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  1. 14 July 2015

    Germany and the Netherlands sign agreement on the exchange of tax information

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and his Dutch counterpart Jeroen Dijsselbloem signed an agreement in Brussels on 14 July 2015 to enhance the exchange of information between the two countries’ tax administrations. The German-Dutch agreement covers what is known as the “spontaneous” exchange of information that could be relevant for taxation purposes in the other country.

  2. 1 July 2015

    Draft 2016 budget and financial plan to 2019: no new debt

    Germany is staying on track with growth and sound government finances. In addition, the federal government will continue to make forward-looking investments without taking on new debt.

  3. 30 June 2015

    Financial Stability Committee adopts annual report to the German Bundestag and recommends creation of new macroprudential instruments

    In its meeting on 30 June 2015, the Financial Stability Committee discussed the current risk situation in financial markets, including the market reaction triggered by the events in Greece. The Committee considers the consequences for the German financial system to be minor. It sees the German financial system as robust; to a large extent, German financial institutions have reduced their exposure to Greece a while ago.

  4. 22 May 2015

    Meeting of the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors in Dresden

    The finance ministers and central bank governors of the G7 states will meet in Dresden from 27 to 29 May 2015. The meeting will be hosted by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann. Other participants will include the heads of the IMF, the World Bank, the OECD, the ECB and the Eurogroup, as well as the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs.

  5. 7 May 2015

    Results of the 146th meeting of the Working Party on Tax Revenue Estimates

    The Working Party on Tax Revenue Estimates presented its figures for the period to 2019. The public budgets of the Federation, Länder and local authorities can be expected to have a solid revenue base in the coming years.

  6. 15 April 2015

    Federal cabinet adopts Stability Programme for 2015

    On 15 April 2015, the federal cabinet adopted the German Stability Programme for 2015. Public finances in Germany remain on the right track.

  7. 18 March 2015

    Federal cabinet adopts draft supplementary budget for 2015 together with benchmark figures for the 2016 budget and the financial plan up to 2019

    On 18 March 2015, the federal cabinet adopted a number of key budgetary documents including the government bill for the 2015 supplementary budget, the benchmark figures for the 2016 federal budget, and the financial plan for the years up to 2019.

  8. 17 March 2015

    Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

    France, Italy and Germany announce today, Tuesday, 17 March 2015, their intention to become prospective founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

  9. 4 March 2015

    G-7 Finance Ministers’ Statement on Ukraine

    We, the Finance Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and the Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission welcome that the Ukrainian government has taken speedy and decisive action to bring to its Parliament both a revised draft budget and a comprehensive package of economic reforms.

  10. 13 January 2015

    2014 federal budget: no new borrowing was required

    The Federal Ministry of Finance presented the provisional closing of accounts for the 2014 federal budget in Berlin on 13 January 2015. The 2014 budget planned for €6.5bn of new borrowing. However, the fact that the tax revenue was €2.6bn higher than predicted, coupled with additional administrative revenue of €2.9bn and spending cuts of €1bn, meant that no new borrowing was required in 2014.