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Europe #EuroABC: European financial policy from A to Z
Who attends ECOFIN Council meetings? What do the abbreviations SURE, MFF and FTT stand for? What rules does the Tax Act Relating to Brexit contain? Our #EuroABC provides easy-to-understand explanations of key terms in the sometimes complicated world of EU finances, along with the fiscal policy priorities of the German Presidency – all from A to Z.
europe 2022 Franco-German Fiscal Policy Seminar
The next Franco-German Fiscal Policy Seminar (FPS) will take place in Berlin on 14-15 November 2022.
Public finances A resilient Germany is weathering the energy crunch: Guest article by Christian Lindner in the Financial Times
Government measures to encourage lower consumption are market-based and do not interfere with price signals
About the FSC
The Financial Stability Committee (Ausschuss für Finanzstabilität) is the central body for macroprudential supervision in Germany. The purpose of macroprudential supervision is to limit systemic risks and strengthen the resilience of the financial system in a preventive manner. Macroprudential means looking at the stability of the financial system as a whole. To this end, the Financial Stability …
Actions: warnings and recommendations
The Financial Stability Committee can issue warnings and recommendations to counter systemic risks and strengthen the resilience of the financial system. The warnings and recommendations can be addressed to the German government, BaFin or other public bodies in Germany. The Financial Stability Committee uses these tools to shape macroprudential policy in a forward-looking, preventive manner and …
Macroprudential supervision is preventative in nature. Its impact is largely based on the expectations and behaviour of many financial market players. Consequently, the Financial Stability Committee communicates regularly and transparently in order to provide effective macroprudential supervision.
Europe Banking union
The banking union is creating a common market for banking services. The banking union protects taxpayers by means of a single European banking supervision system and – in the event of a crisis – a single bank resolution mechanism.
europe Brexit and Customs
How does Brexit affect customs? The customs administration thoroughly prepared for Brexit in terms of staffing, IT-assisted customs clearance and awareness-raising among companies. The aim was to ensure that it had the resources and staffing needed to continue performing its tasks as effectively as possible post-Brexit.
europe Brexit and financial markets
How does Brexit affect the financial market? The Trade and Cooperation Agreement covers financial services in the same way as they are generally covered in the EU’s other free trade agreements with third countries. In particular, both parties have committed to keeping their markets open for operators from the other party seeking to supply services through establishment.
europe Brexit and taxation
What are the tax implications of Brexit? Germany adopted the Tax Act Relating to Brexit (Brexit-Steuerbegleitgesetz), which was intended to prevent detrimental legal consequences occurring solely as a result of Brexit for taxpayers who have completed all essential tax-relevant actions prior to the UK’s departure from the EU.