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Public Finances FAQs: Spending Reviews
Our FAQs answer the most important questions about performance budgeting and spending reviews.
Taxation Global minimum tax: frequently asked questions
In these FAQs, we answer the top questions on a major reform to international corporate tax rules.
Climate action FAQs: Climate Action Programme 2030
Germany has made both national and international commitments to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by more than half by 2030, compared with 1990 levels. To this end, the German government has launched a comprehensive climate package. What are its key elements? How does carbon pricing work? And how much will all of this cost? Here are the answers to these and other important questions.
G20 Frequently asked questions: G20
Answers to frequently asked questions about the G20
Dr Wolf Heinrich Reuter
In April 2022, Dr Wolf Heinrich Reuter was appointed Chief Economist and Director General for Economic and Fiscal Policy at the Federal Ministry of Finance. From 2018 to 2022, he was Secretary General at the German Council of Economic Experts. He has also previously worked at the Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna University of Economics and Business, and the International Institute for …
Dr Frank Grund
Dr Frank Grund has been Chief Executive Director of Insurance and Pension Funds Supervision at the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) since 2015. Before moving to BaFin, his previous positions included serving as member of the Gerling Group’s managing board, CEO and general representative of Basler Insurance (Germany) and Supervisory Board Member of IDEAL Insurance Group.
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Mark Branson has been President of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) since August 2021. Prior to that, he was CEO at the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). Mr Branson is member of the Financial Stability Board´s (FSB) Steering Committee.
Prof. Dr Claudia Buch
Dr Claudia Buch has been Vice-President of the Deutsche Bundesbank since 2014. Her remit there covers banking and financial supervision, financial stability, audit and administration. She also serves as the Bundesbank’s deputy at G20 and G7 meetings. Her previous positions include serving as President of the Halle Institute for Economic Research, Professor of Economics at the University of …
Heiko Thoms was appointed as State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance in April 2023. He is responsible for financial market policy, European policy and international financial policy. From 2020 to 2023, he was German Ambassador to Brazil.
Prof. Dr Joachim Wuermeling
Prof. Dr Joachim Wuermeling has been a member of the Deutsche Bundesbank’s Executive Board since November 2016. His remit covers data and statistik, risk control, information technology and controlling, accounting and organisation. His previous positions include serving as Member of the European Parliament, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Technology, member of …