The euro and Europe are inseparably connected

voestalpine is making a statement on a gasometer at the Linz production site as a gesture of social responsibility in favor of Europe and the euro.

The euro as a common currency is not only indispensable to free trade and cross-border commerce, but is also much more a symbol of further development of European ideals.

A united Europe that continuously grows ever closer together is unthinkable without a standard currency. The voestalpine Group of course profits from this development because three fourths of the company turnover comes from the European Union.

Yet Europe is much more than merely a common economic zone. It is a vision of peaceful cooperation across cultural and geographical boundaries, and it is worth our effort to safeguard this vision. There is no stronger symbol for such action than the common currency.