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Ministry The Federal Ministry of Finance: A place that counts
Our ministry is one of only three federal ministries that are explicitly mentioned in Germany’s constitution. The Finance Ministry’s responsibilities are more diverse and interesting than most people might think and cover everything from budgets to customs to fighting financial crime. Keep reading to find out more about the wide variety of issues we work on and the people behind the policies.
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.
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 FAQs: Spending Reviews
Our FAQs answer the most important questions about performance budgeting and spending reviews.
Monthly report Monthly report
Monthly report Overview of federal budgetary and financial data up to and including April 2023
The May edition of the ministry’s monthly report is now online. Every month we publish selected extracts from our monthly report in English. These extracts feature current data and information on federal budget trends, tax revenue, debt levels and guarantees, as well as key dates on the fiscal and economic policy agenda. The monthly report also includes interesting articles on topics within the …
G7 G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting Communiqué (Niigata, Japan)
The G7 finance ministers and central bank governors released a joint communiqué following their meeting in Niigata, Japan.
ccyb-indikatoren New indicators for setting the CCyB rate (Q4-2022)
The time series for the indicators used to set the CCyB have been updated. The time series are now available for Q4 2022.
Taxation Global minimum tax: frequently asked questions
In these FAQs, we answer the top questions on a major reform to international corporate tax rules.
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.