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Migration

Czech Republic: Migration Declines

The population of the Czech Republic increased by 7.8 thousand to 10 513.2 thousand during the first three quarters of 2012.

December 12, 2012

Poland: Measures Against Shrinking Population

Poland´s Prime Minister Tusk announced that the government will improve its social policy. In the next 40 years, the Polish population might decrease by 6 million.

November 29, 2012

More Hungarians Leave their Country

Especially high-skilled Hungarians tend to emigrate. The labor market conditions in Hungary are often precarious.

November 24, 2012

Poland´s Population Expected to Shrink

In the next 40 years, the Polish population might decrease by 6 million.

November 24, 2012

Austrian Foreign Ministry Wants “Better coordination for development cooperation”

"No single country can solve all the major problems of our time alone", Austrian State Secretary Reinhold Lopatka said at the "Development Dialogue" event in Parliament today.

October 12, 2012

Austria´s Population to Grow Substantially

Austrian population will increase to 9 million inhabitants during the next 20 years.

October 9, 2012

Austria Simplifies Migration of Skilled Workers

A simplified migration procedure for skilled workers in shortage occupations has been in place since 16th June 2012.

July 3, 2012

Austrian Urbanization Goes On

Austria's towns in figures 2011: education and social welfare, a challenge for growing agglomeration areas; services and administration, the largest budget items.

June 19, 2012

Rise in Population Caused by Immigration

Demographic trends 2011: positive natural population increase, life expectancy rises by around 0.3 years. 35,600 people immigrated to Austria last year.

May 14, 2012

"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

No Rush Expected on the Labor Market after the End of the Transitional Periods

After 30 April 2011, an additional access to the Austrian labor market of about 11,500-16,500 people annually from Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia is expected.

April 12, 2011

Leitl: "Austria is Very Well Positioned for the Opening of the Labor Market"

Experts estimate immigration potential to be between 15,000 to 25,000 people; gains from migration for Austria, as from 1 May, about € 900m.

April 8, 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

Shortage of Highly Skilled Workers in Austria

The lack of highly qualified employees in Austria turns into an increasingly strong competitive disadvantage.

February 18, 2011

Mitterlehner: New Red-White-Red Card has Advantages for Economy and Location

The "red-white-red-card" is to meet the needs of the Austrian economy for skilled foreign workers.

December 10, 2010

Hoteliers: Threat of Staff Shortage

On one hand, hotel owners are confronted with more vacancies, on the other the seasonal contingent is reduced, so they are calling for the opening of the labor market.

November 17, 2010

Industry Representatives are Satisfied with New Skilled Workers Regulation

Industry sees the new based immigration model based on criteria as a viable compromise.

October 18, 2010

Deal of the Social Partners on Immigration and Social Dumping

Introduction of the "Red-White-Red Card" to combat abuse in the labor market

October 17, 2010

Qualified Workforce: Austria’s Target is to Attract Skilled Immigrants

ÖAAB General Secretary Lukas Mandl: "Germany has long been an immigration country. Austria also has to become one. Austria’s target should be to attract skilled immigrants, after identifying the needs."

October 6, 2010

Austrian Financial Services Discover Immigrants as Customers

Around 1.47 million people living in Austria have a migration background. Therefore, immigrants are an important target group for business. Domestic banks have also been getting into the so-called ethnic banking recently.

September 24, 2010

Migration barriers - Austria missing out on Human Capital

Due to existing migration barriers, Austria looses highly skilled workers who are hard to find, especially in the years of the boom in the domestic labour market.

June 23, 2010