Fridge and freezer scrappage scheme launched

Green Austria

By David RogersAustrian authorities have launched a new scrappage scheme for old refrigerators and freezers.The Household Environmental Forum (UFH) in cooperation with the environment ministry announced today that Austrians would get 100 Euros for the exchange of the old appliances for energy-saving “A++” devices under the scheme, which has been backdated to 1 September.The budget […]

Chancellor plans new stimulus package as jobless rate soars


By Thomas HochwarterSPƖ Chancellor Werner Faymann has announced plans for a new economy stimulus package as figures show unemployment soared almost 20 per cent year on year last month.The Social Democrat said today (Tues) he wanted to introduce a third stimulus package, adding he had “many plans” to help people to “gain better qualifications”.Faymann claimed […]