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  • G20

    23 May 2017

    The German G20 presidency

    On 1 December 2016, Germany assumed the G20 presidency for a period of one year. This website contains information on the organisation and work of the G20, including details on the G20’s fiscal policy agenda, the schedule for the German presidency and key meetings in the Finance Track.

  • Europe

    22 May 2017

    Joint press re­lease by Schäu­ble and Le Maire

    Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble met with his French counterpart Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire on 22 May 2017 in Berlin only one week after the meeting of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. Both ministers agreed that Germany and France have to play a crucial role in strengthening the European Union in these currently challenging times.

  • Financial markets

    18 May 2017

    Re­sults of the an­nu­al Ar­ti­cle IV con­sul­ta­tion

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) regularly analyses and evaluates the economic and fiscal policies of its member states based on Article IV of the IMF’s Articles of Agreement. This year’s Article IV consultation with Germany was carried out from 4 to 15 May 2017. The IMF’s provisional conclusions were presented to the press in Berlin on 15 May 2017.

  • Franco-German cooperation

    16 May 2017

    We all wish Macron suc­cess

    In an interview with the German magazine DER SPIEGEL that was first published on 13 May 2017 German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble expressed his support for the reform plans of  the new French  president and commented on Macron’s call for Germany to provide more money for Europe. Read  the interview in full in our dedicated speeches section.

  • G20

    2 May 2017

    In­ter­na­tion­al con­test for stu­dents

    As part of the Global Classroom in the G20 Finance Track, we are inviting school students to enter our contest that will provide the winners with an opportunity to travel to Hamburg, where they can discuss their own ideas and solutions with G20 experts. Learn more about the contest and how to participate on our dedicated website.

  • G20

    20 April 2017

    We need a new glob­al eco­nom­ic goal: re­silience

    In an article published in the Wall Street Journal on 20 April 2017 Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble explains why he is convinced that enhancing resilience is key to prevent societies from growing apart and outlines why the time is right for an agreed set of resilience principles among the G-20.

  • Financial markets

    22 March 2017

    Ger­man Fi­nance Min­istry es­tab­lish­es Fin­tech Coun­cil

    Digital technologies are spreading rapidly in the financial sector. Innovations in information and communications technology are enabling new types of business models, transforming value chains and creating new distribution channels for financial services. This is leading to both opportunities and challenges for society, politics and business.

  • Monthly report

    22 March 2017

    March 2017 month­ly re­port

    The translated abstract of the Federal Ministry of Finance’s March 2017 monthly report contains updated information on general government tax revenue and tables relating to the federal budget and fiscal policy. The German version of the monthly report contains current financial reviews and charts dealing with the federal budget, borrowing, economic trends, the budgets of the Länder as well as important events on the fiscal policy calendar. It also includes analysis and articles on topical issues from the broad range of tasks assigned to the Federal Ministry of Finance. The final section provides comprehensive data on general economic and financial development.

  • Europe

    20 March 2017

    Turn­ing cri­sis in­to op­por­tu­ni­ty

    In an article published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 20 March 2017 finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble honors the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome. While he sees the European unification process in crisis, he still considers the European Union as the best safeguard for facing the challenges of the 21st century.

  • g20

    17 March 2017

    Fi­nance min­is­ters meet­ing

    The 19 largest advanced and emerging economies gathered in Baden-Baden on 17 and 18 March 2017. The meeting kicked off with the high-level symposium “Global Economic Governance in a Multipolar World”. After the symposium, the ministers signed the Baden-Baden visitors book and minister Schäuble and governor Weidmann presented their stones for the Global Stone Garden. The meeting concluded on 18 March 2017 with the adoption of a joint communiqué.

  • g20

    17 March 2017

    Global Classroom begins

    To coincide with the kick-off of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Baden-Baden, the “Global Classroom in the G20 Finance Track” opens its digital doors. This educational project was developed by the German Finance Ministry in cooperation with the Joachim Hers Sifting, a Hamburg-based foundation. It offers young people in Germany and countries around the world the opportunity to connect online and work together on issues relating to the G20 Finance Track.

  • g20

    16 March 2017

    G20 meet­ing of the Fi­nance and Cen­tral Bank Deputies

    Preparations for the meeting of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, which begins in the German town of Baden-Baden on Friday, are now in full swing. On Wednesday, 15 March 2017, a total of 380 delegation members arrived in Baden-Baden. The G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies met for their first working session in the town’s historic Kurhaus building. Here are some images from Baden-Baden to give you an impression of the event.

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