The long jabble of the childcare funds ends on Friday. The federal states have been fighting for months together with foreign minister Juliane Bogner-Strauß (ÖVP) to prevent austerity.
But no cuts
This seems to have succeeded, as reported by the "APA", stating unofficial sources. The government initially wanted to pay 30 million euros less to the countries. These would have to do with 110 instead of 140 million euros for the Kindergartenausbau, the free toddler year and the linguistic early support.
Minister Bogner-Strauß justified this with the fact that the demand for three to six year olds was already covered. In this way she even encountered incomprehension in her own party.
On Friday, the government wants to present the agreement in a kindergarten in Lower Austria. Not only Foreign Minister Juliane Bogner-Strauß (ÖVP) and the governor of Lower Austria, Johanna Mikl-Leitner, will be present at the high-level press conference, but also chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) and vice-chancellor Heinz- Christian Strache (FPÖ).
The fact that the countries have triumphed and there will be no cutbacks is officially refused. Unofficially, however, several sources confirm that for the countries it remains 140 million euros and is not cut.
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