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Public Finances Financial relations between the Federation and Länder
This report explains how financial relations between the Federation and Länder are structured, as stipulated by the German constitution and ordinary law; an overview of the financial resources of the different levels of government in Germany; and an overview of key co-financing arrangements between the Federation and the Länder.
Europe Christian Lindner on the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
A year ago, on 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine, starting a war of aggression against the entire Ukrainian territory. As Christian Lindner stated on the occasion of this anniversary, Ukraine is fighting for the values that we hold dear. We will remain on Ukraine’s side until it prevails in this war.
G20 Christian Lindner on the G20 meeting in India
German Finance Minister Christian Lindner is attending the G20 meeting in India from 23–25 February. During his flight to Bengaluru, he outlined the most pressing topics that will be discussed at the meeting. The global economy continues to face high risks as a result of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. It is important to fight inflation and boost the supply side in a targeted way.
Customs Customs and postal services: e-commerce
Ordering goods online is easy – but which goods can I have sent to me from abroad? And when are these goods duty-free and/or tax-free? What about gift parcels? Here you will find information about how to avoid any unpleasant surprises when your parcel arrives.
G7 A look back at the Finance Track under Germany’s G7 presidency
At the end of 2022, Germany will hand over the G7 presidency to Japan. Which topics dominated the Finance Track under Germany’s G7 presidency? What did we achieve? German Finance Minister Christian Lindner answers these questions in his recap.
Europe Press statement by Christian Lindner and Bruno Le Maire
Finance Minister Christian Lindner and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire met in Paris for talks on pressing matters of fiscal policy. Prior to their meeting, they issued a joint press statement.
Financial markets #CL_explains: Combating financial crime
People who pay their taxes by the rules expect everyone else to do the same. What measures are we taking to fight money laundering? Why do measures to combat financial crime benefit everyone? We can explain!
Europe Joint press conference on the Franco-German Economic and Financial Council
German Finance Minister Christian Lindner, his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire and German Economic Affairs Minister Robert Habeck gave press statements following the virtual Franco-German Economic and Financial Council.
Taxation What are taxes and what are they used for?
Taxes are the state’s most important source of revenue. The state uses the money to pay for things that are in the public interest. But who decides how much we have to pay in taxes? And why are there so many different kinds of taxes? This brochure provides answers to these and other important questions relating to taxes. It shows who pays what kinds of taxes and explains key terms using …