The Austrian national Society ÖVSV has responded robustly to a press release by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT)
In July the BMVIT consulted on proposed changes to the regulations for the Amateur Radio Services, such were the concerns raised by the proposed changes that over 550 radio amateurs responded out of the total amateur population of about 6,000.
It is understood the plan to force radio amateurs to renew their call sign every 10 years or else lose the call sign was one area of particular concern.
BMVIT has followed up the original statement with a secondary response dated 17th August 2018 seemingly lumping amateur radio in with "Toys".
Read the full ÖVSV post - Amateur radio only "toy"! ?? - https://tinyurl.com/Austria-OVSV-2018-08-24
BMVIT Press Release - https://www.bmvit.gv.at/presse/aktuell/nvm/2018/0817OTS0091.html