Tag: government policy

Rauch addresses controversy over expert referrals

Rauch addresses controversy over expert referrals

The Ministry of Health made cautious statements regarding the debate that took place over the weekend regarding access to experts. ÖGK vice president Andreas Huss had previously stated that access to the specialist at ORF should be restricted, and that the family physician should have the responsibility of referring to the specialist, as before. On […]

Research: Transfer payments reduce inflation for parents

Research: Transfer payments reduce inflation for parents

In Austria, the additional financial burden incurred by parents due to their children must be offset by appropriate transfer payments. At a press conference on Tuesday, Family Minister Susanne Raab (ÖVP) emphasized that a study commissioned by the Chancellery now shows the effectiveness of the measures taken in recent years. Because: “The family is the […]

Passport photos can now be sent to authorities digitally

Passport photos can now be sent to authorities digitally

Passport photos can now be sent to the authorities digitally. With the eBild system, which is available to all professional photographers and photo dealers, it will be possible to transmit passport photos electronically in the future. At the same time, the classic paper passport photo type will not be abolished. Interior Minister Gerhard Karner stressed […]

Congolese Prime Minister resigns

Congolese Prime Minister resigns

In the face of increasing violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge submitted his resignation. He also submitted to President Félix Tshisekedi the resignations of several members of his cabinet, including the defense minister, according to a statement from the presidential office in Kinshasa on Tuesday […]

Next federal coalition “open” for Mikl-Leitner

Next federal coalition “open” for Mikl-Leitner

According to the Governor of Lower Austria, Johanna Mikl-Leitner (ÖVP), it is clear that there will be no cooperation between the People’s Party and FPÖ leader Herbert Kickl after the National Council elections planned for the autumn. “This is what is fixed. Everything else is open,” he said at Sunday’s ORF “press time”, referring to […]

Government final brings construction and renovation program

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 […]

Court of Auditors dismantles media operations under Kurz government

Court of Auditors dismantles media operations under Kurz government

The Court of Accounts (RH) dismantled the media work of the Federal Chancellery, Ministry of Finance and Climate Protection of the ÖVP-Green government under Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP). The report released Friday is not just criticized for high costs and lack of cost-effectiveness. Decisions are not understood. Ministries spent a total of 108.02 million euros on […]

Court of Auditors dismantles media operations under Kurz government

Court of Auditors dismantles media operations under Kurz government

The Court of Accounts (RH) dismantled the media work of the Federal Chancellery, Ministry of Finance and Climate Protection of the ÖVP-Green government under Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP). The report released Friday is not just criticized for high costs and lack of cost-effectiveness. Decisions are not understood. Ministries spent a total of 108.02 million euros on […]

Kaiser supports red and black in federal government

Kaiser supports red and black in federal government

Governor of Carinthia Peter Kaiser (SPÖ) is once again pushing for the formation of a federal coalition with the ÖVP. This old “grand coalition” “will be good for Austria,” he told T1. Burgenland Governor Hans Peter Doskozil (SPÖ) has nothing to gain. On the other hand, Governor of Styria Christopher Drexler (ÖVP) “clearly” prefers the […]

Kaiser supports red and black in federal government

Kaiser supports red and black in federal government

Governor of Carinthia Peter Kaiser (SPÖ) is once again pushing for the formation of a federal coalition with the ÖVP. This old “grand coalition” “will be good for Austria,” he told T1. Burgenland Governor Hans Peter Doskozil (SPÖ) has nothing to gain. On the other hand, Governor of Styria Christopher Drexler (ÖVP) “clearly” prefers the […]