energy is the Only Road for the Future"

The President of the Chamber of Agriculture calls for the promotion of renewable energies. A "Fossil-lobby" allegedly wants to prevent this.

March 15, 2011

New Sharp Criticism of the Pension System

Austria's Young Industry's opinion on pensions: "politicians can no longer deny reality" There are many known weaknesses in the system.

March 9, 2011

Manufacturing Industry Welcomes Red-White-Red Card"

IV-President Sorger: Innovative immigration system is an incentive for highly skilled workers; the abolition of the quota is a major political location signal.

February 23, 2011

Industrial Activity: Styria above Austrian Average

The economic barometer of the Styrian manufacturing industry is above the average of the federal provinces for the fourth consecutive year. Optimism for 2011 is increasing.

February 15, 2011

Manufacturing Industry on the Rise

The economic barometer of the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) grows. Production increase and stable employment are expected.

February 4, 2011

Industrial Association: Internal Solution for Succession

After the departure of Markus Beyrer, Christoph Neumayer as Secretary General and Peter Koren will lead the Austrian Industrial Association (IV).

February 3, 2011

ÖIAG: Markus Beyrer is the New Chairman

The so far Secretary General of the Industriellenvereinigung (Industrial Federation), Markus Beyrer, is Peter Michaelis’s successor on the board of the ÖIAG.

February 2, 2011