North Macedonia’s Prime Minister Zaev and EU Commissioner Hahn as guests at A1 Telekom Austria Group
  • Vienna Economic Talks on „New Perspectives for the Republic of North Macedonia“
  • „Economy meets Politics“ with high-level attendees at European and regional level
  • Arnoldner: digital transformation as a motor of progress for the economy and society


On the occasion of of the Vienna Economic Forum under the motto “Economy meets Politics”, today leading European, Austrian and regional personalities discussed at the Viennese headquarters of the A1 Telekom Austria Group – on the example of North Macedonia – how intensified cooperation can positively influence economic and social perspectives.

Thomas Arnoldner, CEO of the A1 Telekom Austria Group, together with Günther Rabensteiner, President of the Vienna Economic Forum, welcomed a high-level delegation on this subject, such as Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia, and Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations.

In the view of Thomas Arnoldner, the telecommunications industry in particular, with its infrastructure, offers “new perspectives for North Macedonia” in order to promote competitiveness and future-proofing of the business location, thus creating growth, employment and prosperity: “The digital transformation opens up vast potential for increased efficiency, equal opportunities in society, and the preservation of resources in the interests of people and the environment. After all, it is always an issue of how everyone within their own sphere of influence can provide for even better living conditions for all people and future generations”.

Vienna Economic Forum


About A1 Telekom Austria Group
A1 Telekom Austria Group, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, is a leading provider of digital services and communications solutions in Central and Eastern Europe with more than 24 million customers, currently operating in seven countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia (A1), Belarus (velcom), Republic of Serbia (Vip mobile) and Republic of Macedonia (one.Vip).Offering communications, payment and entertainment services as well as integrated business solutions, A1 Telekom Austria Group achieved revenues of 4.47 billion Euros by year end 2018. Around 19,000 employees and state of the art broadband infrastructure make digital business and lifestyle possible and enable people, companies and things to connect everywhere anytime. As European unit of América Móvil, one of the largest wireless services provider in the world, A1 Telekom Austria Group is headquartered in Vienna and gives access to global solutions.