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Latest business news about Austria and the European Union.

Austria misrepresentation of government debt data 23 February 2017, 13:37 CET
The European Commission adopted a proposal for a Council implementing decision on 22 February for Austria to pay a fine of EUR 29.8 million for the misrepresentation of some government debt data.

EU Strategy for the Alpine Region 29 July 2015, 10:33 CET
The European Commission officially launched the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) - the fourth EU macro-regional strategy - on 28 July. More than 70 million citizens will reap the benefits of a closer cooperation between regions and countries in terms of research and innovation, SME support, mobility, tourism, environmental protection and energy resources management. This macro-regional strategy concerns seven countries; five Member States - Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Slovenia - and two non-EU countries - Liechtenstein and Switzerland - overall involving 48 regions.

Austria: country overview 30 January 2017, 21:44 CET
Austria, with its well-developed market economy and high standard of living, is closely tied to other EU economies, especially Germany's. Its economy features a large service sector, a sound industrial sector, and a small, but highly developed agricultural sector. The most important sectors of Austria’s economy in 2015 were wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (22.9 %), industry (21.9 %) and public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (17.4 %). Austria’s main export partners are Germany, the US and Italy, while its main import partners are Germany, Italy and Switzerland.

Doing business in Austria: Sustainability 30 March 2012, 00:40 CET
This guide outlines the main legislation in Austria which encourages businesses to adhere to sustainability standards.

Doing business in Austria: Staff welfare 30 March 2012, 00:49 CET
This guide gives brief information on the legislation which directs social rules in the workplace in Austria.

Doing business in Austria: Environmental rules 30 March 2012, 00:42 CET
At present, there is no uniform Austrian environmental code of law. Instead, the legal foundations of environmental protection are determined by various laws.

EU approves restructuring of Austrian bank BAWAG 30 June 2010, 17:08 CET
The European Commission has authorised under EU State aid rules a €550 million capital injection provided by Austria in favour of the BAWAG bank and approved a new restructuring plan of the bank.

EU approves acquisition of Mobil Oil Austria by ENI 27 May 2010, 20:56 CET
The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Mobil Oil Austria by Agip Austria, which is wholly controlled by ENI of Italy.

Commission authorises Austrian scheme for farmers aid 22 April 2010, 01:22 CET
The European Commission authorised an Austrian scheme with a budget of approximately €1.2 million which aims at supporting farmers in Austria who encounter difficulties as a result of the current economic crisis.

Dorda Brugger Jordis Rechtsanwälte 08 December 2009, 19:45 CET
Since its establishment in 1976 Dorda Brugger Jordis has grown into a leading business law firm in Vienna, Austria.

European Commission Representation in Austria 07 October 2009, 16:47 CET
Contacts of the European Commission representation in Austria

Austria Investment Climate 2009 07 October 2009, 23:20 CET
Major structural conditions and the decisive parameters for foreign investors remain unchanged and favorable, despite the global economic downturn. As a small, open and highly internationalized economy, Austria is swayed by world developments including the current downturn: 2009 will be the first full-year recession in Austria since 1981.

Access to finance - Austria 18 May 2012, 14:59 CET
There are various types of direct state support in Austria for the promotion of business as well as one-off subsidies, interest subsidies, low interest loans, state equity capital financing, state assumption of liabilities and state guarantees.

Starting a business in Austria 18 May 2012, 14:46 CET
The key laws for establishing companies in Austria are the Austrian Commercial Code (UGB), the Austrian Trade Law 1994 (GewO 1994), the New Companies Promotion Act (NeuFöG) and the Commercial Register Act (FBG) and the Federal Law on Special Assistance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.

Austria and the euro 04 February 2008, 00:29 CET
Austria joined the European Union in 1995 and was in the first wave of EU countries to adopt the euro on 1 January 1999.

Find an office in Austria 13 October 2009, 23:14 CET
Instant Offices Austria

Find an office in Austria 31 August 2006, 22:58 CET
Instant Offices Austria

Austria country profile 17 May 2012, 12:18 CET
Austria became a member of the EU on January 1, 1995. It is a Federal Republic composed of nine regions, one of which is the capital Vienna, subdivided into districts and town councils.

Austrian Business Agency 07 August 2006, 17:43 CET
The Austrian Business Agency (ABA), a government-operated consulting firm, is the international investor's first business address in Austria.

National holidays in Austria 05 August 2006, 15:09 CET
National holidays in Austria from

Taxation and Investment in Austria (Deloitte) 18 June 2015, 13:54 CET
The Taxation and Investment Guides are a first stop for investors wishing to gain a working perspective on the operating conditions and investment climate – including the legal, accounting and taxation framework – in the countries covered in the Deloitte International Tax Source. In addition to the Austria Highlights and Taxation and Investment Guide, above, the following links open the door to the Deloitte International Tax Source and a wide range of materials and information on the tax consequences of doing business across borders.