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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 FAQs: Spending Reviews
Our FAQs answer the most important questions about performance budgeting and spending reviews.
Ministry Poster: What does the Finance Ministry do?
The Finance Ministry has a broad remit with wide-ranging tasks. We are responsible for the federal budget, tax policy, fiscal policy, international financial market issues, and much more. This poster provides a unique insight into the Finance Ministry’s work.
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.
Ukraine 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.
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.
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.
Public Finances German Draft Budgetary Plan 2023
Germany’s 2023 draft budgetary plan presents the fiscal projections for the budgets of the Federation, Länder, local authorities and social security funds (including their off-budget entities) on the basis of current trends and planning.