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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.
Public Finances Provisions relating to compensation for National Socialist injustice
Almost immediately after the end of the Second World War, it became clear that compensation needed to be provided to those who had suffered damage as a result of National Socialist injustice. Those who had suffered oppression due to their political opposition to National Socialism or on the grounds of race, religion or ideology were particularly affected.
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 …
Public finances The cabinet makes social cohesion and modernisation priorities
On 20 March 2019, the federal cabinet adopted the benchmark figures for the 2020 federal budget and the financial plan to 2023. The government is planning record-level investments, the biggest tax cuts in over 10 years as well as comprehensive measures to boost social cohesion, ensuring that everyone in the country benefits from Germany’s economic success.
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.
Coronavirus Customised support for new businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis
Support for start-ups will be further strengthened as part of government measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Public Finances Stability Council Act (Stabilitätsratsgesetz)
Act on the Establishment of a Stability Council and on the Avoidance of Budgetary Emergencies (Stability Council Act)
Date of signature: 10 August 2009
Public Finances Spending reviews in the federal budget
The German government conducts spending reviews to help ensure that taxpayers’ money is used effectively and efficiently to achieve the intended results of the measures and programmes contained in the federal budget.
Public finances Christian Lindner at the Bundestag’s special session on the war in Ukraine
At the Bundestag’s special session addressing Russia’s attack on Ukraine in violation of international law, Finance Minister Christian Lindner announced massive investments in Germany’s armed forces. A special fund worth €100 billion will be established for this purpose. In addition, the government plans to spend billions of euros to build up gas and coal reserves. It will also place an even …