Our People 
Mag. Günther Friedrich Fehlinger
President of EFTR

[email protected]
Born: 23 August 1968
Nationality: Austrian
Address: Hütteldorferstr.34, A-1150 Vienna 
Contact: +43-676-7806428 (mobile phone)
Relevant Work Experience
Since October 04:
Executive Director Austrian Manager Association
Since August 04:
President of  European for Tax Reform
Since July 04:
President of CFACT EUROPE
March - June 2004:
Coordination of election campaign of Dr. Paul Rübig, MEP for EP elections 2004 
Nov 2000 - March 2004:
Secretary General of the SME-UNION of the EPP (www.sme-union.org)
Networking with EU and US business interest via the establishment of the European Enterprise Institute (www.eei-net.org)
Creating a network for trade liberalisation (www.sme-global.org)
Sep 2000 - Nov 2000: 
Assistant to Dr. Paul Rübig, MEP for SME questions
Employee of ‘Österreichischer Wirtschaftsbund’, the Austrian Christian-Democratic SME Association (www.wirtschaftsbund.at)
Nov 1998 - Oct 2000: 
Environment Department of UNICE, The European Employers
(www.unice.org), based in Brussels, seconded by "Industriellen
Vereinigung" the Federation of Austrian Industries
Sept 1998 - Oct 2000:
Traineeprogramme of the Federation of Austrian Industries (www.iv-net.at)
Jan 1997 - Jun 1997:
Secretariat European Democrat Union, Working Group "Strategy for Employment"
Oct 1989 - Sep 1998:
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien – University of Economics Vienna
Masters Degree in International Commerce (www.wu-wien.ac.at)
Specialised in Management and Human Resources
Diploma Thesis: "Religion and Economic Development, a Comparison between China
and Europe"
Relevant Training 
2002 - 2003:
Advanced Courses in European Law at the "European Forum Alpbach",
Austria (www.forum-alpbach.at)
1999 - 2003:
Yearly participation at the European Forum Alpbach
European Center for Public Affairs Brussels, Certificate
Programme on EU Public Affairs (www.ecpab.be) with distinction
Participation in Young Americas Foundation training in Washington (www.yaf.org)
Other Experiences
Chairman of "Alpbach Team Europe" (www.alpbach.org)
2000 - 2001:
Vice-President of European Christian Student Fraternities (www.ekvnet.org)
1996 - 1998:
Chairman of European Democrat Students (EDS) (www.edsnet.org)
1994 - 1995:
National Chairman of Austrian Christian Democratic
Student Organisation (www.aktionsgemeinschaft.at)
1993 -1995:
Austrian Delegate to ESIB, Umbrella Organisation of European Student Unions (www.esib.org)
1991 -1995:
Financial and International Officer of Austrian Student Union (www.oeh.ac.at)
v German Mother Tongue 
v English Fluent 
v French Fluent 
v Russian Intermediate
v Spanish Intermediate
v Croatian Intermediate
v Dutch Basic
Basic Education
1979 - 1988:
Gymnasium Khevenhüllerschule, Linz, Matura
1988 - 1989:
"Bundesheer", Austrian Military Service, (Oberleutnant d. Reserve)
Relevant Publications & Media
Coverage in EU SME media e.g.: Sept 03 issue of EUReporter (www.eureporter.co.uk)
2001 - 2003:
Editor of THE ENTREPRENEUR (www.sme-union.org)
v American History
v South Eastern Europe
v Running & Fitness

ETR is clearly advocating the reduction of the costs of the public sector to a maximum of 40 percent of GDP already including state sponsored social security charges and state owned industrial acitivity.

ETR strongly hold the view that in time of global market pressure is on Europe to reduce it almost immoral taxation level. Europe can not sustain taxation levels of over 50% when the US and Japan and most other competitors have significantly lower burdens on their people and business. This has to change now.