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  1. 30 July 2020

    Strat­e­gy to counter mon­ey laun­der­ing and ter­ror­ist fi­nanc­ing

    The present strategy is largely based on the insights gained during the European Commission’s supranational risk assessments (SNRA) and Germany’s National Risk Assessment (NRA) regarding the specific money laundering and terrorist financing risks for Germany. The strategy outlines recently initiated steps and formulates selected individual measures aimed at further improving Germany’s system for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).

  2. 29 July 2020

    Key fig­ures: up­date

    The protective shield to manage the coronavirus pandemic is the largest assistance package in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. The package ensures that targeted assistance is quickly provided to those who need it. Assistance totalling €64.3bn has already been approved (as of 04 August 2020).

  3. 21 July 2020

    Overview of fed­er­al bud­getary and fi­nan­cial da­ta up to and in­clud­ing June 2020

    The July 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 Finance Ministry’s remit, a selection of which are translated into English each month.

  4. 8 July 2020

    Tem­po­rary aid scheme launched

    Small and medium-sized businesses hit particularly hard by the coronavirus crisis can now apply for temporary aid as part of Germany’s comprehensive stimulus package.

  5. 8 July 2020

    Olaf Scholz: To­geth­er for Eu­rope’s re­cov­ery

    In different European newspapers – Le Figaro, La Repubblica, El Pais, Ta Nea, Expresso, Gazeta Wyborcza, Le Soir and Die Welt – Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz outlined the main challenges and most important tasks of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

  6. 1 July 2020

    Ger­many’s Pres­i­den­cy of the Coun­cil of the Eu­ro­pean Union 2020

    On 1 July 2020, Germany took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. Our website provides an overview of the Finance Ministry’s policy priorities during the presidency, along with key dates and events. We also provide easy-to-understand explanations of fiscal policy terms.

  7. 22 June 2020

    Olaf Scholz: Vir­tu­al keynote speech for the Frank­furt Fi­nance Sum­mit

    In his virtual keynote address at the opening of the 2020 Frankfurt Finance Summit, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz speaks about Germany's effective crisis support programme & emphasises the importance of a strong European response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  8. 22 June 2020

    Cli­mate ac­tion is a pri­or­i­ty

    As a leading industrialised economy, Germany has a special responsibility to take effective climate action. The German government’s wide-ranging package of climate action measures aims to ensure that Germany fulfils its 2030 climate targets and achieves a carbon-neutral economy.