Jean-Claude Juncker visits Austria

March 18, 2013, Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker, paid an official visit to Austria, during which he met with Austrian President Heinz Fischer, Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann, Vice-Chancellor Michael Spindelegger, Finance Minister Maria Fekter and other political figures.

 Main topics for discussion were: the financial and economic crisis, youth unemployment, good governance in the eurozone, as well as recue measures for Cyprus (bank deposit taxation). The latter is a particular area of concern for both the political and social circles of Austria.

 After his visit, the Prime Minister left for Vatican to attend the inauguration of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina as Pope Francis, which is to be held on March 19.