“Will anything continue” – energy “random gains”: Kogler announces tax


From 2023, extreme profits of energy companies as a result of the crisis will be taxed. Vice-chancellor Werner Kogler (Greens) announced this on Saturday at Ö1. “Something is going to happen there, I can already announce that.” At the beginning of next year, he wants to decide on a model that may also apply retroactively to 2022.

According to Kogler, the goal is to see “where the journey is going” by the end of the year.

Kogler also sees a need for government discussion about universities. They will receive an extra EUR 500 million in the budget over the next two years, but the rectors had recently announced an additional demand of EUR 1.2 billion by 2024 due to the sharp rise in inflation.

Vice-chancellor wants to look again at extra budget for universities
In response, the University of Vienna has already frozen the tenders until February. Education Minister Martin Polaschek (ÖVP) has repeatedly defended the budget increase for the universities, which even exceeds the cost of living of EUR 475 million demanded by the universities in the spring. The additional requirements were unforeseeable. Kogler now wants to see “if and to what extent something has been overlooked in the development of the negotiations”.

Source: Krone


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