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europe Winning Paper of this year’s Franco-German Fiscal Policy Seminar
In October 2021, 137 countries and jurisdictions agreed to implement a major reform of the international corporate tax system, i.e., a global minimum tax of 15% on the profits of large multinational companies. The winning paper presents simulations of the revenue effects of the global minimum tax.
europe We need to strengthen EU fiscal rules, not dilute them: Guest article by Christian Lindner in the Financial Times
Sound public finances are a prerequisite for enabling economic growth in the EU. We need to ensure that we have fiscal buffers for potential future crises.
beirat Report by the Advisory Board
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. This report argues that it is possible to make EU financing practices more transparent and, in this way, to …
Climate action The German government wants to establish an international climate club
In the federal cabinet today, Germany’s Finance Minister Olaf Scholz presented a joint key-issues paper for an international climate club. The goal is to give the implementation of the Paris Agreement additional impetus at the international level. At the heart of this initiative is the cooperation between countries that want to press ahead with the social and economic transformation needed to …
Climate action European Sustainable Finance Summit
As the European Sustainable Finance Summit gets underway, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Environment Minister Svenja Schulze are calling on European companies to invest more in sustainable economic activities. The first survey, published today, on applying the EU taxonomy shows that just 2% of companies’ activities by revenue meet the taxonomy’s level of ambition for climate action and …
G7 Team of LSE experts led by Lord Nicholas Stern issues report on international climate club
The report looks at how international cooperation in the form of an inclusive climate club can promote climate ambition and facilitate the decarbonisation of industry.
ECOFIN Statement by the members of the ECOFIN Council on financial support to Ukraine
At the informal ECOFIN meeting in Prague, finance ministers issued a joint statement on financial support to Ukraine.
Europe Stabilisation Mechanism Act (Stabilisierungsmechanismusgesetz)
Act on the Assumption of Guarantees within the Framework of a European Stabilisation Mechanism (Stabilisation Mechanism Act – StabMechG)
Date of signature: 22 May 2010
Climate action Sound financing for effective and socially equitable climate action
Today the federal cabinet has approved the draft supplementary federal budget for 2020 and the draft budget for the Energy and Climate Fund for 2020. Today’s decision has created the budgetary conditions for rapid implementation of the Climate Action Programme agreed by the German government on 25 September 2019.