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  • Public Finances

    7 October 2016

    Gov­ern­ments Must Re­sist the Wind­fall Temp­ta­tion

    Ludger Schuknecht, chief economist at the German Finance Ministry, explains why a fiscal stimulus now would risk the modest gains of recent reforms. A commentary published in the Wall Street Journal on October, 5th, 2016.

  • Monthly report

    26 September 2016

    Septem­ber 2016 month­ly re­port: Ed­i­to­ri­al

    The September editorial from the monthly report comments on fiscal policies that “are paying off for people in Gemany”, with the European Commission also confirming that Germany is in good fiscal shape. The editorial also notes that compared internationally, rates of private investment in 2015 were higher in Germany than in the US and UK, and were also above the eurozone average.

  • Public Finances

    22 September 2016

    Sus­tain­ably boost­ing in­vest­ment in Ger­many

    An effective policy to make Germany a more attractive location for business and investment must focus primarily on the conditions for private investment; this is where there is the greatest potential to boost growth and employment. Germany is in a sound position with regard to private investment.

  • Financial markets

    20 September 2016

    Cli­mate change and fi­nan­cial mar­kets

    Preliminary findings from a report commissioned by the German Finance Ministry confirm: climate risks have the potential to affect financial markets. Making an orderly transition to climate-friendly investments would help to maintain the efficiency and stability of Germany’s financial markets. Conversely, abrupt carbon divestment could jeopardise the stability of financial markets.

  • Europe

    15 September 2016

    New pri­or­i­ties for the EU bud­get

    The German Finance Ministry held a conference on the future of the European Union’s finances in Berlin on 12 July 2016. Read the outcomes here.

  • Public Finances

    6 September 2016

    “Ac­cept chal­lenges, main­tain sta­bil­i­ty and se­cu­ri­ty”

    Speech by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble at the Bundestag on 6 September 2016 in connection with the presentation of the draft federal budget for 2017 and financial plan for 2016 to 2020.

  • Monthly report

    22 August 2016

    Ed­i­to­ri­al from the Au­gust 2016 month­ly re­port

    Internationally, the August editorial looks at the G20 agenda – including the state of the global economy, a bigger role for regional development banks in boosting infrastructure investment, and principles for enhancing digital financial inclusion – as well as domestic changes to state functions in the area of financial market stabilisation.

  • Monthly report

    19 August 2016

    Au­gust 2016 month­ly re­port

    The English abstract of the August 2016 monthly report notes that the Federation’s revenue in the period from January to July 2016 amounted to 181.2bn, up by 3.6% from the €174.9bn recorded in the same period last year. Expenditure came to €184.1bn during the January-July period, 1.8 % (€3.3bn) more than in the same period last year.

  • Europe

    25 July 2016

    “Eu­rope has to make a dif­fer­ence”

    An interview with Wolfgang Schäuble about global problems and European solutions. The interview was published in the 23 July issue of Bild.

  • Monthly report

    22 July 2016

    Ed­i­to­ri­al from the Ju­ly 2016 month­ly re­port

    In July’s editorial, State Secretary Thomas Steffen sees the result of the Brexit referendum in the UK is a wake-up call for all Europeans. He also looks at steps taken by the EU towards greater international tax equity and notes that the German government has presented the draft federal budget for 2017 – the third in a row to contain no new borrowing.

  • World

    21 July 2016

    Re­sist the siren song of “cheap” gov­ern­ment spend­ing

    If there’s one thing economists can agree upon, it’s the need for strong investment. In public works, machinery, education and research, investment is the basis for sustainable growth. The question of how to strengthen investment will therefore be central to the G20 finance ministers when they meet beginning Saturday in Chengdu, China, writes Ludger Schuknecht in the Wall Street Journal on 21 July 2016.

  • Europe

    4 July 2016

    “Eu­rope must sur­vive its ren­dezvous with re­al­i­ty”

    In an interview with the newspaper Welt am Sonntag published on 3 July 2016, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble shares his views on the outcome of the British referendum on membership of the European Union and the challenges that the EU is now facing.

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