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  1. 19 April 2017

    German Stability Programme

    The 2017 update of the German Stability Programme was approved by the federal cabinet on 12 April 2017. It contains projections of budgetary trends at all government levels. By submitting the updated Stability Programme the federal government fully complies with its obligation for the year 2017 towards the EU to submit national medium-term fiscal plans.

  2. 17 February 2017

    Customs and postal services

    Special rules apply to parcels and postal items containing goods that are subject to import prohibitions and restrictions.

  3. 17 February 2017

    The German Customs Museum

    Federal Customs, which has some 39,000 employees, is a modern financial and civil administration institution, whose functions range from the provision of services to the exercise of sovereign jurisdiction. Customs employees in the German Customs Museum tell visitors about the diversity of the customs’ tasks, and recount their own fascinating experiences working for this institution.

  4. 2 December 2016

    Two keys to reforming EU financing: more subsidiarity, more transparency

    In the debate over efforts to reform the EU budget, repeated calls are made (a) to ensure more transparent and fairer burden-sharing and (b) to replace the widespread juste-retour (“just returns”) mindset with a stronger focus on policies that serve the interests of Europe as a whole.

  5. 29 November 2016

    G20 Presidency – Finance Track Priorities

    This brochure provides an overview of the topics, events and goals for what is known as the Finance Track, the area of responsibility of the Finance Ministry and the Deutsche Bundesbank, during Germany’s G20 presidency in 2017.

  6. 2 November 2016

    An ABC of Taxes

    Comprehensive, updated guide to taxes and taxation in Germany.

  7. 17 October 2016

    German draft budgetary plan 2017

    The draft budgetary plan presents the general government budget projections for the Federation, the Länder, the local authorities and the social security funds on the basis of current trends and planning. Germany is in compliance with the requirements of the Stability and Growth Pact.

  8. 14 September 2016

    Fourth Report on the Sustainability of Public Finances

    The report helps ensure that the long-term challenges for public budgets are better appreciated and are taken into account in political opinion formation.

  9. 18 August 2016

    G20

    Who is in the G20 and how do its members cooperate in order to solve international financial policy issues? Find out more about the G20 in our brochure To the point – G20.

  10. 4 August 2016

    It’s travel season: How to sail smoothly through customs

    Travel advice from Germany’s Central Customs Authority (Generalzolldirektion) about duty-free allowances when entering Germany from EU and non-EU countries.

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