Press information (EN)

of June 16, 2021

Fiscal Rules Compliance Report 2020 to 2025 and Recommendations 2021

Press information (DE)

of April 15, 2021

Measures during the COVID-19-crisis in 2020 effectively supported household incomes

Press information (DE)

of December 16, 2020

50 years Austrian Fiscal Advisory Council – former Austrian Government Debt Committee

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

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