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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.
taxation Implementation of the global minimum taxation – Statement Christian Lindner
Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner declared that, if necessary, Germany is ready to introduce a global minimum tax nationally, even in the absence of an EU-wide agreement. He emphasised that this is a question of tax fairness: multinational corporations too must pay their fair share to help finance public goods.
eurogroup Finance Minister Christian Lindner before the start of the Eurogroup meeting
Before the start of the Eurogroup meeting, Finance Minister Christian Lindner talked about his priorities: tackling inflation with fiscal policy measures, implementing a minimum corporate tax at national level if the EU cannot reach an agreement, and the G7’s oil price cap.
Europe Bilateral talks in Greece and Bulgaria
Finance Minister Christian Lindner travelled to Greece and Bulgaria on 14 June 2022. In Athens, he met with Finance Minister Christos Staikouras and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. During the talks, Lindner highlighted his great respect for Greece’s achievements in overcoming its debt crisis. You can watch the exchange between Lindner und Mitsotakis here.
Europe Joint press conference with Bruno Le Maire
At a joint press conference, German Finance Minister Christian Lindner and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire discussed gas supplies from Russia, among other topics. Both ministers emphasised that contracts are contracts, and both strongly agreed that political blackmail must be rejected. Minister Lindner reiterated that the gas supply contracts were concluded in euros and will continue to be …
Public finances Christian Lindner at the Bundestag’s special session on the war in Ukraine
At the Bundestag’s special session addressing Russia’s attack on Ukraine in violation of international law, Finance Minister Christian Lindner announced massive investments in Germany’s armed forces. A special fund worth €100 billion will be established for this purpose. In addition, the government plans to spend billions of euros to build up gas and coal reserves. It will also place an even …
eurogroup Christian Lindner on the war in Ukraine
Prior to the meetings of the Eurogroup and ECOFIN, Finance Minister Christian Lindner and France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire gave a joint statement to the press. EU leaders have already imposed tough sanctions on the Russian economy. EU finance ministers are now discussing how best to protect people and the economy in the EU.