Austria’s new government has got down to work after being sworn-in by the president. With tackling the economic crisis top of the ‘To Do’ list, like most other governments in the world right now, both Chancellor Werner Faymann and Vice- Chancellor Josef Pröll have made it clear there is no time to waste. They have already had some tough talks. A perceived imbalance of power in their last coalition led to the collapse of the government and bitter recriminations in the summer. This time, the Conservative leader Pröll made sure his party secured the finance, economy, foreign and justice ministries.