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Climate action Green federal securities
Climate action is a priority. To boost sustainability in financial markets too, the German government is issuing Green German Federal Securities. This will inject momentum into the sustainable bond market as a whole.
G7 G7 Statement on Russia’s War of Aggression against Ukraine and its Impact on the Global Economy
On 23 February 2023, the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors issued a joint statement.
Financial markets Germany bids to host the new Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA)
Germany’s bid to host the EU’s new Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA) is entering the critical stage. Germany wants to bring the headquarters to Frankfurt.
taxation Questions concerning the application of the Platform Tax Transparency Act (Plattformen-Steuertransparenzgesetz)
The Platform Tax Transparency Act of 20 December 2022 (Federal Tax Gazette I, p. 2730) introduced a reporting obligation for operators of digital platforms and the cross-border automatic exchange of information between tax authorities of EU Member States. This circular assists in the proper implementation of the Platform Tax Transparency Act and addresses issues of practical relevance.
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
G7 presidency G7 Finance Ministers’ Statement on support to Ukraine
On 22 December 2022, the G7 finance ministers held their last virtual meeting under Germany's presidency and issued a joint statement.
Taxation External tax relations
An overview of German law on external tax relations, especially transfer pricing.
Financial markets Sanctions Enforcement Act II: making sure sanctions work
The German government’s draft Sanctions Enforcement Act II reorganises the way Germany enforces sanctions. The new legislation aims to ensure that sanctions are implemented even more effectively. It also introduces additional measures to fight money laundering and sends out a strong signal that Germany intends to combat financial crime consistently and resolutely.
G7 presidency Christian Lindner attended international meetings in Washington DC
German Finance Minister Christian Lindner attended numerous meetings in Washington from 12–14 October. In his talks with international partners, he discussed the most pressing fiscal policy issues of global significance. Key priorities included the global economic impact of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, rising inflation, international debt, and efforts to fight the climate crisis.
G7 G7 countries adopt reports on cybersecurity
Cybersecurity in the financial sector remains of key importance for the G7 countries. The G7 Cyber Expert Group established in 2015 to address this issue, represented in Germany by the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Bundesbank and the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, drew up two additional reports during Germany’s G7 presidency this year that set out fundamental elements for risk …