About: Werner Faymann Archives

  • Austria files EU complaint against UK nuclear plant

    News | Energy 06-07-2015

    Austria has filed a legal challenge at the European Court of Justice against EU-granted state subsidies for a new nuclear power plant in Britain, government officials confirmed on Monday (6 July).

  • Partners tell Greece not to gamble with its future

    News | Euro & Finance 18-06-2015

    Greece's leftist government faced a barrage of warnings yesterday (17 June) that it risked being forced out of the eurozone and left without support if it failed to strike a swift aid-for-reforms deal with its creditors.

  • Greek central bank issues “Grexit” warning if aid talks fail

    News | Euro & Finance 17-06-2015

    The Greek central bank warned on Wednesday (17 June) that the country would be put on a "painful course" towards default and exiting the eurozone if the government and its international creditors failed to reach an agreement on an aid-for-reforms deal.

  • Tsipras to play his last cards

    News | Global Europe 16-06-2015

    Greece and its creditors are locked in a stalemate after loan talks collapsed over the weekend, bringing Athens just two weeks away from a catastrophic default on its debt. On Thursday (18 June), when the Eurogroup will for the last time try to find a solution, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be on a visit to Russia.

  • Austria endorses Commissioner Hahn for second term

    News | EU Elections 2014 02-07-2014

    The Austrian government will nominate Johannes Hahn, the current Regional Policy Commissioner, for a new term in Brussels, Vienna announced yesterday (1 July).

  • Austrian chancellor seeks another centrist coalition

    News | Elections 23-09-2013

    Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann wants to preserve the centrist, pro-European coalition his Social Democrats (SPO) lead with the conservative People's Party (OVP) should his party win parliamentary elections next week, he told a Sunday newspaper.

  • EC on tax havens

     Video | Promoted content | Euro & Finance 14-05-2013

    Finance ministers meeting in Brussels today (14 May) will attempt to approve the Savings Tax Directive, which has provoked political infighting in Austria, one of the last countries to hold out against implementing the directive.

  • Austrian coalition split over EU bank secrecy rules

    News | Euro & Finance 14-05-2013

    Finance ministers meeting in Brussels today (14 May) will attempt to approve the Savings Tax Directive, which has provoked political infighting in Austria, one of the last countries to hold out against implementing the directive.

  • Austrian Chancellor arrives at the March 2013 EU Summit

     Video | Promoted content | Future EU 14-03-2013

    An EU summit opening in Brussels today (14 March) is expected to see leaders offer conflicting views on the economy, with France’s Socialist President François Hollande leading calls for Europe to loosen the austerity policies adopted in response to the eurozone debt crisis. Hollande will find an unexpected ally in UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who also backs a more “flexible” approach to debt policing.

  • Austrian chancellor breaks ranks with Germany on Greece

    News | Euro & Finance 27-08-2012

    Greece should get more time to repay its debts provided that it sticks to reforms and savings targets agreed with the European Union, Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said, taking a softer line than neighbour Germany, which has so far opposed any delay.

  • Citizens’ initiative to help Faymann’s anti-nuclear crusade

    News | Energy 28-04-2011

    The Chancellor of Austria, Social Democrat Werner Faymann, joined anti-nuclear activists on Monday (25 April) to call for a public campaign to eliminate nuclear power in the European Union. His aides now say the Chancellor hopes to mobilise public opinion to prompt the launch of a European Citizens' Initiative.

  • Austrian chancellor: ‘I do not believe in Treaty change’

    Interview | Euro & Finance 30-09-2010

    Werner Faymann, the Austrian chancellor, has rejected Germany's calls to penalise countries that break EU budget discipline rules, saying he does not believe in changing the treaties to fix the euro zone's debt problems. In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.de, he also gives his views on France’s controversial Roma expulsions.

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