Press information of the office (DE)

of April 8, 2022

Budgetary outlook 2022 and 2023 – A quick assessment of the Office of the Austrian Fiscal Advisory Council

Press information (DE)

of December 14, 2021

Public finance report 2020-2025 and recommendations                                                                                                   

Public finance report 2020-2025

of December 14, 2021

Main results and recommendations

General government gross debt – Austria
General government balance – Austria
EU fiscal rules applied for Austria: Maastricht criteria
EU fiscal rules applied for Austria: structural requirements

EU fiscal rules
    EC estimate FISK estimate MoF estimate
  2020 2021 2022 2021 2022 2021 2022
Maastricht deficit of no more than 3% of GDP
MTO of no more than −0.5% of GDP general escape clause
Government expenditure growth
Reduction of debt ratio
Legend: … compliant with fiscal rule and significant deviation; … not compliant with fiscal rule,  …not compliant with fiscal rule and significant deviation
EC … European Commission; FISK … Fiscal Advisory Council; MoF … Ministry of Finance
Source: Fiscal Advisory Council fiscal forecast (autumn 2021).

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