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  1. 20 May 2010

    International Conference on effective financial markets regulation on 20 May 2010 in Berlin 

    The experience of the financial crisis has demonstrated that the regulative environment for financial markets, instruments and actors needs to be reformed. As the immediate impact of the crisis is ceasing, efforts to enhance and strengthen regulation and oversight must not slow down. 

  2. 23 July 2010

    European stress test for banks

    Germany’s Finance Minister, Dr Wolfgang Schäuble, welcomes the publication of the results of the European bank stress test: “The broad participation in the stress test and the publication of the results is an important step towards increasing trust on the markets."

  3. 2 October 2010

    Minister sends his thanks from hospital

    Germany’s Federal Minister of Finance, Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, was admitted to hospital for four weeks on Tuesday 28 September 2010 to undergo treatment for pressure ulcers.

  4. 27 October 2010

    Switzerland and Germany sign double taxation agreement and declaration to start negotiations on tax matters

    Swiss Federal Councillor Hans-Rudolf Merz and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble today signed a joint declaration to start negotiations on tax matters. They also signed a double taxation agreement revised in accordance with the OECD standard. In so doing, Merz and Schäuble have reaffirmed both countries’ will to further extend cooperation on financial and tax matters further.

  5. 4 November 2010

    Results of the 137th meeting of the Working Party on Tax Revenue Estimates from 2‑4 November 2010 in Baden-Baden

    The Working Party on Tax Revenue Estimates held its 137th meeting from 2-4 November 2010 in Baden-Baden. The meeting was hosted by the Ministry of Finance.

  6. 9 March 2011

    German government to appeal against European Commission Decision of 26 January 2011 on restructuring clause

    German government to appeal against European Commission Decision of 26 January 2011 on restructuring clause

  7. 10 March 2011

    Martin Kotthaus new spokesperson of Federal Minister of Finance Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble

    Martin Kotthaus, currently Spokesperson of the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union in Brussels, will be the spokesperson for Federal Minister of Finance Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble from April 2011.

  8. 7 September 2011

    Judgement on aid measures for Greece

    The German Government welcomes the judgement handed down today by the Federal Constitutional Court. The Federal Constitutional Court has ruled on the constitutionality of providing aid as part of Europe’s efforts to stabilise the euro and on the extent of parliament’s right to be involved.

  9. 25 November 2011

    Joint Statement of the Ministers of Finance of Finland, the Netherlands and Germany

    We met today to prepare the upcoming meetings of the Eurogroup and Ecofin. Our talks were conducted in a very positive and cordial atmosphere. The issues facing the EU and the euro area are unprecedented. Nevertheless, we are satisfied to note the many areas of convergence of opinions in these complex matters. 

  10. 20 June 2012

    Federal Constitutional Court hands down ruling on 19 June 2012 concerning Bundestag consultation over the ESM and Euro Plus Pact

    The German Government welcomes the legal certainty that has been established regarding the Government’s obligations to provide information to the Bundestag in matters relating to the EU.

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