EU Council Presidency High-level discussion on the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing
The fight against money laundering and terrorist financing is not just a German priority, but also a European priority. The urgent next steps were discussed on 9 December 2020 at the initiative of the German EU Presidency. The Virtual Panel was composed of high-ranking participants from the European institutions, future Council Presidencies and the financial industry.
EU Council Presidency Council Conclusions: anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism
At the November 2020 meeting of the ECOFIN Council, which was chaired by former German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, EU economics and finance ministers adopted Council conclusions on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism.
EU Council Presidency Macroeconomic Dialogue at political level on 3 November 2020
The Macroeconomic Dialogue (MED) at political level was held on 3 November 2020 under the direction of former German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, the current chair of the ECOFIN Council of EU economics and finance ministers.
EU Council Presidency Tax policy priorities of Germany’s Council Presidency
Germany wants to use its Council Presidency in the second half of 2020 to promote a strong and sovereign European Union. Modern and innovative tax policies are essential for enhancing the EU’s economic strength.
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 …
EU Council Presidency The Finance Ministry’s Presidency work programme from three perspectives
Interview with Thomas Westphal, head of the Directorate-General for European Policy, Dr Eva Wimmer, head of the Directorate-General for Financial Markets Policy, and Dr Rolf Möhlenbrock, head of the Directorate-General for Taxation.
EU Council Presidency Agreement reached on multiannual financial framework and EU recovery fund
In the early morning of 21 July 2020, EU leaders succeeded in reaching an agreement on the EU multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027 together with the Next Generation EU recovery package. The deal was sealed on the fifth day of negotiations in Brussels, which were chaired by European Council President Charles Michel.
A motto that is to become the joint programme.
Europe The Möbius strip
A symbol of unity and connectedness.
Europe Economic union
The single market of the European Union is the world’s strongest economic area. Not only are EU citizens free to travel, live, study, work and shop in any member state, they can also do business and invest anywhere they like in the European Union.