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.
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 …