Government final brings construction and renovation program

Vice-Chancellor Werner Kogler (Greens) confirmed in the “Presse am Sonntag” the initial contents of the work program that the turquoise-green coalition wants to undertake in the remaining months until the regular National Council election date in the autumn. To avoid a “major recession and wave of layoffs for a year and a half”, a construction program is planned to support employment in the industry and at the same time promote ecological and social housing.

Specifically, according to Kogler, the goal of the program, which has been the subject of speculation for some time, is to direct funds to nonprofit housing and advance building renovations. The foundations have been laid, but the ecological parts need to be reworked. There is already a good program for renewable energies, including boiler replacement, but this still needs to be “finally put on track with the federal states”.

The ÖVP and the Greens want to present the full plan in the coming weeks, and these points will be included in specific lectures in the Cabinet later. Besides the construction and renovation program, the renewal of the ORF law requires rapid action to secure farmers’ incomes and at the same time protect animals and promote animal welfare, as Kogler explained to the “Kronen Zeitung”.

In the interview, it cannot be said that Kogler was worried that early election supporters in the ÖVP could create radical differences and lead to the collapse of the coalition. “I’m less interested in shady backroom tactics. I want to develop something together.” A coalition with the ÖVP and SPÖ after the National Council elections would be “reasonable” for Kogler if this would “result in more progress, not retreat.” He once again harshly criticized the Freedom Party. These are the “blue Putin brothers”. “Blue officials can sometimes be worse than the AfD and constantly trivialize identities; they are intellectual arsonists.”

(APA)

Source: Vienna

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