Tag: government policy

Edtstadler seeks control for federal prosecutor

Edtstadler seeks control for federal prosecutor

Constitutional Minister Karoline Edtstadler (ÖVP) believes that the possibility of parliamentary oversight of the attorney general as a reference point is indispensable in the debate over the creation of an independent federal prosecutor’s office. On Friday, T1 said in “Morgenjournal” that this is a “must have condition” and “non-negotiable”. According to the minister, the appointment, […]

The union of municipalities was infuriated by Rauch’s “soft attack”.

The union of municipalities was infuriated by Rauch’s “soft attack”.

The Union of Municipalities was outraged by the “blatant attack” on municipal autonomy by Social Affairs Minister Johannes Rauch (The Greens). Rauch described the municipalities’ decision on zoning as “the mistake of history” and called for it to be reconsidered. Vice President Rupert Dworak is confident that the minister will not win this argument that […]

Agreement on cold advance design

Agreement on cold advance design

The turquoise-green federal government has concluded negotiations on the removal of cold progress and the assessment of social benefits. The plan will be decided by the Council of Ministers on Wednesday. The gradual tax increase will be lifted at the beginning of the year. In the future, two-thirds of income from cold progression will automatically […]

Sachslehner resigns after coalition collapse

Sachslehner resigns after coalition collapse

ÖVP General Secretary Laura Sachslehner resigns. He could no longer support the ÖVP’s current trajectory in asylum matters, which he justified in a “personal statement” on Saturday. The ÖVP in Vienna wants to stay on as councilor. Previously, a coalition dispute over the climate bonus for refugees had allowed it to escalate so much that […]

Two nuclear power plants to be reserved in Germany

Two nuclear power plants to be reserved in Germany

Due to the energy crisis in Europe, two of the three remaining nuclear power plants in Germany will serve as emergency reserves until mid-April. German Economy Minister Robert Habeck said Monday while presenting the results of a second network stress test. The two nuclear power plants Isar 2 and Neckarwestheim should be operational by mid-April […]

Opposition criticizes electric price brake model

Opposition criticizes electric price brake model

The Study Chamber welcomes the government’s rumored model for an “electric price brake” to smooth out higher energy costs. He said on Monday it would be important for the EC to provide additional support to low-income households. SPÖ, on the other hand, evaluated the “electric price brake” as “too late, too little”. There are harsh […]

Riot erupts after accusations against Argentina Vice President

Riot erupts after accusations against Argentina Vice President

After serious accusations in corruption cases against Argentina’s Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, police officers and their supporters clashed in front of the former president’s office (2007-2015). Followers of the left-wing politician demolished barricades in the capital, Buenos Aires, on Saturday, as televised. Officers then used water cannon and tear gas. Late Saturday evening […]

Greens want stronger women’s politics

Greens want stronger women’s politics

The Greens push their coalition partner, the ÖVP, on women’s policy issues. Women’s spokesperson Meri Disoski sees open questions about abortion and birth control, as well as about maternity leave and parental part-time work or pay transparency. In an interview with the APA, she said a lot has been achieved in the two-and-a-half years of […]

Price brake is also discussed for gas

Price brake is also discussed for gas

The planned price brake for electricity at a subsidized price for a given quantity and the usual market price for consumption above that could also become a problem for gas. Experts think the relevant assessments made by Werner Kogler, Vice-Chancellor and leader of the Green Party at the ORF summer talks on Monday evening, are […]

Vice-Chancellor Kogler opposes re-election

Vice-Chancellor Kogler opposes re-election

Vice-Chancellor and Greens leader Werner Kogler flatly rejected new elections at the ORF summer talks on Monday evening. He also dismissed speculations about a possible traffic light coalition with the SPÖ and NEOS after the next election. Kogler left it open whether he would run as the best candidate in the next election. Regarding the […]