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Nikolaus Berlakovich

Austrian Environmental Minister Against Fracking

Nikolaus Berlakovich thinks that shale gas is no alternative. Fracking would be „extremely environmentally harmful“.

July 3, 2012

Kyoto Protocol: Austria Spends € 160m

Austria will invest € 160m ($213.4 million) in climate protection projects in Europe to cover the gap it faces to meet commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, Environment Minister Niki Berlakovich said.

April 4, 2012

Austria to Pay for Failing Kyoto

By 2014, Austria will have to pay penalties because of the missed Kyoto targets. Payments could amount up to € 1.0bn.

November 28, 2011

Agricultural Exports Show Significant Rise

The Austrian agricultural exports reached almost their all-time high from 2008. Especially Italy is becoming increasingly important.

October 29, 2011

Green Tech Industry as an Important Factor in the Styrian Economy

The Styrian green tech cluster has grown twice as fast as the global market over the last five years. More than 5,500 new jobs have been created.

July 13, 2011

Austria's Soybean Production is Booming

According to the Ministry for the Environment, the area of domestic soybean planting and the harvest have increased by one third in 2010.

April 29, 2011

Austrians are Patriots when Shopping for Food

A majority of Austrian consumers puts emphasis on the domestic origin of food.

April 27, 2011

Timber Production Increased Slightly Again in 2010

The timber harvest increased last year by 6.6% compared with 2009. Climate-damaged timber has decreased by 14%.

April 20, 2011

Electric Mobility as a Topic of the Future for Domestic Enterprises

Austria's top politicians are expecting a high potential for Austria's economic landscape on occasion of the opening of the EL-MOTION congress.

April 14, 2011

Austria's Agricultural Exports Continued to Rise in 2010

Ministry of Agriculture: "Success of export initiative and focus on quality of domestic agriculture”.

March 19, 2011

Austria's Energy Self-sufficiency until 2050

The Minister for the Environment, Nikolaus Berlakovich presents a study on the Austrian energy supply. Self-sufficiency until 2050 is feasible.

January 27, 2011

Berlakovich - Agricultural subsidies must not fall

ÖVP Minister of Agriculture Berlakovich rejected the demand of EU Budget Commissioner Lewandowski. The agricultural budget is one percent of the EU budget and can not continue to shrink.

September 7, 2010
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