Federalism

Federalism is a governance system of self-rule and shared rule. It is a state order, which divides and shares power and authority among the national and the regional units. In a federation, the national government (e.g. Austria/Bund) and the member states (e.g. the Austrian Bundesländer) fulfill certain tasks independently from each other and certain tasks together. In federalism, the member states keep a degree of statehood, but are united in an overarching entity, the federation.

Why Federalism?

Bild von Hans Unterdorfer, Member of the Executive Board, Corporate Clients, Erste Bank
Because only well-maintained regional structures make true customer proximity possible. For local banks, this proximity is essential because personal advice on site is and remains the core of their work.

Hans Unterdorfer, Member of the Executive Board, Corporate Clients, Erste Bank

Bild von Franz Jirka, Unternehmer und Spartenobmann Gewerbe & Handwerk der WK Tirol
Because each federal state has its own particularities and for these particularities, tailor-made, regional solutions are needed.

Franz Jirka, Unternehmer und Spartenobmann Gewerbe & Handwerk der WK Tirol

Bild von Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Univ. Prof. Dr. med. univ., Direktorin der Sektion für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Fachärztin für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie
Because in the COVID-19-crisis, it is particularly important to be able to implement prevention measures that are precisely tailored to the respective region

Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Univ. Prof. Dr. med. univ., Direktorin der Sektion für Hygiene und Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Fachärztin für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie

Bild von Friedrich Schneider, University Professor of Economics, Linz
Because modern federalism gives the states and municipalities revenue and expenditure sovereignty in their areas of responsibility. A reform step that would be urgently needed for Austria.

Friedrich Schneider, University Professor of Economics, Linz

Bild von Christian Keuschnigg, University Professor of National Economics in St. Gallen
Because different problems require different solutions. Modern federalism therefore needs financial autonomy and fiscal sovereignty

Christian Keuschnigg, University Professor of National Economics in St. Gallen

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