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Austria’s Presidency of the Council

Austria will take over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union on 1 July 2018. It will be the third time for Austria holding the Presidency (after 1998 and 2006). While holding the Presidency, Austria is expected to accelerate legislative and political decisions.

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Digitalisation, Innovation and E-Government

The core task of the newly established Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs is to further advance digitalisation and digital transformation in Austria.

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OECD Guidelines

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are the most comprehensive instrument for promoting responsible business conduct. On 31 May 2018 the OECD published the Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business conduct for all sectors.

Historic Buildings

The Ministry is also responsible for the maintenance and use of numerous significant properties of historic and touristic value.